Monday, 31 December 2012

TN : Altos Las Hormigas Reserva Malbec 2009, Uco Valley, Argentina

This wine was imported by Arvid Nordquist Vin och Sprithandel.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Blackberry, blackcurrant, violets, plums, herbs, cherries

Taste : Blackberries, plums, black olives, coffee, cherries, herbs

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 92019

Mark : B

Website : Altos Las Hormigas

Saturday, 29 December 2012

TN : Volcanes Pinot Noir Rosé 2011, Bodega Volcanes de Chile, Maipo, Chile

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Future Wines Sweden AB.

Colour : Copper, orange, pink hues

Aroma : Redcurrants, herbs, strawberry

Taste : Herbs, redcurrants, strawberry, bright fruity, oranges, raspberry

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 79 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 99233

Mark : B

Website : Bodega Volcanes de Chile

Thursday, 27 December 2012

TN : Trapiche Malbec Viña Jorge Miralles Single Vineyard La Consulta 2009, Bodegas Trapiche, Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

The La Consulta vineyard is located at 970 metres and is eleven years old.

This wine was imported by Spendrups Bryggeri AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Tobacco, violets, raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, plums, mint, coconut

Taste : Raspberry, blackberry, tobacco, coconut, mint, plums

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 239 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95274

Mark : B+

Website : Bodegas Trapiche

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

TN : Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Sonoma County, California, USA

The pH of this wine is 3.75, Titratable Acidity is 5.3 grammes per litre, and the residual sugar is 3.33 grammes per litre.

This wine was imported by Spendrups Vin AB.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Blackcurrants, plums, mint, spice

Taste : Blackcurrants, plums, black cherry, vanilla, spicy and liqourice finish, good glugger

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 99 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 6533

Website :  Louis M. Martini Winery

Monday, 10 December 2012

TN : Ursprung 2011, Markus Schneider, Pfalz, Germany

This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Portugieser, and Cabernet Mitos. This wine was sealed with a screwcap. This wine was imported by Bornicon & Salming.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma :  Blueberry, blackurrant, raspberry, herbs

Taste : Blueberry, raspberry, herbs, drying tannins on finish, lighter than the 2010 vintage

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Markus Schneider

Sunday, 9 December 2012

TN : Clos de los Siete 2009, by Michel Rolland, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 53% Malbec, 17% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, and 1% Petit Verdot. All the grapes were harvested by hand. The yield was 34 hectolitres per hectare.

Colour : Dark raspberry red/purple

Aroma : Oak, plums, blackberry, raspberry, mint, white pepper, milk chocolate

Taste : Toast, plums, blackberry, mint, white pepper, savoury finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 159 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 91278

Mark : B

Saturday, 8 December 2012

TN : T.H. Pinot Noir 2011, Viña Undurraga, Leyda Valley, Chile

T.H. stands for "Terroir Hunter". The grapes for this wine came from 2.97 hectares of windy west sloped vineyard 14km from the Pacific ocean. The vineyard soils are sedimentary crack loamy clay over decompsed granite subsoil. The wine was aged for 11 months in French oack barrels of second and third use. The production was limited to 1640 cases.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap. This wine was imported by Stellan Kramer AB

Colour : Red, blue hues

Aroma : Herbs, raspberry, strawberry, milk chocolate, burnt toast

Taste : Green oak, herbs, spicy, herbs, raspberry, strawberry, coffee

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 139 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90464

Mark : C

Website : Terroir Hunter

Friday, 7 December 2012

TN : Montes Folly 2010, Montes, Colchagua Valley, Chile

This wine is 100% Syrah from the upper slopes of the Apalta Valley vineyard; La Finca de Apalta, with an inclination exceeding 45 degrees. The grape yield was 3 tons per hectare (or 1.5 tons per acre). The wijne was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. This wine was bottled ujnfiltered. 2,600 six bottle cases were produced.

This wine recived 95 points from Wine Spectator, October 17th 2012. The label art is designed by Ralph Steadman. This label is an illustration of an iceberg found in Lake Grey, Torres del Paine, in Chilean Patagonia.

This wine was imported by Hjo Grosshandel AB.

Colour : Dark purple/black

Aroma : Burnt toast, oak, blueberry, raspberry, meats

Taste : Lashings of toasty oak, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, drying tannic finish, needs an hour in a decanter to open up.

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 299 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90476

Mark : B-

Website : Montes

Thursday, 6 December 2012

TN : Capitel Croce 2009, Anselmi, Veneto, Italy

This wine is 100% Garganega. The wine spent eight months in French barriques made with Alliers oak.

This wine is imported by Italwine AB.  

Colour : Lemon

Aroma : Pineapple, lemon, nuts

Taste : Pineapple, lemon, nuts, honey

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 129 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 97051

Mark : B

Website : Anselmi

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

TN : Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2006, Weingut Studert Prüm, Mosel, Germany

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Granqvist Vinagentur AB.

Colour : Pale yellow, green hues

Aroma : Honey, pears, orange marmelade, minerals

Taste : Honey, off-dry, stone fruits, lemon, minerals, lime finish

Alcohol : 9.5%

Price : 99 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90042

Mark : B

Website : Weingut Studert Prüm

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

TN : Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Ernie Els Winery, Stellenbosch, South Africa


The winemaker was Louis Strydom. The pH is 3.69 residual sugar is 1.9 grammes per litre, and the total acidity is 6.4 grammes per litre.

This wine was imported by The Wine Agency AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant/red

Aroma : Blackcurrant, mint, herbs, plums, milk chocolate, tobacco

Taste : Tight, blackcurrant, plums, milk chocolate, tobacco, herbs, cedar

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 189 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 96062

Mark : B-

Website : Ernie Els Wines

Monday, 3 December 2012

TN : Stift Klosterneuburg Sparkling Rosé, Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria

This wine was imported by Granqvist Vinagentur AB.

Colour : Pale pink/copper

Aroma : Raspberry, rich tea biscuits, oranges

Taste : Rich tea biscuits, herbs, melon, oranges on finish

Alcohol : 11.5%

Price : 85 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 96067

Mark : C

Website :  Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg

Sunday, 2 December 2012

TN : Unánime Gran Vino Tinto 2010, Bodegas Santa Ana, Uco Valley, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Franc. The grapes were sorted, destemmed and sorted. Fermentation and skin maceration was in stainless steel tanks for 25 days at a temperature between 23 and 25 degrees. The wine spent 15 months in new French oak. The total acidity is 5.35 grammes per litre.

UNÁNIME, from the Latin word unanimis, refers to a group of people sharing the same opinions or points of view, being in complete harmony or agreement.

This wine was imported by Chris-Wine AB.

Colour : Deep dark purple

Aroma : Liqourice, coffee, blackcurrant, plums, herbs

Taste : Blackcurrant, plums, herbs, tobacco, plack pepper and liqourice on finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 139 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90089

Mark : B-

Website : Bodegas Santa Ana

Saturday, 1 December 2012

TN : Kaesler Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Kaesler Wines, Barossa Valley, Australia

This bottle was number 11129 of the vintage. Kaesler was founded in 1893. The grapes for this wine were sourced from three blocks planted in 1970, 1985, and 1990. These blocks are located adjacent to the winery. The vineyard soil is red brown loam over clay and then limestone rubble. The wine was matured for 15 months; 20% in new French oak and the remainder in two year old oak.

This wine was imported by Divine AB.

Colour : Deep black/blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackcurrant, oak, mint, coffee, liqourice

Taste : Blackcurrant and blackberry, porty, mint, coffee on finish

Alcohol : 15.5%

Price : 259 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95289

Mark : B-

Website : Kaesler Wines