Sunday, 24 November 2013

TN : Promis 2011, Gaja Ca'Marcanda, Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah, and 10% Sangiovese. The name stems from the Latin abbreviation, promissio, meaning promise. The grapes are cultivated in the terre brune dark soils of the Ca'Marcanda vineyard.

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Plummy, blackcurrant, cedar, spice, cherries, milk chocolate

Taste : Plums, cherries, blackcurrant, cedar, herbs, milk chocolate

Price : 245 SEK

Alcohol :  13.5%

Systembolaget Number : 95304

Mark : C+

TN : Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel 2010, Edmeades Vineyards, Mendocino County, California, USA

This wine is a blend of Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, and Syrah. The wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels (48%) and American oak barrels (52%); 20% o of the oak was new. The alcohol is 15.3%, pH is 3.72, TA is 0.63 grammes per 100 millilitres. The Brix was 25.5. The wine was released in December 2012. Ben Salazar was the winemaker. This wine received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast magazine (August 2013).

This wine was imported by Amka Vinimport AB.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Oak, raspberry, blackberry, raisins

Taste : Toasty oak, hot finish, blackberry, raspberry, raisins

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 195 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 73122

Mark : C

Website : Edmeades Vineyards

TN : Art's Beaujolais Nouveau 2013, Les Grands Chais de France, Beaujolais, France

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Enjoy Wine & Spirits AB.
 Colour : Red, blue hues

Aroma : Bananas, raspberry, blueberry, spice

Taste : Raspberry, blueberry, redcurrants, herbs, bananas, thin

Alcohol : 12%

Price : 69 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 5006

Mark : C

Website : Les Grands Chais de France

Saturday, 23 November 2013

TN : Cono Sur Single Vineyard Chardonnay Block No 5 Quebrada Alta 2012, Casablanca Valley, Chile

The vineyard soils are mineral and red clay and the Quebrada Alta (High Ravine) vineyard itself is located 7 km from the Pacific ocean. The wine was aged for six months in French oak bafrrels (30%) and stainless steel tanks (70%) and then bottles in October 2012. The residual sugar is 6.2 grammes per litre, pH is 3.32, and the total acidity is 6.90 grammes per litre.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Spendrups Byrggeri AB.

Colour : Pale lemon, green hues

Aroma : Pineapple, green apples, lemon, oranges

Taste : Oak, kiwi fruit, pineapple, lemon, mango

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 90 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 6522

Mark : C

Website : Vina Cono Sur

Thursday, 21 November 2013

TN : Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 2010, E. Guigal, Côtes-du-Rhône, France

The vineyard soils are varied, sediment, limestone, granite, pebbles and alluvia. The average age of the vines was 35 years. The wine is a blend of 49% Syrah, 48% Grenache, and 3% Mourvèdre. The wine was aged for one and a half years in oak foudres. The average yield was 41 hectolitres per hectare. 3,500,000 bottles were produced.

This wine received 89 points from The Wine Advocate (Number 204 December 2012)

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Dark red/blue hues

Aroma : Blueberry, blackberry, spice, herbs, white pepper

Taste : Spice, blackberry, blueberry, herbs, white pepper on drying tannic finish

Alcohol : 14 %

Price : 99 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 2011

Mark : B-

Website : E. Guigal

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

TN : Scheiblhofer Legends 2009, Burgenland, Austria

This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

This wine was imported by Haller Vin HB.

Colour : Black red/blue

Aroma : Blackcurrant, plums, oak, raspbery, blueberry

Taste : Oak, herbs, blackcurrant, plums, raspberry, blueberry

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 225 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 78113

Mark : B

Website : Weingut Scheiblhofer

TN : La Ciaude 2011, Domaine Anne Gros Jean Paul Tollot, Minervois, France

This wine was imported by Gullbery by Stockwine AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Herbs, minerals, liqourice, blackberry, raspberry, toast

Taste : Minerals, liqourice finish, herbs, blackberry, raspberry

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 179 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 94015

Mark : B-

Website : Domaine Anne Gros

Saturday, 16 November 2013

TN : Quimera 2011, Achaval-Ferrer, I.P. Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 27% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. The average yield per plant was 1.3 tons per acre (18 hectolitres per hectare). All of the grapes were manually harvested between March 15th and March 29th 2011. Primary fermentation was performed in small tanks, blended, and underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels of which 40% were new and 60% one year old. The wine was then aged in barrel for one year. The wine was bottled between August 21st and 27th 2012. 8583 cases of this wine were produced. The pH is 3.68 and TA is 6.60 grammes per litre.

This wine was imported by Divine AB.

Colour : Black, blue/red hues

Aroma : Burnt toast, oak, plums, mint, blackberry, herbs

Taste : Burnt toast, blackberry, blueberry, plums, vanilla, raspberry

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 299 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 9551

Mark : B-

Website : Achaval-Ferrer

Thursday, 14 November 2013

TN : Gris Blanc 2011, IGP Pays d'Oc, Gerard Bertrand, Tautavel, France

This wine is a blend of Grenache Gris and Grenache Noir. The vines for these grapes are located in the Tautavel area, between the Mediterranean sea and Pyranees mountains, 30 km north of Perpignan in the south of France. All of the grapes were picked by hand and pressed directly. The wine was matured on fine lees for several weeks before bottling.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

Colour : Pale copper

Aroma : Herbs, redcurrants, raspberry

Taste : Raspberry, herbs, redcurrants, zingy finish

Alcohol : 13%

Mark : B-

Website : Gerard Bertrand

TN : Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2011, Concha y Toro, Puemo Vineyard, Rapel Valley, Chile

The Merlot grapes for this wine came from the Puemo vineyard situated on old river terraces above the north bank of the Cachapoal river in the Rapel Valley at 179 metres above sea level. The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Burnt toast, blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla, oak

Taste : Burnt toast, plums, blackberry, blackcurrant, vanilla. coffee

Alcohol : 14.5%

Mark : B-

Website : Marques de Casa Concha
Website : Concha y Toro

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

TN : La Celia Heritage Single Vineyard Malbec 2008, Finca La Celia, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

The grapes underwent a cold maceration for three days at nine degrees. Alcoholic fermentation lasted 12 days using selected yeasts at an average temperature between 26 and 27 degrees. The total maceration was 28 days. The wine underwnt 100% malolactic fermentation. This wine was aged for 12 months in first use French oak barrels and 8 months in bottle before release. There are 5.65 grammes per litre of acidity, 2.80 grammes per litre of residual sugar, and a pH of 3.65.

This wine was imported by Sigva AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, cedar, herbs

Taste : Blackberry, blueberry, herbs, mouth-coating texture, liqourice

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 229 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 92172

Mark : B

Website :  Finca La Celia

TN : Clos de los Siete 2010, by Michel Rolland, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 56% Malbec, 21% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot. 70% of the wine was matured for eleven months in French oak of varying ages and the other 30% was aged in steel tanks.

This wine was imported by WineWorld AB.

Colour : Dark red/blue hues

Aroma : Toast, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, violets, mint, milk chocolate, coffee

Taste : Liqourice finish, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, mint

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 159 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 94005

Mark : B

Website : Clos de los Siete

Sunday, 10 November 2013

TN : Eve Chardonnay 2012, Charles Smith Wines, Columbia Valley, Washington State, USA

The grapes for this wine were harvested from the Evergreen, Ancient Lakes, Ryan Patrick, and Roza Hill vineyards. This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Handpicked Wines Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Apples, peach, pear, oranges

Taste : Apples, peach, pear, herbs

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 109 SEK

Systembolaget Number :  90618

Mark : C+

Website :  Charles Smith Wines

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

TN : Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah, Montes Wines, Colchagua Valley, Chile

This is a vin de nuit meaning that it has gotten it's colour by spending one night in contact with the skins. The yield was 8 tons per hectare. The wine has seen no oak. 7,000 cases were produced. The total acidity (H2SO4) is 3.80 grammes per litre, the residual sugar is 3.99 grammes per litre, the pH is 3.08 grammes per litre, the volatile acidity is 0.44 grammes per litre, and the free SO2 is 0.031 grammes per litre.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Hjo Grosshandel AB.

Colour : Raspberry

Aroma : Herbs, strawberry, raspberry, vanilla

Taste : Cherries, raspberry, strawberry, redcurrants, vanilla, herbs

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 99 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95272

Mark : B

Website : Montes Wines

TN : Altimus 2010, Michel Torino Winery, Cafayate Valley, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 54% Malbec (Finca La Coleccion vineyard plot 1 planted in 1972 and Finca La Maravilla vineyard plot 6 planted in 1964) , 25% Cabernet Sauvignon (Fincas La Urquiza plot 9 planted in 1960 and Finca Las Mercedes plot 14 planted in 2000), 11% Cabernet Franc (Finca La Coleccion plot 7 planted in 2007), and 10% Tannat (Finca Las Mercedes plot 6 plante din 1997).

This wine was imported by Fondberg.

Colour : Black/blackberry

Aroma : Coffee, blackberry, blueberry, herbs, blackcurrant

Taste : Coffee, burnt toast, blackcurrant, herbs, minerals

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 219 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90137

Mark : B+

Website : Michel Torino Winery