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THE TOP 10 WINES 2020 (02-12-2020 by Nenad Jelisic)

This is the eighth consecutive year that NJ Wines presents the top 10 wines. In 2020, NJ Wines tasted a few thousand wines that were, and still are, available on the wine market. From all these wines, NJ Wines selected the 10 top wines of the year. The most important criterion in the selection was of course the quality of the wines, but also the availability of the wines today. Of the top 10 wines of the year come four from Slovenia (two from the winery Steyer and two from the winery Edi Simcic), two from France, one from Portugal, one from USA, one from Italy and one from Spain. This year, Slovenia proved with the third best wine of the year, the seventh best wine of the year, the ninth best wine of the year and the tenth best wine of the year that it belongs to one of the world's best wine-producing countries. Note that NJ Wines’ wine tasting year always begins the first week of December the year before and ends the last the week in November the current year i.e. for the year 2020 it started the first week in December 2019 and ended the last week in November 2020. This year, two wines got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points), in 2019, five wines got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points), in 2018, six wines got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points), in 2017, no wine got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points), in 2016, one wine got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points), in 2015, one wine got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points), in 2014, no wine got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) and in 2013, one wine got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points). We are very pleased with the positive result, but we do not believe that the global quality of the wines has changed as much in the positive direction as our test results show. We were just lucky enough to try some of the world's best wines in 2020.

 

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New wines in Temporary Assortment that were tasted during November 2020 (02-12-2020 by Nenad Jelisic)

The tasted Systembolaget's new wines in Temporary Assortment, which were tasted during November 2020, got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order and that the wines that have got more than 2,5 NJP, if any, are presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,0 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP"; NV = non-vintage wine; Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden): 1. A’ Rina, Etna Rosso, 2018 (21 EUR/24 USD) red dry blend wine, Italy, 1,5 NJP, 2. Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbara County, Pinot Noir, 2018 (22 EUR/27 USD) red dry wine, USA, 0,0 NJP, 3. Bosquet des Papes, Cuvée Tradition, 2018 (34 EUR/40 USD) red dry blend wine, France, 0,5 NJP, 4. Crozes-Hermitage, Yann Chave, 2018 (21 EUR/24 USD) red dry wine, France, 0,5 NJP, 5. Diego Conterno, Barolo, 2016 (29 EUR/34 USD) red dry wine, Italy, 1,5 NJP, 6. Domaine Font de Courtedune, Côtes du Rhône, 2018 (14 EUR/17 USD) red dry blend wine, France, 2,0 NJP, 7. Domaine Santa Duc, Les Quatre Terres, 2018 (14 EUR/17 USD) red dry blend wine, France, 2,5 NJP, 8. Freakshow, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 (18 EUR/22 USD) red dry wine, USA, 1,5 NJP, 9. Gemtree, The Phantom, 2015 (29 EUR/34 USD) red dry blend wine, Australia, 2,0 NJP, 10. Gosset, Brut, Grand Millésime, 2012 (67 EUR/80 USD) white dry sparkling blend wine, France, 3,5 NJP.

 

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New wines in Regular Assortment September 2020 (30-10-2020 by Nenad Jelisic)

NJ Wines has tasted all Systembolaget's new wines in Regular Assortment September 2020. The wines got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order and that the wines that have got more than 2,5 NJP, if any, are presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,0 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP"; NV = non-vintage wine; Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden): 1. Château Larouy, Graves, Blanc, 2019 (10 EUR/11 USD) white dry blend wine, France, 2,0 NJP, 2. Domaine Bousquet, White, Brut, NV (11 EUR/14 USD) white dry blend sparkling wine, Argentina, 2,0 NJP, 3. El Esteco, Malbec, 2019 (14 EUR/17 USD) red dry blend wine, Argentina, 0,0 NJP, 4. Estacade, White, 2019 (12 EUR/15 USD) white dry blend wine, France, 1,0 NJP, 5. Finca Luna Beberide, 2018 (14 EUR/17 USD) red dry blend wine, Spain, 0,0 NJP, 6. Girasol, Verdejo, Organic, 2019 (7 EUR/8 USD) white dry wine, Spain, 0,5 NJP, 7. Hacienda el Espino, Garnacha Tintorera, 2019 (8 EUR/9 USD) red dry blend wine, Spain, 0,0 NJP, 8. Hartenberg, Shiraz, 2018 (18 EUR/22 USD) red dry wine, South Africa, 0,0 NJP, 9. Heartland, One, 2018 (39 EUR/46 USD) red dry blend wine, Australia, 2,5 NJP, 10. Jeanneret, Big Fine Girl, Riesling, Jeanneret Wines, 2019 (11 EUR/14 USD) white dry wine, Australia, 2,0 NJP.

 

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New wines in Temporary Assortment that were tasted during September 2020 (04-10-2020 by Nenad Jelisic)

The tasted Systembolaget's new wines in Temporary Assortment, which were tasted during September 2020, got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order; NV = non-vintage wine; Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden): 1. Barolo, Azelia, 2015 (31 EUR/36 USD) red dry wine, Italy, 2,5 NJP, 2. Benanti, Etna Rosso, (16 EUR/17 USD) red dry blend wine, Italy, 1,0 NJP, 3. Château Bibian, 2015 (17 EUR/18 USD) red dry blend wine, France, 2,5 NJP, 4. Delaire Graff Estate, Coastal Cuvée, Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 (14 EUR/15 USD) white dry wine, South Africa, 2,0 NJP, 5. Domaine de la Janasse, Terre d'Argile, 2018 (18 EUR/19 USD) red dry blend wine, France, 2,5 NJP, 6. Graffigna, Syrah, 2017 (14 EUR/16 USD) red dry wine, Argentina, 0,5 NJP, 7. La Piade, Vinsobres, Domaine Chaume Arnaud, 2018 (14 EUR/15 USD) red dry blend wine, France 1,5 NJP, 8. Legaris, Crianza, 2017 (17 EUR/18 USD) red dry blend wine, Spain, 2,0 NJP, 9. Les Roches Gaudiniéres, 2017 (16 EUR/17 USD) white dry wine, France, 1,0 NJP, 10. Radice, 2018 (15 EUR/16 USD) rosé torrt wine, Italy, 1,5 NJP.

 

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