Other news the past 12 months, part 1 of 3

NEW WINES IN TEMPORARY ASSORTMENT THAT WERE TASTED DURING NOVEMBER 2021 (17-12-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

The tasted Systembolaget's new wines in Temporary Assortment, which were tasted during November 2021, got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order, the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, will be presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP", NV = non-vintage wine, Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden and NJ Wines does not taste wines from Boxes, Paper-packaging and PET-bottles because NJ Wines believes that these types of packaging destroy the wonderful wine culture. The Boxes also make people drink much more than they should.):

1. Bourgueil, Nuits d'Ivresse, 2019 (22 EUR/25 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 1,0 NJP, 2. Château Lilian Ladouys, 2018 (29 EUR/33 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, France, 2,0 NJP, 3. Church Road, Grand Reserve, Syrah, 2019 (26 EUR/30 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Nya Zeeland, 0,5 NJP, 4. Gabaxo, Olivier Riviere, 2018 (17 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Spain, 0,5 NJP, 5. Jiménez-Landi, Piélago, 2018 (29 EUR/33 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Spain, 1,0 NJP, 6. Langhe, Nebbiolo, Vigneti Oddero Luigi & Figli, 2019 (19 EUR/22 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 1,5 NJP, 7. Les Terrasses, 2019 (31 EUR/35 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Spain, 1,5 NJP, 8. Pagliarese, Chianti Classico, 2018 (17 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Italy, 0,5 NJP, 9. Penfolds, Bin 311, 2020 (24 EUR/27 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Australia, 0,5 NJP, 10. Poliziano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 2018 (22 EUR/25 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 2,5 NJP.

 

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THE TOP 10 WINES 2021 AND THE BEST WINE 2021 (01-12-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

This is the ninth consecutive year that NJ Wines presents the top 10 wines. In 2021, 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 Vino Kupljen and two from the winery Edi Simcic), two from Italy (one from the winery Tenuta Tre Gemme and one from the winery Poggio al Tesoro), one from Australia (from the winery Grant Burge), one from Portugal (from the winery Churchill's), one from USA (from the winery Louis M Martini) and one from France (from the winery Champagne Henriot). Both last year and this year, Slovenia proved with the second best wine of the year, the fifth best wine of the year, the sixth 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 2021 it started the first week in December 2020 and ended the last week in November 2021. This year, four wines got 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points), in 2020, 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). NJ Wines is very pleased with the positive result, but NJ Wines does not believe that the global quality of the wines has changed as much in the positive direction as our tasting results show. NJ Wines was just lucky enough to taste some of the world's best wines in 2021.

 

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NEW WINES IN REGULAR ASSORTMENT SEPTEMBER 2021 (03-10-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

NJ Wines has tasted all Systembolaget's new wines in regular assortment September 2021. The wines got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order, the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, will be presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP", NV = non-vintage wine, Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden and NJ Wines does not taste wines from Boxes, Paper-packaging and PET-bottles because NJ Wines believes that these types of packaging destroy the wonderful wine culture. The Boxes also make people drink much more than they should.):

1. Alter, Blanco, 2020 (11 EUR/12 USD in Sweden) white dry blend wine, Spain, 2,0 NJP, 2. Artesano de Argento, Organic, Fairtrade, White Malbec, 2021 (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Argentina, 0,0 NJP, 3. Aves del Sur, Brut, NV (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) white semi-dry sparkling wine, Chile, 0,5 NJP, 4. Castelgufo, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, 2020 (8 EUR/9 USD in Sweden) white semi-dry wine, Italy, 0,5 NJP, 5. Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Masures, Jean-Noël Gagnard, 2019 (46 EUR/53 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, France, 3,0 NJP, 6. Clos Mustardo, 2018 (20 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Spain, 0,5 NJP, 7. Dow's, Crusted Port, NV (23 EUR/27 USD in Sweden) port wine, Portugal, 3,0 NJP, 8. Expression, Gran Reserva, 2018 (13 EUR/15 USD in Sweden) white dry sparkling wine, Spain, 0,5 NJP, 9. Kakhuri, Orange Dry Wine, 2019 (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Georgie, 0,0 NJP, 10. Laetitia Estate, Pinot Noir, 2019 (18 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, USA, 0,5 NJP.

 

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NEW WINES IN TEMPORARY ASSORTMENT THAT WERE TASTED DURING JULY 2021 (14-08-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

The tasted Systembolaget's new wines in Temporary Assortment, which were tasted during July 2021, got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order, the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, will be presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP", NV = non-vintage wine, Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden and NJ Wines does not taste wines from Boxes, Paper-packaging and PET-bottles because NJ Wines believes that these types of packaging destroy the wonderful wine culture. The Boxes also make people drink much more than they should.):

1. Anarkia, Tannat, 2020 (16 EUR/18 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Uruguay, 0,5 NJP, 2. Artadi, Viñas de Gain, 2018 (23 EUR/27 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Spain, 0,5 NJP, 3. Berardenga, Chianti Classico, 2018 (21 EUR/25 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 0,5 NJP, 4. Brokenwood, Sticky Wicket, Semillon, 2017 (18 EUR/21 USD in Sweden; 375 ml) white sweet wine, Australia, 2,5 NJP, 5. Cambon la Pelouse, 2018 (24 EUR/28 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, France, 3,0 NJP, 6. Cámbrico, Solo, 575 Uvas, 2018 (20 EUR/24 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Spain, 0,5 NJP, 7. Casanuova di Nittardi, Vigna Doghessa, 2018 (19 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 0,5 NJP, 8. Cerisaie, 2019 (16 EUR/18 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 0,5 NJP, 9. Chinon, Gabare, 2019 (19 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 1,5 NJP, 10. Damana, Crianza, 2016 (18 EUR/21 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Spain, 1,5 NJP.

 

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NEW WINES IN REGULAR ASSORTMENT JUNE 2021 (19-06-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

NJ Wines has tasted all Systembolaget's new wines in regular assortment June 2021. The wines got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order, the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, will be presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP", NV = non-vintage wine, Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden and NJ Wines does not taste wines from Boxes, Paper-packaging and PET-bottles because NJ Wines believes that these types of packaging destroy the wonderful wine culture. The Boxes also make people drink much more than they should.):

1. Antxiola, 2020 (12 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Spain, 0,5 NJP, 2. Aquarella, Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 (8 EUR/9 USD in Sweden) white semi-dry wine, Spain, 2,5 NJP, 3. Ca' di Rajo, Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) white semi-dry wine, Italy, 0,5 NJP, 4. Cala Civetta, 2018 (12 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Italy, 1,0 NJP, 5. Castel Mimi, Grande Reserve, 2019 (9 EUR/10 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Moldavia, 0,5 NJP, 6. Cigarra, Gran Passo, Rosé, 2020 (9 EUR/10 USD in Sweden) rosé semi-dry wine, Portugal, 1,0 NJP, 7. Delaire Graff, Swartland, Reserve, Chenin Blanc, 2019 (18 EUR/22 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, South Africa, 3,0 NJP, 8. Domaine Saint Thomas, Muscat de Rivesaltes, 2019 (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden; 375 ml) white sweet wine, France, 2,0 NJP, 9. Dveri-Pax, Riesling, 2020 (12 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) white semi-dry wine, Slovenia, 2,0 NJP, 10. Greenock Estate, Pinot Noir Shiraz, 2020 (14 EUR/17 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Australia, 0,0 NJP.

 

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NEW WINES IN TEMPORARY ASSORTMENT THAT WERE TASTED DURING MAY 2021 (05-06-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

The tasted Systembolaget's new wines in Temporary Assortment, which were tasted during May 2021, got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order and that the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, are presented or will be presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP"; NV = non-vintage wine; Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden):

1. Agrelo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catena Zapata, 2018 (16 EUR/19 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Argentina, 1,5 NJP, 2. Amy's, Moss Wood, 2018 (20 EUR/24 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Australia, 0,0 NJP, 3. Bonneterre, Thierry Germain, 2019 (17 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 1,0 NJP, 4. Brancaia, Rosé, Casa Brancaia SRL, 2020 (14 EUR/17 USD in Sweden) rosé dry wine, Italy, 0,5 NJP, 5. Calera, Central Coast, Chardonnay, 2018 (24 EUR/27 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, USA, 2,5 NJP, 6. Causse du Bousquet, Mas Champart, 2017 (20 EUR/24 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, France, 0,5 NJP, 7. Château la Reyne, L'Excellence, 2019 (20 EUR/24 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 1,5 NJP, 8. Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine, 2018 (30 EUR/36 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, France, 1,5 NJP, 9. Domaene Gobelsburg, Rosé, 2020 (12 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) rosé dry wine, Austria, 1,0 NJP, 10. G.D. Vajra, Rosabella, Rosato, 2020 (12 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) rosé dry blend wine, Italy, 1,0 NJP.

 

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NEW WINES IN REGULAR ASSORTMENT MARCH 2021 (28-04-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

NJ Wines has tasted all Systembolaget's new wines in Regular Assortment March 2021. The wines got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order and that the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, re presented or will be presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP"; NV = non-vintage wine; Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden): 1. Church Road, McDonald Series, Chardonnay, Church Road Winery, 2019 (17 EUR/21 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Nya Zealand, 3,0 NJP, 2. Costa, Gran Reserva, Cinsault Rosé, 2020 (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) rosé dry blend wine, Chile, 0,0 NJP, 3. Crama Trantu, Noblesse, Feteasca Regala, 2019 (9 EUR/10 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Romania, 0,0 NJP, 4. Cuvée Prestige, Rosé, L'Altavilloise, Millésime, 2014 (27 EUR/32 USD in Sweden) rosé dry blend sparkling wine, France, 0,5 NJP, 5. Fiore, Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Chile, 2,0 NJP, 6. Gaia, White Blend, 2020 (12 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) white dry blend wine, Argentina, 1,5 NJP, 7. Gemtree, Organic, Shiraz, 2020 (12 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Australia, 2,0 NJP, 8. Grand Tokaj, Szamorodni, 2017 (13 EUR/15 USD in Sweden) white sweet blend wine, Hungary, 1,5 NJP, 9. Istine, Chianti Classico, 2018 (15 EUR/18 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 0,5 NJP, 10. Kleine Zalze, Cellar Selection, Fairtrade, Red Blend, 2020 (10 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, South Africa, 0,0 NJP.

 

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NEW WINES IN TEMPORARY ASSORTMENT THAT WERE TASTED DURING MARCH 2021 (04-04-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

The tasted Systembolaget's new wines in Temporary Assortment, which were tasted during March 2021, got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order and that the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, are presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP"; NV = non-vintage wine; Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden): 1. Capo di Terra, Valtellina Superiore, 2012 (18 EUR/22 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 1,0 NJP, 2. Chateau Du Petit Thouars, Cabernet Franc, 2014 (17 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 1,0 NJP, 3. Dandelion Vineyards, March Hare of the Barossa, Mataro, 2018 (17 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Australia, 0,5 NJP, 4. Lapostolle, Cuvee Alexandre, Syrah, 2018 (17 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Chile, 1,5 NJP, 5. Loimer, Loiserberg, Grüner Veltliner, 2019 (17 EUR/20 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Austria, 1,5 NJP, 6. Logan, Weemala, Pinot Noir, 2019 (14 EUR/17 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Australia, 0,0 NJP,  7. Montebruna, Barbera d'Asti, Braida, 2018 (19 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 0,0 NJP, 8. Paracombe, Cabernet Franc, 2017 (19 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Australia, 0,5 NJP, 9. Pesquera, Crianza, 2017 (18 EUR/22 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Spain, 2,5 NJP, 10. Protos 27, 2017 (22 EUR/26 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Spain, 2,5 NJP.

 

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​​NEW WINES IN TEMPORARY ASSORTMENT THAT WERE TASTED DURING JANUARY 2021 (08-02-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

The tasted Systembolaget's new wines in Temporary Assortment, which were tasted during January 2021, got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order and that the wines that have got more than 3,0 NJP, if any, are presented under "Make sure to try these wines, wines that have got at least 3,5 NJP of possible 5,0 NJP"; NV = non-vintage wine; Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden): 1. Albamar, Albariño, 2019 (18 EUR/21 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Spain, 2,5 NJP, 2. Calcareo, Coluvio, 2017 (28 EUR/33 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Argentina, 0,0 NJP, 3. Castello Fonterutoli, Marchesi Mazzei, 2008 (20 EUR/24 USD in Sweden; 375 ml;) red dry wine, Italy, 2,0 NJP, 4. Champagne Henriot, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, NV (50 EUR/60 USD in Sweden) white dry blend sparkling wine, France, 3,0 NJP, 5. Château d'Anglès, Grand Vin, Rouge, 2017 (20 EUR/24 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, France, 2,5 NJP, 6. Château Jean Faux, Sainte Radegonde, 2017 (22 EUR/26 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, France, 1,5 NJP, 7. Château Montus, 2016 (26 EUR/31 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, France, 0,0 NJP, 8. Costa Bassa, Valtellina Superiore, 2017 (20 EUR/24 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 0,0 NJP, 9. 1583, Albariño de Fefiñanes, 2019 (21 EUR/25 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Spain, 2,0 NJP, 10. Figli Luigi Oddero, Barolo, 2016 (35 EUR/42 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Italy, 2,0 NJP.

 

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