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Other news the past 12 months, part 1 of 2

NEW WINES IN REGULAR ASSORTMENT DECEMBER 2022 (12-02-2023 by Nenad Jelisic)

NJ Wines has tasted all Systembolaget's new wines in regular assortment December 2022. The wines got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order, 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", that NV = non-vintage wine, that Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden and that 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. Arbin Mondeuse, Avalanche, Trosset, 2020 (16 EUR/17 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 1,5 NJP, 2. Bonterra Estate, Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 (22 EUR/24 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, USA, 2,5 NJP, 3. Bruno Cazes, Banyuls, 2014 (22 EUR/23 USD in Sweden; 500 ml) white sweet blend fortified wine, France, 2,5 NJP, 4. Butternut, Pinot Noir, Miller Family Wine Company, 2021 (13 EUR/14 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, USA, 0,5 NJP, 5. Castel Mimi, Cuvée Belle Fée, 2021 (9 EUR/10 USD in Sweden) white dry blend wine, Moldavia, 0,0 NJP, 6. Château de Vimont, Perin de Naudine, 2019 (20 EUR/21 USD in Sweden) white dry blend wine, France, 2,5 NJP, 7. Doña Dominga, Reserva de Familia, Syrah, 2021 (11 EUR/12 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Chile, 0,5 NJP, 8. Gran Reserva, Rioja, Anciano, 2015 (11 EUR/12 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Spain, 2,0 NJP, 9. Heirloom Vineyards, Adelaide Hills, Tempranillo, 2021 (18 EUR/19 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Australia, 0,5 NJP, 10. Joachim Flick, Hochheim Königin Victoriaberg, Riesling, Trocken, 2021 (18 EUR/19 USD in Sweden) white semi-dry wine, Germany, 0,5 NJP.

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THE TOP 10 WINES 2022 AND YHE BEST WINE 2022 (10-12-2022 by Robert Jonasson and Nenad Jelisic)

This is the tenth year in a row that NJ Wines presents the 10 best wines of the year and this time in close cooperation with Robert Jonasson (Wines We Love).

Is this the shortest year ever? The time flies and now it is time to close another wine year with a list of the best wines of the year. Since the restrictions were completely lifted during the year the most of trade wine tasting events have, happily enough, been resurrected. This has meant that Wines We Love has tasted many wines during the year and there has been fierce competition in the top 10 wines this year. All in all, Wines We Love together with NJ Wines have tasted around 3,300 wines during the year. Wines We Loves' and NJ Wines' most important criterion to include a wine on the top 10 wines 2022 is of course the wine's quality, but availability on the world market also plays a role.

This year, Bordeaux has shown what they are capable of. Winefinder's tasting of primeur wines and older vintages from Bordeaux was without a doubt the tasting of the year and as many as seven wines from there made it onto the list of the top 10 wines 2022. It was extra fun that a sweet white Bordeaux-wine made it high on the list. It has been a very long time since a Sauternes-wine entered the list. The only winery that got two wines on the list was Cos d'Estournel, with the vintage 2012 and 2017. Add to that a wonderful Clos de Vougeot 2019 from Domaine Henri Rebourseau, a brilliant Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2016 from Massolino, a concentrated and complex Redegaffi 2020 from Tua Rita, a flavourful and well balanced Saint-Julien 2012 from Château Léoville Poyferré and the list is complete.

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NEW WINES IN REGULAR ASSORTMENT SEPTEMBER 2022 (29-11-2022 by Nenad Jelisic)

NJ Wines has tasted all Systembolaget's new wines in regular assortment September 2022. The wines got the following points (Note that the wines are arranged in alphabetical order, 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", that NV = non-vintage wine, that Systembolaget = a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden and that 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. Arzuaga, Selección Especial, 2020 (21 EUR/ USD in Sweden) red dry wine vin, Spain, 2,5 NJP, 2. Autenta, Malbec, 2017 (15 EUR/15 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Argentina, 1,5 NJP, 3. Blue Eye, Chardonnay, 2021 (9 EUR/9 USD in Sweden) white dry blend wine, Australia, 0,5 NJP, 4. Casa Relvas, Touriga Nacional, 2021 (11 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Portugal, 1,0 NJP, 5. Catalina Sounds, Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 (15 EUR/16 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, New Zealand, 2,0 NJP, 6. Chardonnay, Limoux Blanc, 2020 (12 EUR/12 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, France, 2,0 NJP, 7. Domaine du Château Philippe le Hardi, Mercurey, 1er Cru Les Puillets, 2020 (27 EUR/28 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, France, 0,5 NJP, 8. Doña Dominga, Gran Reserva, Carménère, 2019 (15 EUR/16 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Chile, 1,5 NJP, 9. Garzón, Tannat de Corte, 2020 (9 EUR/9 USD in Sweden) red fry blend wine, Uruguay, 2,0 NJP, 10. Hope, Pinot Grigio, 2021 (11 EUR/11 USD in Sweden) white dry wine, Australia, 0,5 NJP.

 

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