The wine of the month, 2021, part 1 of 2

 

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December 2021: Champagne Henriot, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, NV (49 EUR/56 USD in Sweden), white dry sparkling wine, Champagne, France, 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) (2021-12-07 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

If you want to celebrate the New Year's Eve with more taste and complexity in your mouth or celebrate something else big (wedding, birthday, etc.) or if you want to reward yourself and your loved one after a hard working week then you should drink this very good Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay) champagne. Here we are talking ... Read more

 

November 2021: Charles Heidsieck, Brut, Reserve, NV (47 EUR/54 USD in Sweden) white dry blend sparkling wine, Reims, Champagne, France, 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) (06-11-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

NJ Wines chose this champagne as the best champagne of the year 2014 and 2015 and now NJ Wines claims that right now this champagne is the world's most priceworthy champagne, and it has been for quite some time. In 2020, NJ Wines chose it as one of the 10 best wines of the year. This says a lot about this wonderful ... Read more

 

October 2021: Vino Kupljen, Passion, 2017 (29 EUR when purchasing in the winery) red dry wine, Mihailovici, Jeruzalem, Stajerska, Slovenia, 4,5 NJP of 5,0 NJP (95 points of 100 points) (07-10-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

Wow what a wine! It is, as the name suggests, definitely done with passion. Passion 2017 is the best Pinot Noir-wine that NJ Wines has tasted so far this year. It is complex, flavourful, big and has a really good tannin structure. In the aroma one can find violets, cardamom, vanilla, ripe plums, ripe dark cherries and ripe strawberries. ... Read more

 

September 2021: Vino Kupljen, Loona, 2019 (15 EUR when purchasing in the winery) white dry wine, Mihailovici Kristal, Jeruzalem, Stajerska, Slovenia, 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (07-09-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

Jesus Christ what a wine! It has everything that a fabulous white wine should have, i.e. wonderful freshness and minerality, complexity, fruitiness and concentration. And all these aforementioned components live in a wonderful symbiosis in the wine. Better to say the balance between acidity, minerality, fruitiness and concentration is ... Read more

 

August 2021: Il Seggio, Poggio al Tesoro, 2018 (20 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy, 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) (07-08-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

After both vintage 2016 (one of the best vintages in Bolgheri) and vintage 2017 (slightly worse vintages than 2016 in Bolgheri) got 3,5 NJP, it was surprising that vintage 2018 (a slightly better vintage than 2017, but not so good as a vintage 2016 in Bolgheri) got 4,0 NJP. In comparison with the two previous vintages, this vintage has ... Read more

 

July 2021: Louis M Martini, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (30 EUR/35 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, North Coast, California, USA, 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) (07-07-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

Right now, this wine is the best US-wine under 2,000 SEK at Systembolaget (a government owned chain of all liquor stores in Sweden). The wine is also one of the best wines from the US that NJ Wines has tasted in recent years when red wines under 2,000 SEK are in question. Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is ... Read more

 

June 2021: Edi Simcic, Rebula, 2016 (24 EUR when purchasing in the winery) white dry wine, Goriska Brda, Primorje, Slovenia, 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) (07-06-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

This Rebula-wine, which was first tasted at the winery in 2019 and got 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP, and then tasted at home at NJ Wines 2021 and again got 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP, is for NJ Wines the world's best Rebula-wine. It seems that NJ Wines can not get enough of the brilliant white wines made by the winery Edi Simcic. The wines made ... Read more

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