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

 

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See the wine of the month 2021, part 1 of 1

November: 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 champagne. ... Read more

 

October: 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

 

May 2021: Radgonske Gorice, Untouched by Light, 2016 (100 EUR when purchasing in the winery) white dry sparkling wine, Radgona-Kapela, Štajerska, Podravje, Slovenia, 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) (06-05-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

Here we have the world's most unique sparkling wine. Unique thanks to the fact that both its harvest and its entire production process (including aging and bottling) has taken place under darkness. To be able to work under such working conditions, workers wore night vision goggles. Last but not least, before any bottle is allowed to ... Read more

 

April 2021: Tenuta Tre Gemme, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Riserva, 2015 (30 EUR when purchasing in the winery) red dry wine, Abruzzo, Italy, 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (03-04-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

During my almost 40 years as a wine lover and more than 30 years as a wine connoisseur, I have never tasted better Montepulciano d’Abruzzo-wine. It is absolutely fabulous. Bravo Tenuta Tre Gemme! That a wine from Montepulciano-grape can reach such heights like this wine is absolutely incredible. Tenuta Tre Gemme Montepulciano ... Read more

 

Mars 2021: Edi Simcic, Fojana, Sauvignon, 2016 (38 EUR when purchasing in the winery) white dry wine, Goriska Brda, Primorje, Slovenia, 4,5 NJP of 5,0 NJP (95 points of 100 points) (01-03-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

So, I wrote in my notes when I visited Edi Simcic's winery and tasted this wine in July 2019. “Rock and Roll continues. A big and very complex wine. Buttery and rich in minerals. Big, complex, sweet spicy and fruity aroma. Big, complex, sweet spicy, fresh and bitter flavour. Very long, spicy, fruity, fresh and wonderful bitter aftertaste. ... Read more

 

February 2021: Churchill's, Late Bottled Vintage, 2016 (19 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) port wine, Porto, Douro, Portugal, 5,0 of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (04-02-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

This is the best Late Bottled Vintage-port wine that I have tasted so far. And I have tasted many. This applies to both Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage of all other port wine producers. It is unbelievable that five vintages in a row of one and the same wine got 4,0 NJP or more of the possible 5,0 NJP (2012: 4,0 ... Read more

 

January 2021: Tommasi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2016 (30 EUR/36 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 4,0 of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) (04-01-2021 by Nenad Jelisic)

After many tasted Amarone-wines in the price range 160 SEK to 500 SEK during the last twelve months, here finally comes one that gets more than 3,0 NJP out of 5,0 NJP (more than 80 NJP out of 100 NJP). All the other tasted Amarone-wines in this price range got 0,0 NJP to 1,5 NJP. In addition, their quality varied from bottle to ... Read more

 

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