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The wine of the month, 2024, part 1 of 1

 

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See the wine of the month 2024, part 1 of 2

June 2024: Sandrone, Vite Talin, Barolo, 2017 (299 EUR/323 USD; selling price to restaurants in Sweden i.e. pris exclusive VAT) red dry wine, Piedmonte, Italy, 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (23-06-2024 by Nenad Jelisic)

Here we have an example of how a perfect Barolo wine should be. It is extremely difficult to find a Barolo-wine as this. NJ Wines has tasted thousands of Barolo-wines in all possible price ranges and at least 99% of those had a very prominent tannin structure that was not met by good fruitiness and concentration. Without checking in ... Read more

 

May 2024: Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2020 (266 EUR/289 USD, the selling price to restaurants in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Saint Émilion, Libournais (Right Bank), Bordeaux, France, 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (17-05-2024 by Nenad Jelisic)

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2020 is an absolutely fabulous Saint Émilion-wine. It is complex, flavourful, austere and nuanced, and has a fabulous balance between tartaric acidity, sweetness, fruitiness and tannins. Complex, sophisticated and incredibly perfumed aroma of bay leaves, vanilla, Cuban tobacco of the highest quality, ... Read more

 

April 2024: Zenato, Amarone della Valpolicella, Classico, 2019 (43 EUR/46 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Veneto, Italy, 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (15-04-2024 by Nenad Jelisic)

It seems that since the 2017 vintage, which got 3,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (80 points out 100 points), Zenato has started making better and better Amarone wines. The 2018 vintage got 4,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (90 points of 100 points) and now this wonderful 2019 vintage get 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points). This is great news ... Read more

 

March 2024: Argirio, Podernuovo a Palazzone, 2018 (36 EUR/39 USD in Sweden) red dry wine, Tuscany, Italy, 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (21-03-2024 by Nenad Jelisic)

It is extremely difficult to find a good 100% Cabernet Franc-wine. Better to say, it is almost impossible. The Swedish wine importer Solid Wines succeeded in this almost impossible task. And it seems that for Podernuovo a Palazzone's owner and winemaker Giovanni Bulgar is not a big problem to create such a wine. NJ Wines ... Read more

 

February 2024: Masi, Costasera, Amarone, Classico, 2018 (31 EUR/33 USD in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Amarone della Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, 3,5 NJP of 5,0 NJP (85 points of 100 points) (11-02-2024 by Nenad Jelisic)

The wine's producer declared the vintage of this wine to be exceptional. This can be seen on the upper part of the bottle's label, where it says five stars. I myself have so far, including this vintage, tasted 30 vintages of Masi Costasera Amarone Classico. And thus I can conclude that this vintage is undoubtedly the one with the most prominent tartaric ... Read more

 

Januari 2024: Churchill's, Late Bottled Vintage, 2018 (21 EUR/23 USD in Sweden) port wine, Porto, Douro, Portugal, 5,0 NJP of 5,0 NJP (100 points of 100 points) (2024-01-14 by Nenad Jelisic)

That this wine was chosen as the Best Wine of approximately 400 wines that were available to taste at the Italian Wine Day 2023, that it was chosen as the Wine of the Month December 2023 and that it was chosen to be one of the 10 Best Wines 2023 says a lot about this wonderful wine. Sotirio Podernuovo a Palazzone 2017 is an ... Read more

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