September 11, 2016

Best experience of August

I have a weakness for Bandol Ros├ęs (and all other wines coming from Bandol). This hilly and sunny region of France had me at hello two years ago and I just want to come back for more and more.

As Bandol wines are a rare find here in Sweden, whenever I see a bottle I buy it and so far no major disappointments... 2015 Domaine de la Tour du Bon was no expectation au contraire. Pink orange colour, peach and red orange along with both mineral and spices. A little bit of heaven in a bottle.

August 07, 2016

Best experience of July

After a wonderful day with visits to the vineyard, cellar and tasting lunch it was time for dinner at La Maison d’Olivier Leflaive. Again, of course, marvellous food and wines. The 2012 Olivier Leflaive Volnay Premier Cru Santenots quickly became my favourite with its dark red colour, aromas of strawberries and cassis as well as slightly hints of spice. Can’t get much better than this...

July 01, 2016

Best experience of June

It had been a long wait, but very much worth it. 2007 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz definitely lived up to the rumours. Deep, dark red-purple colour. Plenty of dark chocolate, liquorice and blackberry fruits ending with rather balanced tannins.

June 08, 2016

Best experience of May

When I started my love affair with wine (i.e. tasting, learning and collecting) I got the advice to buy fine NV champagne and store them for a couple of more years before popping the cork. An excellent advice which has given my wonderful moments drinking superb champagne.

This particular bottle had a lively frothy bead with white cherries, apricots and some minerals ending with a both spicy and fresh finish.

May 03, 2016

Best experience of April

Dark ruby colour with a garnet hue on the rim. Black current and liquorice with some very soft tannins. Simply Australian wine at its best.

April 03, 2016

Best experience of March

26 years old and still got it. Needed some hours of airing, but who wouldn’t?! Amazing brick colour, soft cherries and velvety tannins.

March 06, 2016

Best experience of February

First there is chocolate and mocha. Then there is liquorice and even some leather. Full bodied with good ripe tannins.