Category Archives: Merlot

Tasting of mixed new releases with a few heavy-duty Super Tuscans included

Earlier in December I tasted a selection of recent releases on the Swedish market. This type of “purchase a ticket and taste the wines at your own pace”-tasting is arranged a number of times per year by a Munskänkarna, a … Continue reading

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Mixed March news including three 2010 Syrahs and three Pinots

This Monday I attended a wine club tasting of March news from our dear Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget. (Well, to me it as about as dear as the bread queues were to the good people of the Soviet union.) This … Continue reading

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Clos Puy Arnaud, modern right bank Bordeaux from Castillon

I recently tasted two wines from Clos Puy Arnaud at a (French-)Swedish importer by the name of Caviste, and I realised that I never translated last year’s tasting of three wines. Clos Puy Arnaud is located in the Castillon area on the … Continue reading

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Visit to Château Beau-Séjour Bécot in Saint-Émilion including a generous tasting of one (1) wine!

This story happened in Bordeaux in May this year, during Le Week-end des Grands Crus. This year a number of right bank properties, in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, received visits on the Sunday. Our booker-in-chief booked three visits for our brave … Continue reading

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Visit at Château Pavie Macquin in Saint-Émilion with tasting of some other Thienpont 2009s

It’s been a while without any posts on Bordeaux, so I thought I should pull out some more notes from this year’s Bordeaux before 2013 has completely come to an end. During Le Week-end des Grands Crus in May I … Continue reading

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Mixed wines – “December news”

This was a news tasting of various wines that only had that in common that they were lauched as news (in their current vintage or release) in the Swedish monopoly stores at the start of December. This government-controlled monopoly has, … Continue reading

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Visit to Château Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol

In connection with the visiting day of Le Week-end des Grands Cru I visited three producer on the right bank of Bordeaux, the Merlot-dominated area around the city of Libourne, which is located on the right bank of the river of Dordogne. … Continue reading

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