Fine Wine Service Sweden tasting the portfolio

@six hotel

Tasted December 18, 2020 by Omar Khayyam with 52 views

Introduction

Very nice new portfolio of wines at this Swedish importer. We tried several more wines, here I am just highlighting what I thought were the more interesting wines.

Flight 1 (20 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Frerejean Freres Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru
Very nice, a clear step up from the Brut 1er cru. This has a bit of almond milk, very generous fruit, good balance, really nice. Highly recommended.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Frerejean Freres Champagne Grand Cru Solaire Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
Very big and broad shouldered and mature with some hints of orange peel oil (a hint of old fashioned cocktail). This is for those who like selosse and multi vintage solera champagne with extra everything. recommended.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Frerejean Freres Champagne Grand Cru VV26 Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
The mousse is a lot more energy than the solaire but this has more in common with Solaire as opposed to the 1er cru wines. Equally big and broad shouldered but more stringent, a bit tight even. could be cellared several more years I presume. Highly recommended.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Frerejean Freres Champagne Premier Cru Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru
A little herbal, tight, not bad, but needs time. for now, nothing special that jumps out at you.
White
2018 Veyder-Malberg Grüner Veltliner Hochrain Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
Finetuned and quite youthful Gruner Veltliner with unripe gooseberries, yellow plums, yellow apples and a lot of soap. Recommended. Cellar.
White
2018 Veyder-Malberg Riesling Bruck Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
Some power here, but soft and velvety texture, lots of yellow fruit and some white pepper. A riesling for those who like Alsace or cautiously oaked and ripe German riesling. Highly recommended.
White
2018 Benoit Roseau St. Péray France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Péray
100 % Marsanne. Pretty floral tones, not so fat, rather thin on the mid palate right now, but very much together. If you like white Rhône wines that are not laden with new oak, this might be for you.
Red
2018 Benoit Roseau Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Petit Patagon France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Syrah, half raised in old oak barrels and half raised in steel tank. Very fine, soft, with some licorice, meat and fresh blueberries. Very much open for business. And for the prices, just right! Highly recommended.
Red
2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
Mostly red fruited and with some lovely autumnal forest floor, herbal touch, but also some charming oak that needs a year or two to integrate, some sweet cola remarkably for Kelley Fox, and with trade marked high toned acidity and elegance. Wait a few years. Highly recommended.
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Red
2018 Burzi Langhe Nebbiolo Runcaja Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC
red fruited, light in style, but not without structure and grip. Fine and uncomplicated Nebbiolo, enjoyable now, not too much oak. Recommended.
Red
2016 Maison Cassagne et Vitailles Terrasses du Larzac Clas Mani France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Terrasses du Larzac
50 % Syrah, 30 % carignan, 20 % grenache. Cooler and more structured than the Combarels. cellar. Recommended.
Red
2018 Maison Cassagne et Vitailles Vin de Pays d'Oc Combarels France, Languedoc Roussillon, Vin de Pays d'Oc
Very fine, drink now lovely with licorice, sloe berries, rubber tires. The price is right for this red Languedoc wine. Recommended.
Red
2017 Bernard Burgaud Côte-Rôtie France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
Very modern style cote rotie with luxurious new oak but also fine and fresh. Some all spice, licorice, violets, hoisin sauce, meat. So much more modern and more generous than the Cauyuse. Recommended.
Red
2012 Château Fontenil France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac
More strict than the 2007. Fruit forward, some new oak, plums and earth, open and quite uncomplicated joyous merlot. Recommended.
Red
2011 Château Fontenil France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac
Has some bitter tones from the oak, too thin, quite strict and tight at this point but sure th fruit is there for the long haul to carry all this new oak on its shoulders. I liked the 2012 and thought the 2007 was very aromatic, so would stick with those two vintages as opposed to this one.
Red
2007 Château Fontenil France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac
Pretty mature, with some brett, cool and ready to drink, has some grip but mostly a nice, simple Bordeaux to go with the steak frites on a weekday.
Red
2016 Tenuta Dei Sette Cieli Maremma Toscana Indaco Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. Super tuscan that is really nice despite heavy toasted oak; some cherries, marzipan, good complexity but also with freshness and grip. Recommended.
Red
2015 Tenuta Dei Sette Cieli Maremma Toscana Scipio Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana
Cab franc. Strict and finely oaked with a lot of structure from the barrels, cherry almond cake, some cocoa, black tea, white pepper coarsely ground. This has more in common with Paleo Rosso from le Macchiole than with vin nature from the Loire. Recommended.
Red
2016 Cayuse God Only Knows USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
Grenache, mostly. This is probably what the high altitude Sierra de Gredo Garnachas from Madrid would like to be but do not always achieve. Salt licorice, but not a hint of asphalt. Black gunpowder, fresh licorice root, inky, fine and fruity and fresh. Wait for it. Highly recommended.
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Red
2017 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
Syrah and a tiny bit of Viognier. Candied sugar, meat, olives, fresh arctic blueberries, mineral, lean and cool and I would wait quite a few years for this beauty to unravel. Really high class and highly recommended.
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