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Leitz Rudesheimer Spaetlese Trocken 2011

This is a dry Riesling which is harvested approximately 7 days later than the normal ones. Thus the term Spatlese on the label which means late harvest. From this harvest a sweet white or dry white can be produced. This one by Leitz is a dry version that fits very well with Aisan food for example. Straw yellow colour with aromas of ripe aples, citrus and some mineralty. The taste has more body than a normal Riesling and is refreshing and fruity with a medium length. The wine is from Rheingau (wine district in Germany) and from the town of Rudesheimer and a single vineyard called Bischofsberg. At a price of 165 NOK or 12€ it is very good value for money.

Cote du Rhone 2013 by Brunel

This is a basic Cote du Rhone which is reasonable priced and of decent quality. Deep red colour and a smell of dark fruit with some pepper (the pepper comes from the 50% Syrah grape). Smooth fruity taste which is a bit spicy as well as quite "warm" as well (typically Grenache... 50%). Should fit many different meat dishes. Price ca 6€ or 130NOK.

Faustino I Gran reserva

The Faustino I Gran reserva is out in the wine shops with the 2001 vintage and let it be said at once; this is good value for money. 80% Tempranillo mixed with Mazuelo and Graciano has given a very decent full bodied Rioja with even longer ageing potential. Dark and red berries on the nose mixed with some dried fruit and even flowers gives a very attractive first impression. The taste is firm with soft tannins, well balanced edging more towards cold fruit than cooked fruit. A very decent Rioja indeed! 15-20€ or 225 NOK.Just buy!It can keep for another 10 years easily. Try with steak or lamb.

Chateaux Chantalouette 2010 Pomerol

This is a very basic Pomerol made from 70% Merlot with the rest rest being Cab Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Deep red colour with a bouqet filled with ripe red fruit, chocolate and a hints of vanilla. The 2010 vintage has lots of fruit, firm body with a decent well balanced aftertaste. Pomerols are expensive wines normally, but this one is around 20€ or around 300NOK. If it is bought in France it's worth the money, if you buy it Norway it's perhaps a bit pricy, but it gives you the Pomerol experience if that's what you after. Try with lamb or game.