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Ch. Mauvesin Barton 2014

The 2014 vintage in Bordeaux turned out to be quite good after all. A warm and sunny September compensated for a dreadful summer and the winemakers managed to create a delightful vintage. This wine from Moulis by Ch. Mauvesin Barton is a fine example of what the 2014 vintage can offer. Beautiful aroma of dark fruit, leather and some vanilla. The tannins are very smooth with a great balance and finish. Lovely dark fruit and a lively acidity. A very good wine for only 20€ or 260 NOK. Unfortunately only 300 + bottles found its way to Norway.

Cote Rotie 2007 by Ogier

Cote Rotie, 100% Syrah and steep hills down to the Rhone river. A wonderful landscape and brilliant wines. Think dark fruit, smooth velvety well balanced taste. Soft tannins. You take a sip and realise it could be a full-bodied Burgundy or perhaps a super fruity Bordeaux. But it's Cote Rotie, a tiny appellation with legendary quality wines. The 2007 is at peak right now, no need to keep it further. Just drink. Alone. or with something you really like. Cote Rotie 2007 Michel & Stephane Ogier Ca 25€

Morgon 2016 Laurent Perrachon

Morgon is one of the 10 villages in Beaujolais where Gamay is the grape used. A wine that has been dominated by the Beaujolais Nouveau which character and quality may be questionable. This wine from Laurent Perrachon is an example of upcoming quality wines from the area and can remind you of basic Burgundy if tasted blind. Lots of delicate red and dark fruit on the nose. Medium dark red colour that may suggest that Pinot is not the grape. The taste is smooth and packed with dark elegant fruit. Lovely balance and medium length. A very decent wine with low tannins. Morgon 2016 Laurent Perrachon Beaujolais Ca 15€ or 180 NOK

Beaune 1er cru Bressandes 2012

This is a stunning wine from Beaune and Albert Morot. The Bressandes plot keep impressing me with velvety structured wines at an affordable price. Smooth red fruit on the nose with hints of pepper and some earthy flavours. Silky firm tannins on the palate with a lovely delicious and long finish. Wines does not get better than this. Just more expensive. Beaune 1er cru Bressandes 2012 Albert Morot Ca 28€