Monthly report - October 2022

Posted on November 1, 2022 by Boris
Updated on November 4, 2022

The numbers are crazy. More than 100 consumed bottles in October and 94 reviews in total. Yet I struggle to explain the correlation between these numbers and more frequent attacks. Most of us are alive, and wine is still accessible even in dark. We gather in offices, we drink in corridors and we share the warmth.

Novelties

Favourites

Traditionally, preparing a list of my favourites is a tough task to accomplish. I try to avoid listing wines based solely on my scores (you can do it yourself by sorting the table below). Instead, I try to pick wines that really stood out for me. So this month my favourites are the following bottles.

There are some wines that I have to mention, even though they are not among my favourites of the month.

Outcasts

As you see, not so many outcasts. The month was full of great wines, the average raring is 7.5484!

Countries

Every month my top 3 rated countries stay the same. The only thing that changes is the order. So I am more interested in the countries that come below. The most amazing part is that I had lots of bottles from Argentina, USA, and Chile. Ok, I drink Argentinian wine time to time, but Chile is a truly rare guest on my table.

Vintages

This month is truly interesting. The most rated vintage is 2018. 2021 is getting more and more vocal. The oldest is 2000. According to my notes, 2017 and 2020 are the best vintages, with average scores of 7.65 and 7.6, respectively.

Grapes

69 grapes, some of them are so rare that even sommeliers are left puzzled. Kydonitsa, Jgia, Fer Servadou, Negret de Banhars, La Crescent and some others. Just happy to be part of this feast.

All ratings

date country producer name vintage rate QPR
2022-10-31 France Domaine Stephane Magnien Domaine Stephane Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Monts-Luisants 2008 2008 8.75 2.0607
2022-10-30 Italy Grimaldi Grimaldi Barolo 2010 2010 7.75 1.3840
2022-10-28 Italy Marco De Bartoli Marco De Bartoli Integer Grillo 2018 2018 8.50 3.4021
2022-10-28 Italy Marco De Bartoli Marco De Bartoli Pietra Nera 2020 2020 8.00 2.1034
2022-10-27 Italy Zidarich Zidarich Teran 2012 2012 8.50 3.9564
2022-10-27 Italy Cataldo Calabretta Cataldo Calabretta Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore 2017 2017 7.25 1.8242
2022-10-27 France Domaine Le Briseau Domaine Le Briseau Patapon 2018 2018 4.50 0.1500
2022-10-27 France Nicolas Carmarans Nicolas Carmarans Mauvais Temps 2019 2019 7.25 0.7702
2022-10-27 Greece Sous Le Végétal Sous Le Végétal Auguste 2018 2018 8.00 2.0168
2022-10-27 France Clos du Tue-Boeuf Clos du Tue-Boeuf Le Brin De Chevre Touraine 2018 2018 8.00 2.6659
2022-10-27 France Dominique Belluard Dominique Belluard Cépage Gringet Les Alpes 2018 2018 7.50 1.1933
2022-10-27 France L’Octavin L’Octavin Clé à molette 2018 2018 7.50 1.6754
2022-10-27 Austria Pittnauer Pittnauer Perfect Day 2021 2021 5.50 0.5977
2022-10-26 Italy Fattoria Romeo del Castello Fattoria Romeo del Castello Allegracore 2016 2016 7.75 2.0264
2022-10-26 Argentina Marcelo Miras Marcelo Miras Joven Trousseau 2018 2018 7.50 2.5524
2022-10-25 Spain Vega Sicilia Vega Sicilia Pintia 2016 2016 8.00 1.2327
2022-10-25 Spain Portal del Priorat Portal del Priorat Tros De Clos 2013 2013 8.50 1.4285
2022-10-25 Spain Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi Las Uvas de la Ira 2018 2018 8.00 2.4205
2022-10-25 Spain R. López de Heredia R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2011 2011 9.00 3.3403
2022-10-25 Spain Avancia Avancia Godello 2020 2020 8.00 2.3692
2022-10-25 Spain Muchada-Léclapart Muchada-Léclapart Univers 2017 2017 7.50 1.5187
2022-10-25 Spain Loxarel Loxarel Refugi Brut Nature Reserva 2018 2018 7.50 2.1221
2022-10-25 Moldova Novak Novak Rară Neagră 2019 2019 7.25
2022-10-25 France Clos du Tue-Boeuf Clos du Tue-Boeuf Vin Blanc 2021 2021 7.50 2.7960
2022-10-25 France J.M Dreyer J.M Dreyer Elios Pinot Noir 2020 2020 7.50 1.8636
2022-10-24 Italy Pruneto Pruneto Chianti Classico 2013 2013 7.75 2.3622
2022-10-24 Italy Castellare di Castellina Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 2015 8.00 4.0472
2022-10-23 Spain Raúl Pérez Raúl Pérez La Vizcaína Las Gundiñas Lomas de Valtuille 2019 2019 8.25 3.8236
2022-10-23 Italy Maestro Italiano Maestro Italiano Gran Maestro Primitivo di Manduria 2020 2020 7.00 2.7761
2022-10-22 Chile Villalobos Villalobos Carignan Reserve 2016 2016 7.50 1.6277
2022-10-21 Spain Comando G Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2018 2018 7.80 2.9315
2022-10-21 Germany Tomislav Marković Tomislav Marković Heerkretz 2020 2020 8.00 1.6830
2022-10-21 Germany Tomislav Marković Tomislav Marković Mythos 2020 2020 7.25 1.0848
2022-10-20 France Domaine Claire Clavel Domaine Claire Clavel Saint Gervais Côtes du Rhône Villages 2018 2018 4.50 0.4125
2022-10-19 Spain Bodegas la Eralta Bodegas la Eralta Hacienda El Olmo Reserva 2016 2016 7.25 3.3650
2022-10-19 Spain Bodegas Olarra Bodegas Olarra Cerro Añon Reserva 2018 2018 7.40 3.3635
2022-10-18 France Clos du Tue-Boeuf Clos du Tue-Boeuf Pineau de Loire 2021 2021 7.25 1.7549
2022-10-18 Australia Lucy Margaux Lucy Margaux Vin Rouge 2020 2020 7.25 1.7011
2022-10-18 France Le Grappin Le Grappin Saint-Amour 2020 2020 7.50 1.7170
2022-10-18 France Pierre Frick Pierre Frick Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Steinert Vendanges Tardives 2011 2011 7.50 1.1345
2022-10-18 Croatia Piquentum Piquentum Refošk Vrh 2018 2018 8.00 2.6771
2022-10-18 Greece Sclavus Sclavus Vino di Sasso 2017 2017 7.50 1.9909
2022-10-18 Georgia Tsikhelishvili Wines Tsikhelishvili Wines Jgia 2018 2018 8.50 4.6532
2022-10-18 Germany Rita & Rudolf Trossen Rita & Rudolf Trossen Purellus Riesling Pyramide Pet Nat 2018 2018 7.50 1.6077
2022-10-18 USA La Garagista La Garagista Vinu Jancu Reserve 2017 2017 8.00 1.5145
2022-10-18 Argentina Pol Opuesto Pol Opuesto Mala Hierba Nunca Muere 2017 2017 8.00 2.7044
2022-10-17 Germany Tomislav Marković Tomislav Marković Windspiel 2020 2020 8.00 2.8916
2022-10-16 Spain Bodegas Olarra Bodegas Olarra Cerro Añon Crianza 2019 2019 7.40 5.1097
2022-10-15 New Zealand Saint Clair Saint Clair Origin Pinot Noir Marlborough 2019 2019 7.00 2.1519
2022-10-15 Australia Pete’s Pure Pete’s Pure Pinot Noir 2021 2021 6.50 2.7896
2022-10-14 France Andre et Mireille Tissot Andre et Mireille Tissot Les Bruyeres Vin Jaune 2012 2012 8.50 1.1621
2022-10-14 Chile Villalobos Villalobos Carignan Reserve 2016 2016 8.25 2.8481
2022-10-14 USA Kelley Fox Wines Kelley Fox Wines Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir Coury Clone 2017 2017 8.25 1.6213
2022-10-14 Chile Dominique Derain Dominique Derain Las Nubes 2018 2018 7.75 1.6736
2022-10-14 USA Ovum Ovum To love somebody 2018 2018 7.75 1.6736
2022-10-14 USA Populis Populis Wabi-sabi white 2018 2018 7.50 1.5796
2022-10-14 Argentina Familia Cecchin Familia Cecchin Malbec 2018 2018 7.50 2.6294
2022-10-14 USA La Garagista La Garagista Vinu Jancu Reserve 2017 2017 7.75 1.2568
2022-10-14 Spain Loxarel Loxarel Clàssic Penedès Brut Nature Reserva 2019 2019 7.50
2022-10-14 France Patrick Bouju Patrick Bouju Festejar! Rosé 2021 2021 7.50 1.7835
2022-10-13 Italy Guido Porro Guido Porro Barbera d’Alba 2018 2018 7.25 2.9879
2022-10-13 Georgia Tchotiashvili Tchotiashvili Khikhvi Rcheuli Qvevri 2017 2017 8.00 2.9720
2022-10-13 New Zealand Marlborough Sun Marlborough Sun Pinot Noir 2019 2019 7.00 2.3521
2022-10-12 Greece Ktima Ligas Ktima Ligas Amphora 2018 2018 7.50 1.3651
2022-10-12 Argentina Pol Opuesto Pol Opuesto Qué Grande SOS! 2017 2017 6.00 0.8169
2022-10-11 Germany 2Naturkinder 2Naturkinder Kleine Wanderlust 2018 2018 5.50 0.7577
2022-10-10 Spain Trossos Trossos Vells 2018 2018 8.00 2.7491
2022-10-10 Germany Enderle&Moll Enderle&Moll Spätburgunder-Rosé 2021 2021 7.50 2.3165
2022-10-10 Argentina Weinert Weinert Carrascal Corte Clasico NV NV 7.00 2.5564
2022-10-08 Spain Mas Pere Mas Pere Selecció Brut Cava NV NV 6.50 2.0443
2022-10-08 Portugal Henriques & Henriques Henriques & Henriques Malvasia 15y NV NV 8.00 2.6667
2022-10-08 France Félicien Brou Félicien Brou Vouvray Brut NV NV 7.50 3.3507
2022-10-08 Portugal Henriques & Henriques Henriques & Henriques Boal Single Harvest 2000 2000 9.00 3.1723
2022-10-07 France Brotte S. A. Brotte S. A. Domaine Grosset Cairanne 2019 2019 7.00 2.6139
2022-10-07 Germany Weingut Mindnich Weingut Mindnich Wallhäuser Pfarrgarten Riesling 2021 2021 7.00 2.9079
2022-10-07 Italy Valentina Passalacqua Valentina Passalacqua Calcarius Troiabomb 2018 2018 7.40 2.1052
2022-10-07 Italy Valentina Passalacqua Valentina Passalacqua Calcarius Orange Puglia Nu Litr NV NV 7.40 2.1718
2022-10-06 South Africa Barista Barista Pinotage 2020 2020 7.00 3.2864
2022-10-06 Argentina Weinert Weinert Carrascal Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 2018 7.40 4.6064
2022-10-05 Spain R. López de Heredia R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2011 2011 8.50 2.2471
2022-10-05 New Zealand Pyramid Valley Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018 2018 8.00 2.1228
2022-10-05 Ukraine Vinoman Vinoman Pinot Blanc 2021 2021 7.00
2022-10-05 Ukraine Vinoman Vinoman Riesling 2021 2021 7.25
2022-10-05 Slovenia Čotar Čotar Vitovska 2018 2018 7.75 1.5933
2022-10-04 Spain Cume do Avia Cume do Avia Dos Canotos 2019 2019 7.25 1.7201
2022-10-03 Argentina Weinert Weinert Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 2011 8.00 3.8739
2022-10-03 Spain Cume do Avia Cume do Avia Dos Canotos 2018 2018 7.50 1.4087
2022-10-02 Spain R. López de Heredia R. López de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2011 2011 8.50 3.4021
2022-10-02 Italy Eduardo Torres Acosta Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord 2017 2017 8.00 3.0738
2022-10-01 Germany Markus Molitor Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg Pinot Noir 2018 2018 7.50 2.5876
2022-10-01 France Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Bourgougne 2020 2020 8.00 2.4072

Final words

No final words this month. Just safe travels!