Happy New Year and Cheers to 2020!

Happy New Year! This past year was filled with great tasting notes, reviews, and wines all shared among the wonderful Delectable community! We have 2020 vision and foresee tremendous wines in your future. Check out these tasting notes from Delectable users to discover how they rang in the new year. Cheers!

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2004

This is the 4th year I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a bottle of Champagne Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal Champagne with my wonderful Mr Spittoon.

Wasn’t he a smart man when he decided to propose with not only a ring but a bottle of this champagne which has now turned into a tradition for our wedding anniversary 😜

As we had to order this one online, we enjoyed it a bit after our anniversary, before setting off on our Christmas holiday and boy is it tasting bloody brilliant this year!

In the glass it’s a pale gold shade. Notes of vanilla pastries, raspberries, apples baking spice and aromatic cedar rise from the glass. In the mouth it’s wonderfully smooth, dry and well rounded with hints of honeyed fruits and nuts plus a long citrusy finish. Mmmm.. there definitely wasn’t enough in the bottle!

You can read my tasting note from last year here: https://travellingcorkscrew.com.au/blog/champagne-louis-roederer-2004-cristal/

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 2 years ago

Trixie, Severn and 8 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Your 2004 makes an appearance!

Vincent Girardin

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Amazing. Excellent. The 1999 opened on New Year's eve 2019.

Lovely aroma of what I like to call violets and perhaps geraniums. Smooth, well balanced. Good color. Good acidity. Cherries, mushrooms, dash or hint of orange peel, bacon and something like fish.

Incredible wine.
— 6 months ago

Keith, Michelle and 6 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Smooth tannins, ripe red berries. Great NYE wine with a bone-in New York steak — 6 months ago

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Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend 2012

Happy New Year to all of you great people in the Delectable Community! I truly appreciate everyone! 🍾🥂🎉🎈

This California bubbly is a favorite and is quite delicious! 😉
— 6 months ago

P, Stuart and 24 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

@Dawn E. Happy New Year my friend!!
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Sharon B I won't see midnight either! Today was a work day up at 4 a.m...Happy New Year! 🤗

Château Rouget

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Excellent modern style Pomerol with full of ripe red fruit and dark dried cherries with lots of tannin and slight hints of gravel. Beautiful Bordeaux but young yet goes marvellously well with a traditional beef Wellington. Cheers and happy New Years to all — 6 months ago

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Ron R

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Are you in the UK?
Muralee Murugesu

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No In canada.

Betz Family Winery

Bésoleil Grenache Blend 2017

If I can draw up a Southern Rhône style bled, this pretty much nails it. Raspberry notes with an herbal quality and an elegant texture across the palate. Another one for NYE. Happy New Year! — 6 months ago

Eric, Shay and 35 others liked this

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@Anthony Lombardi Anthony good selection Cheers and all the best best in 2020. 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦
Hugh O'Riordan

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Nice review. I really enjoy Betz wines

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Ron R

Happy new year DL peeps.
Enjoying this, but we both felt it was extra brut, rather than the brut label designation.
Typical champers notes of brioche and almonds. Good citrus grip, which finishes with muscular bubbles and a near bone-dry finish. Not quite our style, but still good.
— 6 months ago

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Ellen Clifford

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I rang in my new year with a Merlot from Bordeaux (reasonably good)and...Cook’s (not straight up bad but...). So you are doing well. Also I am not sure if I’ve tried much of that Champagne house! #goals


Brandy di Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

New Years Eve Brunello paired with venison ragu and Tenderloin with fois gras sauce. A perfect match. 2 bottles to share with the amazing manager Sarah and talented chef Dan. Happy New Year! — 6 months ago

Thomas, Debra and 6 others liked this
Debra Copeland

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Great wine for what sounds like an amazing dinner! Happy New Year!


Cuvée Salzburger Festspiele

Happy New Years! This is actually Schlumberger’s special “Festspiele” rose, only served at festivals. This was at the Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg for New Years Eve. Nice wine! — 6 months ago

Allison Kant
with Allison
Allison, Bryan and 3 others liked this

Fattoria Di Fubbiano

Colline Lucchesi Vermentino 2012

NYE wine with bottarga/bucatini. 2012 amber colour, great acidity, honeyed, saline. Fabulous. 🍾⚡️❤️ — 6 months ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Keith, Anthony and 8 others liked this