Tasting Notes: Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday! Before we celebrate the coming weekend, we want to look back on drinks the Delectable community enjoyed and consumed this week. We've gathered a handful of reviews and notes that caught our eye. From detailed notes to standout photos, the Delectable community was busy this week, and there are so many great posts to read. Mark your favorites and pick up a bottle to try this weekend. Cheers!


Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002


Golden in color.

Nose of apples, yeast, spices, bread, minerals, salt water, citrus, limes, barnyard and earth.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, lemons, green apples, earth, minerals, toast, wet leaves, herbs, vegetables, nuts, yeast, sea salt and white pepper.

Crisp and refreshing. Yeasty and interesting.

This is a nicely aged Champagne from a great vintage. Showing lots of complexity now.

Feels very young for a 20 year old, and will continue to age nicely in the next decade.

Robert Parker 97 points. Wine Enthusiasts 96 points.

I had the Brut Reserve Non Vintage not too long ago, and I liked it better.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh oysters.

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Disgorged in 2015.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 2 years ago

Paul, Matt and 36 others liked this
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Paolo Bea

Cerrete Sagrantino di Montefalco 2012

Been thinking about this since first trying it months ago (and forgetting to tag). Thanks to our good friends for brining to a big, red sauce dinner out. Dark, with strong iodine and dried fruit on nose. Dried fruit and herb, with the longest, fine grained tannic finish I can remember. Perfect decanted and with a veal chop. Maybe best I’ve had this year. — 2 years ago

Andrew, Ira and 13 others liked this

Louis Jadot

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2019

Nose has toffee, lemon zest, yellow apple peel, muddled lemon and orange blossom.

Palate has vanilla, fresh yellow apple, lemon candy, steely notes, sliced almonds with medium acidity and finish.

Drinking very youthful today (April 2022), but for science! Hold until 2026+, enjoy through 2032; Decanted 2H.
— 2 years ago

Peter, Peter and 33 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Byron Hewett I know you know, I'll probably second you on this knowledge when our '20's start landing later this year.



The Eyrie Vineyards

Estate Grown Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

1st foray into Oregon Pinot. This vintage showing a huge stamp of bramble on the nose🍓🍓🍓 Tons of strawberry and rhubarb pie. Beautiful garnet light Ruby in color. Delish right now out of the bottle. Not a ton of tannin and acidity. Very lush at 14% — 2 years ago

Severn, Ira and 8 others liked this

Château Simone

Palette Grand Cru de Provence Grenache Rosé Blend 2020

I understand the hype behind this. Great aromatics and flavor. For me it’s just missing the acid zing to give it more life. — 2 years ago

Eddie, Peter and 14 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Ron R

Very contemporary Italian stallion.
Sweet oak and hints of forest floor on the nose. Palate presents bright cherries and mature raspberries. Complex, layered, moderate tannins and absolutely impeccable. By the glass at Kesté, NYC.
— 2 years ago

Dawn, Severn and 55 others liked this
Andrew McIntyre

Andrew McIntyre

One of our favourites
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Btg?! Bastards!! Glad you tasted. Delicious and scored it the same a few months back.
Ron R

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Boys, this Tig is exceptional! We are aligned.


Riserva Vignolo Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

2011: yes, tar and roses but also strawberry compote, slight menthol, black tea, and violets….tannins are dry. Finish is medium-long length. Another gorgeous Vajra Albe — 2 years ago

Severn, Eric and 10 others liked this

Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

The nose shows tar, cedar, oak, vanilla, coffee, black currant, raspberries, blackberries... This is very complex and it keeps expanding and evolving with air. Magic!
The palate is superb too, there is a massive acid backbone that powers a majestic palate that shows black currant and mocha notes. Great width, superb, silky mouthfeel with a bit of a thick, suple layer, then the palate expands into what could be described as a sphere and tannins kick in leaving a dusty layer that tends to dry up the mouthfeel. The finish is extremely long with black currant and mocha notes and that drying layer. This is a great wine tasting experience. 10 years and kicking! It could hold for another 10 without any problem I reckon.
— 2 years ago

Peter, Juan and 25 others liked this


Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco 2016

This being a younger wine, needs a few minutes to breathe, but it’s a full-bodied and rich wine. A ton of potential here to keep in the wine cellar for a few years to mature. — 2 years ago

Ira, Ericsson and 8 others liked this