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!

Torre d'Orti

Amarone Della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2017

Very rich flavours, heavy body. Dark red colour. Little bit more acid than expected, but still well balanced. — 3 years ago

Alex, Ericsson and 10 others liked this

Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Off to the right bank and the most affordable top notch Pomerol that isn’t Petrus - VCC. Opened up with a bouquet of graphite, truffles and dark fruits that was reflected perfectly in the palate. Good structure and finish but I kind of expected it to develop a bit more given the character and charm out of the gate. Great experience overall. — 3 years ago

Shay, Eric and 16 others liked this

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Ready to drink just after opening but improves immensely after a few hours of decant.
Fresh black currants & pencil shavings with a savoury green pepper note. So fresh on the palate, with a wonderful presence on the mid palate and very fine, dusty & juicy tannins. Fantastic drinkability. This is in a very fine moment right now - so delicious!
— 3 years ago

Daniel, Peter and 10 others liked this
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Gorgeous setting!

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Loved the 2017 with pizza, alongside garlic grilled chicken and with a meaty ribeye. Yeah we probably stretched it, but if any bottle could be the equivalent of the giving tree, it’s the bruciato. — 3 years ago

Ericsson, Jan and 10 others liked this

Cantina Zaccagnini

Dal Tralcetto Colline Pescaresi Pinot Grigio 2019

Didn’t think I was a Pinot Grigio gal til i started drinking the real stuff from Italy. Loves this especially at the price ($12 at Costco). Refreshing, crisp apples, tart, acidic bite, rather dry. Would love to have again. Great on a warm summer day — 3 years ago

Ethan HeyboerPeter HeyboerDiane Heyboer
with Ethan, Peter and 1 other
Daniel P., Alex and 3 others liked this

Jean Bourdy

Côtes du Jura Poulsard Blend 2018

Decided to give this one another go since I liked it so much last time. Didn’t detect as much cooking oil viscosity as last time but it’s still quite rich. Stimulating bouquet with layered scents of mixed red and black fruit (red cherry & plum, blackberry, fresh bramble), strong savory notes of aged leather, mushroom, game, and barnyard-y smells, spicy oak notes of cloves, cedar, and smoke… and I think I detect some anise seed and sandalwood? On the palate more red n black fruit together including red cherry, blackberry, and blueberry, notable black pepper lingering with smoothed out but grippy tannins on a medium finish. This would probably age well; still a fantastic value for a Friday night from Jura the Underdog — 3 years ago

Vin, Ericsson and 10 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Blanc White Blend 2019

Saline/floral nose. Grippy palate, no flab. Mineral. Texture is fabulous. Really an unsung Tempier (in the words of @Anthony Lombardi). Perfect with herby spanikopita & marinated lamb. — 3 years ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Bob, Brian and 24 others liked this


Clos de Tart Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Remains one of favorite grand crus. Gentle, rose petals, raspberries, peonies. Drinks beautifully but will benefit from another 5 years of cellaring. Very elegant. — 3 years ago

Alex, Brecht and 8 others liked this

Olivier Horiot

En Valingrain Rosé des Riceys 2014

What a color. So distinctive and ridiculously good. Cool climate fruit part of the spectrum, sour cherry, red plum and wild strawberry, blood orange, some blue and purple berries too, meeting with herbal stemmy whole cluster kind of stuff, flowers and game and chalk. Makes me wish I had a whole case but sadly only one bottle — 3 years ago

Severn, "Odedi" and 17 others liked this