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!

Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Mike R
9.6

Omg so good - really makes you smile - yesterday was actually my birthday so champagne has calories so all I could drink / damn diet haha — 17 days ago

Mike, Shay and 51 others liked this
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Happy Birthday Mike!!
Manny Abascal

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Happy birthday!!
Jason and Jennie

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Happy birthday Mike!

Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

jesus g
10

This vertical was Spott on... lol
All textbook Cabernets (Bordeaux blends) operating at a very high level. The wines appropriately represented their region, as well as their vintage. It was like worlds sharpest conductor instructing his/her orchestra never skipping a beat. The 12 Spottswoode was soft, juicy and deliciously ripe. The 13 Continuum a bit dry with firm tannin and a commanding presence at the dinner table. The 14 J. Davies- Jamie was calm, collected and fragile with silky integrated tannins, and long uplifting finish. And of course two grilled 16 ounce bone in ribeyes with a classic hollandaise sauce and baked potato.
— 20 days ago

Bill, Jonathan and 37 others liked this
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@jesus g Cheers 🍷

Alain Graillot

La Guiraude Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2006

Very very very tight. Maybe it’s that particular bottle and the weather but I was surprised by it.
The nose is intoxicating, beautiful classic northern Syrah. Violet, smoke, meaty.
Palate is shut down, starts to open up after 5h in decanter. Lots of structure, elegant fruit (mix of red and blue) with tannins getting softer with air.
Needs more time!
— 20 days ago

P, Romain and 2 others liked this

Domaine Coche-Dury (J.F. Coche Dury)

Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Way too young. Ethereal and light. I can feel the potentials — 18 days ago

Ira, James and 21 others liked this

Etienne Calsac

L'echappe Belle Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

Very toasty and yeasty in the nose. More apples on the palate. The warm and fruity notes balance the high acidity really nicely. Overall just a beautiful champagne and only $45. — 20 days ago

Paul, Dennis and 17 others liked this

Clos Ste. Magdeleine

Cassis Rosé Blend 2018

When you get back from vacation and want to pretend you’re still on vacation 🤣 strawberries, white flowers, rocks all the things! — 19 days ago

Sharon, Paul and 9 others liked this
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What a fine idea 👍

Joseph Colin

Le Trézin Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

OMG! Excellent young Puligny. Focused. — 19 days ago

Michael, Ceccherini and 13 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2012

3 hours in decanter ... will be even better in 3-5 years — 18 days ago

Eric, Shay and 15 others liked this

Left Coast Cellars

Suzanne's Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Light purple hue with elements of ruby. Noticeable tearing. Tart black cherry, fresh crisp raspberry, nutmeg, and subtle cola on the nose. Strong backbone of acidity to add structure to the palate. Long finish. — 20 days ago

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