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!

Arnot-Roberts

Touriga Nacional Rosé 2019

Strawberry shortcake, vanilla custard, cherry filling, smoke, mineral deposits, sea salt. Delicious accompaniment to a hot Texas evening. — a year ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
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Ron R

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Looking good, Ryan. What's the price of this? Thanks.
Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

Nabbed it for $30.
Ron R

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Nay bad, bud...

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Very masculin wine with granite, tar, leather, liquorice notes with amazingly soft silky tannin. It opens in 30 min to this explosion of aforementioned notes with black fruit in the background. Green bell pepper in the background give away the youth. It should develop very well over the years. Great length: good 35 seconds on the palate. Now I need to try the real deal COS from the same vintage. — a year ago

Ira, Aravind and 27 others liked this
Rodolphe Clérac

Rodolphe Clérac

I have a Cos 1985 for you for your next visit... if I did not drink it before...
Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

@Rodolphe Clérac buddy if this Covid mess wasn’t on I will take a flight for it.
Rodolphe Clérac

Rodolphe Clérac

Hopefully soon! I can keep it for another year...

Pierre Boisson

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015

David T
9.3

I’ll let my previous notes of weeks ago stand.

However, if you like white burgundy & can find some of their 2015-17, you owe it to yourself to order some of Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc at $37.99.

Drinks like a well made Meursault and makes many elite Ca Chardonnays pale in comparison.

It has purity of fruit & minerality...not crushed in new oak and ABV burn.

You can spend $75 to $200 for elite Ca Chardonnay, I’ll take this over those any day.
— a year ago

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E & K G

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@David T Am trying to find some of the Bourgogne Blancs on your RWC but pxs have already started to go up a lot in Japan. $50+ and the village level whites are at $130-150 or so. Only the Aligote is about $30😭😭😭
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I thought those were chili 🌶 at first, really disappointed now

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2018

One can never have enough Lapierre Morgon in their life. Perfect for a hot summer night, but works just as well on a cool fall evening. Bright red fruit in general but the vintages can show through nicely as well. The 18s show great fruit and a ready for drinking anytime with some earthy undertones. The quality is so consistent as well. — a year ago

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E & K G

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@Rob Brobst III 🥂 Cheers! Hope you are having a great evening!
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@E & K G great photo! Cheers! 🍷
Eric

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True dat.

Garnier JC

Les Tailles Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Drank over the course of three days; just like Mufasa, this fine drop from Anjou was dignified and imposing until the end. Surprised that any sniff of oxidation - and there was near none - was in reality a welcomed influence. Would happily order a case of this medium bodied blend of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon. A mouthful of ripe strawberries and plums, a little perfume, low acid (but enough so it wasn’t flabby), soft tannins with a slightly jammy concentration at the tail. Confident this would be a pleasure to have any day, at any hour, meal or no meal, friends or no friends, in bed, at a table, or on the floor. A beautiful wine beautifully made. Bravo J. C. Garnier. — a year ago

Paul, Andrew and 6 others liked this

El Tesoro

Paradiso Extra Añejo Tequila

Dessert outside,

2019 Best Extra Añejo Tequila from the Beverage Tasting Institute: "Gold color. Attractive aromas of cedar, caramel, crushed pineapple, eucalyptus-vanilla, and fine tea with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, very long allspice, lime leaf, dried mango, smoke, and sea salt finish. Exotic aromas and superb integration make this the Cognac or Single Malt-lovers Tequila; a must-try." (04/2019) Distiller's note: "A distinct tequila, El Tesoro Paradiso® is slowly aged for five years in French oak ex-Cognac barrels. Created by Don Felipe Camarena in collaboration in with Alain Royer of A. de Fussigny Cognac, this unique tequila has an earthy taste with a hint of minerality, tropical characteristics, and sweet notes of butterscotch."
— a year ago

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Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

Haven’t used my Corkcicle in a while. Gotta do that soon.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Summer time glasses

Henschke

Henry's Seven Barossa Red Blend 2016

Henry’s Seven is a full-bodied red blend, made from 66% Shiraz, 15 % Grenache, 10 % Mourvèdre (locally known as Mataro) and 9% Viognier. Affluent aromas of black cherry, dark plum, fig, cedar, black pepper, and clove on the nose; dusty and dry on the palate with integrated tannins. — a year ago

Paul, Kimberly and 7 others liked this

Etude

Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

For its name this seems a fitting ‘study’ of a richer Napa Pinot. Expressive warm oak spices and a range of inviting red and black fruit, tart to bruised. Has a Christmas fruitcake quality. — a year ago

Ted, Ira and 16 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson

Love the pic!

Janzen Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Meat and potatoes with balanced Napa Cab. Dark, dark red on the eye. The nose is full of blackberry, plum, oak and vanilla. The mouthfeel is powerful yet velvety with dark fruit, vanilla and a soft chocolaty finish. Young but precise Napa Cab, very enjoyable with a certain bravado. Cheers. — a year ago

Sharon, Paul and 11 others liked this
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Your photo inspired me to try sliced potatoes on the grill. cheers!
Ericsson

Ericsson

@Rhonely Boy Thats great! I put some olive oil and rosemary topped with sea salt. How were your?