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!


'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 2012

2012 vintage. Tiniest bubbles I’ve ever seen with a Champagne. Citrus and guava/kiwi flavors dialed in with well-balanced acidity and slight hints of brioche. Super youthful and needs (at least) another half-decade before knocking on the door and disturbing. Great body/weight tho…could drink all night. Still the only winery in the world that doesn't produce a wine every year? Would like to believe it so. — a year ago

Vino, Ira and 19 others liked this

Leonetti Cellar

Walla Walla Valley Merlot 2017

We had the 2017 Vintage on 11/27-28/22. Blackberry, plum and mocha on the palate. Fruit forward, full bodied. Well balanced. A darn good Merlot. — a year ago

Douglas, Joseph and 8 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2011

Heavy bodied, mild tannins. Notes of plums, fresh mint, liquorice and coconut. So pleasant to drink! — a year ago

Jan, Aaron and 12 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

32 years and going strong. Chanterelle and porcini with earth notes and crushed cherries and baked plum. Palate of dried blackberries and alluvial strolls, black currant and smoke. Cedar-cinnamon-tobacco triumvirate. Gloriously strong and hearty.

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— a year ago

Ira, Vanessa and 12 others liked this

Domaine du Clos de Tart

Monopole Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

First time trying the Clos de Tart as far as I recall. Really impressed! 2011 showed better than expected. Would love to have more! — a year ago

Nicolas, Bob and 11 others liked this

Domaine Sylvain Pataille

L'Ancestrale Marsannay Pinot Noir 2018

Superb at cellar temp out of the bottle. One of the best I’ve had for ages. Glorious ! Christmas lunch contender. — a year ago

Nicolas, Romain and 10 others liked this
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Tenuta Sant'Antonio

Selezione Antonio Castagnedi Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2016

Obsessed. Juicy but smoky. A lot of fruit on the nose. Super well balanced. — a year ago

Ira, Vanessa and 4 others liked this

Olivier Leflaive

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2020

This is actually very nice. Great white Burgundy. Acidity with floral multiplexed flavor profiles. Very enjoyable — a year ago

Jonathan, Bob and 10 others liked this

Arnaldo Rivera

Undicicomuni Barolo Nebbiolo 2016


Nose: blackberries and cherries.
Taste: very juicy, medium body, very high tannins. Blackberries and clay. A little spicy.

It's a wonderful wine, but my preference for lower tannins bumps it down for me.
— a year ago

Byron, Nicolas and 5 others liked this