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!

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Insane pairing with some fried pipefish. Salinity redefined, intensity elevated. The 19’ La Forest is frankly a little riper than expected, but it’s moments like this that takes the wine beyond its weaknesses and into the realm of perfection. I live for this! — a year ago

Aravind, Josh and 28 others liked this

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🙂 great to encounter a special bottle!

Daou Vineyards

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

New vintage of the reserve cab. Balanced and elegant. Opens quickly. Very good as expected. — a year ago

Josh, Eddie and 4 others liked this

Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2019: Medium-bodied. Impeccable balance. Elegant fresh juicy fruit. Notes of strawberry, cherry, earth, herbs, smoke & oak. Long smooth finish. What a remarkable wine. Haven’t had a bottle of Goldeneye in numerous years and boy was this outstanding. It made for a very enjoyable evening & meal. All in all, a delicious Pinot Noir! Goldeneye hits the bullseye! Great day to all! Cheers 🎯🍷 — a year ago

Severn, Juan and 4 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Vintage Champagne Blend 2014

Wow. Fresh and zesty but with incredible depth. 2-3 minutes on the finish, one of the best champagnes I have had: have not had their regular non vintage brut but this delivers even at the $100 price point. Would absolutely buy this — a year ago

Ira, Josh and 8 others liked this

Ferrando Vini

Etichetta Bianca (White Label) Carema Nebbiolo 2018

Popped and poured. The 2018 Ferrando Carema pours a beautiful, luminous, transparent ruby color that displays a slightly brown cast around the edge. Medium (+?) viscosity. Cherries bruised forest strawberries, pink roses, tar, crushed granite, Alpine herbs, and a kiss of spices. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid. Finish is very long and super satisfying. A tremendously elegant wine. So much class. Best after about 45 minutes of air in the glass and continued to build until the last sip which was a few hours later. I really enjoy these wines. Too bad the prices are nearly 2x what they were 5 years ago. — a year ago

Ira, Andrew and 19 others liked this

San Giorgio

Ugolforte Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

2016: Darn good Brunello, young but opens to classic Sangiovese flavors after 4-5 hours: tart cherry, leather, tar, menthol, some minerals. Good concentration and mouthfeel. Should be even better over the next few years. $40 sale at GW. — a year ago

Nicolas, Byron and 5 others liked this

Bacio Divino

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

rich dark & red fruits, initially green herbaceous but quickly turns to leather & licorice w tobacco ~ fruits continue rich & sweet w mocha & dark chocolate ~ more forward to mid palate but resonates w good temporal length — a year ago

Casey, Shay and 10 others liked this

Kilchoman Distillery

Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

2022 Whisky Advent Calendar Day 4: Super complex. Honey, floral notes and vanilla nose. Very light color but deceptively dense body. There is a sweetness and spicy creamy note and cigar box running through the peat and smoke. — a year ago

Josh, Anthony and 5 others liked this


Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay 2019

Ron R

Yes, yes, yes.
Our short ribs, roasted spuds and sprouts in the foreground 😜
So consistent and relaxed. Excellent. See my prior notes.
— a year ago

Kevin, Tom and 40 others liked this