Tasting Notes: Weekly Roundup

Happy Wednesday! 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!

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Cuvée della Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana Etna Bianco Carricante 2019

Tight and young. Lots of promise, but not giving much at the moment. Very mineral and stony. — 2 years ago

Byron, David and 16 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2006

2006 CdP showed really well with Christmas dinner. Nicely aged and showing good complexity.

The nose showed aromas of raspberry, blackberry, coffee, tobacco, leather, dried herbs de Provence, and Christmas spice.

The palate was well structured, with nice weight and well integrated tannin that led to a long finish.

Paired nicely with our prime rib roast.
— 2 years ago

Ray, "Odedi" and 10 others liked this

Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Lemon, lime, underripe apple, underripe pear. Not too rich, not overly oaked. Great balance and finish. Low ABV (13.5%) a nice change of pace for this region. At $70 CDN, it is expensive but an excellent choice for special occasion like Christmas dinner which it matched nicely with. — 2 years ago

Ericsson, LM and 1 other liked this

Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

An aged beauty. First sips intriguing. Then it went dead for half hour to 45 minutes - then delicate and A perfumed nose- dried roses and raspberry - colour tending to brownish red - as expected. Still modest tannins and a long finish Elegant - a treat to drink. — 2 years ago

Danielle LeboffDavid Stein
with Danielle and David
Eddie, Vanessa and 16 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

Rob N

One of my favorite producers. This one is a little young (the ‘98 is my favorite so far) but after 2 hours of air it was pretty smooth. It had a little bit of pepper, or wild purple flavor, but I’m not sure if was the syrah (sort of like K vintners?) or the more dominant grenache. A great Christmas wine. — 2 years ago

Byron, LM and 15 others liked this


Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2008

One of the best vintages for Comte! The 08 was singing, rich with so much energy showing notes of citrus, marzipan, brioche, mineral & white flower although very young you can approach now. — 2 years ago

Severn, Alex and 24 others liked this

Ntsiki Biyela

Aslina Chardonnay 2019

pale straw, white blossom, unscented soap, acid bath, clay, shoots, nuts, green berry, melon rind, mica, citrus, oyster water. — 2 years ago

Jess Paley
with Jess
"Odedi", Byron and 6 others liked this

Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Antonio Galloni

Outrageously great. Opulent and plush, but so well balanced. A stunning wine in every way… — 2 years ago

George, Anthony and 63 others liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Beautiful violet to dark maroon tones in the glass. Aromas of blackberry, vanilla, and lavender. Tastes complex with dark stone fruit, cocoa, vanilla, and floral herbs. So good! — 2 years ago

LM, Ericsson and 4 others liked this