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!

Michele Chiarlo

Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2020

I’m a sucker for moscato. On the nose, Irish Spring (but not soapiness). On the palate, the classic moscato smoothness with honey notes at the end. — 2 years ago

Ericsson, Jamie and 9 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Nose: Pronounced Intensity of Ripe Dark Fruit with hints of Oak and Lavender.

Palate: Dry. High Acidity. Medium Plus Tannin. Full Body. Medium Intensity of Blackberry, Oak, Leather, and a hint of Smoke. Medium Plus Finish.
— 2 years ago

LM, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Chardonnay 2016

Wow! Chablis in Oregon! Lemon, grass like from olive oil, a bit of cream, limestone. There’s a balance to this that makes it outstanding. Great with mushroom ravioli and on its own. Finish lingers for a long time with a creaminess and hints of citrus and touch something like cooking oil. It almost goes to petrol like a Riesling. So glad I grabbed a bottle of this. — 2 years ago

Jason, Severn and 9 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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OR is the new frontier for white Burgundy.
Brandon Boesch

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@Severn Goodwin yeah, I was up there in 2019 and some of the chards were great. Need to try more. Any other producers/wines you recommend?
Byron Hewett

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Lingua Franca, Roserock (now owned by Drouhin), Walter Scott…

Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2018

My 5 year old son requested beef Wellington (!) for dinner but I did promise to let him choose so…challenge accepted. To accompany, Enderle & Moll’s entry level PN from 2018. Like a lot of 2018s in the old world it’s uncharacteristically ripe but nevertheless absolutely stunning. Soft as satin, a profusion of cherries and rose petals — 2 years ago

Ely, Lyle and 15 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Nice! Almost entry level, this is tier number two, one less expensive wine down, that's almost as good...


Sonoma County Merlot 2018

Medium boldness on the nose - cranberry, slightly floral. And about the same on the palate. Slightly tart, acidic, and medium flavor. What I’d expect from a nice Merlot. Opened it a few hours ago, and should have aerated it too. — 2 years ago

Ericsson, LM and 5 others liked this


Rare Millésimé Brut Champagne Blend 2008

As always the most showy and approachable of the 08’s. Soft fruit, sweet edges. Pretty and long… really delicious. — 2 years ago

Shay, Bob and 17 others liked this

Domaine Pascal Cotat

La Grande Côte Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Ok, this is still a baby but also a very good wine. After 1 hour decant the marmalade is remarkable in the scent and taste. I’m always I fan of this estate and is a great P/Q — 2 years ago

Peter, Peter and 13 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

See previous note from 96 weeks ago where I said that I would drink the last one when my son Hugh was home from NY (born 1987) which came to pass last night. Overall not as impressive as the previous tasting but retains its silky tannin structure. Very dark in colour - opaque. Notes of cassis and pipe tobacco - overall dusty without the depth of fruit of the previous tasting. Just medium bodied. Tasting Book recommend a drinking window till 2035 which I would not agree with. Leads me to think I will be drinking my bottles of 86 Mouton sooner rather than later. — 2 years ago

Ericsson, Andrew and 34 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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@Michael Herzog It’s a good idea to do this I think Michael. We also have a daughter Georgie who was born in 1989. We will be drinking an old Bordeaux from that year sometime in the next few days before they both return to work overseas.
Bill Bender

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@Bob McDonald I have a couple ‘89s. I need to check in on one soon. Hope you are are well Bobby Mac.
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@Bill Bender Nice to hear from you Bill. We are well and I hope you are as well. We ended up having an 89 Mouton when the kids were home. Wonderful aromatics. Weather cooling down. Hope it’s warm enough to go for a surf over Easter. Cheers.

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2006

We are loving the toast, marzipan, almond paste, brioche, dried apricot, dried apple, crushed white rose petals, and pastry notes coming from this beauty - nearly confectionery!

It turns out we love vintage bubbles 🥂 🍾
2006 vintage, disgorged June, 2014.
— 2 years ago

with Deked1
Deked1, Paul and 28 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

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@Vanessa the pourers said “ it’s only grape juice “!


@Andrew Schirmer Cheers back at ya! We’re savoring!!! 😍


@Daniel Bloom That’s some special grape juice. I don’t remember it tasting like that as a kid 😆