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!

Domaine Auguste Clape

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Timothy Eustis
9.2

This is not your grandmothers cotes du Rhone. Holy cow. Bacon fat on this 2019. Brilliant. Expensive. But brilliant. — 23 days ago

John, Byron and 15 others liked this
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Scored it a little higher recently. Def fantastic CDR.

Domaine du Gour de Chaulé

Cuvée Tradition Gigondas Grenache 2018

2018. Popped and poured because another wine was in my decanter. We really enjoyed the 2017 this summer at a wine dinner and thought it would be great with a little age, so we ordered a bottle. Didn’t realize we ended up with a 2018 until tonight. This bottle was brighter and fresher, everything I love about Grenache! Used a splash of this wine to revive a leftover dried cherry sauce from this weekend for rack of lamb chops tonight. Made the sauce even better! — 24 days ago

Andrew, Aravind and 8 others liked this

Dry Creek Vineyard

Old Vine Dry Creek Valley ZInfandel 2018

Very nice! A little berry, a tiny bit of wood, a tiny bit tart for just a second, and a nice finish. Very friendly, nuanced wine. Would buy again, despite being more expensive. — a month ago

Neil, Ericsson and 6 others liked this

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Andrew Holod
9.2

Originally bought for a cross commune, horizontal blind tasting in preparation for the MW exam, this has been waiting in the cellar. Decided to decant for Christmas dinner w beef and mini Yorkshire puddings.
Very complex nose with cedar, tobacco, black plum and dried berry notes. Elegantly resolved in the mouth, plush even. Interestingly this wine threw both tannin sediment and tartaric crystals.
— 23 days ago

Andrew, ESF and 11 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Barnyard funk blows off with air, revealing graphite, mulberry, plum, and cigar box. Shows finesse on the palate with notes of milk chocolate, cranberry, dried strawberry, and spice. Tannins are softening and approachable, but no rush here. Great length. Solid QPR. Very well done! — 24 days ago

Eddie, Jae and 11 others liked this

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2017

A profound and deep red color; high alcohol; jammy red fruits, caramel, chocolate, baked spices, strong tannins, very well balanced and full bodied. A wonderful wine! I’ definitely getting more bottles :) — a month ago

Romain, Byron and 6 others liked this

Stein

Red Light Pinot Noir 2019

Light & somewhat ephemeral. High acid, cherry/cranberry accord. Bright, candied fruit. Beautiful wine. — 23 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
David, Brian and 20 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Pèppoli Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

Nice, vibrant Chianti providing fresh layers of red and blue fruits with a slight earthy under note. — 23 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Jan, Skip and 6 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Intense and dense but vivid aromas of strawberries, raspberry toffee, bramble, roses, Pronounced savoury and earthy spice character of cinnamon, nutmeg and a sweet vanilla note that brings a balanced complexity.
Palate is dry, medium acidity and Medium fruity tannins, soft and approachable but still it provides a solid framework that guards the palate, well integrated alcohol in a full body with a sweet and ripe, toffee like red fruit, profile that remain its nerve and tension and is far from feeling heavy. A dimensional complexity of vanilla and spice brings nuance a cross the mid palate through a solid finish that falls a tad short from the major league.
— 25 days ago

Ira, Ericsson and 7 others liked this