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!

Blood Oath

Pact No. 5 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky

No rocks for this one, nice & neat is the best way to go
Distillery notes,

A masterful union of three well-bred bourbons. One, a 13-year mahogany bourbon, un‑apologetically peppery with shavings of dark chocolate. Two, an 11-year silky, wheated bourbon rich with vanilla and honey. And three, an 8-year find, finished in Caribbean rum barrels to impart orange, brown sugar and warm island spice. Every sip, an uncharted, sensory adventure.
— a month ago

Paul, Bob and 24 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Starting to see the commonality of posts between you and @Ryan Vento I might need to start pushing up some of our collections.
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Now’s the time 🥃
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

It doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. Whiskey Advocates # 1 last year was the 13 year old bottled in Bond from George Dickle, $35-45.00

Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno

Ravera Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Being a 2013 Barolo, I expected this to be largely unapproachable and, at least initially, my a suspicions were validated. However, after about 30 minutes of swirling and coming up to temperature, it’s reticence faded away and instead, blossomed into a very attractive, youthful wonder. The nose was quite winsome with black licorice, roses, tar and dark fruits. One of those wines where the bouquet alone is enough to celebrate. On the palate, it was no quite as expressive and very primary with tart dark and red fruits and spices. The structure is intimidating at this stage. Long, mouth drying finish. I would suggest tucking these away for at least another five to ten years to get the most out of it. DIAM cork which I found somewhat surprising. — a month ago

Peter, Bob and 15 others liked this

Foradori

Dolomiti Teroldego 2018

Blackberry, blueberry, & boysenberry cobbler. Plump with structure. Nice light herbaceous undertones and some violet for good measure. — a month ago

Mandi, Eric and 20 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

The best of the trio 08, 09 and 10. Lots of cigar box, red fruits, tobacco...a beautiful young wine that should improve in time — a month ago

Mario, Aravind and 13 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Esola Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

Mike R
9.2

Zin and ribs last night and this wine paired perfectly - intense powerful with some extraction evident but when paired with finger sucking Rufus Teague sauce ribs - bam and fireworks - yummy and smiles all around - this wine could last a few years but why for it is so ready NOW — a month ago

Mike, Shawn and 61 others liked this
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

A superb food wine combo. 👍

Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

California sunshine in a glass — a month ago

Rob, Eric and 25 others liked this

Cibonne

Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes Côtes de Provence Tibouren Rosé 2017

A rare rosé that’s not dominated by primary fruit. This has rosehip, orange peel, mineral salt, peach, dried lavender and herbal, woody notes. Oak tannins. Palate is so lively, textured, broad but tensile, and the finish is looong. Delicious. Second time’s the charm (first bottle was corked) — a month ago

Matt, Daniel and 37 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Roero Arneis 2018

John Howard
9.3

Omg. So good. Has it all: fruit, acid, palate grip, structure. Best Arneis there is. Great vintage. — a month ago

Mike, Ira and 33 others liked this

Peter Michael Winery

L'Apres-Midi Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Probably one of the best SB’s I’ve ever tasted! Had a finish that lasted as long as some reds I’ve had. Rich complex minerality like un other. Wow! — a month ago

Ira, Nagib and 6 others liked this