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!

Vinos Comando

Rozas 1er Cru Vino de Paraje Grenache 2018

Tasted on the go, so little time to properly asset it. I like this style - light and sophisticated. Red berries, dried medicinal herbs, white pepper, raw meat, blood, and a tiny bit of VA. Elegant and delicious. Good tannin. Would love to taste it again. — a month ago

Peter, Ray and 3 others liked this

Château Monbousquet

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Rich aromas, definitely picking up on vanilla oaky notes, dark fruits. Light but lush body, fruity (black fruits) and earthy (soil), prominent but smooth tannins. — a month ago

Barberry, Romain and 4 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Still holds the title for best nose in the world! 1hr+ decant. Floral nose that’s insane. Could small the empty bottle all day long. Wine is classic Bordeaux with flowers, earth, and cedar dominating. Wine starts out deep and chewy but fades quickly. Still a favorite! Drink up! — a month ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
vinokeeno, Tom and 13 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Bouquet and mouthfeel of blackberry jam and dark cherry - smooth, sweet, and fruit-forward, but curious what would come out with age. Love this wine, and sad I didn’t cellar it. — a month ago

Eric, Peter and 8 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Last wine of the evening. Much more fruit forward compared to the 2001 we had earlier in the evening. Such a great wine flight and this was a wonderful finish. Perfect time to drink this 2009 — a month ago

Romain, Andrew and 11 others liked this

Glinavos

Paleokerisio Traditional Semi-sparkling Ioannina Orange 2020

2020 vintage, Apple cider and spices forward bouquet, sweet in the palette but not sure overwhelming, summer and refreshing great Greek wine. — a month ago

Severn, Barberry and 4 others liked this

Domaine de la Charbonnière

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2020

Young and pale in colour, the 2020 Domaine de la Charbonniere Blanc - the only white wine produced at this historic Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate - is a medium bodied, elegant wine made with Grenache (40%), Roussanne (40%) and Clairette (20%) from sandy soils in the appellation.

The exuberant nose offers aromas of peach, lavender, pear, cardamom and lime, with a generous hint of salted butter despite the limited use of oak and no malolactic fermentation. The palate is soft and welcoming, with a gorgeous mouthfeel and very concentrated fruit, finishing on a bitter lemon note. The long finish is very satisfying. This would be a brilliant wine for grilled prawns, and I’ll leave it at that. Ageworthy? Not sure, it’s a very complete wine now.
— a month ago

Peter, Ira and 6 others liked this

Colle Massari

Rosso Riserva Montecucco Sangiovese Blend 2016

Quite nice. A good value when I bought it and even better now as it’s going for $19. From the owners of Poggio di Sotto which we had the good fortune to taste at recently. Quite complete. Tannins at this point are still pretty forbidding, but at this price a good one to stock away for the future. — a month ago

Lyle, Severn and 10 others liked this

Château L'Evangile

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Took a minute for this to open up, but when it did, it was fantastic. Fruits kept some boldness, but still had some earthiness in there. Great velvety mouth feel. @Mes Amis with Tara, Bo & Kevin — a month ago

Matt, Beth and 7 others liked this