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!

Palmer & Co

Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Shay A
9.2

I’m between a 91-92 (same as I was for the Brut Reserve). After going through 6 of these and 6 brut reserve over the last year, I feel confident in the longevity of these Blanc de Blanc champagnes.

For a Blanc de Blanc, this shows plenty of yeasty/toasty notes with fleshy characteristics. Sea salted flaky honey buttered biscuits with lemon scone and honeysuckle aromatics. While the palate is similar, the finish is so drastically different than the rest of this champagne…almost too tart. Palate profile is rich with yellow fruits, kiss of nougat, and some classical limestone. The finish is just crazy underripe and again, tart. Razor sharp acidity. I think this is a champagne that benefits from time, whereas the Brut reserve is perfectly fine to consume now.
— 2 months ago

Jan, Douglas and 36 others liked this
Joshua Fisher

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You should get a job at a wine magazine Shay
Shay A

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@Joshua Fisher : Ha. I appreciate that. Just love wine…and part of the nerdy aspects of it! Hope to catch you at Brasswood once or twice when out that way the first week of September.
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@Shay A Delectable just tagged this post of yours on their Instagram account. Kudos!

Drappier

Zero Dosage Brut Nature Champagne Pinot Noir

Medium bodied, brioche, fine bubbles. Nothing wrong here… — 2 months ago

Alex, Ira and 6 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Blanco Rioja Viura 2017

Lemon and saline aromas with hints of the indigenous yeast. Round, lemon, medium acid, long finish of minerals. Balanced. Beautiful. — 2 months ago

Andrew, Jamie and 6 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Double decanted, amazing energy and tannin integration. Huge fan of Thomas Brown. Can only get better with more time — 2 months ago

Alex, Sharon and 7 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2009

We must be getting old as my homeboy & I remembered when this was 20$— now it’s north of 79$. First, that incredible, shimmering copper color, as if a siren call to the rewards that await. So many layers that never seem to stop: sherry- like on nose, with high pitched iodine, but deeper & round on the palate. Hints of bergamot, cinnamon bark, oyster mushroom, clove, faded citrus fruit. So so alive. What a treat. Part 2 with slow roasted grapefruit chicken, roasted eggplant with yogurt sauce & the early innings of a another wild Mets win. — 2 months ago

Owen Mazon
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Peter, Owen and 17 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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The wild juice.
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Yeah, where the wild juice gets drunk, OG Homie Wine Club unite@Eric Urbani @Severn Goodwin !
Owen Mazon

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You make it sound as good as it was!

Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2018

An extremely balanced wine! Opens up with raspberries and cherries on the nose. Has a delicious fruity characteristic. Mulberries and raspberries on the pallet. Leaves the mouth watering. medium bodied with soft tannins and does not sucker punch like many super Tuscans. Still very young, recommend to decant. — 2 months ago

Iwan, Jamie and 7 others liked this

Koehler-Ruprecht

Kabinett trocken Pinot Noir 2018

2018 vintage. Vacation wine!!!! Very welcome in the face of continued uncertainty after such a whirlwind year and a half. Tart cranberry, crabapple, unripe cherry, lime, autumn leaves, dust, black rocks, rosehips, tea. Great alternative for Burgundy lovers. — 2 months ago

Ira, Peter and 11 others liked this

Hourglass

HG III Napa Valley Red Blend 2018

2018. Really needed the hour or so we had it open before our steaks were served. The almost totally absent aromas filled out with abundant red and black fruits and the tannins cut through a grilled ribeye while finishing smooth. Priced at a little over retail, we were all very happy with the selection. — 2 months ago

Aravind, Eric and 6 others liked this

Padelletti

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Very fresh style of BdM. Bright ruby, and drinking much younger than expected. Crowd pleaser. Will follow thru day 2. — 2 months ago

David Barker
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Alex, Tom and 11 others liked this