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!

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Delicious, smooth, pleasant, good before and with a hearty spaghetti with red meat sauce.

— a year ago

Iwan, Deborah and 12 others liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Beautiful deep colour (but darkened tongues). Great consistent taste throughout. Yum berry taste (not sugary). — a year ago

Andrew, Brent and 5 others liked this

Adriano Ramos Pinto

Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 Year Tawny Port

Port after a perfect meal is, closure! — a year ago

Josh, Daniel P. and 21 others liked this


Oiry Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Clear medium gold that’s strikingly attractive. The nose is so pretty and deep with lemon and herbal aromas immediately. There are some almond notes after a bit of time along with delicate flowers. The chalk here is incredible and long. Peaches and pears, with apples and moist limestone.

The word that instantly comes to mind with this champagne is purity. It’s so pure, so alive, so vibrant. And such a good pure representation of the terroir. From Oiry in the Côte des Blancs and based from 2016 vintage. This is an intense wine and probably not for everyone, but it’s so charming and precise. Beautifully racy acidity and exquisite structure. Fresh as hell and sharp, in that good way.

That Grand Cru fruit struts its stuff in the mouth. The chalk just screams at you until you fall head over heels in love. The citrus begins to shine along with more almonds and toasted bread. Long finish with a small bite of spice. Superbly spectacular. A real gem of a champagne.
— a year ago

Andrew, Severn and 11 others liked this

Isole e Olena

Collezione Privata Toscana IGT Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2016: Very good Italian Cabernet, drinking young but with solid concentration and balance. Fruit still a bit tart but other flavors are developing and oak is well-integrated. Bit steep at $75 (WL) but only getting better with time. — a year ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Turnbull Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Rich aroma, then big flavors from the start with dark cherries, chocolate, currants, followed by anise,fig, and almond. Next comes smoky tannins hanging on to the very end. — a year ago

Robert Indik
with Robert
Billy, Sagee and 1 other liked this

The Hess Collection

Allomi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Beautiful nearly floral bouquet with lilacs and lavender. A bit bitter on the front end but quite smooth on the back. I toyed around with keeping this in the bottle at least another year longer. I’ll be curious how it mellows in the next 20 minutes. — a year ago

Jonathan, Ericsson and 3 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2012

Crisp with pinpoint mousse and long mineral finish. The texture is unlike any other. Will be great to see how this is in another 10 years. — a year ago

Meghana Kaloji
with Meghana
Billy, Ira and 19 others liked this

Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2017

Delicious Nero D'avola blend. Definitely recommend with pizza and medium heavy fare. — a year ago

Ray, leon and 8 others liked this