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 du Collier

Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2016

Lights-out good. It's rare we finish a bottle on a weeknight but this went down like water. — 3 years ago

S.S., Ira and 14 others liked this

Goyo Garcia Viadero

Finca Valdeolmos Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2011

An opaque ruby purple wine with sediment

Deep blueberries and blackberries with manure, wet leaf, earth, super complex intense aromatics

Palate is more tart, more red, equally complex, integrated tannins and bright med-high acidity. Lengthy finish on fruits and acid.

Super fresh and young tasting.

Great with a chorizo and chicken "paella"
— 3 years ago

Linh TongLarry Pelham
with Linh and Larry
Larry, Eric and 9 others liked this

Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

David T

Haven’t been able to get this since winter. So good for the price point, $40 ish. Good to be able to get this locally again.

Ripe, juicy pear, green & golden apples, pineapple, white stone fruits, touch of cider, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, yeasty bread, baguette crust, caramel, yellow lilies, spring flowers, acidity is perfect with length, balance & smartly polished for days.

Great on both ends, cheese & shortbread cookies.
— 3 years ago

Ron, Severn and 31 others liked this
Ron R

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From the same family as Bruno? If so, I love his stuff…
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@Ron R If they are, it’s not close relation. Bruno is also much larger. Regardless, styles are different. Bruno is rich and decadent. Pierre is racy yet polished.

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2010

I just seriously enjoyed this… just so delicious with fine silky effervescent bubbles and brioche with white fruit on the nice medium-long finish. — 3 years ago

Rob, Eddie and 20 others liked this

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Every time I drink cote rotie, I miss cote rotie. Plenty bright and starting to show its stuff. Phenomenal with filets. — 3 years ago

Peter, Shay and 31 others liked this
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Those filets are really flirting with the bottle

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Marked improvement on day 2. Spices, tannin and lift go on and on. Smitten.

G.D. Vajra

Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

Obsessed w this. Mint, strawberry lemonade. Lightly fizzed. — 3 years ago

Laura and Danny
with Laura
Rob, Ericsson and 11 others liked this


Gullyview Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2019

Apricot and citrus on the nose. Slightly sweet but well balanced with acidity. Reminded me of a not quite ripe apricot, just with lots more complexity! Lovely. — 3 years ago

Douglas, Ericsson and 6 others liked this

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía 2018

Dark yet fresh, vivid and bursting out of the glass with ripe sour cherry, violets and crushed rocks. A touch of reduction.
On the palate this is so fresh. Mid weight, juicy, crunchy tannins, juicy acidity. Chunky yet not rustic.
This has personality, loads of interesting edges, quite some depth and brilliant drinkability, esp. slightly chilled.
Brilliant value, too!
— 3 years ago

Eddie, Pinotman and 11 others liked this

Ulysse Collin

Les Maillons Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2016

Outstanding! A befitting wine to break a somewhat self-imposed 3 months dry spell.
Open for business from day one, yet it constantly evolved over the next three days. Red cherries, apples, and brioche dominated the bouquet at the start, which eventually progressed to one lead by smoke and salinity. The palate explodes with a "sweet" core of red cherries and raspberries, finishing with heaps of spice (cinammon in particular) and dried flowers, all wrapped up in an incredibly salty package. Like the nose, day two and three saw salinity take centre stage, along with some apparent wood characters and bitter citrus in the finish. Olivier's wines have always brought a multi-dimensional complexity that's undeniable to any wine lover, but it's that balance of power-without-weight that makes him such a great winemaker. Safe to say, Ulysse Collin is fast becoming one of my favourite champagne estates.
— 3 years ago

Josh, Ceccherini and 28 others liked this
Ira Schwartz

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@Aaron Tan Nice to have you back . I posted a UC champagne last week, very special stuff.
Aaron Tan

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@Ira Schwartz Agreed. Olivier's wines are really special and getting better with each new release. Haven't seen his wines in a while (2-3 years) and was seriously blown away by this... Got the Les Enfers to try next and am gonna try nail some of the Roises somehow... in times like this 😂
Aravind A

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@Aaron Tan great btl for a comeback!