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!

Gérard Boulay

Comtesse Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Rick K
9.2

Seamless. Creamy, lemony, with a little almond skin on the finish. Really beautiful. Never mind the 😾 photobomber. He prefers Orange Wine . . . — 25 days ago

Severn, P and 24 others liked this
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@Rick K Discriminating cat 🐈 Cheers 🍷
Sharon B

Sharon B

Aww cute little kitty!
David T

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That’s an intense stare down.

Domaine Brazilier

Brut Methode Traditionnelle Coteaux du Vendômois

Beautiful dark salmon color. Nose is all strawberry & citrus. Light red fruit with white pepper notes accenting the finish. Accompanied by one of the greatest non-Jamaican Reggae bands & albums. All good on a Monday. — a month ago

Ira, Bill and 34 others liked this
Jeff Venier

Jeff Venier

What band and what album?
Jeff Venier

Jeff Venier

Sorry I didn’t expand the pic before asking... totally agree👍
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What!?! What about UB40??? 🤣😳🤪

Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke

Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2018

Vintage 2018 / A bit a-typical Rioja, 95% tempranillo 5% viura without aging in wood, but it has very expressive raspberries in smell, vivid taste with high acidity. Mesmerising! Paired with Malaysian style Quail. / at restaurant O&O — a month ago

Willem, Dick and 10 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2009

A bit reticent upon opening, this blossomed into a great glass of Champagne. Melange of fruits, especially red fruits, citrus, slate and yeasty goodness. Expansive finish. Great balance. Cont’d to improve over a few hours. — a month ago

Kurt-Inge, Keith and 7 others liked this

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Cuvée Bernardo Vallana Spanna Nebbiolo 2013

Reddish orange- fills your nose with some loam,spice and cinnamon. Light to med bodied with some hefty tannins. Nebbiolo cherry. Needs food. Pair it with some tomato- based sauce and you’re golden. — a month ago

Tom Casagrande
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Tom, Sharon and 19 others liked this
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Can’t wait to try this!
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@Angelo Casagrande Great pic Cheers 🍷

O'Shaughnessy

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Catching up from last weekend.Plush dark fruits and a velvety finish. Superb now and will get even better with a few years in the cellar! — a month ago

Chad Anderson
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Shay, Ted and 19 others liked this

Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

I gazed into the recesses of one of my wine fridges and saw this young sapling; I could not resist the call of indulgence. Remarkable purity of fruit with plums, cherries, rose petals, mint, graphite, and tilled earth. Looking forward to this opening up. — a month ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Paul and 25 others liked this
Ryan Vento

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@H.B Treadway Like a siren’s call, I answered.
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@Ryan Vento Ryan indulge Cheers 🍷
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@Ryan Vento 🤣🤣🤣 🚒🚨

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2015

I've said this time and again - I love Amelie's wines, but I guess it's time to stop... since Nicolas has now joined the estate. What a dream team! Amelie's Rousseau-like touch on the wines, with Nicolas' DRC-emboldened viticulture skills. I love Berthaut-Gerbet!

The 2015 Clos Vougeat is the first vintage of this wine. Got this straight from the domaine and was planning to keep it around a little longer, but I got tempted. Plus I wanted to share my love for Berthaut-Gerbet with a good friend.

Sure it's practically murder, but gawd, it's so pleasurable. The bouquet was filled with red and dark berries, rose and sweet spice. Palate's so rich, yet energetic. Oak, seamless. Texture, supple. Finish, endless with an underlying minerality. The wine was just vibrating with energy. A fine and pure example of CV. So glad this showed so well, given how lots of 15' red Burgs have just shut right down.
— a month ago

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@Aaron Tan Aaron fun post Cheers 🍷
Aaron Tan

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@P A I love this domaine and it's getting better each vintage.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery

Blanc No 2 Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Low alcohol 12.5%. Semillion/Sauvignon Blanc blend very well done. Limes and already a hint of hazelnuts. Like a white Bordeaux made in California. I mean this in a good way! — a month ago

Hugh, Severn and 8 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K
9.4

@Ryan Mullins and @Jeff Loo are spot on. This needs 10 years. I double aerated back into bottle for 12 hour corked decant and after two hours open in glass this is still closed. You can still taste the potential though. There is a density and purity of fruit behind it that I’m excited to open up one day. Was still a great experience. 94 for now. Will hold remaining bottles for at least 5 years. Please yell at me if u see another post of this wine before then. — a month ago

Paul, Shay and 24 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Nice. I bought for years but got too pricy. Have a couple of cases in basement. I’m afraid to drink it.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Never buy on release,, I only buy on Auctions. Haven’t had a bad bottle yet,
Down to two 05, two 12’s & two 13’s plus one 06.
The 11 is great for the price if you can find it for $175.00 or less, one of the few 2011 which were actually good
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Thanks, good tip!