Tasting Notes: Weekly Roundup

Happy Monday! Before we take on the coming week, we want to look back on drinks the Delectable community enjoyed and consumed last 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, and there are so many great posts to read. Mark your favorites and pick up a bottle to try this week. Cheers!

Château de Bonnezeaux

La Montagne Chenin Blanc 2019

Outstanding Chenin with waxy notes balanced by bright acidity and subtle honeysuckle. Little to no botrytis in this dry wine. — 2 years ago

David Barker
with David
Eric, Brent and 9 others liked this

Château Graville-Lacoste

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

White BDX is almost always a value and such a versatile food pairing wine. Initially the Sauvignon Blanc dominates, but with time the Semillon (75%) takes center stage: wet gravel, green papaya, ginger, green melon, grapefruit, green fig, Burt’s Bees lip balm… as the glass warms up, there are even some peach/mango notes coming through and I get more of that mid palate Semillon weight and depth. This wine wants oysters, but also plays well with coconut chicken curry & sticky rice. Such a classic. — 2 years ago

Scott@Mister, Jamie and 20 others liked this


Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2017

Very Soft apple cider. Maple wood, the “milk” in milk chocolate, not the “lavender” in lavender, but the “milk” of lavender? Whatever it is, there is like a floral or herbal substance or spirit animating the flavour that’s carried by the “milk chocolate”. Some kind of cucumberism?

Lots of complexities to this despite being a red blend. I guess, maybe that explains the encompassing or hard-to-nail flavours. It’s an archetype or an ensemble rather than something singular. That said it’s got plenty of personality.
— 2 years ago

Severn, Ericsson and 10 others liked this


Palazzo della Torre Veronese Corvina Blend 2018

Creamy, dark chocolate on the nose, not acidic or burning, smooth, not tart — 2 years ago

Byron, Brent and 7 others liked this


Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2018

A great wine. Perfect and polished. Darker fruits, great oak integration, medium body, smooth tannins. — 2 years ago

Jamie, Ericsson and 15 others liked this

Château Fuisse

Vieilles Vignes Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2012

This is bonkers good. It’s like drinking honey coated Werthers original candies, but in a very good way. Nose meets palate. Werthers right away, then honey, white flowers, fondant. Still pretty good acidity. My mouth salivates right away and screams for more. Medium body. Lush. Golden yellow in color. Milk and honey cookies pair perfectly. — 2 years ago

Dawn, LM and 8 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

This is a stunning wine, young but so silky and smooth. The Queen directly after her first sip asked me: “how many bottles are in the cellar” 🤣🤣🤦 no brainer this one🤙 — 2 years ago

Freek, Peter and 19 others liked this
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

2018 or 2019?
Peter van den Besselaar

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Love this support of the Queen

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2001

Concentrated dark fruit, leather, some earth, smoke, a touch of olive brine. Very well integrated oak, great balance between tannins and acidity. — 2 years ago

Fredric Bergström
with Fredric
Daniel P., Ericsson and 9 others liked this


Migan Vinos Atlánticos Listan Negro 2019

Lots to love about the 2019 Migan once you get past the highly reductive aromas and unripe tannins. With air, the reductive notes do meld into the peppery, floral, red-cherry bouquet, appearing as a smoky, Chinese herb-spice mix note. Saline and tart on the palate, with cherries, cranberries, and spiced meat, as well as a hint of bitterness that gives the finish a sort of stoney quality. Very mineral in short. It’s quite engrossing really, but I’d recommend not to chew in any bit when you drink this, as the tannic-forward nature can be quite distracting. — 2 years ago

Ceccherini, Ira and 13 others liked this