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 de la Pépière

Monnières-Saint Fiacre Muscadet Sevre et Maine Melon de Bourgogne 2018

My favorite muscadet from my favorite producer in the region. And that’s saying something — a year ago

Josh, Anthony and 8 others liked this

Myriad Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Drinking very nicely. Still big so I'm going to wait a few years until uncorking my next btl. — a year ago

Shay, Nicolas and 5 others liked this


"Giuseppe & Luisa" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2020

Silky smooth and well-balanced. Touch of blackberry and blood orange. Pick up violet and chocolate on the nose. — a year ago

David, Daniel and 4 others liked this


Hibiki Japanese Harmony Blended Whisky

WhiskeyFest SF 2022 - Hibiki Harmony tasting with its components at barrel strength. If you ever get a chance to listen to their ambassador and do a tasting - go. Lot of great information and story telling. Consistently one of the best AND you get to taste the components at cask proof which is impossible elsewhere. — a year ago

Sharon, Peggy and 11 others liked this
Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

Damn - I missed a good night! Blocking date for next year now!

Immortal Estate

Slope Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Figured “Immortal” fit for Halloween. 🎃 Inky, dark ruby in color with a layered nose of blackberry, plum, herbs, clay pot, and Asian five spice. On the palate it’s rich and decadent. Full-bodied with well integrated tannins. A little of this wine goes a long way. The finish lingers on and on. This is a BIG wine that does not hold back. It overdelivers at its price point. About the same price as Caymus, yet brings so much more to the table. — a year ago

Shay, Eric and 10 others liked this

Domaine Mee Godard

Morgon Corcelette Gamay 2020

This bottle was opened yesterday and 2/3rd of it was left to rest for a good 24 hours.
The nose shows a bright cherry note along with rose petals and peony touches. This is very floral. There is some hay too, and an earthy touch too. The palate is very well made with a great acid drive, some width and matter on the side, a vivid mouthfeel, some laser cherry notes whirwinding all around, some spice touches kick-start a tannins wall at the rear that disrupts the mouthfeel with very fine tannins before a long finish with cherry and, these fine tannins that linger for a long while. This is gamay at its best in a very concentrated, bourguignonesque style
— a year ago

Severn, Ely and 16 others liked this

Tenuta di Collosorbo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Nice Brunello from a vintage we always enjoy. This one is definitely more ripe and forward than my general preference but still a nice wine with a sausage ragu. — a year ago

Severn, Andrew and 8 others liked this


Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

MJ’s cellar is awe-inspiring. Once again, an absolutely pristine old wine from his cold, cold cellar - a 1980’s Krug Grande Cuvée! A first for me and gosh it blew me away. Still so fresh and energetic, yet rich and concentrated, all intensified by time. Complex aromas of orange peel, dried apricot, dehydrated apples, lemon oil, marzipan, and a touch of sherry. Full-bodied, textured, and deep on the palate, with mellow honeyed notes mind-bogglingly juxtaposed against zesty citrus notes; some cream and sweet spices, high acidity, and heaps of salinity. Gosh was this good. — a year ago

Jan, Nicolas and 19 others liked this
Jay Kline

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Lowering the temp (assuming humidity is still high) should only slow the aging process.
Aaron Tan

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@Jay Kline Agreed. Can be a bad thing too if you want to see the wines develop especially if one has mostly newer wines. Considering how deep and old some cellars in Europe can be, I can see why they’d want it so cold. Often they don’t get to choose how cold they are too, being natural cellars. Haha. @Norman Gennaro I keep mine at about the same. I think how the wine travelled and where it came from probably has a bigger impact these days.
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@Aaron Tan 💯. My cellar is passive and I’ve had to learn its limitations (and strengths) through years of experience cellaring wine within it.

Azienda Agricola Cirelli (Francesco Cirelli)

Anfora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017

Initially a bit closed and muted, after a while opened up nicely to display a zingy and surprisingly sharp and lively profile, with blackberry and blueberry elements. — a year ago

Tom, Ira and 5 others liked this