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!


Honeybunch Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019

More and more I will be getting out of my comfort zone. This is a single vineyard Chenin Blanc from South Africa, Stellenbosch. Hand-picked whole bunches, kept on the skins for 12 hours after harvest before gentle pressing. 12 month fermentation and maturation in 225L French oak barrels. The skin contact produces a beautiful medium gold color that's as shiny as a wedding band on a honeymoon. Indeed, honeysuckle is among the aromas that also include pear, peach, apricot, marmalade, and a twist of lime. Everything gets confirmed on the palate, with a touch of brioche. Medium plus bodied, dry (with a hint of residual sugar on the tongue), medium acidity. A great wine.

92+ points
— 3 years ago

Mike, Shay and 12 others liked this
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I’ve enjoyed this before. Nice wine indeed.

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet

Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 2017

Nose of ripe dark fruit, a touch of oak and some liquorice. The palate is much better, medium bodied with gorgeous fruit, good acidity and very silky tannins, good finish on dark cherries. 90-91

Nez de fruits noirs assez murs, un peu de boisé et de réglisse. La bouche plus pure et moins raccoleuse que le nez est superbe, belle acidité, tannins soyeux et belle finale sur des cerises noires.
— 3 years ago

Hanibal, Jean-Philip and 23 others liked this

Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Coenobium Lazio Bianco Trebbiano Blend 2018

Very enjoyable, off beaten track
It works on my memories
Old times wine
Honeyed, herbal and quite textural
I enjoyed at best when it was room temperature
— 3 years ago

Ira, Byron and 20 others liked this
Tegan Marriott

Tegan Marriott

Love that it is made in a monestary by nuns, & I am not even religious!
Ceccherini Cristiano

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@Tegan Marriott 🙂👍
I was born not far from there and reminds me of the sip I would steal from my Nonno's glass on a Sunday lunch "fuori porta"

Domaine Moreau-Naudet

Chablis Chardonnay 2017

I could drink this wine every night. Struggle to find a better Chablis for the the money. — 3 years ago

Iwan, Joseph and 23 others liked this
Tyler Martinelli

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They have this at my wine shop!! I need to try it!!

Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2018

Beautiful, brilliant light ruby ​​red color. The first nose is intensely on aromas of small red fruits. On the palate, it is delicately fleshy, structured, muscular and elegant. A natural wine, with a real dense chew of fresh and juicy fruit. Open 30 minutes before tasting. The tannins are soft but persistent. To drink in 2/3 years.

Belle robe brillante rouge rubis léger. Le premier nez est intensément sur des arômes de petits fruits rouges. En bouche c’est délicatement charnu, structuré, musclé et élégant. Un vin nature, avec une vraie mâche dense de fruits frais et juteux. À ouvrir 30 minutes avant dégustation. Les tanins sont doux mais persistants. Devrait gagner en profondeur d’ici 2/3 ans.
— 3 years ago

Tom, Mike and 16 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

2018 thank you

Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

The season for cocottes (in the northern hemisphere at least) is upon us. Starting the season off with a spinach soufflé, roasted zucchini, and a grilled burger, with sharp cheddar and mixed greens, on a brioche bun.
👁 As for the wine...This is a red wine with a deep ruby hue.
👃 This wine has a medium (+) intensity of developing aromas, including, primary notes of black cherry, blackberry, black cassis, plum, fig, licorice, and violets, secondary notes of cedar, nutmeg, vanilla, and tertiary notes of leather, earth, espresso, sweet tobacco.
👄 Palate is dry. It has medium (+) acidity, medium (+) body, medium alcohol, high tannins, and medium (+) intensity of flavors consistent with the aromas on the nose. The finish is medium (+).
This is a very good wine and may be consumed now but has potential for (and will improve with) further aging. It still has so much life in it and is not as expressive and integrated as I suspect it could be with more time.
Chateau Clerc Milon, Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France. Vintage 2014. ABV 13.5%.
— 3 years ago

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Lewis Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

I love Lewis Cab. Sweet eucalyptus and berries on the nose. Deep rich black fruit with structured tannins and black pepper on the finish. Medium plus acidity on this young pup. Built for quite a few more years. — 3 years ago

Dawn, Shay and 21 others liked this

Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat

'Victor de la Combe' White Blend

Jeremy Shanker

Ganevat making great Macon Chardonnay is one of the better parts of 2020 so far. — 3 years ago

Ryan, Aravind and 12 others liked this

Weinkellerei Einig Zenzen

Happy Halloween Sweet Bloody Red 2019

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃This ghoulish sweet red blend features red cherry notes with a nice long finish. Actually pretty good for a sweet. The pumpkin spice Wensleydale cheese with cinnamon , ginger and nutmeg, on the other hand, went straight to the trash! I hope everyone has a spooktacular evening! — 3 years ago

Eric, Tom and 19 others liked this


Happy Halloween ! 🎃 Super cute picture!👻
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Nicely laid out & festive