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!

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Social distance wine lunch in the parking lot of a great restaurant in Virginia. Back up the truck on this early drinking Dom.
— 3 years ago

Jeroen, David and 23 others liked this
James Cahill

James Cahill

David, you should buy more
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Yeah, when 09 and 10 cost the same, buy more 08—till 12 is released.
James Cahill

James Cahill

Roger that Alan and spot on with your strategy.

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Les Quartz Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

The celebration continues, raspberry and plum on this one, pretty soft out of the bottle with fine tannins. — 3 years ago

Trixie, Daniel and 8 others liked this

Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor)

Bandol Rosé Blend 2019

White cherry, yellow peach, lemon zest, acacia, herbs and white pepper. Elevated acidity, medium+ finish, 14.5% alcohol, chewy texture with a phenolic bite. — 3 years ago

Paul, Andrew and 14 others liked this

Louis Roederer

et Philippe Starck Brut Nature Champagne Rose Blend 2012

Absolutely delicious. No doubt Brut Nature the acidity is not subtle but it is beautifully balanced lemon and strawberry, very pleasurable and pure. Pinot driven no off notes as is the roederer style. — 3 years ago

Alex Lallos
with Alex
Shay, Andrew and 13 others liked this
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Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Just drinking lovely right now. Classic Margaux perfume - black fruits and graphite. Chewy tannins and a long finish. Nothing to argue with here. 2005 BDX vintage is in a really nice spot right now. — 3 years ago

Shay, Jim and 24 others liked this
Peter Zandbergen

Peter Zandbergen

Nice Durand corkscrew!


Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Consistent excellence. Pure gold in the glass with a creamy mousse and a ton of tiny, fine bubbles. On the intoxicating nose you’ll find some smoke, apple cider, and orange peel. Tasty honey and apricots make their presence known here. Just hints of the yeast and toasted nuts for now but will be more present as time goes on. Oak, dark fruit, and some really lively violets top this off.

So much richer and more voluptuous than most similar offerings, Bollinger always stands out from the pack. Quite the vivacious champagne, this is full of life and full of power. Muscular in nature but still has more than enough finesse with a velvety mouthfeel. The complexity and depth is definitely a step above, due to the amount of reserve wines used in the blend.

The palate pleases with chalk, apple pie, and lemon rind. More orange and the thought of warm biscuits to go with baking spices and pears. Long finish featuring spice and cream. How many other entry level bottles from the other big champagne houses can compare? Excellent champagne, a beautiful journey.
— 3 years ago

Dawn, Kevin and 11 others liked this


Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Same to you!


Bricco Rocche Barolo Nebbiolo 1986

Great complexity. Still on the balance. Only tertiary notes from goudron to leather via some liquorice and truffle. Beautiful and unique elegance. Drink now. I wouldn’t wait much longer for this vintage, described by many as the hardest of the decade in the Langhe. — 3 years ago

Peter, Freek and 20 others liked this

Schrader Cellars

RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

are excellent right now. 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— 3 years ago

Shay, Paul and 37 others liked this

Levy & McClellan

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Dark red purple. Sweet black fruits, smokey earthy, nutty-espresso cocoa scents lingering with perfumes and florals makes this wine pleasant on the nose. Taste— a luscious soft -silky flavor of sweet blackberry fruit cover the entire pallet. Delights of cherry vanilla notes cedar, cassis and graphite follow with a long finish. A beautiful wine to celebrate tonight! — 3 years ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
Jill, Tom and 23 others liked this