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!

Château Latour

Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

J. Kim

The 2016 has rounder fatter fruit and less angular architecture than the 2010, and more intense structure than the 2015. The aroma is a classic old school Pauillac, black fruit, tobacco, cigar box and graphite, on top of leathery barnyard bass notes that one often finds in old Lynch Bages or Pontet Canet. More masculine than feminine with lack of vanilla and minty notes. No overripeness, over-oakiness, over-manipulation this year. Type IV Bordeaux in which the aromatic complexity and the structural intensity is well-matched. Less polish this year but the balance between the presence and the reserve is so well-judged. — a year ago

Ira, Daniel and 6 others liked this


Desiderio Toscana Merlot 2015

Nice mocha cherry on nose some tar notes too. Good flavors meaty earthy decent finish. Very nice merlot — a year ago

Ira, Vanessa and 7 others liked this


Have always loved this wine

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

John P

Black fruit, leather, green pepper and tomato leaf on the nose with spices. Medium body with strong tannins that have been age softened. — a year ago

Severn, Yianni and 7 others liked this

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Very old school. Tar, cherries, roses, black tea, rhubarb. A bit closed at this stage but very intriguing and I would love to come back to this bottle in a few years time. — a year ago

Ira, Bob and 13 others liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Villa de Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2019


Some tannins up front on open. Spicy, with earth tones. Almost like mushrooms. After some time open: pepper and cherries. Alcohol Comes through. Fruit really shines through after about 45mins to breath. — a year ago

Byron, ESF and 3 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

Complex and very well balanced for a roaring 15.5% alc. Notes of pencil shavings, pomegranate, dark cherry, blueberry, baking spices, liquorice and vanilla. Could age much longer for this full bodied beauty. — a year ago

Tom, leon and 10 others liked this


Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2020

Bright pear, orange blossom, lemon curd, and just a hint of butter — a year ago

Eddie, Byron and 4 others liked this

Château Verdignan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Rolls over the tongue with a wave of red fruit, followed by flint, tobacco and a very pleasant minerality.Goes great with braised oxtail tenderloin. Outstanding 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a year ago

Deborah, Paul and 7 others liked this
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Hey Skip! You are back!! Missed you!!!


Max's South Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

One of my favorites with fresh caught fried shrimp — a year ago

Denise Deen
with Denise
Denise, Eric and 21 others liked this