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 Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

V nice Good for everyday- dinner. — 14 days ago

David, Tom and 3 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Red fruits, some pepper and salt air, with that cola. A slight sharpness in the finish that is usually not present in KB and especially SV from Sonoma. Could be the age showing. — 17 days ago

Ira, Shay and 8 others liked this

Ultramarine Wines

Heintz Vineyard Blanc de Noirs Pinot Noir 2018

A medium gold color with lively effervescence. A rush of tiny bubbles immediately. This smells simply delicious after a bit of time and air. Baked apples and fresh brioche up front with a nice of touch of spice. Yellow fruits are prevalent here along with moist rocks and sea air. There’s this honey element that is truly excellent which tops it all off.

I know, I know it’s too young. You can’t open it yet, it’d be a crime. But sometimes you just have to. And it’s so good. So focused, so fresh, so substantial. A beautiful woman wearing a sexy evening gown. Racy acidity with a superb streak of minerality. This is indeed young and not what it will be in the future but the bones are obviously very good.

Thrilling on the tongue with a dash of electricity. Vivacious and energetic, it’s more than a bit luxurious and resplendent. The palate follows the nose closely but with more pronounced fruits and dried herbs. A beautiful, beautiful wine and one I can’t wait to taste years down the road.
— 18 days ago

Tom, "Odedi" and 6 others liked this

Alain Thienot

La Vigne aux Gamins Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2008

Our princess turned 16 today so what better way to celebrate with one of the best BdB available (one of the few we like actually). Slightly oxidative, bruized apples, brioche, limezest. Mouth full!! Long finish!
Happy B day Princess! 8.2.2008
— 15 days ago

Jan, Peter and 5 others liked this

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Very interesting and complex wine. Nose is cherry, tobacco and bbq smoke. Texture and mouthfeel is absolutely lovely - so smooth. Cherry up front, with some cassis and black fruit following, tobacco, damp earth, smoky, red licorice, hint of mint?, lots going on here. Really quite nice. Medium plus finish. — 17 days ago

Ira, Paul and 8 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Absolute banger in a extraordinary flight — 19 days ago

Grant, Ted and 6 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2019

Gorgeous color of deep purple, without variation, earthy nose of mushroom-loam, grilled duck breast, black cherry both dried and ripe, crushed violets, brown sugar and brown bread. Round and supple mouthfeel of red cherry and bing cherry, shows ample cedar and cigar notes, oak and tart raspberry, cracked black pepper, rose petal and finally winds into a smoky graphite point that will undoubtedly blossom over the next decade.


#fontodi #aziendaagricolafontodi #estatebottled #flaccianellodellapieve #flacianello #collitoscanacentrale #supertuscan #igt #italianorosso #2019
— 16 days ago

David, Andrew and 15 others liked this

Daou Vineyards

Patrimony Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Opulent, rich, chocolate and cassis. — 18 days ago

"Odedi", Ericsson and 4 others liked this

l'Hêtre

Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Blind side by side with Petrus 2015 and this one was the winner. Of course this one is at peak and Petrus is way too young but it says everything about L’Hêtre. Respect — 19 days ago

Roman, Ruud and 24 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

This is very difficult to find here in Southern California. Still holding on to a lonesome bottle of the 2018. Extremely well made and a ridiculously obvious, top of the board, affordable BDX. Buy as much as you can find/afford.
Martijn Butter

Martijn Butter

Dank voor de tip John. Laatste doosje voor 25,- per fles kunnen kopen;)