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!

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2021

Drinks more like a grolleau. Spicy finish and oakey nose. Good with a slight chill maybe 58F. — a year ago

Douglas, Skip and 6 others liked this

Tenuta di Arceno

Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2019

Super Tuscan blend with Merlot in the lead. The wine is silky yet has some power. Rounding out the body are the Cabernet’s that make this a delicious wine. Smooth finish. — a year ago

Andrew, Ira and 7 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

They are owned by Jackson Family Wines and have a French wine maker…Pierre Seillan.
Look for Arcanum and Valadorna.
Amazing wines.

Delas Frères

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Really lovely Syrah, we had it on a horrible July evening with a rib of beef. — a year ago

Tom, Paddyluvswine and 2 others liked this

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Wow what a generous gift which retails for more than $250. Definitely less nose than expected but super complex! Regarded as one of the finest bottles available on the market today, we were nervous to drink it. That said, the 13 years in the bottle give it a strong alcohol start but finishes smooth and complex. — a year ago

Severn, Bob and 10 others liked this

Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard)

Expression d'Orthogneiss Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne 2010

Honeyed aromas and flavors overlay this beautiful aged Muscadet, mineral and saline undertones, great acid backbone still in place, very long, lingering finish, a great Muscadet!! — a year ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Ira, Tom and 11 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2021

100% Dry Creek Single Vineyard Zinfandel. Deep ruby/purple color. Intense aromas of black cherry, plum, dates and vanilla with a touch of mint. Dark black cherry/raspberry/plum flavors with hints of vanilla oak and black pepper on the lingering and juicy finish. Medium-plus body and soft tannins. Beautifully balanced (nice acidity) and well structured. Just pop and pour. Great option for a picnic or summer barbecue. — a year ago

Tom, Scott@Mister and 6 others liked this


Riserva Radici Taurasi Aglianico 2015

Nice Aglianico in Zurich. Enjoyed with a Bolognese at Bindella in the Old Town. Opened a bit tight but decanted for 20 minutes during the first course and then it really got going. Savory, with some nice dark fruits (black cherry, raspberry) on the palate and some graphite and tobacco, too. Could definitely age it more if you own this in your cellar. Most other reasonably priced bottles on the list were much younger, so this had a good balance of a bit of bottle age and price. — a year ago

Andrew, Raul and 12 others liked this

Château Rouget

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Really classic Pomerol delicious. Needs a few years — a year ago

Tom, Paddyluvswine and 3 others liked this


Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay 2020

Gorgeous golden hue. A light touch. — a year ago

Eric, Paddyluvswine and 5 others liked this