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 Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Birthday wine. Such a special treat. Still loads of acidity like we woke up a giant. Subtle fruit with stamped out tannins. Truly a treat. — a month ago

Ted, LM and 14 others liked this
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

Happy Birthday!

Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of black fruit, cassis, tomato leaf, black olive.
Dry. Flavors of black olive, tomato leaf, cassis, herbal. Savory and delicious! Firm, ripe tannins. Wonderful acidity.

Complexity: 5/5
Intensity: 4/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 4/5
— a month ago

Bob, Ray and 7 others liked this


Cuvée Frédéric Emile Alsace Riesling 2011

Apples, pears, minerals. Crisp, not bracing. Like to see in another 5-10 years. — a month ago

Jay, Joel and 12 others liked this
Austin Hohnke

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@Chris Buggy I found the 2011 for $39.99 recently! An under appreciated wine, no doubt.

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The photo is squished. Is that a 375ml?
Chris Buggy

Chris Buggy

Nope, 750 ml, just a strange photo

Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Excellent dinner wine. Smooth. Low acid and great close. Outstanding!! — a month ago

LM, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019


Easy to drink right out of the bottle. Even better after it opens a bit. Not too fruit forward and pairs well with a variety of foods. — a month ago

Austin, Bob and 9 others liked this

Eric Rodez

Blanc de Noirs Champagne Blend

A rather lovely old gold color with tiny bubbles. The nose features pronounced dried cherries and a plethora of apples. Toasted almonds and smoke with crusty bread. There’s an element of orange peel here that’s really attractive.

100% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay from one of the undisputed masters. It’s a generous champagne with depth and structure for days. Nicely elegant and perfect for food pairings. Moderate acidity and everything is just so well integrated here. The palate follows the nose with more ripe red fruits and oak. Great length on the finish. Outstanding stuff.
— a month ago

Severn, Tom and 12 others liked this


Cheers! Beautiful in the glass. 🥂

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

1982 vintage. From magnum. Decanted for approx 3 hours before tasting. Better color than expected. Good amount of sed on the decant. Decent amount of color along with a light body. Nose not overwhelmingly fantastic but respectable. Plenty of cocoa flavor along with tobacco spices on the finish. Pretty solid concentration remaining. This was in the maximized pleasure zone but feeling it being closer to the end than the start of the zone. Out of maggie, maybe another 4-5 really nice years. From a 750ml example? Thinking drinking now. 3.2.23. — a month ago

Jan, Paul and 22 others liked this

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Dried cherries and dusty Italian churches. Beginning to soften. I’ll be drinking the rest sooner than later. 2016 vintage on 02/23 — a month ago

vinokeeno, Vino and 6 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

I wish all Chianti tasted like Felsina. Ok, yes it was a warm & ripe & fruity vintage, but there’s still a lot of depth & nuance that doesn’t get lost: Rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, black and red cherry, black plum pit, a touch of roast meat. Aromatic & supple, well-managed tannins. Bravo 👏🏻 — a month ago

Ericsson, Erik and 16 others liked this
Byron Hewett

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One of my faves!