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!

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Rich nose of cigar box, cedar and black fruit. Silky yet heady mouthfeel of cassis and dark red and more black fruit, saddle leather and Italian espresso roast. Lonnnng finish of black cherry and bitter chocolate notes. Phenomenal, needs at least 2-3 more years. ❤️ — a year ago

Shay, Andrew and 29 others liked this
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Looks like an early pour - did you decant. How did it evolve

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Rematch……our “wine of the year 2022” is leading again in 2023 (but there’s a long way to go and plenty more wine to drink!)
2001 vintage, perfect for drinking now, super long finish, great fruit concentration, as good as before
— a year ago

Neville Weston
with Neville
Ericsson, Byron and 7 others liked this

Château Rouget

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Had this last year and it tastes even better a year later. What hit me right away as I poured my glass was the smell— like medicinal cherry. Tastes of cherry, raspberry flowers, graphite and potters clay, and herbs de Provence. Would still pair this with pets for a Cairn Terrier. — a year ago

Jean-Philip, Eric and 8 others liked this


Derthona Colli Tortonesi Timorasso 2020

Leave open at least 30 minutes before consuming. Then the strong lemon flavor dissipates and a clean, slightly oxidized, vanilla and cream flavor emerge. Nose is passion fruit. Great choice with vegetables. — a year ago

Vin, LM and 11 others liked this

Château Rouget

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016: Thick and extracted young Merlot-based Bordeaux with a ton of purple fruit and more oak than i’d like. Smooth and velvety but not subtle. Could get more complex over time and make for a much more interesting wine. $60 at WL. — a year ago

Alex, Severn and 5 others liked this


Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Complex aromas and flavors of brioche, biscuit, flaky croissant, toast, almond paste, cream, lemon curd, baked yellow apple, pear, chalk, and white blossom 🥂🥂 — a year ago

with Deked1
Deked1, Lyle and 28 others liked this
Paul K

Paul K

Love those bubbles!


@Paul K we do, too! So delish. Cheers 🥂 🥂

Craven Wines

Stellenbosch Pinot Gris 2021

Aridly dry but it opens up quickly to sweet cherries and currants — a year ago

"Odedi", Romain and 3 others liked this

Bodega Garzon

Reserva Maldonado Tannat 2020

Very impressive. Love a good tannat and hate an under achieving tannat. This however is very good. Bing Cherry and leather on the front. Chaulky black fruit on the finishing notes. Had ours with a specialty pizza of pepperoni and mushrooms. Absolutely a fabulous pairing! Lastly, the spice on this slightly tannic blend is perfect. ♥️ — a year ago

Neal, Tom and 5 others liked this

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Depth of blue and black fruit was insane. Well balanced. savoury bramble note gave the palate an added depth and complexity which raised this. With F&Y — a year ago

Big, Ira and 7 others liked this