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!

Louis Claude Desvignes

La Voûte Saint-Vincent Morgon Gamay 2021

Really liking this vintage. Already tasting pretty open and giving. Tastes like beaujolais and not syrah, plus it’s still good value when browsing Beaujolais shelves that seem to average in the $45-50 mark — a year ago

Ericsson, Tom and 7 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

A classic. Still somewhat tight but the dark berry fruit is there along with floral, pepper, earth tones and some licorice/anise — a year ago

Tom, Deborah and 16 others liked this

Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Deep color, deep red fruits. Rich nose made of blackcurrant, blackberries, oak, tobacco, leather, earthy, herbs, toasted spices, slight notes of evolution. In the mouth it is supple, deep, and in line with the nose with a beautiful length. Perfect expression of an exceptional vintage.

Robe profonde, fruits rouges profonde. Nez riche cassis, mûres, chêne, tabac, cuir, terreux, aromates, épices toastées, légères notes d’évolution. En bouche c’est souple, profond, et conforme au nez avec une belle longueur. Parfaite expression d’un millésime d’exception.
— a year ago

Brian, Severn and 26 others liked this


Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2020

Fruit bomb with lots of dark berries. I expected more tannins but enjoyed the smooth finish. — a year ago

Ericsson, LM and 2 others liked this

Domaine Georges Roumier

Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 1996

Gorgeous! What a treat. Served blind. — a year ago

Tom, Severn and 23 others liked this
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Amazing longevity for a Village wine but then again it is Roumier.

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Cos d’Estournel tasting. Very interesting trying these at the same time. The 2000 and the 1990 were what I was expecting and great but the 2005-2009 were clearly more refined. WOTN for me. — a year ago

Shay, Scott@Mister and 14 others liked this

Sinegal Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Ron R

One of our favorite Napa cabs at this price. Excellent and so consistent in terms of quality and style. — a year ago

Scott@Mister, Deborah and 43 others liked this
Ira Schwartz

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@Ron R 100% agree with your coravin comment.
LM Segal

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Coravin good for your health!
Ron R

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Yes, @LM Segal, it [Coravin] prevents me from drinking a gallon in one sitting!

Santo Wines

Santorini Assyrtiko 2021

Full bodied, nice acidity. Floral minerally. Id definitely have this again, makes me interested in greek wine! — a year ago

LM, Byron and 5 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Medium deep ruby core , medium wide ruby garnet rim . Quite slow and fat tears. Quite exotic nose , slightly high toned, lots of ripe spicy blackcurrant , dark cherry , blackberry and underneath a grafite and earthy note , marine scents also . On the palate round, ripe and sweet dark fruits, blackcurrant , blackberry and dark cherry , touches of grafite and cigar box. Surprisingly good , even refreshing acidity , ripe ample tannins; there is great intensity here. Balanced alcohol even though it is quite decadent and rich, lots of glycerin . Very long and succulent but balanced finish with touches of mineral and tobacco. The plumpness and exoticism does come across as pretty atypical for Latour , though it is a real success for the vintage and an undeniably enjoyable wine. Drinking ok now , with a decant of an hour or two but really did improve over the 5 hours we had it open. Will obviously last and improve over the next 20 years and I’m sure go further still . — a year ago

Severn, Byron and 17 others liked this