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!

Domaine des Croix (David Croix)

Pertuisots Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Stunner. Has evolved nicely, black cherry, tilled earth, soft, sweet baking spices. Velvety tannins, no perceptible oak. — 24 days ago

Andrew, Iwan and 3 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

I guess I’m drinking this too soon! Need to better manage the cellar… tremendous fruit on the nose as I decanted that became more vegetal with time. Bright and leathery on the tongue, rich and luscious in the mouth. Strong tannins — easy to see how others are enjoying it at twice the age. — a month ago

Jay, Joe and 6 others liked this

Henri Magnien

Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2020

Great juice. Lively and fresh. Has the classic Gevery profile. But the overall take away is this is just delicious. Gluggable. — a month ago

Raul, Guillermo and 3 others liked this

Altesino

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

2015 vintage.
Bright ruby red in the glass.
Violets, ripe cherry, leather, red plums, cassis and underbrush.
Well integrated tannins with crisp acidity on the earthy finish.
Very nice.
This will age beautifully and be a fantastic brother to 2016 vintage.
— 24 days ago

Joseph, Andrew and 9 others liked this

Hunnicutt

Brinkman Block Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Paul K
9.4

Great tasting last night of wines below with @Justin Stephens and @Andrew Bohi over Zoom with a great group of friends including @James K. We missed @Vanessa and @J Greene.
It seemed everyone had a different favorite which speaks well to the quality and consistency from Hunnicutt. My WoTN was the Brinkman.
Dinner at Our Paladar in Rochester, MN. If you’re in the area or visiting, you have to check it out! Food and people are amazing!

2019 Richard Donner Chard
2019 Napa Cab
2019 Eastline Cab
2019 Wayside
2019 FS81
2019 Brinkman Block
2019 935
— a month ago

Justin StephensJames K
with Justin and James
James, "Odedi" and 21 others liked this
James K

James K

Thank you, @Paul K, for organizing!
9.4
Vanessa

Vanessa

Wow — what a spectacular lineup and tasting experience! 🤩🤩. Surely it was a grand affair with amazing food, wine, and company. We’re sad we missed being there with you all and hope to make the next one!! 😆🙏🏻 Cheers!! 🥂

Sinegal Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Rich upfront with dark fruit, some sweetness, mild acidity, dry but intense. Very young to drink now but still delicious. — a month ago

Andrew, Juan and 1 other liked this

Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2015

Excellente!!!! Really nice with a smooth creamy body and plenty of bubbles. Brioche, red berries, and citrus. — 25 days ago

Andrew, David and 1 other liked this

Oddero

Barolo Nebbiolo 2019

The fruit for the Oderro Poderi e Cantine “classico” comes from a combination of the Bricco Chiesa in La Morra and the Bricco Fiasco in Castiglione Falletto MGAs. The former being considered Oddero’s “home vineyard”.

Poured into a decanter about 30min before service. In the glass, the wine displays a beautiful ruby color with a transparent core; medium+ viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with very pretty notes of Montmorency cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, a bed of roses, orange peel, fresh sage, eucalyptus and crushed rock. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with high tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long, drying and grippy. This is all about balance and freshness. These are quite giving already but undoubtedly have a long life ahead. Drink now with patience or through 2044.
— a month ago

Iwan, Peter and 14 others liked this

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Stellar, classic Napa, would love to face off with the Della Valle — a month ago

Paul, Eric and 7 others liked this