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 Rouget

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

What a great vintage. Long finish of dark plums and cherries. Awesome pomerol — a year ago

Martin, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2021

Deep pink color; pomegranate, raspberries and grape stems on the nose; high acidity; smooth tannins; tastes like sour cherries and cranberries with a long finish. Went really well with a creamy pasta sauce. — a year ago

Ted, LM and 1 other liked this

Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Clos de la Maréchale Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Baby Marechale! 2020 is a classic in the making, showing some oak now but great palate. — a year ago

Severn, Eric and 10 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Pretty similar colour to the Bartolo , medium deep garnet core , slightly less terracotta at the rim. Porcini mushrooms , sous bois , dried meat , really quite complex. On the palate more mineral , but with a strong meaty , porcini mushroom note , then with blueberry , blackberry . Very fine but present tannins , lovely balanced acidity . Long and really refined . With time in the glass shows well , but will improve over the next 5 -8 years and continue on a further 10 at least — a year ago

Vino, Tom and 20 others liked this

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2019

Still a baby but really started to open up after a couple of hours — a year ago

Iwan, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Jones Family Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Doesn’t need a lot of air and has a fantastic nose. Just bought 6 more before their gone. — a year ago

David, Vanessa and 23 others liked this
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Beautiful, stunning wine.
Paul T HB

Paul T HB

I was doubtful about this vintage, thanks for the recommendation.

Domaine Saint Préfert

Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Just rock-solid Châteauneuf, this is exemplary and for me personally my exact sweet-spot in terms of the varied styles from this region. The nose takes a little coaxing, but has a great yin / yang profile of pure, fresh blue fruit, liquorice, violets, and garrigue, versus seared meat, iron and loamy earth. This all puts it square in the middle of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ schools, broadly speaking, and it’s a wine that has the best of both worlds as a result.

The palate is huge, an iron fist in a glove of velvet and so much more, but in no way imbalanced or over-extracted - not overtly alcoholic, at a modest 14%. It spreads out in waves across the palate, ripples which are felt long after the finish. This is clearly a baby now, but it drinks well and will see its 20th birthday in damn fine fettle. Excited to have a case in the cellar.

Decanting not required nor recommended.
— a year ago

Bob, Severn and 4 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

1986. Hauntingly beautiful. Aromas of red dirt. — a year ago

Paul, Ira and 6 others liked this

Domaine Chandon

Brut Rose

Happy Mother’s Day! 🌷🥂 — a year ago

Jan, Eddie and 15 others liked this


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