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 de l'Enclos

Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2018

The Bouchard’s evidently know what they’re doing. N: Chalk, stones, lemon,
touch of caramel.
P:Nice acidity, softness, long, pith, caramel on the finish. Lively on the palate. Deeelicious!
— 14 days ago

Neil, Ted and 7 others liked this

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Wow. 1982 vintage , still in very good condition Color and nose still vibrant. Very smooth and resolved. Blueberry, black currant and cedar. Absolutely a pleasure tonight. 2 hour decant. — 16 days ago

Iwan, Jan and 20 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Sous Bois Brut Champagne Blend

An attractive shade of yellow with specks of gold throughout. The perlage is impressive with fine right bubbles that just keep going on and on. The nose here is brilliant with green apples and pears. Roasted nuts and hot buttered toast express themselves well, along with toffee and orange slices. Oak is present but never in an obtrusive way.

When a major champagne house like Billecart Salmon introduces a new offering, you expect it to be delicious but they outdid themselves here. Easily one of the best non vintage bottles around. Vinified entirely in oak, there is a noticeably streak of power and creamy texture. Aged on lees for around seven years and it shows. Composed of equal parts of the three Champenois grapes with a dosage of 7 g/l. Racy acidity and sleekly structured.

Quite elegant and goes long on personality. The palate displays beautiful citrus fruit such as nectarines and lemon. Tasty pastries, chalk minerality, and oak compliment. The finish is long with a touch of sweetness. This really can stack up very well against other higher profile and more expensive offerings. Immediately accessible and pleasing but I would love to revisit in a few years.
— 17 days ago

Ericsson, Ira and 15 others liked this

Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.2

Mostly we were drinking Champagne, but we needed something to go with some meat so we opted for this half bottle of spicy blackberry and black pepper, cassis, flowers, and mushroom umami that made me very happy. Supple, restrained tannins, and of course phenomenal acidity. Wish I had a few bigger bottles of this to age for a few years. — 14 days ago

Daniel, Romain and 18 others liked this

Orin Swift

Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Had randomly from leftovers from Dad and Mom, really good. Paired decently with pizza (singas) but probably beat enjoyed alone. Depth of flavor, a little sweet, not light — 17 days ago

Peter, Alex and 10 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Cranberry, ripe red cherry, wet forest floor, and a hint of cinnamon. Silky and elegant with medium body and lively acidity. Another beautiful wine from Oregon. Purchased at Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights, NY. — 17 days ago

Ira, Arden and 5 others liked this

Gvino

Made in Qvevri Dry Unfiltered Saperavi Khashmi 2018

Very deep and dark. Tannic but really great with food. Try again but try decanting first. — 15 days ago

Liz DeSousa
with Liz
Alex, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Tommaso Bussola

Ca' del Laito Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

Improved from last year. Red fruit, tempered by oak and that signature Italian leather. Velvety texture and a nice finish. It needs a little time open for the oak to relax, but I recommend finishing it in one night as it loses power after a day open. — 16 days ago

Ericsson, Romain and 7 others liked this

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2012

#4. Amarone perfection. Raisin and fig notes, acid, on the hotter side. Wish I’d put together a cheese board for this. Seemed like unanimous favorite. — 18 days ago

Ray, Peter and 21 others liked this
Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Absolutely brilliant wine!