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!

Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Stellar. Golden apple, cinnamon dusted, toasted pie shell. One of the best vintage champagnes I've ever had I believe.

95+ points
— 23 days ago

Alex, Shay and 22 others liked this

Fattoria La Valentina

Riserva Spelt Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016

ESF
9.3

Outstanding - this has a long life ahead due to incredible concentration & density of flavors manifest in unbelievable complexity. Swirling this around over the course of a couple of hours was joyous. Very sturdy w/firm tannins - built for long haul. Paired beautifully w/my smoked baby backs & pork belly — 25 days ago

Andrew, MaJ and 14 others liked this

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2017

Tried this again after a few months break. This time the wine is much better. Had with steak, broccoli and baked potato first night and drank as aperitif the next day. Wine opened up beautifully. Pinot w fineness — 25 days ago

Iwan, C. and 11 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Delicious, viscous and luscious. Lovely stone fruits. A tiny hint of petrol. — 23 days ago

Dawn, Andrew and 28 others liked this

El Enemigo

Mendoza Chardonnay 2018

Nose - ripe tropical fruit, pear, pear blossoms, hint of (white? ) pepper, light oak aroma, slight dusty cedar
Palate - mouth feel is heavy but not buttery (so substantial tannins for a white) ; notes of ripe pear, red apples, raw papaya (like in a salad), lemon peel including the bitterness from the pith, some peach, hint of lychee, trace of spice, some chalk in the after taste

Over all... very well made Chardonnay... balanced and made for the long haul
— 24 days ago

Vanessa, Ericsson and 6 others liked this

Sun Goddess

Ramato Friuli Pinot Grigio 2019

No hateration here, friends. Skin-fermented natural Pinot G made by the one and only Mary J Blige. Delightful. — a month ago

Jaqueline, Keaton and 9 others liked this

Mollydooker

Velvet Glove McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

The 2018 Mollydooker ‘The Velvet Glove’ Shiraz is a utterly sensational bottling that rivals any wine of its kind. Aged in all new American oak, this shows a gorgeous bouquet from blueberry pie to espresso grounds, graphite and toasty oak tones that all impress. The palate is deep and utterly seamless. A massive core of blue and dark fruits collide with white pepper, minerals, firm tannins and a light dusting of salinity. While obviously big, this has a weightless quality and wonderful verve. Wonderful to enjoy now, this outstanding Shiraz will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another fifteen years. But why wait? Drink 2021-2038- 98 — 24 days ago

Severn, leon and 27 others liked this
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Delicious wine 🍷

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Hedonistic in the extreme the wine is a marvelous blend of cassis, red and black fruits, plum, smoke smooth and velvety in the extreme. Was decanted for 90 minutes. Astoundingly still very approachable! — 25 days ago

Peter, Andrew and 14 others liked this

Aperture

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark blue and black fruit. Somewhat grippy tannins. The Malbec smooths out any rough edges. Night #2 with parents. Nice bottle but will wait a while to open another. — a month ago

Deborah, Tom and 19 others liked this
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Have you tried the SB. For the money 👏
Deborah M

Deborah M

@David L no I haven’t. I will look at my allocation and see if it is an option.