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!

Henriot

Millésime Brut Champagne Blend 2008

A very complete nose of brioche, citrus and apple pie. In the mouth air is needed to really give this a chance to strut its stuff. Prominent but not overwhelming acid at first but an hour of air makes this as round as a beach ball. The palate starts to duplicate the nose with an hour or so of time. Another positive ‘08 champagne ,with upside from here. — a month ago

Shay, Jason and 55 others liked this

ARPEPE

Riserva Rocca de Piro Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2011

Great wine. Wonderful light body, full flavor, great nose, cherry and earl grey tea. — 2 months ago

Ellen Christen
with Ellen
Paul, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling Auction 2005

Bursting with orange fruit, some musk and a sweetness that goes on and on.. crazy delicious. — 2 months ago

Eric, Peter and 22 others liked this

Cascina del Torcc

Nebbiolo d'Alba 2017

Beautiful red rose leather bouquet. Will the bouquet last as long as the 3 year roses? Nah, but it’s enticing for a night.

Warming, perfect for 30 degree freezing weather. Nestled by Christmas lights and Downtown Abbey (somehow I’ve garnered a liking for this show).

A velvet tipped tome this red tells the story of not being too ambitious. It knows it’s place and value. It isn’t too much of anything. Fruit, tannins, acidity all muted but there, nonetheless. That just leaves the roses which is just fine with me.
— a month ago

Eric, romo and 16 others liked this

Piper-Heidsieck

Rosé Sauvage Brut Champagne Blend

First things first, that color. Supremely unique, exotically eye catching. A scarlet robe with medium intense fine bubbles. The nose is absolutely bursting with red fruit and yeasty aromas. Blood orange, raspberries, and pomegranate leaps from the glass. Mandarin orange and freshly baked bread also show up.

60% Pinot Noir, with 20% of that being still wine explains the color and profile. Creamy and sexy, this is a highly intense champagne with a ton of character. Quite vinous, it’s rich and alluring. Very well balanced with enough complexity and nice acidity.

Juicy on the palate with more ripe red fruit showing off. Just a hint of brioche but strawberries, black cherries, and lingonberry dominate. More blood orange and tangerines mingle with black tea and a drizzle of honey. This is what you’re looking for. Excellent stuff.
— 2 months ago

Jody, Trixie and 9 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Excellent review!

Michter's

Small Batch US*1 Bourbon Whiskey

Mid-afternoon dram o’ bourbon 🥃 perfect for sitting on the balcony in this chilly (for Texas) weather. — 2 months ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Neil and 13 others liked this
Sharon B

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@Ryan Vento love San Antonio! We lived in Kingsville for a few years

Belvedere

Smogóry Forest Single Estate Rye

Wow, really nice Vodka. One of the best I’ve had,
K&L notes,

I must admit, the idea of terroir in vodka made me laugh - at first. After tasting the Lake Bartezek and Smorgory Forest vodkas from Belvedere, I'm a convert. These vodkas are made with exactly the same process as the regular Belvedere. The only difference is they are grown on single estates from an heirloom Rye variety. The two single estate releases only differ in the location of the farm and the results are shocking. Taste them side by side and compare with a standard bottle of Belvedere and you too will see that vodka is not in fact a "neutral" spirit.
— a month ago

Bob, Ryan and 22 others liked this
Billy L.

Billy L.

@Paul T- Huntington Beach -Nice note 📝 Who knew Terrior matters with Vodka 🍸
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I agree Vodka can be far more nuanced and interesting than people give it credit for!

Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

A 5th growth from the wonderful 2010 vintage! 3 hour decant(some chunky sediment). A distinguished dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: sweet black fruit, floral, cedar, slight funky earth, eucalyptus, pencil lead. Taste: Wow! Coming along nicely.....a velvety full body wine with blackberry, cassis, chocolate espresso, cedar, and a floral leather dry long finish. Even with 3 hour decant, some tannins still kicking me!!!.....I would give it another 5 years (it will get a better score) and then drink over 15 years. — 2 months ago

Brenda, Shay and 23 others liked this

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2009

Had to blow off a transient ester note when first opened but then this wine was hitting on all cylinders with ripeness, sweetness and dried fruit as would be expected from a great vintage Sauternes — 2 months ago

Sharon, David and 22 others liked this
Sharon B

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I do like them! I need to try more of them
Sharon B

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Actually I posted one about a week ago that is almost exact to yours! I had to keep looking back at forth! 🤣 cheers!