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 d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1996

Open that bottle night! We’ve had this kicking around the cellar for nearly a decade and it was time. I’ve drank many Sauternes but have dreamed of tasting Yquem since devouring Richard Olney’s monograph (and Jeremiah Tower’s descriptions of Yquem bacchanals) as a boy—yeah I was a maybe a bit precocious.

Nose of muscat grapes. A brilliant medium amber, luscious mouthfeel. Mature. Honey, almond essence, crème brûlée, coconut, candied pear. The richness sets Yquem apart. What a treat. Happy birthday
@Alsu Shakirova 🥰🥂🎂
— 2 months ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Mark, Anthony De and 25 others liked this
Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Your girl deserve this. Happy BD Alsu!

Domaine Tempier

Cuvée La Tourtine Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2016

Starts out with zingy sunshine over flower bed earth. After a few hours this comes together beautifully. Lavender, hazelnuts, potting soil, smell of a spring garden... and all sorts of other good stuff you would expect if Provence were jammed in a bottle! — 2 months ago

P, Shay and 23 others liked this
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@Jonathan Wall Cheers 🍷

Clos Salomon

Givry 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Superb. Still young but brimming with excitement. Out of this world good — 2 months ago

Keith, Lyle and 6 others liked this

Herradura

Reposado Tequila

Its National Margarita day(Feb 22nd)!! Enjoying the only way to make one.
A good reposado 100% agave tequila
Fresh squeezed lime juice
Agave nectar
A splash of fresh squeeze Orange juice
Shake and pour.
Enjoying with great Mexican food in Sacramento
— 2 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Paul and 18 others liked this
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

I will have to give it a shot...or looks like 4 shots! Cheers!
Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Tom Garland both recipes sound good. On the rocks, salted rim , lime wedge is a must.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Absolutely. Cheers!

Monteraponi

Colli della Toscana Centrale VD Trebbiano 2017

This is labeled Trebbiano VD. This sees skin contact for a couple days. A tad orange, but not bitter like a lot of other skin contact whites. — a month ago

Dawn, Rob and 15 others liked this

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

So consistent and one of our go-to champagnes when we want to celebrate a little. The acidity matches up well with pizza cheese. Mmmmmmm! — a month ago

Eric, Shay and 25 others liked this
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The one thing about champagne is it goes with everything. Cheers! 🍾🥂
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@E & K G Perfect pairing Cheers 🥂🍕
E & K G

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@David T @P A 💯💯💯 Cheers!

Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Speciale Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1964

1964. Purchased from my friend Walker at Walker Wines, who got it from a cellar in Italy. Translucent brick color, herbal and rose on nose, strawberry jam, red fruit, tertiary flavors on palate, endless finish. Delicate and elegant. Decanted 1-2 hours. — 2 months ago

Severn, Mike and 23 others liked this

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

Good amount of sediment. Still a deep concentration with some slight bricking on the rim. Nose shows red and black fruit and some woody, stemmy notes. Not an egregious amount of musk, but not exactly fresh either. Palate showing tart red fruit: focused, ethereal. Heavy purple flowers: lilac. Light in weight, heavy in perfume — 2 months ago

Keith, Jason and 15 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé 2017

Yep you saw that price tag correctly 😱!! My favorite wine stop in Iowa City decided these were not moving! So I ever so graciously took the last three off of his hands!
@David T I was slightly concerned...no temp/climate control..just sitting on the shelf (thoughts?). Chance it I did and nothing off with this Tempier!
Delicious as always previous notes apply!
Lucky I am! 👍😁🤷‍♂️
— a month ago

Juan, Jason and 37 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

An eye for value! Really looks appealing. 🍷😀
Sharon B

Sharon B

@David T thank you!
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie thank you! @Severn Goodwin unfortunately ..didn't see any. 😉