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 Leflaive

Mâcon-Verzé Chardonnay 2016

An absolutely gorgeous wine for summer. Bright, crisp and focused with lemon zest, salty minerals and hints of dried floral. Shows wonderful purity and freshness all the way through the mineral-laced finish. — a month ago

Ron, Bob and 19 others liked this
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Nice description, @Joe D'Angelo. I have to try this now...
Joe D'Angelo

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@Ron R Definitely worth a try... it’s a fantastic wine and value, but in my opinion, the PYCM Bourgogne Blanc or Aligote are both even better.

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé 2017

Wow this is great. Medium salmon color. Intense nose of citrus, grapefruit and pine needles. Very sharp and spicy palate. Ends long. Excellent. — a month ago

David, Ron and 12 others liked this

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Happy 30th Birthday to my wife and to this bottle- we enjoyed with friends and family at the wonderful Saison in SF. Smelled so good I didn’t want to drink it- tons of purple florals, cedar, spice box, elegant old perfumes and dark purple and black fruit, which were still very fresh smelling. Palate was quite ethereal, a bit austere, but wonderfully balanced with fruit, tannin and acid doing a nice dance. Not as much impact as the nose but a very special bottle for a special occasion. — a month ago

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Ken Seeno

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Totally supreme.
Peter van den Besselaar

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Great description.

Enderle & Moll

Spätburgunder Rosé 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Superb as always. Nose of spice, bright cherries, juicy and deep with amazing rich liaison like fruit and such incredible depth. So wonderful and clean. Fresh but not hugely acidic. Just perfect. So juicy. Balanced and refined. Long and so pure. Just one of the best roses in the world. — a month ago

Aaron, Iwan and 17 others liked this
Aaron Tan

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Wait that isn't even a rosé 🔥
Severn Goodwin

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Rosé or not Rosé, that is the question.
Sharon B

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This sounds wonderful!

Sadie Family

Palladius Swartland White Blend 2014

Nicole Hakli
10

Aging so well! Incredible freshness and waxy texture. Full wine that wears alcohol well. Balanced in fruit and winemaking. — a month ago

Keith, Paul and 5 others liked this
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Love this stuff.

Marcassin

Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

This was one of a quartet of beautiful bottles shared by the fantastic and hilarious @Bill Bender. It opened beautifully with a little San Diego summer evening air and still has many a year ahead. More importantly, it was washed down amidst superb company and perfectly accompanied the abundance of laughter. To top it all off we even managed some quality FaceTime with @Shay A whilst sipping the last glass. Great clean Friday night fun - 2010 — a month ago

Shay, Eric and 13 others liked this
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@Fraser McKinley Sounds Good Fraser
Bill Bender

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🤣 I concentrate on a single part of the boar....or a actually a double part of the boar 🐗 if I am being entirely accurate. I will leave nose and tail to you, but I’d share any meal with you any damn day of the week.

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Looking so good today; vivid aromatics of rose petal, leather, anise, almond skin and tart red fruit. Tannins are approachable, acidity well integrated & length is okay but perhaps what holds it back but super enjoyable to drink. — a month ago

Aaron, Simon and 19 others liked this
Jeff Venier

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I’ve got this wine coming into my store soon- possibly today... look like a bottle is coming home with me

Chateau Latour-Martillac

Pessac-Leognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

This was a treat. Drank well for a young Bordeaux. Spicy and peeper lent to an even keeled medium body wine. Soft tannins and low acidity made for a nice experience — a month ago

Shay, Bita and 21 others liked this

Whistlepig

10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey

Cinnamon sticks, star anise, clove, fenugreek, caramel, and vanilla. — a month ago

Ron, Neil and 25 others liked this
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

This stuff is delicious! If you can find it, try the Whistlepig 6yr piggyback rye... half the price and lots of the flavor. More raw and edgy.