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!

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1977

Donald Patz
9.9

Porto is so out of fashion. I have no idea why since a number of highly rated “dry” wines carry substantial residual sweetness. Fashion is fashion. Hipsters will find this soon enough. 1977 was a time with Port if not in its heyday it was certainly much more highly regarded. This is just sensational. A fortified wine of great depth and dimension. — a month ago

Shay, Alex and 13 others liked this

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

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8.9

Always a pleasure to sip this lovely pink bubbly, fresh crisp and fruity, with notes of raspberry , strawberry, yeast and some pink grapefruit, medium bubble and fresh finish. My score 89, drink when you have the chance. — a month ago

Keith, Serge and 12 others liked this

Georg Breuer

Rauenthal Estate Riesling 2016

There is nothing like German Riesling! Georg Breuer is one of my favorite producers from the Rheingau region. Wonderful flavors of lemon zest, star fruit, tart pineapple. Crisp and dry Riesling. #summerofriesling #rheingau #deutscherwein #germanwine #germanwinesociety — a month ago

Mark, P and 6 others liked this

Xoriguer

Mahon Gin

Blown away.
Delightful herbal aromatics , and when paired with your favorite tonic, a kafir lime kind of thing cones out and really graces the tongue.
Hard to find outside of España. If you do, grab a few! A cult gin from Mahon in Menorca, Xoriguer is one of the only gins in the world (alongside Plymouth) to have a geographical indication, Gin de Menorca. Gin has been made on Menorca since the 18th century British occupation and Xoriguer commands a devoted following of happy travellers. Unusually, Xoriguer is made in wood-fired pot stills from distilled wine (eau-de-vie) rather than the more usual grain-based distillate, and is rested in oak barrels before bottling.
— a month ago

Neil, Sharon and 8 others liked this

Commanderie de la Bargemone

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Grenache Blend Rosé 2018

Beautiful wine, and a must have for summer. The noise is reminiscent of farmer’s market strawberries: a mixture of pleasant, subtle sweetness and herbal accents. Clean and refreshing with strawberry and melon notes, the imagination can’t help but be drawn to images of rustic landscapes along the Mediterranean. — a month ago

P and Severn liked this
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@Richard Mora Richard Nice post Cheers 🍷

Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wow!!! This is amazing... not at all tannic and very much drinkable right now.. great nose of dark fruits, cedar and vanilla!! Love this! — a month ago

Mark MewissenKelley Kalivoda Mewissen
with Mark and Kelley
Kelley, Daniel and 21 others liked this
Billy L.

Billy L.

@Laith A -Enjoying Materium young, I like your style! Kudos & cheers!🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Kelley Kalivoda Mewissen

Kelley Kalivoda Mewissen

I will dream of this 🤤🤤🤤🍷 thank you @Laith A

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Now the 1996 magnum... I’m still for the 1998, but it’s a line-ball call!!! With Wagyu A5... — a month ago

Stacey Silk GroffRichard MadiganReuben Katz
with Stacey, Richard and 21 others
Mick, Reuben and 11 others liked this

Domaine Le Sot De L'ange

La Boutanche Melon Azay-le-Rideau Melon de Bourgogne 2016

Recall that La Boutanche is a project designed to bring good, low intervention wine to the people for around $20. Different producers so a variance in quality too. So it goes.

The ones from Le Sot de L’Ange (bulldog label) are the best of La Boutanche I’ve tried and “Melon” is a serious step above. It’s creamy and rich, voluptuous, assumed from extended lees contact. It has white creamed corn, Granny Smith Apple, bitter almond, chamomile, white flowers, and fennel.
— a month ago

Arden, David and 30 others liked this
Sarah O'Kelley

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Yes this one is best!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Sarah O'Kelley it’s so underpriced. I need to find the Le Sot de L’ange direct wines

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Cinsault 2017

Good rose, hot! Excellent aroma. — a month ago

P, Severn and 3 others liked this