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!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Has a cool vintage personality to it, the acid is elevated and tannins are still firm albeit softening from the wines upbringing. Im a fan, there’s a lot of complexity on the nose, taking this classically-styled Rioja beyond what archetypal things might come to mind with this benchmark wine. Soulful and almost old school Bordeaux-like. Current, dried raspberry, stewed plum and dried black cherry, gravel pushing into graphite, tobacco, sous bois, wet leaves, juniper, leather, American oak, pipe smoke. Considerable freshness for such a tertiary wine. The elevated VA could be a problem for some, I enjoyed the lift. — 14 days ago

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Vanessa D

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Ah, love your notes!

Domaine Rapet Père et Fils

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2015

Aromatics have a lot of lemon, some white fruit but also still a clear oaky feel to it. The wine is powerful, full bodied, good acidity, nice richness and the balance is good but there is a slight alcohol dominance on the finish. Nice bottle but not great. And not the most expensive Grand Cru but I will take many Premiers crus before that, shows there are no short cuts in Burgundy.

Nez assez aromatique de fruits blancs, du citron et encore pas mal boisé. C’est puissant en bouche, beaucoup de tout, fruit, acidité, richesse mais l’équilibre est précaire avec une finale un peu alcooleuse et chaude. Bien mais pas un niveau de GC.
— 18 days ago

Hanibal, Michael and 15 others liked this
Hanibal

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Ouf d'habitude c'est bon cette cuvée...à attendre peut-être ?
Mario Vaillancourt

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@Hanibal pas mauvais, finale chaude qui gachait un peu l’ensemble, mais effectivement c’est souvent bon, j’ai préféré le 2014 pas mal, j’en ai deux autres que je vais attendre!

Loersch

Fels-Terrassen Riesling Feinherb 2015

Slate, pineapple, lime and spices. Whiff of that good ol’ petrol, as well. Quite rich and lush, relatively mellow and low in acidity, and seems rather evolved for its age, so I’d drink this right from the fridge.
Superb with an Indian Curry.
— 16 days ago

Thijs, Jan and 18 others liked this
David Koenen

David Koenen

This one of the bottles we bought there a few years ago?

Domaine Jamet

Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2016

2016 Vintage - little reduction -aeration helps here - roasted meats boysenberry fruit spice (Brett maybe a whiff here not objectionable) black pepper — 14 days ago

Hermes, "Odedi" and 15 others liked this

Weingut der Pollerhof

Frau Mayer Grüner Veltliner 2018

Light hay colored with little tinges of silver. On the nose you’ll get Granny Smith apples, pears, a little kiwi, and minerality. This is one of the best combinations of fun and elegance that I’ve found in a Grüner Veltliner. This 18 is so very young and it shows but it’s still mature enough to go. Very creamy on the mid palate with some round acidity. Air definitely improves things and on the second day it’s downright lush. Very dry, the round acid and texture really takes her to the next level. Honeydew, white pepper, and honey on the palate initially, with grapefruit and smoke coming to play. — 16 days ago

Dawn, Kevin and 15 others liked this

Domaine des Carteresses

Tavel Rosé Blend 2019

Tavel region produces my favourite rose wines. The depth and complexity for me is just amazing. Raspberries, strawberries, cranberry, kiwi and watermelon. Very smooth and balanced. Perfect for a hot day alone or with food. — 17 days ago

Trixie, Ryan and 9 others liked this

Broc Cellars

Love Red North Coast Carignan Blend 2018

Vetiver, pine, cherries. A darkness in its bouquet, I fell in love.

Reminds of an amaretto sour. Tart and succulent. Fun to drink. Bae approves.

Gulpable.
— 14 days ago

Eric, Eric and 22 others liked this
Kai Wright

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❤️ Broc Cellars
S.S. Mandani

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@Kai Wright Same, love em.

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

Syrupy and (cloyingly) sweet without quite the acidity needed to be enjoyed for more than a few sips. Superb high tone perfume will likely make this worth revisiting in a few years as the sugars mellow. — 17 days ago

Severn, Vanessa and 35 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Collège

Les Récilles Marsannay Pinot Noir 2017

Nose of gun powder, pencil lead, raspberries, cherry, hay. Wow this is nice. The palate is very charming with a very long acid backbone, a very nice fruit radiating all along, a good width with some nice velvety touch on the sides, some nice pointy tannins that kick things up a notch and a very nice tangy finish with red fruits and that hay thing again. This is very consistent and pleasing. Very good surprise — 16 days ago

Peter, Alex and 14 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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I have been rating all the wine from Marsannay consistent high. To look forward to!