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!

Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Shay A
9.4

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

I really enjoyed this. Haven’t had any wines from this producer before. The aromatics covered the entire fruit spectrum (red, blue and black) alongside nutmeg and birch wood. Full bodied...fig, tar, baking spices on the palate. Delicious now. I called this ‘10 Right Bank.
— a month ago

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Azienda Agricola Valentini

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2013

Only young
It is so fresh and mineral
Nice flesh too, long
Bottle was gone in a blink of an eye
Marvelous
— a month ago

David, Bob and 12 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

This isn’t the tannic bomb you are looking for. Surprised how approachable this wine was. Still very tight and structured with blackberry and more tobacco and licorice than I’m used to but still very good — 2 months ago

Shay, Keith and 18 others liked this
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@Bret Barker Bret looks like you’re having a great time Cheers 🍷🏖

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2009

The 2009 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rose by Vina Tondonia is an impressive blend of 60% Garnacho with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura. This beautiful Rose wine was aged for four years in American oak and another five years in the bottle. On the nose this opens with bright red fruits with blood orange and wild mushroom that are wrapped around toasty oak in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a seductive texture and a bright minerality with a brilliant beam of salinity. Remarkably light on its feet, this ‘Gran Reserva’ unveils beautiful red fruits and suggestions of kumquat and teaberry with peat moss undertones. Highly novel and complex, simply put, there is nothing like this wine. While delightful now this will age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94 — a month ago

Ely, Severn and 27 others liked this
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Jeff Hasmann Agreed this becomes super hard to find w the market. If you can get your hands on this I highly recommend it 🔥🍷
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@Dr. Owen Bargreen awesome note...thank you!! I made a call the moment I read your review and snagged a bottle from my local source. I got lucky. The entire State of Nebraska only got one case 😩
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@Jay Kline That’s so fantastic. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 😊

K Vintners

The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah 2015

First K wine. Might have to hit up the tasting room while I’m up here in Seattle. Nice wine. The color of the glass is less opaque than the syrahs ive been drinking from california. I personally didn’t get a ton of meat on this wine. I got beautiful raspberry and blue fruits on the palate. The style reminds me of the richer biale zins: beautiful fresh pure fruit but not overdone in alcohol or sweetness. 91-92 — a month ago

Shay, Mark and 27 others liked this
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MCK is a screaming deal!
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@Isaac Pirolo about to taste a bunch right now!
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@Kirk F saw that at totalwine. Might have to grab one.

Venge Vineyards

Silencieux Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ron R
9.5

Opened this last night, and will compliment the tomahawk steak perfectly.
Such a great pour for the money. So well behaved and focused on the nose and palate. Why pour Bone Ash when this is outstanding?
Picture by wifey 😍
— a month ago

Shay, Jason and 45 others liked this
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@Evan Bienstock it’s my artsy fartsy wife, again. Honestly, I pulled some of the objects together, as I thought the steak would present well. 3 mins later, I was elbowed out. Anne-Marie just took over - I feel so used 😏. @P A, thanks bud!
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@Bill Bender, she wears the pants 👖 around here now. I’m treated like a fashion accessory 😔
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👍👍👍

Martin Müllen

Kröver Letterlay Auslese Riesling 2010

Whoa. Some genius mad freak mutant wine. Nose is apricots. Palate is perfect peach and mineral. Huge acids. Long fresh juicy finish. Palate soaking. Terrific juiciness and tartness. Fresh as a daisy after 9 years. 9 years. Wow. Bought from fass selections. ... wow insane density. — a month ago

Andrew, Severn and 8 others liked this

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2014

My first try of this wine was the 2015 vintage & I loved it but I’ve not found many 2014 from Italy that I’ve liked as many are weak, so @ £127 I was torn on hold or try & yes I’m so weak to 🤣 I prefer this to the Sassicaia 14 but still I’d pay for the 2015 at this price as it feels expensive for what it is or could be 😉 But hey I love their labels 😍

📍 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2014

🏵 93 points w/ maybe a little improvement but not as complex as the 2015 which I gave 97-98 points @ £135 - I know which I’d buy as a long term treat 😉

🍇 100% Sangiovese

🍷 Clear rich ruby

👃 Soft oak & minty fresh cedar tones through dark cherry & sweet plum w/ blackberry, earth, rock minerals, red potpourri & spiced herby hints

👄 Med body of smooth red cherry, soft dark plum & light blackberry tones in dry minerals w/ raspberry, pomegranate & red berry oozing through

🎯 Med dry mineral infused red fruit wallop w/ a cherry, raspberry & pomegranate linger
— a month ago

Chris, P and 27 others liked this
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@Chris England Chris it’s good to have you back Cheers 🍷
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@Chris England Cheers! 🍷

Massaya

Cap Est Beqaa Valley Red Blend 2015

A berry bomb for a nose. Bright red raspberries and cherries dominated the pallet. High acidity and strong tannins on this young Lebanese wine. Reminded me of a young Barolo. Needs time but very pleasant. Drink with fat rich food. That creates a nice pallet experience — 2 months ago

Douglas, P and 8 others liked this

Château Troplong Mondot

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

98-100 this wine has improved so much compared to 4 years ago. Napa style from Bordeaux, I like it! — 2 months ago

Dick, David and 16 others liked this
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@Thijs Hendriks Thijs Cheers 🍷
Marc vanholst

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Toppertje Thijs !