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 Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Shay A

One of the bottles I provided for a co-hosting with Mark at the City Club wine group.

Always a treat to enjoy well-made 2001 vintage Sauternes. This was my first experience with Rieussec’s 2001. Deeply golden/amber in the glass. Aromatics fill the room with apricot preserves, honeyed lemons, orange marmalade, little bit of caramel. Bordering on bombastic on the palate, it stops just short of cloying. Commanding and opulent. Honeyed stone fruits, truffle honeycomb, roasted cashews. Excellent acidity. Obviously young, I’d love to revisit in 10-15yrs.
— a year ago

Ericsson, Ron and 35 others liked this

Domaine Tollot-Beaut

Chorey-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2020

This 2020 is sensational. Deep aromatics and flavors of fresh forest, briar, blueberry reduction, cordial cherry, cinnamon, cardamom. Big and bold and arresting. — a year ago

Jack, Trixie and 6 others liked this


Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

Better after sits in glass for a bit. Forest floor. Good fall wine. Would be good with lamb — a year ago

Romain, Ted and 10 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Pretty young straw colour . Very tight and young on the nose , needs time . Mineral , crushed rocks , lemon and tangerine rind , toasted nuts . Lots of intensity and electric on the palate , lemon curd , mineral , chalky finish. Long and mineral on the finish . Overall pretty closed , very promising , for the long haul. Needs 5 or even 10 years and will hold for a further 15 . — a year ago

Tom, Ericsson and 12 others liked this

Dominio del Aguila

Pícaro del Águila Clarete Tempranillo Blend 2018

pairs magically with some Iberico Salchichón, Chorizo and Manchengo!
“Please don’t call it rosé. It’s pink, but it’s clarete.”
— a year ago

Severn, Ira and 8 others liked this
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Nice pairing!

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Super lovely. Ripe yellow apple, Bosc pear, ripe apricot, chamomile, sweet hay. Lively acids lift the residual sugars into a wonderfully elevated expression of Chenin… supremely easy to drink, but there’s incredible complexity if you inquire. — a year ago

Peter, Romain and 12 others liked this

Janzen Vineyards

Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Top of the game. Plum, boysenberry cigar chocolate and earth tones. Great wine. — a year ago

Ericsson and Romain liked this

Ponzi Vineyards

Laurelwood District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Loved it! Bought to celebrate new job! Not too dry- very smooth — a year ago

"Odedi", Kenny and 8 others liked this

Château Canon-la-Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Nose: Pronounced aromas of Blackberry Jam, Fig and Tobacco.

Palate: Dry. Medium Plus Acidity. Medium Tannin. Medium Body. Pronounced Flavour Intensity of Blackberries, Plum, Cedar and Earth. Long Herbal Finish.
— a year ago

Kenneth, Romain and 10 others liked this