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LIVE** Guerrilla tasting #4: Bordeaux blend - France Vs South Africa. 28 November 2019 **


#201

It’s an 8 from me, loses .5 for vfm and agree with @philip_currie’s SO with the ‘generic red wine’ call. But for me generically delicious in the way that ripe reds can be, albeit only for a glass or two.


#202

Glad to know I’m not the only one :laughing:


#203

Just trying them both side by side with the cheese. Bdx definitely thinner and less interesting. Rustenberg more robust and satisfying.


#204

That’s right. Filthy Bordelais.


#205

Mrs CC: yes indeed


#206

I’ve had other vintages of this Rustenberg before and I’ve always wondered what it might be like with a bit more bottle age. Has anyone ever tried?


#207

Rich, ripely sweet and persistent. It certainly coats the mouth and leaves an impression.


#208

I’d have to say the Rustenberg tastes more like a Bordeaux than the Bordeaux!


#209

Agreed


#210

for me it is a 7 as the other wine was a 5 (with a lot of goodwill)… it is also actually yummy and would drink again


#211

this might be the first whitewash…


#212

7 from me


#213

I haven’t but I’d say it would do very well with a few more years and I’d also hazard that the TWS end date is a tad conservative. I’d’ve said his has the structure to go beyond '23


#214

We’re giving it a solid 7.


#215

And a classy one at that. The LdeP tasted generic in comparison !


#216

7 here, which is a good score - I keep 8-10 for really exceptional wines!


#217

I’m going with a 7.5, only because I’m not sure it delivers on VFM. Tastes and smells lovely though.


#218

that sounds a bit like the ‘there has been a high demand’ quote from TWS EP allocation emails


#219

Whatever solid means.


#220

I’m sure the Rustenberg CEO will be pleased that it was solid when they read this thread later…