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


#221

also on the Rustenberg… it is a bit like a restrained Southern Rhone if that makes any sense (there Rustenberg CEO, eat this)


#222

I’ll go a 7 but top end nudging 8. It’s definitely grown on me as I’ve got used to that initial blast of tannin. A very good wine but not such a casual drinker as the bdx. (for me! :D)


#223

I’m going to compare it with last night’s Vergelegen next … think it was slightly cheaper than these but same kind of ‘mid-price’ thing going on.


#224

I’m reverting to my harsh-marker type & going 5 again… :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


#225

I think it’s good value for what you get in the glass. You could pay more and get a lot less. So an 8 for me.

Admittedly, many wines from all over the world can taste like this but this one works for me.


#226

Not really getting a southern rhone vibe from it - to me it’s pure left bank claret, but I’m no expert!


#227

Thanks to @Brocklehurstj and anyone else involved in organising tonight’s tasting - enjoyable AND educational as always!


#228

here, here


#229

7.5 for all three of us here. More enjoyment and more complexity


#230

Seconded an excellent and very interesting comparison. I’m very conservative on wines and mostly stick to old world. This could shift me to look closer at SA


#231

Is it time for a poll, or are we unanimous here…?


#232

Someone on a laptop, please do a poll.


#233

Absolutely, thanks everyone, in anticipation of being woken by a snotty child in the next couple of hours I’m going to beat a hasty retreat. Thanks again!


#234

Go!

  • Commanderie
  • Rustenberg

0 voters


#235

funnily… :wink:


#236

I would if I knew how :flushed:


#237

That’s a weighted vote — me about 60/40 in favour of the Rustenberg, James very much in favour of the Commanderie!


#238

Peer pressure is overrated


#239

Fair enough - stops it being a total whitewash


#240

Maybe at the next Guerilla tasting where there will be like 4 of us.