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


#261

I echo the thanks to @Brocklehurstj - great selection of wines and I really find these comparative tastings much more enjoyable than tasting a couple of different wines, e.g. a red and white.


#262

I agree absolutely. Very much my preference too!


#263

We missed the most recent official tasting (and won’t make next week’s either), so it’s been great to do this again with you lovelies :+1:


#264

Especially if two reds, right? :wink:


#265

Maybe……… :rofl:


#266

We’re now drinking this with supper. Oh yum


#267

The next Guerilla tasting is also a comparative one btw. Sadly one of the wines is out of stock.


#268

I like your style !


#269

Yes that one quite appealed to me as well, but sadly I’ll probably be on the road then or still getting sorted after arriving home after two months away! :frowning:


#270

Yep, that one sounded really good, but I was a bit slow off the mark!


#271

Yeah, quite a rare opportunity to taste the same wine with 11 years difference in vintage. Should be interesting. Might be only me posting in the live thread mind you.


#272

Damn! Yes, I hadn’t noticed that. That’s a shame.


#273

Sounds like you had a fun and interesting tasting, all! :grinning: :+1:

I love the John X Merriman, so suspect it would have been my favourite! Has anyone tried Rustenberg’s single vineyard ‘Peter Barlow’? It’s on my Christmas list! :crossed_fingers::gift:


#274

Commanderie’s showing better now, but I don’t know if that’s because it’s had a bit more air or just because we’ve had loads of wine :wine_glass: :wine_glass: :wine_glass:


#275

I’ve only got the older vintage. Not sure if I’ll open it for the tasting, but I will be reading with interest.


#276

Was served blind from the decanter. I correctly guessed Bordeaux left bank but the year blew me away.

So fresh and so clean! Didn’t taste (to my slightly alcohol-influenced palate) any older than the Rustenberg.


#277

Plus one here.


#278

Thanks everyone for logging in and taking part.

I really enjoyed comparing the two, but my attention started wandering once supper was served and lamb breast with flageolet bean aromas started wafting in my direction.


#279

I haven’t tried it but Jamie Goode rated it.

https://www.wineanorak.com/southafrica/rustenberg.htm

After yesterday, I’d like to try it out of curiosity but it’s twice the price of the John X. Maybe when Waitrose have another 25% off 6 offer !


#280

Yes, it’s their top wine, and from a single vineyard - so I guess got price to match! :grimacing:

Hoping that Santa will feel generous, though… :smiley: