- Nov 1, 2003
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I judge a red wine to be good or not based on the following two criteria.
If it has a sharp, sour sting it is probably a young and cheap wine and I won't like it.
If it is smooth (no tang) and has a variety of flavours at various levels, I like it more.
Tastes ok and if it was decanted into a bottle with a R150 label and offered to the "experts" it could easily score 10/10.
Reminds me of a steak house (I think) in Strand Street about 15 years ago which was decanting happy box into upmarket bottles and selling it that way. None of the customers had the faintest idea until an ex-employee with a grudge spilled the beans.
House wine by the glass maybe or are you suggesting they resealed bottles?