The Twitter Wine Review Social Experiment. I never understood wine reviews, the classy ones. Sure - 3 stars, 4 stars, but when they got to acidic bouquets and well textured noses. They lost me. Here's a social trend: man-in-the-street wine reviews, from someone who knows what he likes, probably knows what others would like, but refuses to hoighty toighty it up.
My Twitter Wine Review List for April 2010:
2009 Bergkelder Fleur Du Cap Sauvignon Blanc. Tart. Like lime pie. Stick with the 2008. *sticks nose in air*. 6/10.
2008 KWV Merlot. Delightful! Smooth and buttery. Like butter. And berries. 7/10.
2008 Van Loveren Pinotage. Jaaa. A bit Ave Lavigne? Nothing remarkable. 4/10.
St. Pettie Pink Heavenly Bubble. I'm not even sure this is a wine. It's like I left strawberry juice in the sun. 2/10.
2008 Nederburg Baronne Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Reserve. Leathery. Like a Porra. Bit of earth as well. I like! 8/10.
2004 Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon. Bursting. Like when you step on a plum. 7/10.
2009 Nederburg Duet Shiraz Pinotage. Sweet, lots of honey flavour. I fear it will go well with ice cream. 5/10.
2008 Simonsvlei Lifestyle Shiraz. A bit pap. Like a comedy show where you can't hear the words & the snacks are buttery. 5/10.
2004 Audacia Cabernet Sauvignon. Strong coffee and oaky undertones. What's an undertone anyway? R110 restaurant price tag ftw! 7/10.
2009 Beyerskloof Pinotage. Tastes older than it purports to be - which can get wine drinkers into trouble. Otherwise not bad. 6/10.
2007 Uitkyk Carlonet Cabernet Sauvignon. Very berry. Light. Nothing out of this world but not too shabby either. 7/10.