May 24, 2017
Another Blind Wine Tasting
I had two bottles of Réserve de Bonpas in my cooler; one Côte-du-Rhône ($13.00), the other one Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($20.00), and I wanted to find out if there was a difference in ''quality'' between the two; after all one was 1.5 times more expensive than the other.
I did the usual thing; brown bagged them, shuffled them around, and then marked them A2 and B1 (see also Blind Wine Tasting)
There was a clear difference between the two wines, but in terms of preference it was a tie; two of us liked the $13.00 version, and the other two liked the $20.00 edition.
In order to protect the individual participants I will not reveal who had the ''expensive'' taste, and who were the ''cheapies''.
Is there some real value to this story other than price alone does not make a wine better?
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Prices are from vivino.com.