Jay Labrador wrote:Thanks for the additional info. I didn't know there was such a huge difference in winemaking and price between the two wines. The Beyerskloof was picked up in the bargain bin of one of the retailers here for about $10.00 if I remember right. I think Kanonkop costs about $ 27.00
Bill Spohn wrote:I have asked the rep from Beyerskloof if he could stand there and honestly tell me that their blend, Synergy, was better with the addition of Pinotage than without.
He waffled but wouldn't say it was. IMNSHO it certainly isn't, and the sooner they lose the Pinotage the better that wine will sell. It is often quite decent in spite of the Pinotage (you may have gathered I am not a fan of the grape)
Bill Spohn wrote:Peter, the issue isn't what can I buy for my cellar - believe me, that isn't a problem.
The issue is whether Pinotage brings anything to the blend, and opinions vary on that.
Peter May wrote:Personally I think the world has enough Bordeaux blands
Bruce K wrote:Based on your description, I suspect I'd probably prefer it to the Kanonkop, even irrespective of the price difference, given my growing dislike of overt oak.
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