I played a Blind tasting game with my friends Friday night! We all brought a “bistro red” that cost around $12. We wrapped them in newspaper, poured them, drank them and voted on them. It was fun but also a little scary as I suspected that everyone else at the table had a better palate than I did – that’s a lot of pressure as the only person there who writes a wine blog.
Seven of us ranked the wines and then cast our votes to find the winner and the results were interesting.
Best overall score – Trapiche Reserve Malbec 2007 LCBO 614651 | $ 11.95
Most first-place votes – La Vieille Ferme (4 out of 7 first place votes) LCBO 298505 | $ 11.95
My personal favorite (and I was alone on this one) – Monte Antico, Toscana Vintages 069377 | $ 14.95 At least Wine Spectator supported me by scoring it a 90 even if nobody else loved it.
Other notes of interest – The top two wines scored well ahead of the other four. Also, four of the six wines recieved a first place vote!