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Graeme wrote at 2013-04-13 13:30:42
Under normal circumstances I would have agreed with David. But last night I had a bottle of this wine and vintage (it was brought along by a friend who hoped it was a good wine) and we agreed at least to check it out. Although the cork almost completely disintegrated, the top half inch held good and with some careful decanting I was able to get a mainly clear wine out. To my great surprise the wine was not oxidised and was drinkable - even enjoyable. I would still agree that it has no commercial value, but it might just be worth trying as a curiosity. Just don't be surprised or upset if it turns out to be undrinkable.


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