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white wine aged out?

Discussion in 'Drink, Smoke, and Fine Dining' started by Edward 96GTS, Jun 14, 2023.

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  1. Edward 96GTS

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  2. EastMemphis

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    It could be used to clean water spots off your counter. It's likely turned to vinegar, or tastes like fusel oil. I suggest keeping it as a decoration. When I moved from Florida, I had a rack of old white wines that were about 15 years old. I sold them at my garage sale for $1 each. One of the purchasers opened a bottle and it stank up the garage. Total throw away. You might be luckier as chardonnay is a bit more resilient but if you're going to open it at dinner, do so in another room and have a backup bottle standing by.
     
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    #3 Steelton Keith, Jun 14, 2023
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    the ullage looks good. this is not a high end bottle and wasn't very good at release. unless perfectly stored, the wine is dead. if perfectly stored, probably still not good.
     
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    a few months ago I opened a Kalin Cuvee DD Chard from 1994 that had been perfectly stored since release (Kalin holds back their wines a LONG time). Down the sink.
     
  5. arizonaitalian

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    Keith has it right, but you have nothing to lose...chill it, pop it, give it a try. Oh, and report back...
     
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    and, for sure, one of the wine world's great pleasures is (very) old champagne and white burgundy...so it "can" age and improve...just not many of them...
     
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    Open it and see.
     
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    Yep. We opened a 79 long chardonnay this summer and it was interesting. Not much to lose.
     
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    Also depends on the so2 content at bottling...some wineries use a pretty high amount to keep them from oxidizing faster than others....downside is if you can taste or smell the so2. I've had some pretty old whites that were great. nothing to lose so give it a try and let us all know.
     

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