Is it safe to drink 40 year old Kriter Extra Léger Brut 1978?
One of my neighbors died and they had an old bottle of sparkling wine. I feel like it would be a shame just to toss it if it's still drinkable. I'm somewhere between curiosity and hating to throw away a bottle of wine that someone was saving for around four decades.
Edite: I ended up not drinking it. Once I uncorked the bottle, the carbonation was gone and the wine had an unhealthy brown hue to it. It smelled a bit off, but the actual wine it's self smelled like it would've been good had it survived. It looked like the bottle was stored sideways and the wine saturated the cork to the point that even before uncorking I could see that the bottom of the cork was visibly discolored. The metal wire that held the cordk down was covered in with a thin layer of oxidation and a small spot of rust on each piece of wire that crossed the part of the cork that appeared to have gotten saturated with wine. Interesting experience though, now can understand the importance of properly storing vintage wines.
Submitted June 07, 2017 at 07:10PM by MegaTimX
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