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I have been given a bottle that is about about 14 years old.... is it ok to drink (my wife thinks it will poison her !) it is 12.5% and is French.
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Good explanation here........http://www.terroir-france.com/wine-faq/store-chablis.htm
Because it's a Chardonnay (and can cellar well) it shouldn't be too awful. Depending on the care it has received over the years, it will probably have lost the best of its fruity flavours and a good degree of its acidity. Expect it to taste quite "flabby"
Depending on the quality of the wine, Chablis can age well for up to 15 years, and as mentioned above, depending on how well it has been stored, it certainly wont poison anyone!There's only one way to find out really...Let us know how you get on!
many thanks to all who took the time to respond to my question.....I did open it and it looked good, although it did not smell too good, I did try it.It was awful.....but in the true spirit of science I even took a second sip, it was still awful.Now where did I put that bottle of Wairau Cove ?
Loadsa laughs tufty - put it down to experience.And don't let it put you Chablis! A btl of that dosen't last very long in my house!
I too chuckled at this thread. Bravo for your wine bravery welshtufy - all in the name of research of course
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