How to Recognize Cork Taint

How do the senses of wine enthusiasts detect cork taint (the presence of the chemical TCA)? Is it a certain smell, like the musty pages of an old hymnal, or is it indicated by a general dampening of aroma and flavor? Find out how much of the phenomenon is subjective—and when to open another bottle.

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