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old bottle of chardonnay - will curiosity kill the cat?

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old bottle of chardonnay - will curiosity kill the cat?

jules7ky | Jun 19, 2011 06:09 PM

Hi! We just re-discovered a bottle of David Bruce Chardonnay from 1989... I think I bought it from the "bargain bin" in '89 or '90, and it's been sitting at room temperature (probably), on its side in a wine rack ever since.

I know it's beyond dead at this point - but would it be unhealthy to satisfy my curiousity as to what a 22 year old bottle of chardonnay tastes like? Or should I run (not walk) to the sink and put it out of its misery?

To add to the story, we found this poor bottle because it had leaked a little onto the floor - about a 1-inch-diameter puddle.

My husband and I are starting to get more interested in wine in general - I'm really glad to have found this board, and hope to enjoy learning more on the subject!

Thanks in advance for any answers - and feel free to laugh. I am.

Cheers and grins -

Jules

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