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Bad bottle or naive palate?


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Bad bottle or naive palate?

Violatp | Aug 16, 2013 05:10 PM

I like wine, well, I like white wine (after discovering that red gives me hang overs) but have wondered about this for awhile.

Some 15 years ago, while I was still trying to learn to drink reds, I bought myself a bottle of French Burgundy. I don't remember anything else about it other than it was about $25.

What I do remember is an unmistakable taste and aroma of musty, old books. You know, like when a basement floods and the wet books dry up after the water recedes.

Is that normal or did I have the bad luck to get a rare bad bottle of wine? If it was a bad bottle, is "musty" a normal sign of it?


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