Is this wine vintage or just gone ofF?

(18 Posts)
TheoriginalLEM Sun 03-Jan-16 18:31:30

So my mum won a hamper, it had three bottles of wine in it. One of which was decidedly dodge, the other was pink and it gave me wind. This one has 1999 on the bottle and tastes, well it tastes different.

It isn't an unpleasant taste but i have no idea if it is "corked", off or "vintage"

Should i finish the bottle? or chuck it down the sink?

Notasinglefuckwasgiven Sun 03-Jan-16 18:33:39

If it upsets your gut and tastes more vinegar than wine it's off. It shouldn't be foul. Very dry is good, in a dry wine of course, but if it would do well on chips bin it and await the skitters confused

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 03-Jan-16 18:35:56

Vinegar is off. Weird and not right might be corked.

What is the wine? Label photo? Could find the tasting notes...

TheoriginalLEM Sun 03-Jan-16 18:40:01

Chateau la trielle bordeux blanc

It just doesn't seem to have any guts - i think its corked but i have no idea what corked is supposed to taste like, i usually drink wine with a screw top blush

Valmur Sun 03-Jan-16 18:43:34

It's not a wine I know, but I would be very surprised if a 1999 White Bordeaux is anything other than past it.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 03-Jan-16 18:44:18

"Corked wine gives off a smell that is similar to a dank moldy basement, a wet newspaper or a wet dog." grin

Screw tops are great. Prevent this exact thing!

FurryDogMother Sun 03-Jan-16 18:45:24

Yeah, nothing wrong with screw tops, some of the best wine comes with them nowadays.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sun 03-Jan-16 18:49:22

<unscrews top off wine>

<pours contents in to glass>

Feck all wrong with screw top wine. 🍷😋

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 03-Jan-16 18:52:47

<shakes glass> at Milk.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sun 03-Jan-16 18:55:06

<unscrews top again>

<pours contents in to MrsP's glass>

See. Genius things these screw tops.

🍷🍷 Cheers!

TheoriginalLEM Sun 03-Jan-16 18:56:38

well it doesn't taste great so i am going to have to make do with Jack daniels!

Its a bit off to have a raffle prize containing three bttles of undrinkable wine hmm especially as they were my xmas reserves and i didnt buy any decent wine FFS

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 03-Jan-16 18:58:39

If it doesn't taste great; don't drink it!

I'm on Dry January so virtual wine is perfect. And, no migraine.

DiscoSpider Sun 03-Jan-16 18:59:24

My mum was violently ill from some off wine at Christmas.

TheoriginalLEM Sun 03-Jan-16 19:06:47

ill be on dry January once ive finished the jd and baileys

Trills Sun 03-Jan-16 19:08:19

I've had two bottles of corked wine recently, one in a bar (my boss was buying and took care of it) and one at home.

The distinctive smell is like leaf mould.

Like wet leaves have been under a tree for a long time.

Anyway, if it's not nice then don't drink it, even if you're not sure WHY you don't like it.

Notasinglefuckwasgiven Sun 03-Jan-16 19:13:18

I too have had tummy issues from bad wine. DP didn't believe me, finished it and ended up off work with the trots grin

hefzi Sun 03-Jan-16 20:06:32

At the Millenium, I got heavy metal poisoning from some dodgy wine, as did a bunch of other people at the same party - mind you, it was from a country not known for its viticulture, so was probably heavy on the anti-freeze as well. I think if it doesn't taste right to you, sling it - not because anything's wrong necessarily, but if it's not pleasant to you, why bother? (NB Most certainly not suggesting you are being poisoned by heavy metals!
Ah, those jokes about Iron Maiden - they went on for months grin)

hefzi Sun 03-Jan-16 20:07:06

<Throws up an extra "n" ^>

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