Bleeding


168755Gantt Hickman

Hey guys,

I have a feeling I know the answer to this, but just wanted to get some expert advice on the situation. 

I recently ordered some wine from Italy while I was over there last.  They shipped it despite the heat wave we have going on, and I'm afraid some bottles are ruined.

I noticed three of my super tuscans were bleeding through the corks when they arrived.  I have put them in the coolest part of the my cooler to try and salvage them.

My question to you is: Are they salvagable? I will drink them while young if I have to, but wanted to lay them down for a few years. 

Would love to hear y'alls thoughts.

Gantt



Answers

  • Unfortunately, if you're wines are bleeding through the corks, it means they've gotten so hot during the shipping process that they've been totally cooked.   In your situation, you'll probably want to try one of the wines to see what the effect is - cooking can "enhance" a (cheap) wine, bringing out more of the fruit flavors for a short period of time, but the damage to the cork means that its aging prospects are limited.  The most likely scenario is that you want to drink this wine as soon as possible.

    answered by

    Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:17pm






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