On New Year’s Eve we opened three bottles of Champagne. They were all completely ruined. This was particularly annoying when one of them was Salon 1990 and another was Salon 1988. I knew the other would be shagged out. It was a gift from my mother, a remainder from the stash she purchased in 1999. It had been kept in a wine rack in her kitchen since then. I felt bad every time I saw it.
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Were they oxidized by any chance? I opened our solo bottle of Salon 1985 with my parents on Christmas day and it was very fino in character. Quite sad as it should have been AAA+. A bottle of the 1990, last year was good, but very evolved. It makes me worried about aging the few bottles of 1996 I happen to own.
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Right, when I deserve wine again I am going to pop my bottle of Salon 1996. I know you’ve already had it, Edward and Jeremy. It has been in wine fridge since purchase. Surely that should provide a lot of pleasure?
Jeremy, I’m really interested to know if you have tried any Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee 1996 yet.
I’ll say it again: no, I have not yet had Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee 1996 as I did not yet know of Vilmart when it was released and don’t possess a single bottle. I believe you ahve one and you should definitely open one when I am around at some time in future.
Re Salon 1996, it is a delicious thing and I am certain that one day, you will deserve it. Pratice saying in your hyper, aggressive chihuahua voice “I… I was GOOD today!!!!!”.