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Wine 25 year old bottle of red..safe to drink? #1001768
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Not a specialist wine rather one produced for Holiday Property Bond Cuvee Du Manoir Du Hilguy . 11.5% vol.

Safe to drink? All looks ok.



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WHAT are you doing tonight Fish ? Have you been sent to the shed ?


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Re: Wine 25 year old bottle of red..safe to drink? [Re: fish5133] #1001776
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Generally it will taste foul, a red wine will survive slightly better than white. Very rare to be unsafe if it hasn't been opened, leaked or showing signs of mould.

Your first taste will tell you whether you want to finish the bottle or throw it.


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Originally Posted by granny
WHAT are you doing tonight Fish ? Have you been sent to the shed ?


Voluntary removal from living room where missus snoring on couch.! That's Friday night social for you.

cheers DD or maybe not cheers as cork still in -- will look at it for a while then maybe leave it another few years till i'm short of paint stripper. Curiosity may get the better though.

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Low in alcohol for a red. It will be plonk and should have been drunk within a couple of years of bottling. Don't bother to open it; straight in the bin.


Carpe diem.

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