How long is too long: Is this wine still good?
May 15, 2010 12:45 PM Subscribe
How long can one keep an unopened bottle of quality white wine past its vintage year?
posted by MelanieL to Food & Drink (11 answers total)
My friend was given a bottle of Château des Charmes 2002 Chardonnay (St. David’s Bench Vineyard) a few years ago, put it away for a special occasion and promptly forgot about it. We've now found it again and are wondering if we should even bother opening it.
I've tried to find out more about this wine online, to little avail. It does look like it was still drinkable in 2007
, however, as this Château des Charmes newsletter attests to (see 2/3 of the way down the page).
So, will this wine still be enjoyable? Would it need some sort of preparation before drinking (decanting, aerating, etc.)? We both know very little about wines, so any info would be greatly appreciated.