Random oxidation - a growing cellar hazard
15 Jun 2005 by JR
Joe Asch, New Hampshire: Greetings! I recently had a 1994 de Fieuzal Blanc and a 1996 Guy Amiot Puligny Montrachet, Les Demoiselles from my cellar and both had a deep golden hue that is usually a characteristic of very much older wines (in contrast, for example, the 1988 and 1989 de Fieuzal Blanc are both much paler). Do you think that this colour is evidence of poor storage, or are these wines that have not withstood the test of time? The wines were certainly not corked, nor off in any way, but seemed tired. me: Could this, I wonder, be random oxidation, a fault of which more and more wine lovers are becoming aware? When I saw...

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