What is this 'wet wool' taste?
14 Nov 2005 by JR
Philip Harvey, Dorset: I know you must have discussed this plenty of times before on this site, but just what  is that 'wet wool' taste that affects some white wine? It seems to come up most often in white Burgundy and can make many of these wines expensive disappointments. Is such a wine faulty in the same way that say a corked wine is faulty and should I therefore be asking for a replacement/refund? Or is wet wool just a fact of life that we have to live with, in which case I'm going to give up buying white burgundy because there are only so many bottles I can bring myself to tip down the sink before my tastes and my wallet move...

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