OK, 'conundrum ’ is a bit dramatic a description, but here’s my question…
After reading a Decanter review of a Planeta Nero d’Avola, which listed Carluccio’s deli as a stockist, I promptly headed to my local Carluccio’s (after swimming, mind you! Deferred reward) and bought said bottle, as well as another Planeta (a white blend).
In the car I started wondering how well these wines were kept in the deli. They were certainly not in the window - but placed in a dedicated shelf with other lovely wines. But the red is a 2011 and the white 2014… and who knows how long they’ve been displayed there for.
Any experience with wines bought from the jolly Italian’s deli?