I’ve noticed a few comments in recent days about unfortunate cases of ‘corked’ wines. Having had that experience myself on Christmas Day with the intended showpiece red, I just wondered what % of bottles others have experienced in the last year or so which have been 1) ‘corked’ or 2)otherwise technically defective.
I’m not talking about wines that you just didn’t like, or which have gone ‘over the hill’ but ones with clear defects - not temporary cork stink either.
I have had 3 - curiously all Rhone wines, and all red. Two from my own cellar, once while dining out. I would add that in the case of a WS wine from my cellar (CNdP), a same day refund was applied. The other one was a Cote Rotie not WS. The one when eating out was replaced immediately with complete agreement with my comment. It was a CdR.
I suspect that the fact that all three were Rhone reflects in part at least my drinking preferences…the sample size was probably about 100…or just over
I have had White Burgundy syndrome in the past, but the last one was a Javillier Cuvee Oligocene about 4 years ago. I had sold most of the rest of the case before that fortunately…although the final bottle I had last year was fine.
It would be interesting to hear others’ experiences and whether you think the proportion is about the same as always.