I inherited 4 of these. Fortunately they have been kept in a good cellar for life.
The first was opened, gingerly, and discovered to be alive and without fault.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not fresh. There is no fruit. But it is not faulty. Like a Rioja or old Hermitage it is honeyed, the oak shows and it is perfect for the fireside on a chilly Jan evening.