Karri Grove Verdelho 2003

by Allan

Alan Asks: How long would Karri Grove Verdelho be expected to be drinkable?

Darby Says... Hmm, the conventional wisdom is that
Verdelhos are best used while young for casual summer drinking.

I assume you have some. At six years it would be getting towards the end of its drinkability depends on the state of the closure (cork or screw?) and how acid the wine was when it was made. I haven't tried the wine so I can't give more than general advice. Try it and see. Have a second bottle (of another white) at hand in case it has gone off and you don't want to disappoint your guests. Remember whites tend to develop more a brownish honey color when aged but it may still be sound.

Any other readers tried an aged Verdelho? Leave a comment, And please Allan tell us what you think of the wine if you try some.

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