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Have never seen a cork like this before

Postby Jenise » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:53 pm

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This cork was in an '85 Breton Loire cab franc that my friend Warren opened the other night (a very good bottle, btw). The healthy end was the part in contact with the wine--the rest, so black (uniformly on all sides) it looked like someone had colored it with a marking pen. Odd, isn't it?
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Re: Have never seen a cork like this before

Postby Mike Bowlin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:42 pm

Mold ? Does it have an odor other than wine ?
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Re: Have never seen a cork like this before

Postby Jenise » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:07 pm

No, it had no off odors and the wine itself was wonderful.
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Re: Have never seen a cork like this before

Postby Sam Platt » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:28 pm

It looks like it was stored in a very damp location and was picking up moisture from the outside.
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Re: Have never seen a cork like this before

Postby Victorwine » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Hi Jenise,
What was the “fill level” of this bottle? I agree with Sam looks like “seepage” from outside the bottle towards the inside.

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Re: Have never seen a cork like this before

Postby Jenise » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:34 pm

Sam Platt wrote:It looks like it was stored in a very damp location and was picking up moisture from the outside.


Yes it does; but the label was pristeen, no sign of moisture there.

p.s. It was a 2nd hand acquisition from the east coast.
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Re: Have never seen a cork like this before

Postby David M. Bueker » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:59 pm

I see this sort of thing with German wines on a regular basis.
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