What an Expensive and Ancient Bottle of Wine Actually Tastes Like (10 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       11 Mar 2015       11416       2

This bottle of wine was found on board a ship that has sunk in 1864 during the American Civil War. The wine, which is a collector’s item for the wealthy elite, was recently opened for a tasting at the festival of food in South Carolina and it was not what you would expect.

When sommeliers poured the wine it came out of the bottle as a light grey liquid, which they described as smelling like a mix of turpentine oil and sulphur, with a taste of gasoline, raw crabs and light citrus notes. However, when you are a collector of fine wine you do take gambles like this one and unfortunately you don’t always win the lottery and might end up with a bottle that tastes disgusting.



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gigantes 5 year s ago
i doubt they really expected it to taste much different. wine must be stored at controlled conditions to remain potable.
       
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laughinggas 5 year s ago
I bet it tasted like vinegar.
       
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