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A heat-damaged Safeway trifecta

 

Dismal pandemic wine trifecta.

 

I bought all three of these because I had tried them before and enjoyed them.  All were heat damaged.

 

  • The 22 Pirates cork crumbled like Styrofoam, showed wine forced up the cork by heat. Wine had a faint dank nose, muddy bland soupy consistency without fruit.
  • Pessimist cork showed wine forced up the cork by heat. Smelled of prunes and tasted like stale dates. No acid balance
  • PetitePetit was almost drinkable, but totally lacking in its usual balanced but prominent fruit.

 

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