Of course, weekend wines – but this selection left me needing to vent:
Yes, it’s only an aligoté but yes, it was horribly corked – you could smell it at a distance as it was being poured down the sink!
But this is also a brilliant cuvée – made by somebody that we have lost – so this is not the way I want to remember him.
And from the 2016 vintage, Gambal sealed their bottles with DIAM. So how corked?
Boisset bought the Gambal operation before the bottling of the 2018s – and for some reason they have never ‘liked’ DIAM. This is the reason that they have failed this particular consumer. The could use Ndtec cork – not perfect but at least 10x better than normal cork – though expensive. Or they could have used one of many, many ‘technical seals’ – it doesn’t have to be DIAM – but in the end, they chose something that meant their product had to be thrown away…