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Originally posted by thirsty man:
I had a stash of the 83s that i found direct from the chateau. They were all nice, starting to or were edging over the hill. Of the 6 - 1 was corked and 1 was compromised (cork failure). They were very nice wines, fully mature, but the failure rate was rather high...


thirsty man

If you bought "direct from chateau", I would return both bottles due to cork failure. Perhaps a little trouble but surely worth it.

If you bought from a retailer, and they advertised "direct from the Chateau", I would contact the retailer, advising them you had two of six bottles with cork failure, and think they should be replaced by the Chateau. Or, at the very least, they can replace those two bottles with wines of like value.
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