I am pleased to make my debut on this forum by posting an extensive reply to my friend siseneg's original posting.
Recently he gave me 2 bottles of this questionable wine with a warning: "It may be unsafe" so I had to try it! I figured I'd give you all the walkthrough on what happens to an individual when they consume wine from a bottle that HAS NOT been properly cleaned. Though I'm not certain of the effects of guinea pigging myself on this possibly tainted wine, I have always been a firm believer in the philosophies of trying everything twice.
Keep in mind that I can not guarantee that you will have the same experience with your own friend's toxic wine. It might be better or worse like others have stated or it might only affect 1 or 2 bottles.
Also, I want everyone to know that I am not an wine connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination rather I am simply a dude that enjoys a glass of wine from time to time, in this case, perhaps a glass of something other than wine but none the less, here goes! Wish me luck!!!
June 4, 2009 11:41pm
I uncorked the bottle with ease and it made a healthy popping sound. At first sniff, it does smell a bit vinegary but that may be due to the quality of the wine and the aging. Again, I don't know my *** from my earhole when it comes to this. I'm pouring myself a glass now. It's not syrup and there are no visible floaties, that's a plus. It's very dark, I can't see through it at all. After swirling it around a bit, I think it aired out because I'm not getting as much vinegar in the smell. Now it's taken on the form of a velvet fox with roux aftertones. Upon taking the first sip I definitely detected something unusual. I needed another sip to better identify exactly what was odd about it. The best way I could describe it would be: koolaid without the sugar. It's quite watered down and has only activated my background pleasure sensors. It's not quite "Summer in Tuscany"... I'd say more like "A night at the Y". Swishing it just brings out more fairly odd tastes such as "Grade School Drinking Fountain" and "A sticky deck of playing cards". This is definitely not a 1787 Chateau Lafite but I've had worse. I still have my vision and I don't feel dead yet which are good signs. At the risk of sounding pretentious I will go ahead and say this is far better than drinking piss. It doesn't have a very pleasant taste but I'm pretty sure at this point it's safe to drink.
I give this wine a hearty 3 yodels out of 10.