In the same vein...
Hello :). I have a collection of wines that have been stored in a root cellar that have an average age of ~ 1997. I haven't tried any in a couple of years, but when I did, they were quite good. Some of the ones in question are a 1998 Opus One vintage. Do you think they are still good? I would welcome any input and thanks in advance.....
Depending on the ambient temp of that root cellar, the Opus should be just fine.
Still, and as Maximillien says, always have a Plan B, just in case.
As a side note, wines are fairly durable, but react mos badly with rapid temp variations and UV light. The root cellar, and for the time, should have been fine.
re: Bill Hunt
Thanks a bunch :)! The root cellar is a seperate room in the basement of my bff's house and has been covered with insulating panels so the temp. doesn't change much. Considering there are approx. 60 bottles I should have plenty of Plan B options :). Looking forward to trying some for Thanksgiving :)!
To provide info for others, in similar circumstances, when you DO open those wines, please give us a review in this thread.
The "how good will ____ be, after being stored for ____ years?" threads are common. Most of us can only guess, based on our cellars, and our experiences, but often really do not know - too many variables. So, with your info, others might well benefit.
Enjoy, and do not forget "Plan B."