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Nomacorc? Still?

by Robin Garr » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:19 pm

I just opened a cheap 2012 Spanish Monastrell and, somewhat to my surprise, found it stoppered with a slick-side, foam-center Nomacorc. I didn't even realize those were still being made. What do you guys think is the over-under on this wine still being drinkable after five years?
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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by David M. Bueker » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm

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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by Tristan B » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:17 pm

:lol: Yeah I think I would agree with David.
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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by Robin Garr » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:34 pm

It turned out to be okay. Who knew?
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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by Tristan B » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 pm

That's a pleasant surprise indeed!
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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by Joe Moryl » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:32 am

Robin Garr wrote:It turned out to be okay. Who knew?


Some of those Spanish Monastrells are probably pretty tough wines, given the high levels of alcohol and tannins.
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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by Steve Slatcher » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:27 pm

In 2008 I drank a Horst Sauer Frank & Fresh Pinot Noir Rosé 2001, which had a plastic cork (I think of the type you describe, Robin). The price was reduced to practically nothing (little more than duty + VAT) by the wine merchant, and the "cork" had lost all elasticity. The wine was pale tawny. It did not taste what I would call oxidised, but was a little high toned and had strawberry fruit.

I was pleasantly surprised, and concluded that at least some of the reputation plastic corks have is undeserved. I do wonder a bit though about possible plasticisers that leached out of the plastic to cause it to stiffen.
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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by Oliver McCrum » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Nomacorc is now making some very good alternative closures that have low and consistent oxygen transmission, very different from the old ones. Apparently it's comparable to Diam or perhaps even better.
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Re: Nomacorc? Still?

by Victorwine » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:10 pm

They have come a long way since "Project Broomstick"

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