When a friend of mine presented a bottle of 1990 Dom Perignon with the words 'I don't think this has always been stored properly', we were both more than sceptical.
The cork came out well and looked good. This Champagne was amber in colour, and some small bubbles rose to the surface. So far so good.
And the taste was excellent. Apple crumble and toasty flavours delivered a complex experience for this still very alive Champagne.
It is astonishing how this bottle delivered so well. There is a debate if ageing of Champagne is a good idea, but the flavours experienced here could never be replicated by a young Champagne.