Ask Sid: Rubber Smell in Wines?

September 20th, 2017
Ask your question here

wine that tastes like rubber

Question: Recently tried a few wines that showed a rubber smell. What is that and how can you get rid of it?

Answer: Probably a sulphur issue or mercaptans – giving off those rubbery strong onion & garlic aromas. Also can be the result of a reductive style of winemaking or screwcap closure (resulting in an absence of oxygen) that may be improved by decanting the wine. Another thing to try is adding a penny (an old one made of real copper) into the decanter or your glass. Not always totally successful but usually helps. Just like trying that trick of plastic wrap for a corky TCA problem. Good luck.


You might also like:

 alt=

Ever experience a rubber smell from a bottle of wine?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
September 20th, 2017

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Skip to toolbar