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Sorry guys, but I beg to differ. While the number of corked bottles may not be as high as some screw top proponents suggest, they will fall disproportionately amongst your priciest bottles. The off-putting taste will be magnified over the years and what wines are you saving for years? Your most expensive and most treasured. I’ve had two bottles of my 1998 Sassacaia turn up corked. If I had been opening the wine in 1999 maybe I wouldn’t have noticed it, but now those wines stunk. Give me the artificial closures before I spend four figures for a first growth.

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