A good friend of mine has gifted us a prize bottle from his cellar : a white CDP from Domaine Pegau, the 1999 vintage. This presents something of a quandary- our prior guests will know ( because i’m fond of explaining it) how white CDP plays a clever trick of descending into an abyss of total oxidation when most owners would chuck them out in despair that they didn’t drink them earlier, only to return with a cheeky smile on their face “Hey… fooled you! we are alive after all and we taste good!” - albeit all nuts and honey no longer fresh fruit. Even the colour reverts to something straw like from the oloroso sherry phase- weird chemistry that! So open or not? The colour looks to be frankly completely unpromising - close to a pale whisky! Might just keep it as a curiosity.