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Test: Repour

On February 28 I opened a bottle of the lovely Punt Road Gamay 2017 in among a vast number of other wines. I immediately wanted to stop tasting and just drink it, but alas life wasn’t on my side. I would tip it. And move to the next wine. Or normally I would, except that I’d recently been sent a promotional box of Repour stoppers, and had just started testing them. Journalism stopped and wine enthusiasm started. I opened the pack and popped one in the neck of the half-empty gamay. I’d come back in a few days, I thought. It was April 6 before I got to it. It had sat on my desk throughout those intervening five weeks, in ambient summer/autumn temperature. It would surely be shot. But

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