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Producers (by appellation)
What is Premature Oxidation and Why is There Such Variance?
Which Producers are Most and Least Affected?
The Potential Causes of Premature Oxidation
Lowered Sulphur Dioxide Levels
Corks and cork treatments
(stirring of the lees)
Other Alleged Causes
Notes from the Annual Vintage Assessment and Oxidation Check Dinners
2005-Night 3 and Overall Results
2007-Night Three and Overall Results
In vintage 2007: current free SO2 target is 35 ppm; unclear when that began
1997 (on the bottle) / 1996 (on the cork) - Chassagne La Romanée - over 4 bottles 3 were oxidized, the remaining being an excellent wine.
2003 Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets. Premox, but still drinkable. More noticeable day 2 (night is fridge).
Chassagne Grandes Ruchottes
(22 April 2011): still fresh after nine years, bright acidity, good color, clean cork, absolutely no hint of oxidation. [Stephen Dreher]
1997 Chevalier Montrachet
oxidised and totally undrinkable; April 2011.
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