- Reply by dmcker, Nov 3, 2010.
Open and taste. Don't expect all that much. And if you don't like it initially, taste it over an hour or two after it's been opened and begun to breathe before making any final decisions about not drinking it. In the worst case it should still be usable for a delicate sauch for freshwater fish or veal, or even in a lighter meat stew. Unless it's turned to vinegar from improper storage, in which case salad dressing... ;-(
It has no commercial value.
- Reply by Degrandcru, Nov 3, 2010.
Don't expect anything. Mueller Thurgau (same as Rivaner) is meant to drink young (within 3 years), very few examples can be aged for longer, but even there 5 - 6 years top. Its a very light and refreshing wine with usually very little acidity (had a 2008 Rivaner last night).
Of course dmcker is right and you should still try, one never knows. Just don't invite friends over...