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Wine Corks - 1 3/4 in. Colmated Corks

Wine Corks - 1 3/4 in. Colmated Corks

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This Italian cork is a high quality colmated cork.  These corks have the ageable lifespan of Natural Cork, but are closer to the price of an agglomerated or overrun cork.

Colmated corks are Natural Corks that were not quite flawless enough to make a grade, but are then filled in with agglomerated pieces, resulting in an ageable, but ecoonmical cork.

Please note: the product image is an example photo. The corks you receive may not perfectly match this photo. Updated images coming soon.

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As good as natural corks but cheaper.
Andrew Pohlman on Oct 29, 2020
As good as natural corks but cheaper.
Andrew Pohlman on Oct 29, 2020
I settled for this cork because First quality corks only come in 1000 ct packaging. I'd rather have a high quality all-natural solid cork, and I'd be willing to pay a premium for them, but I'm a small home winemaker and there doesn't appear to be a market for small-quantity packs of good corks.
Lance on May 19, 2020
I settled for this cork because First quality corks only come in 1000 ct packaging. I'd rather have a high quality all-natural solid cork, and I'd be willing to pay a premium for them, but I'm a small home winemaker and there doesn't appear to be a market for small-quantity packs of good corks.
Lance on May 19, 2020
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Great Corks - Cheaper than All Natural
According to the Cork Quality Council, CQC, colmated corks have the life span of all natural high grade corks, but are substantially cheaper. So you could use them for a complex Cab you intend to age for 20 years or more - which I did. According to the CQC, agglomerated should only last 1 year, and tech 1+1 up to 3 years. According to Wine Folly, the simplest reds, and whites like Chardonnay and Viognier, need 2.5 years MINIMUM aging. So factoring in realistic aging times and overall costs, these easily become the go to corks.
November 2, 2020
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