So... I had some really nice friends over for dinner on Saturday. We started with a few wines and then I opened a magnum of 2000 Le Petit Cheval Blanc. Frickin' corked.Me too, so I just went out and bought Saran Wrap Premium. And because I bought it, I shouldn't have another corked bottle to test it for years!
Thanks! Paul really wants to try this so I'll let you know how it works.
After they left I lined a bain marie with the plastic and poured the wine in it. It sat for two days until the TCA mostly disappeared. I'm having a couple glasses of it tonight. While the initial offensive TCA is gone, I have had a hiccup tonight and I know the TCA is definitely still present.
The problem with this plastic-wrap solution lies in the fact that the original aromatics, or the aromatics readily apparent in other bottles of the same vintage and are to be expected in this bottle, are not recovered. The overall impression of a "recovered" wine after going through the process is this: the wine proceeds to be about the same level as a two-buck chuck. It doesn't matter how much the original price was; the TCA might very well be gone, but it will never be more than just a skeleton of its original self.
It becomes a one-dimensional, cheap and easy wine.
Original price: $220.