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by Mark Golodetz
September 17th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 8831

Re: $3000 bottle

There should be a discount to spend time with this narcissist.
by Mark Golodetz
September 16th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 44
Views: 2563

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

I think it is fair to say that, as far as wine lovers are concerned, Bern’s has jumped the shark. Those prices are absurd, especially the Pontet Canet. I can’t say I am that impressed with the sommelier’s choices. Very ho hum, especially the Haut Bages Liberal. Come on, this is the restaurant with t...
by Mark Golodetz
September 15th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1296

Re: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

This is probably the sixth time I have had the 1982. Only once have I had a bottle this perfect. For John Gilman, it was also the best he has ever had.
by Mark Golodetz
September 15th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1296

Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

Some quick notes and a few beauty shots from our annual wine dinner featuring this year fourteen vintages Pichon Lalande. For once we were lucky, with every one of them firing on all cylinders, and almost without exception, showing the tell tale floral and herbal notes of the chateau. An excellent m...
by Mark Golodetz
September 14th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY

Kittle House has its ups and downs. Wine list of course is incredible still.
Been to Troquet twice and liked it. Still nothing like anything here in Westchester

It is a truism here,the better the view, the worse the food.

Peter you should try the Cookery in Dobbs Ferry
by Mark Golodetz
September 13th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Victor Hong got an e mail from Heritage.

The pre auction tasting is full, but Heritage does apologize for any “incontinence”

Not sure what it says about the wines, but best laugh I have had this week. Thanks Victor.
by Mark Golodetz
September 12th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 1946

Re: For BAMA fans...

Domaine de Chevalier was superb in 1981, besting the Haut Brion and the equal of La Mission.
by Mark Golodetz
September 12th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

BTW if anybody is interested there is a mixed assortment of Ponsot 1999 including 6 bottles of Clos de la Roche going ridiculously low.
by Mark Golodetz
September 12th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I am British. We like our sherries.
by Mark Golodetz
September 12th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: White truffles already?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: White truffles already?

It’s like Christmas. The ads used to start after Thanksgiving, now they seem to start early October.
😻
by Mark Golodetz
September 12th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

Listed in descending order of preference. 1982 Château Magdelaine - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru If you try this wine and you don't like it, you don't actually like Bordeaux. This is as archetypical as it comes. This bottle was even better than the bottle I had last year with...
by Mark Golodetz
September 11th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

Greg K wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 2:40 pm
If you guys can hold your horses, my charity tasting next year will be a Magdelaine vertical going back to 1970, with a stray bottle of 1959 thrown in.
Why not both? champagne.gif
Next year, probably September with some close relation of Herbert.
by Mark Golodetz
September 11th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

My two favorite Magdelaines are 1970 and 1982. Old fashioned Saint Emilion at their best, but unfortunately, rapidly disappearing from the marketplace. I just got an offer from the UK, but there seems to have been a scramble for the wines, disappearing long before I had a chance to grab some. My fa...
by Mark Golodetz
September 10th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

If you guys can hold your horses, my charity tasting next year will be a Magdelaine vertical going back to 1970, with a stray bottle of 1959 thrown in.
by Mark Golodetz
September 10th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

My two favorite Magdelaines are 1970 and 1982. Old fashioned Saint Emilion at their best, but unfortunately, rapidly disappearing from the marketplace. I just got an offer from the UK, but there seems to have been a scramble for the wines, disappearing long before I had a chance to grab some. Sorry...
by Mark Golodetz
September 10th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

My two favorite Magdelaines are 1970 and 1982. Old fashioned Saint Emilion at their best, but unfortunately, rapidly disappearing from the marketplace. I just got an offer from the UK, but there seems to have been a scramble for the wines, disappearing long before I had a chance to grab some.
by Mark Golodetz
September 10th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 154
Views: 8537

Re: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

I haven’t tasted enough Chardonnay to form a definitive opinion, but I agree with young Kravitz, I do like Santa Cruz wines every time I taste them. And they can age; I have mentioned before the exquisite and timeless Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnays from 1973 and 1974, but I have also loved the wines ...
by Mark Golodetz
September 10th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 5:02 am
Markus S wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 4:58 am
Pizza night is certainly different where you live. You've mentioned the wines, but what about the pies?
Digiorno ;)
And it got a 93
by Mark Golodetz
September 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Day Transformation
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: 3 Day Transformation

David Glasser wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 5:24 pm
It rose from the dead on the third day.
You should serve it on Easter.
There is a kosher version for non believers.
by Mark Golodetz
September 9th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel

Swan and Ridge are he blue chip ones, I too have had horrors. I need to taste a few more Souverains before I put it on the same pedestal.
by Mark Golodetz
September 9th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 1946

Re: For BAMA fans...

Just bought a bottle of 1995 and1996 to see what the fuss is all about. Thanks for the heads up.
by Mark Golodetz
September 9th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel

We had a 1974 recently. Also brilliant, but sounds quite different from your bottle. Very bright, reddish fruit (no kirsch) with lots of tertiary elements of cedar, leather and leaf meal.
by Mark Golodetz
September 6th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1985 Magdelaine and one bottle 1970 negotiant bottle. Will make an interesting flight against the chateau bottled one
by Mark Golodetz
September 6th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Sorry for any confusion; my lots in the main sale are 1-405 and for the internet portion 1236 to the end. Many of those jaw dropping Burgundies sadly do not belong to me.
by Mark Golodetz
September 5th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1747

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

It’s called the Malbec mark up. I am sure if you had checked, the Cabernets had a three time mark up newhere
by Mark Golodetz
September 5th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

This is from the Heritage magazine, and explains why I am selling. Good photograph; a friend said it wasn’t airbrushed but airbroomed. http://intelligentcollector.com/sharing-the-bouquet/ The pic is great, but I would have just submitted your avatar portrait. I would prefer yours champagne.gif
by Mark Golodetz
September 5th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Thank you
by Mark Golodetz
September 4th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Probably Magdelaine.
by Mark Golodetz
September 4th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Thank you all. If any of you want an actual catalog, can you e mail me an address.
by Mark Golodetz
September 4th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

A few additional bits and pieces. I kept back a few wines which I will put on Commerce Corner. A lot of German wines, many from the 1970s and a few really good Barolos. Heritage has been a pleasure to work with, and I recommend them highly. In addition to putting together what has proved to be a tou...
by Mark Golodetz
September 4th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

This is from the Heritage magazine, and explains why I am selling. Good photograph; a friend said it wasn’t airbrushed but airbroomed.

http://intelligentcollector.com/sharing-the-bouquet/
by Mark Golodetz
September 4th, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Yes it’s me. I will write more fully about it later today.
by Mark Golodetz
September 3rd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters

It's surprising and disappointing that Ridge overripens and overoaks the Monte Bello chardonnay to such an extent. You wouldn't have expected that from the rest of their portfolio. I think sometimes the bottles that successfully reach older age can be very good, but the odds of getting a great bott...
by Mark Golodetz
September 3rd, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 624

Re: Newark Airport

La Guardia under construction is horrible
by Mark Golodetz
September 3rd, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters

It sounds like a horrible bottle of Togni. Vintage, not withstanding, major success for them, and it should have walked away with it.
by Mark Golodetz
September 3rd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

TN: Piper rare 2002

After three bottles in the last week, I realize that I am going to have to slow down, but this is so completely addictive, it is proving hard. If I think of the continuum, with Krug at one end, sporting richness, complexity and concentration, at the other end is the fragrant light but equally intens...
by Mark Golodetz
September 3rd, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1757

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

I would add that when I started there was a dearth of information, and Burgundy was always an expensive and difficult wine to learn about. It took about 8 years for those who were going to become Burgundy geeks to really learn about the wines, and start becoming serious buyers. Nowadays that number ...
by Mark Golodetz
September 2nd, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

Is Sokolin Wine shop in Bridgehampton, NY in any way affiliated with Sokolin mentioned in above article? No. Distant relatives according to the Slate article. The Bridgehampton store was I believe founded by Bill Sokolin, in a very different way, one of the most intriguing colorful people in the in...
by Mark Golodetz
September 2nd, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

Is Sokolin Wine shop in Bridgehampton, NY in any way affiliated with Sokolin mentioned in above article? No. Distant relatives according to the Slate article. The Bridgehampton store was I believe founded by Bill Sokolin, in a very different way, one of the most intriguing colorful people in the in...
by Mark Golodetz
September 2nd, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

I was intrigued by Parker’s positive descriptors: “one of the sweetest, thickest juiciest wines” It strikes me that these are very fakable qualities.
by Mark Golodetz
September 2nd, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5953

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Do wines have to be made from grapes to count. If not want to register Mao Tai, a Chinese rice wine that can sell for megabucks and triggers my vomit receptor every time I smell it. It is the only liquid to give Marechal Foch a run for its money. Update Actually described as a wine, i am afraid it i...
by Mark Golodetz
September 2nd, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1757

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

Please register a vote for BobDylan “I started off in Burgundy and soon hit the harder stuff.”
by Mark Golodetz
September 1st, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1757

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

I don’t know of any generic Bordeaux in the $20 to $50 range, but I agree once you hit those levels, Bordeaux really is the better buy. But OP was talking generic, and the cost and quality is around $10, and you get what you pay for.
by Mark Golodetz
September 1st, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1757

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

I have tasted many generic Bordeaux, and have yet to taste anything that I would really want to drink regularly, let alone as my only wine for the rest of my life. OTOH there are plenty of very good basic Bourgognes made by excellent producers who pride themselves on the whole range of wine. So I ha...
by Mark Golodetz
August 31st, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4505

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Love the wines but prices exceeded wallet quickly. I can’t imagine there are many O-town days where Ovid fits the weather. Ski trip wines? Austin is a terrific guy. Was at dinner last night with a client, popping some Ovid for him, and start getting text messages from Doc. I think Doc smelled the O...
by Mark Golodetz
August 29th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3450

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Does he look like a sad version of Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein had those Jokeresque turned up lips that gave him a manic expression, this guy looks depressed and hangdog.
by Mark Golodetz
August 29th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3450

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

You guys just don't get it. This is a good thing. The more that stupid money gets sucked out of the retail chain by people with more money than brains who pay silly dollars for things we don't want, the lower the price will be for the rest of the stuff because there will be fewer dollars chasing it...
by Mark Golodetz
August 29th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I bought 6 mags of 2018 Lafite. I see no downside, and probably a good deal of up if the do indeed print special labels. #BigBaller You and Mr. Lee! Robert, this is pure investment, with as I said, no downside. I have a bet with my money guy that I can beat him over a five year payout, wine versus ...
by Mark Golodetz
August 28th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

Incredibly affluent with a million plus population, and few good restaurants let alone great. La Panatiere was my go to, although quite staid, the food was excellent. In the space of a week, two restaurants surpassed good and easily hit great. MP Taverna which I described in the thread about Herbert...
by Mark Golodetz
August 28th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3450

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

“It is not a taste, it is an experience” said the man with a cigar in his mouth.

What does experience taste like?

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