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by Mark Golodetz
July 22nd, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 72
Views: 2215

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Man, you guys drink pretty low expectation wines and then are shocked when the taste bad? Marechal Foch was a French American Hybrid that is planted in the FL due to cold hardiness and never was really able to lose the foxiness of the American Rootstock. Not really a badly made wine in some places,...
by Mark Golodetz
July 22nd, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 7252

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Also a fan of Taittinger Comte rose and blanc
by Mark Golodetz
July 21st, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 612

Re: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions

Veuve Cliquot Demi sec. killer with Chinese food. Loves the salt and the sweet and the bubbles just add the finishing touch.
by Mark Golodetz
July 21st, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 25
Views: 832

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Yes and no. Hiring Rolland as a consultant does not necessarily mean that he is going to ruin your wine. His firm does whatever is asked of it, and apparently one of strengths is in the vineyards. For example, Chateau Corbin, one of my favorite Saint Emilions, they work exclusively in the vineyard, ...
by Mark Golodetz
July 21st, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY

Westchester a county just north of NYC has quite a few decent restaurants, one stellar (Blue Hill) and a lot of dreck. Pretty surprising given this is a really affluent area with a million plus population. So glad to see another restaurant making a splash. Ibiza is a Spanish restaurant that offers s...
by Mark Golodetz
July 21st, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?
Replies: 32
Views: 1062

Re: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?

I think the interesting question will not be the aging of seventy year old versus forty year olds, but whether the current crop of Bordeaux (post 2000) will age as well as their predecessors.
by Mark Golodetz
July 20th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.

Sorry, can’t say I have ever had an old Bon Pasteur
by Mark Golodetz
July 20th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.

Look for L’Evangile which was really strong in 1970. I would also look at some of the 1975 Pomerols, which was excellent that vintage, and less consistent in Saint Emilion, but the good ones such as Figeac and Magdelaine are still in great form.
by Mark Golodetz
July 19th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Nice Dinner

Maybe we should be rethinking 1974 Right Bank. Trotanoy, L’Evangile and Canon have all exceeded expectation. Only bad one was unexpectedly Lafleur, which was both roasted and green at the same time, and Figeac which was just green. (BTW 1975 Figeac is superb).
by Mark Golodetz
July 19th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard

I remember drinking several bottles of Rex Hill Maresh vineyards Pinots 1983 in the late ‘90s. They were very good, and had developed some interesting tertiary aromatics.
by Mark Golodetz
July 19th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about Burgundy Vineyards
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Question about Burgundy Vineyards

As I understand it, vineyard leases in Burgundy are not market-based. The French government sets limits on lease payments, with the idea originally being to reign in rapacious landowners and keep farmers on the land. In Burgundy, the maximum vineyard lease is 4 barrels of wine per hectare per year,...
by Mark Golodetz
July 18th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 119
Views: 4413

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

You can get Lobsters at Stew Leonard’s for $6.99, so that just leaves the Redsox. If you had been to one of Jay’s Bacchanalian events, you would realize that the Redsox are a very poor substitute, especially the clobbered Redsox.
by Mark Golodetz
July 17th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 119
Views: 4413

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Unless my friend Mark Golodetz can convince me otherwise, I'm going to bring a 2014 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny. Dan Far be it for me to interfere with your choice of wine, be brave and go for it. I have been trying to wrap my head around what goes with kosher chocolate dipped bacon. I cannot get past M...
by Mark Golodetz
July 17th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 2769

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

Plenty of good Premier Crus worth buying. The Louis Boillot Gevrey Evocelles 2009 I had yesterday was delicious.
by Mark Golodetz
July 17th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 61
Views: 2529

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

Gilman just wrote up Magdelaine and Belair Monange. Interesting article, and the conclusion is not surprising given that BM seems to have been made in the modern Saint Emilion style.

Magdelaine good, Belair Monange bad.
by Mark Golodetz
July 17th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An excellent lunch with even better wines
Replies: 1
Views: 471

An excellent lunch with even better wines

Lunch began with Taittinger Brit. Appealing, light, fragrant and delicious. 91 Charcuterie followed with some spiced beef, cheek fat (disgusting) a superb Pate etc... ...accompanied by Grange des Pere blanc 2012 This was a revelation. Complex, balanced, juicy with a really fine layered finish. I lov...
by Mark Golodetz
July 16th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 32
Views: 1784

Re: New grapes approved for Bordeaux

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 5:49 am
Much as we are enjoying scoffing at Liber Pater, he did get thousands of dollars of free PR from his absurd pricing. Once it hits the Robb Report, he may sell a few cases and get back his investment.
Well it has hit the features page of Wine Searcher. Brilliant!
by Mark Golodetz
July 16th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 119
Views: 4413

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

J a y H a c k wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 5:22 am
Mike Grammer wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 8:52 am
What? No chocolate cheesecake??? Getting lazy in your old age!

Truly looking forward to this event.
I can't decide between chocolate cheesecake and chocolate dipped bacon.
Go with chocolate dipped bacon; it's kosher.
by Mark Golodetz
July 16th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Selosse, Gosset, Valentini, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: TN: Selosse, Gosset, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton

An 82 Mouton that I bought on release and professionally stored at 55 was good but not great in April. At my last 1982 Bordeaux tasting in 2012 the Mouton was the WOTN but not this recent bottle. Just nothing magical at all, but still very good. I was at an event at Mouton celebrating the 150th yea...
by Mark Golodetz
July 16th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you break today?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: What bottle of wine did you break today?

Greatest hits Magnum Yquem 1988 very nasty, sticky mess and hard to remove when it seepe under the racks. Heitz Martha’s 1976 at White Plains airport (just wrote about it) Beychevelle 1982 at a wine dinner. Caymus Special Select can’t remember the vintage. On the street of Manhattan midtown around 6...
by Mark Golodetz
July 15th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale - other producers added
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale - other producers added

personally I am done w Ponsot. No value at current pricing and he uses his plastic bottle stoppers that I trust as much as his white temp dots—not at all. Some great wines from that domaine, though, 80 and 85 Clos de la Roche come to mind And 1999. Still a long way from maturity but utterly brillia...
by Mark Golodetz
July 15th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale - other producers added
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale

Steal. My favorite NSG producer and a great vintage and around 30% under market. Curious the story behind it.
BTW grasshopper, a great buy.
by Mark Golodetz
July 15th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10577
Views: 352698

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Lots of Champagne. Mostly Taittinger which even with shipping is so much cheaper in the UK. Just bought the 2005 Comtes for $85 delivered.
by Mark Golodetz
July 14th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2410

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Beer Kronenberg
Spirit Frapin 1942 bottled by Harvey’s Cognac
Wine Taittinger Comtes 1995 (too hot for red)
by Mark Golodetz
July 14th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

Rudi Finkler wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 8:14 am
I opened the wine around two hours before serving. Serving temperature was about 15°C / 59°F. I assume that lower temperatures are helpful to give the 1998 Troplong Mondot a classical appeal.
You are right; it does make excellent ice cubes champagne.gif newhere
by Mark Golodetz
July 14th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

The '98 TM I had last year during a RB 1998 vintage anniversary tasting with the local Bordeaux group was not nearly as good and leaned more on the modern side to my taste. I hope ours wasn't a representative as I've 2 more in the cellar. I agree it is made in a more modern style. Too generic for m...
by Mark Golodetz
July 14th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots

Thanks Alan. I have a vertical going back to 1978 which I have put on the back burner, and your note is encouraging me to do something about it.
by Mark Golodetz
July 13th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solved:The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

I have just received the index material. Glad to say it is exactly what we asked for.
by Mark Golodetz
July 12th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1852

Re: What meals did you grow up on

I went to an English public school. The food went from appalling to adequate.

Some of you may have heard of the British wine merchant Bill Baker, a fellow inmate. He was nearly expelled when he sent a photograph of a day’s meals, which they published under “This is what you get for £xxxx.”
by Mark Golodetz
July 11th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2234

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Ramon, you have to join Fairway's email list to get the coupon. Seems to come about weekly, or so. As for spiny lobsters, I don't recall ever seeing them for sale live in NYC. Always the tails, either frozen, or previously frozen. I also like hard shell better as I like the firmer texture and highe...
by Mark Golodetz
July 11th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510183

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bottle of 1928 Croizet Cognac
Bottle of 1980 Robert Chevillon les Cailles
Case of 2005 Taittinger Comte
12 bottles Taittinger Comte’s Rose 2006 and 12 x 2007
by Mark Golodetz
July 10th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2234

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Then it was a combination of pink wines, and a 1990 Gruaud was pulled out for cheese. It’s a good wine but there was a distinct herbal element. It all sounds amazing but I don’t see why there has to be a ‘but’ in that sentence :p The “but” suggests that the herbal note might not be to everybody’s t...
by Mark Golodetz
July 10th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2234

18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Yesterday was the last day of Stew Leonard’s $6.99 lb lobster sale, and Nancy went a little nuts. She managed to persuade the lobster guy to forget about the eight lobster limit, and arrived home with eighteen of them. We started naming them, but realized we were being silly when we called one Jeffr...
by Mark Golodetz
July 10th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wines from NC to NY
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Shipping wines from NC to NY

Leland little the auction house uses a third party shipper. It is not a profit center for them, just a pass through, but I got quoted $400 plus for an overnight before 10:30 delivery for a case, far and away the highest I have ever been quoted, and six times as much as it cost to move a case from Eu...
by Mark Golodetz
July 9th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2436

Re: Auction Finds

... I dont believe sharing lot info on a public board would be in anyone's best interest... Isn't transparency a good thing, in everything?? Without it - in government, business, our personal lives - there is exploitation. If you want to make this work, form a group of people you trust and share au...
by Mark Golodetz
July 8th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2436

Re: Auction Finds

Why is a bottle of Lynch from the mediocre 1957 vintage at $240 of interest? The Phelps is risky, the 1975 Eisele is justly famous, not sure how this will be. The Stag’s Leap is at market. All at Winebid; would need photographsat minimum, as I am not sure I trust them.
by Mark Golodetz
July 8th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?
Replies: 23
Views: 1099

Re: How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?

Bordeaux should be the least worried major region. Cabernet (both kinds) is a pretty heat-flexible grape, they have a lot of freedom in cepage and vineyard location, and they are starting from a pretty cool and rainy baseline. I think Burgundy should be more worried. Pinot is more fragile and their...
by Mark Golodetz
July 8th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1678

Re: Paris or Lyon

The best food in Europe is in Northern Spain at San Sebastián which also boasts a restaurant with a magnificent wine list yet to been picked apart by Berserkers and other wine lovers (Rekondo). Some serious three star Michelins at a fraction of the price of their French counterparts, and some really...
by Mark Golodetz
July 8th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?
Replies: 23
Views: 1099

How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?

Given the introduction of new grapes being made available to some lesser appellations in the near future, it is pretty obvious, that the Bordelais themselves are concerned. Recent vintages seem to confirm they have reason to be. Alcohol levels are on the rise, and while the wines have proved very ap...
by Mark Golodetz
July 7th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire

Saw it before and forgot how brilliant Peter Lorre is.
by Mark Golodetz
July 6th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2397

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

I have already had mine, but I figure I have been around long enough for a second go. In the days when you could bring bottles in your hand baggage when you flew, we returned to White Plains airport from Savannah with a bottle of Heitz Martha’s 1976, which I had bought down there. I had not zipped u...
by Mark Golodetz
July 6th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5257

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

Jurgen, There is nothing wrong with your English. I thought you would want to know about the error. I wish my German was as half as good as your English. The cut off point for me seems around 14.5%. As for the 1950s, we like talking about the 1953; it was such a magical wine. I might one day bring i...
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5257

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

i touched on something in another thread, and thought it might make sense to expand it here. Bordeaux in the nineteenth century averaged between 10 and 12% alcohol. The 1855 classification was based on these numbers. Gradually the percentage began to rise, but even so by the 1960s, there were perhap...
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5257

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

Well Mark, then you disagree not only with me but with more or less the entire group at the tasting I reported about and the owner of the Chateau himself. BTW: I didn't talk about the wines of 50th. I spoke about the 70th, 80th and early 90th. I can live with that; it will be hard, but I am strong ...
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5257

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

The wines of the 1980th and the first half of the 1990th were a weak period for DDC. Since 1998 the wines are way better. More intense, more complex. Some of the wines tasted were even a bit diluted. I had several vintages of the 70th (not included in the tasting I mentioned) that were even worse, ...
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5257

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

Mark Golodez wrote: Current DDC tends to be less distinctive than in years past, thanks to its consultant, Dererencourt. The wines are still very good, but lack that terroir complexity I find in older wines. Haut Bailly is a better substitute. Cheap but good is Malartic La Graviere. If you like a m...
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2397

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Small fry my friends, small fry. How about standing next to Marius Gentaz on the point of retirement, who tells me he has some wine to sell. I have a prearranged game of golf, and I am already late. I pass...😭
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 32
Views: 1784

Re: New grapes approved for Bordeaux

Yes but perhaps we are the last generation who has access to pre global warming wines. Perhaps much as we dislike Jeff’s palate, and look for traditional wines, they may disappear. And perhaps, there will be no more traditionalists to argue with him, and his mind speak becomes the norm. what I'm he...

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