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by Mark Golodetz
April 26th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10751
Views: 477535

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1979 was my first real experience of young Bordeaux. Still very strong in Margaux, and really cheap. Du Tertre, Giscours and Palmer well worth looking for. Also some very good Pomerols; Certan de May is serious wine.
by Mark Golodetz
April 25th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 85
Views: 3929

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

Howard Cooper wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 5:36 am
Craig G wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 11:15 pm
What’s going to be really funny is when Robert loses his nose and palate and can only appreciate the wines Jeff likes!
Now a scary thought - what will Jeff like when he is in his 70s? [wow.gif]
18% Zinfandel and 3 year old Vintage Port
by Mark Golodetz
April 25th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10751
Views: 477535

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Was doing so well. Then my brother sent me some pics of some unicorns and I couldn’t say no :(

85 and 95 juge cuvée c
15 & 16 lamy criots
14 cedric bouchard d’enfer
Family members are enabling you!?
You don’t have a chance
by Mark Golodetz
April 24th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay 2013

A close friend whose palate I trust called and told me that this was extraordinary, and could easily have passed for a fine Mersault Premier Cru. Ordered some bottles, opened one, and sitting on the terrace with my second glass. My friend is right and wrong. I would have instantly pegged it as Calif...
by Mark Golodetz
April 24th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 155
Views: 6586

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I have no doubt that Parker’s palate changed as he got older and progressively more sick. Both factors change palates. I left a wine group because it was an older group that was changing, and most tastings centered round 15% Zinfandels. Some people as they age go for more classic wines, others go to...
by Mark Golodetz
April 23rd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities

As usual, Francois, a great read.
by Mark Golodetz
April 22nd, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

I would imagine a good year for vintage Port would also be a good Tawny. BTW IN addition to next year’s 1970 tawny and the vintage, there was also a very limited production of Port from vines that were flooded during the building of the new dam in the Duoro. It was a special hommage, pleasant enough...
by Mark Golodetz
April 22nd, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

Is the 1970 Single Harvest for sale yet. They were releasing the series at 50 years of age. You're not talking about the 1970 Vintage Port? Completely different animals. The Single Harvest wines are wood aged. The 1969 has apparently just been released, so I would expect it will be a year before th...
by Mark Golodetz
April 22nd, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04 ... aur-status

Interesting discussion, and obviously all about high end wines. Plenty of good affordable wines in both regions.
by Mark Golodetz
April 21st, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!

[berserker.gif] What about that legendary ESP of yours?
by Mark Golodetz
April 21st, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3739

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Bravo bravo to Jim's comments.....spoken with class and dignity. +1 This is likely to put many families out of business. A decade ago, I went to the funeral of a vigneron in Entre deux Mers who committed suicide, because after ten generations, he was losing the estate, and he could not live with th...
by Mark Golodetz
April 21st, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!

Jay, you should have told me. [tease.gif]

I could have sold it at auction for $250.
by Mark Golodetz
April 21st, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 155
Views: 6586

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

John Morris wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 9:24 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm
93 red Burgs were originally scored 57 Cote de Beaune and 63 Cote de Nuits.
And Rovani adored the '97 Burgundies. I tasted there for several days in 2000 and the producers were like, "WTF?"
See note from tasting yesterday 1997 Roty Charmes.
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10751
Views: 477535

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 7:42 am
Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe 2013

This represents a couple of firsts for me.

My first purchased Rhys
My first California Chardonnay in twenty years and my first Chardonnay period in four.
Forgot the magnum of Mt Eden Chardonnay 2011
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!

This was very disappointing. The color was quite deep, the nose had fruit, but the oak was extremely intrusive. The new wood showed also on the palate; not much flavor, and what there was, was not helped by a slight hollowness, before it thinned out, to a finish that was short and lost it’s fruit. 8...
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

Yes; the 1969 version. Cheaper to buy the exquisite 1970 vintage
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with Condrieu, 1975 reds and a couple of ancient Cognacs
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Lunch with Condrieu, 1975 reds and a couple of ancient Cognacs

In the early 1990s, I was in Geneva, and I went to a Christie’s auction. They poured ch. Grillet 1899, and while it was not a great wine, it was interesting and I wish I had bought one of the lots. About $100 per bottle, if I remember properly. (It was my auction, and I thought I had bought a case i...
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 380
Views: 31188

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Rich Brown wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Sh@n A wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Not many locks that I can see on these cellars?
Actually 3 locks at the bottom. I have 2 young kids, but sooner than later.....those locks will be very much needed (at least if they take after their Dad)
I have a combination lock; doubt that it would stop any serious thief for long.
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

I chose the single vineyard Taylor 1969 because it is a brand new release, and therefore, there is no question of there being any old stock. So in the UK, it is going from a low of $162 to generally $170. Here in the US, the low is $230, and the retail at a major player, Total Wine is $249. We bitch...
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10751
Views: 477535

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe 2013

This represents a couple of firsts for me.

My first purchased Rhys
My first California Chardonnay in twenty years and my first Chardonnay period in four.
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 155
Views: 6586

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I think it's interesting to look back on Parker's big calls in his last few years at the helm - most of which have turned out to be highly debatable. Like the "great" 2003 vintage, the supposedly tannic and overrated 2005 vintage, and 2009 being better than 2010. I am not sure that is exactly fair....
by Mark Golodetz
April 20th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 155
Views: 6586

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Duplicate
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BS pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: BS pricing

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-wine/at-40000-a-bottle-tokaj-winemaker-aims-to-revive-royal-heritage-idUSKCN1RU0LK Basically, they want Tokaji Aszú to be as revered as it once was. Today in the US, people think of Burgundy and Bordeaux as being the most collectable and desirable wines on...
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BS pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: BS pricing

It is clever; when someone who knows little about wine wants the best, he may decide that the best is the most expensive.
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I should have predicted this would be this difficult. Here's how I put it in a PM to someone a few minutes ago. Maybe this will help people understand. This is the way I see it: There are some snobs in the wine world. I think we can probably agree on that. Of those people who are snobs in the wine ...
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 380
Views: 31188

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

And that is gorgeous too.
Apart from the headshot in he last photograph [berserker.gif]
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 155
Views: 6586

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Welcome.

I agree that at one stage it was an amazing “place”. A text book screw up.
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Mark never claimed you said that. His argument is that you characterized a group (people who liked old world wines) as generally more snobby, which is making a character judgment (snobbery is a character trait). That's why people are suggesting the correlation and causation argument is a red herrin...
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I’m confused, what does correlation and causation have to do with this? Aren’t you just saying that on average old world wine lovers are snobbier? No one is talking about causes. Correlation and causation got brought into this by Mark's intellectually dishonest post (Post #79), wherein he mischarac...
by Mark Golodetz
April 19th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with Condrieu, 1975 reds and a couple of ancient Cognacs
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Lunch with Condrieu, 1975 reds and a couple of ancient Cognacs

A couple of friends came for lunch, and it was just about warm enough to have Champagne and hors d’oeuvres outside, before retiring indoors for chicken, duck fat potatoes and for the "winefriendly” green vegetable, garlicky spinach. We began with two George’s Vernay Condrieus; the 1998 didn’t last t...
by Mark Golodetz
April 18th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Brian, You are like a little worm on a hook, however much you try and wriggle, you are still on the hook. You group people by Old World and New World and conclude that the old world crowd is snobbier and more condescending than the New World one. These groups are made up of people where one group co...
by Mark Golodetz
April 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

[quote="Brian G r a f s t r o m" post_id=2716417 time=1555619958 user_id {sigh} ... You are confusing correlation with causation. You are also willfully ignoring the relative nature of my comment. So, try again. Find the post in which I conclude anything about anyone's character based on the wines ...
by Mark Golodetz
April 18th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

You obviously need to reread your post. If you come to general conclusions about the characteristics of a group, then you are saying a large part or even a majority within that group have those traits. As I said, your post was the height of hypocrisy. Yes, thanks, couldn’t have put it better myself...
by Mark Golodetz
April 18th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10751
Views: 477535

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I found three bottles of Trapet Chambertin 2016.
by Mark Golodetz
April 18th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I, too, notice the inequal derision noted by the OP. I believe the Old World crowd is **generally** snobbier and more condescending than is the New World crowd. I will never understand why some folks harang others for different wine preferences. Please note the incredible hypocrisy of this. I have ...
by Mark Golodetz
April 18th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I, too, notice the inequal derision noted by the OP. I believe the Old World crowd is **generally** snobbier and more condescending than is the New World crowd. I will never understand why some folks harang others for different wine preferences. Please note the incredible hypocrisy of this. I have ...
by Mark Golodetz
April 17th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 184
Views: 9185

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

The first of the major players released their 2018, L’Angelus. Retail in London, it is being offered at £3000, which is about $3900. That is 16% below 2017 and 16% below 2016. Wow. If that trend holds, I would say it is significant. Mark- do you recall past situations in the last 25 years where fut...
by Mark Golodetz
April 17th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 184
Views: 9185

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Thanks for what you do. I do scour your notes for 'best ever' values. Agreed - I love Jeff's website. Need to subscribe... I think Jeff and I differ tremendously on what constitutes a great Bordeaux (which is in itself a subjective term, admittedly), but I am a very happy subscriber. I most appreci...
by Mark Golodetz
April 17th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Insignia is an excellent example for this discussion. It changed in the early 1990s from a great and interesting wine, to a modern Napa wine, which I disliked intensely. We haven’t changed, the wines did. Sounds like I need to get to taste some +25-yo Insignia then. I guess easier said than done. I...
by Mark Golodetz
April 17th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3957

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I've been bashing super-modern, over-oaked monster wines for some 9 years in CT now, but it took me some 8000 TNs to write a piece so controversial that it actually upset people enough for them to re-post/discuss it on not only one but on two forums! pileon Funny though, because I didn't feel that ...
by Mark Golodetz
April 16th, 2019, 3:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira question
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Madeira question

Hard to say, as there seems to be no serial numbers. Avery’s are one of best importers of wines from most of the major regions; they bought barrels and bottled themselves. Ronald Avery was a legend, buying up the best barrels of Burgundy, and I have been lucky enough to taste a few. Others prized th...
by Mark Golodetz
April 16th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 184
Views: 9185

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

The first of the major players released their 2018, L’Angelus. Retail in London, it is being offered at £3000, which is about $3900. That is 16% below 2017 and 16% below 2016.
by Mark Golodetz
April 15th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6162

Re: Favorite Producer

Howard Cooper wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 10:00 am
Relatively inexpensive seems like $200-300+. Ouch!!!!
Yes I know.

But with Petrus at $3k and Lafleur at $1500, at around the same quality level, the VCC is relatively inexpensive.
by Mark Golodetz
April 15th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6162

Re: Favorite Producer

Well heck, Howard, I’d pick Haut Brion for both if I could afford that luxury product! I have to go country bumpkin. Curious, have you had much VCC? No. But you guys make me wish I have had more. I must confess I have done a couple of verticals, and for me, this continues to be one of the best Pome...
by Mark Golodetz
April 14th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

BTW you may want to add Pocantico Hills to your list of towns. They have far away the lowest tax rate in Westchester, comparable to Greenwich. School is a little quirky; they have an excellent elementary and middle school, and the kids then have the choice of high schools, Briarcliff, Pleasantville ...
by Mark Golodetz
April 14th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

Any specifics, Mark/Jerry/Alan? I haven't and won't be opening any grand crus from 1999 for a few more years.....but I don't think they age differently from villages and 1er cru wines. Though I have found all of the '99s I reported on to be dense, I found none of them to be "primary" or "closed up"...
by Mark Golodetz
April 14th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

For me, most of the 99's are still relatively primary and haven't reached the secondary aspects yet. I'm still holding off as much as I can... +1. I tried a few premier and grand crus to see if it was worth putting on a large scale tasting, and they were either, as Jerry says young and primary, or ...
by Mark Golodetz
April 14th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.
Replies: 28
Views: 1582

Re: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.

newhere I think the OP was meant to inspire some "real cellars of WB" pics that you won't find in a magazine. Here you go. I decided to spend the $$ on the juice instead of the finishing...a decision I may come to regret. And yes, that's a wine.com box smack dab in the middle. Please don't flame me,...

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