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by Mark Golodetz
November 23rd, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 956
Views: 50369

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 7:36 am
So Jonathan just passed along to me 4 separate invoices for Riesling purchases in the UK and Germany that I didn't even know about. Some were from Sept, some from October. I'm doomed!
Yes, 2019 Rieslings will doom many.
by Mark Golodetz
November 22nd, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

I fail to see the connection between jazz that was being played almost exclusively in the US, and wines that were harvested from grapes grown three thousand miles away. It is completely gratuitous, and I am still curious as to why it should appear in a wine column, and even more curious as to why go...
by Mark Golodetz
November 22nd, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8961
Views: 1350953

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I can’t find it on the net, but I seem to recall it was the 1947 Eglise Clinet that was one of the wines Rodenstock served to Parker at one of his mass tastings.
by Mark Golodetz
November 22nd, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 5:26 am
I need to track some down. Wasn’t there another recent vintage you were raving about?
The Langoa 2005. The only vintage of Barton wine I can recall where I preferred the Langoa to the Leoville.
by Mark Golodetz
November 22nd, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 36
Views: 2418

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

People on this board love to hate on this guy. But I bet 98% of y’all secretly wish to be him. He’s internationally known, respected in some circles (not here though, bunch of haters), most likely does well financially, travels the world, drinks amazing wines. Has a much better life than probably 9...
by Mark Golodetz
November 22nd, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.

I remember tasting this en primeur and liking it enough to buy a case of half bottles. A few years later we drank through around a dozen bottles at a local restaurant with lousy food, a superb view and the Barton selling for around $65. This is where the joke about BYOF originated. So fifteen years ...
by Mark Golodetz
November 22nd, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 2:30 am
I do wonder how many folks here who are trashing Neal for trashing jazz have ever, themselves, trashed heavy metal or rap/hip-hop ... [whistle.gif]
Guilty. But then I don’t drag my dislike of rap kicking and screaming into an article about wines from 1959.
by Mark Golodetz
November 21st, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

I think Neal is among the better wine writers, and I am interested in his views on the tastings like the 1959s, which is why I bother to subscribe. For the most part I didn’t really get too bothered about his music writing, but this last article was disrespectful, capricious and unnecessary. If he i...
by Mark Golodetz
November 21st, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

I’m actually curious why people think his weaving musical analogies and thought into wine articles isn’t warranted and doesn’t provide value and style that we should welcome. I’m not really seeing a convincing case against it above. And maybe he is happy to create and/or focus on an audience that a...
by Mark Golodetz
November 21st, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 36
Views: 2418

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

Here on WB and any other place you find oenophiles, Suckling is pretty much a running joke. I am somewhat surprised that we even waste mindshare discussing him anymore - but we do. That being said, if his goal is self-enrichment (as opposed to being a respected reviewer of wines), then his approach...
by Mark Golodetz
November 21st, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: TN: 2001 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese Auction

G. Curd wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:18 pm
I have never had anything from this producer. I will have to give it a try sometime. If Maureen says it's delicious I have to give it a try. Thanks for the excellent notes Maureen! [cheers.gif]
See Maureen. Adding yet more competition. I hope you nailed down a supply before posting.
by Mark Golodetz
November 20th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

We can keep this post, however spurious it is, in the public eye by demanding a recount.
by Mark Golodetz
November 19th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

You don't like it, don't read it. There is an "ignore" feature for critics as well. [cheers.gif] It is embedded in the article. I want to read about 1959s, so have little choice but to read the other crap. But I would prefer if he didn’t include or separated it from his wine writing. I really don’t...
by Mark Golodetz
November 19th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Jay Miller wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 6:20 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 5:42 am
Shouldn’t this be in the critic’s bingo thread? [stirthepothal.gif]
Nah, definitely belongs in the curmudgeon thread.
Yup.
by Mark Golodetz
November 19th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Dan Hammer wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 6:11 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 5:38 am
Parker used to write about Neil Young et al constantly
You admit in an online board that you're still reading Parker? neener
No, please note the words “used to”. I stopped reading the Advocate many moons ago. And I am pretty sure he doesn’t write for them any more.
by Mark Golodetz
November 19th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3763

God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Parker used to write about Neil Young et al constantly, and now it’s Neal Martin. Actually he has been doing this for some time, but it just got to be a little annoying. His just completed article on the glorious 1959 vintage has just been published by Vinous. Let me say up front, that unlike Parker...
by Mark Golodetz
November 19th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8961
Views: 1350953

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The timing is perfect. As soon as Rudy is released, Acker is auctioning off arguably fake wine. Coincidence? I am sure it is, but there is a wonderful irony in it.
by Mark Golodetz
November 18th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743195

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yes. I hope my grandchildren enjoy wine.
by Mark Golodetz
November 18th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743195

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 bottles of Lafite 2018.
by Mark Golodetz
November 18th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 564
Views: 41353

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Jonathan Kalman wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 10:34 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 9:46 am
Langoa 2005 is every bit as good as the Leoville Barton.
I have a case of this that I haven't opened yet. My impression from other sources was that it needs more time. Would you agree?
Yes. I would wait about five years.
by Mark Golodetz
November 18th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any tips on finding large lots of wine? (In particular, young ports)
Replies: 20
Views: 1218

Re: Any tips on finding large lots of wine? (In particular, young ports)

I am also questioning why you would be so Port focused. There is plenty out there with serious bottle age that you can purchase. The market is flat. I see no need to buy today when you can almost certainly get the same wine whenever you need it for the same price.
by Mark Golodetz
November 17th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Magnums of Cecile Tremblay Echezeaux au dessus 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Magnums of Cecile Tremblay Echezeaux au dessus 2009

3 magnums $5500 or $2000 each. Buyer responsible for shipping etc.
by Mark Golodetz
November 17th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 564
Views: 41353

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Langoa 2005 is every bit as good as the Leoville Barton.
by Mark Golodetz
November 16th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743195

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 (6x37.5cl) Riesling Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese GC 2019
1 cs (6x37.5cl) Riesling Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Aus GC 2019
by Mark Golodetz
November 15th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais
Replies: 71
Views: 3928

Re: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais

I think cellaring Beaujolais for twenty plus years is a fool’s errand. It is not meant to be aged, and while you may occasionally come across a decent bottle, the percentage is incredibly low. I buy older cellars, and there are often bottles of Beaujolais hidden and forgotten, and as they are basic...
by Mark Golodetz
November 15th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais
Replies: 71
Views: 3928

Re: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais

For me, the hit rate with Beaujolais for twenty five year old is similar to Zinfandel, very, very low. And well below Burgundy’s less renowned appellations such as Auxey and Savigny. Cellaring Beaujolais for twenty plus years is a fool’s errand. It is not meant to be aged, and while you may occasion...
by Mark Golodetz
November 9th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

When I used to run wine tours, I used mine for friendly competitions in the coach between chateaux. Men versus women, and of course eight times out of ten, the women won.
by Mark Golodetz
November 9th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1521
Views: 93950

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

WSJ just wrote this. “It’s really going to be one of the few policy areas where [Mr.] Biden can show results and do so unilaterally,” said Scott Lincicome, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and a longtime trade lawyer. “Because some of his signature policies are dead-on-arrival, he’s going to ne...
by Mark Golodetz
November 8th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743195

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sichel Montrachet 1969. Could be good! I am pretty hopeful. Bottle looks in good shape, and it is from the same cellar as the incredible 1969 Bruno Thierry Cote Rotie and the still fresh but relatively simple Nalys Blanc Chateauneuf 1978. We had a bottle of Fourcas Dupre 1970 again from the cellar;...
by Mark Golodetz
November 8th, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice/options for amazing collection (mostly 1989 Bordeaux)
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Advice/options for amazing collection (mostly 1989 Bordeaux)

Plenty of options. Most auction houses will do an evaluation then organize a pick up, and make it as easy as possible for the vendor. Even cold calling them with a list will be effective, and it sounds as the collection is large enough that he can negotiate no fees and no extra costs. Make sure they...
by Mark Golodetz
November 6th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743195

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sichel Montrachet 1969.
by Mark Golodetz
November 6th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to inspect in a vintage wine at auction
Replies: 11
Views: 793

Re: What to inspect in a vintage wine at auction

As for depressed corks, I have a shrink on retainer.

And pass on those wines.
by Mark Golodetz
November 4th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Mildly corked is a real challenge. If you are game, you can offer to order another bottle, to show that is is corked by comparing. You pay for both if it tastes the same. This was advice I got before corking became much worse. I’m not sure right now about the correlation of being corked For two bot...
by Mark Golodetz
November 4th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743195

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Latour 1978 good fills, bad or non existent labels. From a very damp cellar. My kind of bottle.
by Mark Golodetz
November 3rd, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10854

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Ch. Batailly 1982, and a small glass of 1942 Cognac.
by Mark Golodetz
November 3rd, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Someone that doesn't know the difference between cooked/corked is not a reliable narrator on exactly what flaws he's consuming. Did you see the cork? That's clearly a cork that's seen heat damage. I wasn't the only person to state it after seeing it. The OP took the video offline. I did not see an ...
by Mark Golodetz
November 3rd, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 60
Views: 6444

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

I may have drunk more Sandrone than most here, as at one stage, I bought sixty assorted cases of the 1996 and 1997 Cannubi and Le Vigne. Sold most off quickly but kept ten cases. They are still going strong, particularly the 1996 Cannubi and 1997 Le Vigne. These wines walk a tightrope between a slig...
by Mark Golodetz
November 3rd, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

I read it from the get go and commented early on that the wine looked & sounded like it was cooked. His original post is still quoted. He was angry cause K&L told him the wine was in great condition when it was clearly not. Because he used the wrong terminology, he was disregarded. I'm surprised no...
by Mark Golodetz
November 3rd, 2020, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3366

Re: If only one country...

Chile and consumption would be a fraction of my current one.
by Mark Golodetz
November 2nd, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

I don't think the circumstances change that much. If he went in, told them it's cooked , they insist it's not (despite the cork clearly having issues) , the resulting post is the same. A retailer with any experience could taste a cooked wine easily. So either the person he talked to had zero experi...
by Mark Golodetz
November 2nd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Six posts and we’re bashing one of America’s great wine retailers. Nicely done. LOL Joe Biden has no experience as President, why he can run election to against Donald Trump who with 5 years of President experience. I just don't get your point, I am new to here, so I have no right to speak here? Ni...
by Mark Golodetz
November 2nd, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Suckling only gave it a 96. It can’t have been a good wine to begin with.
by Mark Golodetz
November 2nd, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Boring and flat does not sound like a corked wine. It has a very distinct flavor of cardboard and is seriously unpleasant, a wine you immediately know is wrong. I am afraid going to a reputable store such as K &L and saying it is corked when it seems you don’t like the wine is not reason to trash th...
by Mark Golodetz
November 1st, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An Interview with Kevin Zraly
Replies: 5
Views: 560

An Interview with Kevin Zraly

Kevin was one of the great wine educators, wrote several books on wine and was the originator of the fantastic cellar at Windows of the World. A passionate, funny and incredibly knowledgeable voice in the world of wine.

http://www.johnmariani.com/current-issue/index.html
by Mark Golodetz
October 31st, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Replies: 24
Views: 742

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Yes great note. I have only one bottle, so will keep it for a few more years.
by Mark Golodetz
October 31st, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 2893

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

My husband comes close, but he doesn’t like orange squash or sweet potatoes, except in Japan. Don’t ask. They are sweeter in Japan . When I lived there I loved the Imo (sweet potato) man who had a cart with roasted sweet potatoes. Better than the ice cream man. I eat anything. Enjoy Durian, insects...
by Mark Golodetz
October 30th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An unexpectedly brilliant wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Re: An unexpectedly brilliant wine

Photograph of another bottle.

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