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by Mark Golodetz
July 14th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 525
Views: 36342

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

I’m pretty well aligned with Dale's list though as noted above some properties have shifted modern since he wrote it 7 years ago. It would be great if the first post in this thread could be edited to keep an up-to-date list where it’s easy to find, without having to start a new thread and lose the ...
by Mark Golodetz
July 14th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13702
Views: 668918

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Glantenay particularly the 2010s in quantity.
by Mark Golodetz
July 13th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me get into Bordeaux
Replies: 54
Views: 2494

Re: Help me get into Bordeaux

PS. Trotanoy as well. Mark sold me some 1998 and 2000, and that 1998 reminded me that I needed to reach into my little Wrangler Jeans pockets and throw a few extra boxes of this hooch into the back of my truck. The 1998 Trot is a magnificent wine, in a vintage for Right Bank wines that is as good a...
by Mark Golodetz
July 13th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.

I would agree if it’s blatantly false claim the community can point that out. Any long-standing member here would acknowledge the error and correct the statement. Flybys will do nothing, but who is buying big money wines from those folks anyways? The problem is that these statements are not blatant...
by Mark Golodetz
July 12th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting a Memory
Replies: 24
Views: 866

Re: TN: Tasting a Memory

Two great stories, thank you guys.
by Mark Golodetz
July 12th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.

I think nobody has a problem with somebody listing the wine for whatever they want. If you want to charge more than market because you know your provenance is perfect, fine. As long as it is clear, and unambiguous, The important thing here is what else you put into the post. If the information to b...
by Mark Golodetz
July 12th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 525
Views: 36342

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

The tried and true piece of advice still holds true. Taste, Taste, Taste. Find a group, form a group, just make sure you open a lot of bottles.
by Mark Golodetz
July 12th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.

I think nobody has a problem with somebody listing the wine for whatever they want. If you want to charge more than market because you know your provenance is perfect, fine. As long as it is clear, and unambiguous, The important thing here is what else you put into the post. If the information to ba...
by Mark Golodetz
July 12th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Bordeaux, Champagne and a Loire
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: TNs: A Bordeaux, Champagne and a Loire

Love the Pichon. From full bottle, the one I had a month ago may have been a little fresher than yours, as we found it a tad young. For me in the top echelons of 1996 Bordeaux, and it is worth the price.
by Mark Golodetz
July 11th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.

I do a little trading on the Commerce Board and enjoy the ins and outs of transactions. It is not always a perfect vehicle, and some of the claims made can be misleading. For instance Wine searcher with all the parameters available, the lowest price on Wine Searcher can be taken as anything from the...
by Mark Golodetz
July 11th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Domaine Romanee Conti
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Domaine Romanee Conti

Tim, The auction claim for La Tache 1991 is really misleading. It did indeed trade for $6800 in January. The wine was sold in Europe in owc, which tend to command a serious premium. Generally prices for individual bottles in the last year range from a low of $2900 to around $4800 and the last one wa...
by Mark Golodetz
July 11th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me get into Bordeaux
Replies: 54
Views: 2494

Re: Help me get into Bordeaux

Friends, I have been steering away from Bordeaux for the short amount of time I have been in this hobby (~6 months if you don't know me); you know, the Chateaus, the grandeur, the snotty image; the fact that I couldn't really wrap my head around their classification and appellation system, in short...
by Mark Golodetz
July 10th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 51
Views: 1887

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

Cape Cod Salt and Vinegar
Wise’s Onion and garlic
by Mark Golodetz
July 10th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FISH SALTIMBOCCA
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: FISH SALTIMBOCCA

I have never done a sage tasting, but you have inspired me to do one. One of the great dishes I have had, was a ravioli with egg yolk and a sage butter sauce.
by Mark Golodetz
July 10th, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

There may be a few interesting wines lying around somewhere but there is nothing like a MacArthurs anywhere in the state. Burgundy and Rhône are non existent and things like champagne are probably 75% more here. If they do manage to shut us down, i’m thinking I could ship to A Walgreens in the far ...
by Mark Golodetz
July 10th, 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FISH SALTIMBOCCA
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: FISH SALTIMBOCCA

Martin,
I find with saltimbocca it is better to cut the sage into small ribbons, otherwise you end up with a mouthful that is dominated by the sage. Love the idea of doing it with fish.
by Mark Golodetz
July 9th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3420

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

There are surprises everywhere in Burgundy, and you don’t need to spend a couple of thousand dollars to find a great wine. I echo Howard’s Rossignol Trapet notes. Seriously good QPR. The Glantenay which I just started a new thread on are fabulous wines, and if they are not going to be that epiphany ...
by Mark Golodetz
July 9th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bernard Glantenay. Two 2010 Volnays: Clos des Chenes versus Santenots
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Bernard Glantenay. Two 2010 Volnays: Clos des Chenes versus Santenots

I first tasted the Santenots a few weeks ago, and wrote a note here saying how good it was, and ended up sharing the remaining case with a friend. We also shared a case of the Chenes, and I decided to try both wines on consecutive nights to see how they measured up. Both wines were decanted for a co...
by Mark Golodetz
July 9th, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

They are which seems to be where the breakdown occurred. We have all the packing numbers etc, and passed it back to the vendor, and they will decide how hard they want to go.
by Mark Golodetz
July 8th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen

Tomorrow is the last day. We have already raised $1580.:Hopefully some spirited last minute bidding.
by Mark Golodetz
July 8th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2707

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

I saw those as I have Musar as a favorite. The low bottle fills concerned me. Are people really faking a few bottles that are $200 at most? When I was in China, I saw a pallet of Black Opal in the market among the current release dvds, and knockoff designer clothing, basically being sold by the bot...
by Mark Golodetz
July 6th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2486

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Hmm! Definitely the first time I have been called a statesman. I like my wines older, so the likelihood of me being around when my 2019s are fully mature is zero. But I did buy in some quantity, on the basis having either a cellar my son could enjoy, or could sell. Making sure that provenance is gre...
by Mark Golodetz
July 6th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Called my supplier who promised a replacement bottle.
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

True story. In the early nineties, a friend drove to Toronto to buy Petrus from the LCBO which at the time was less than half of what it was fetching in NY. He ended up with around ten cases of it from various outlets. As he was going back he stopped at customs. The officer looked at the cases, aske...
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Robert M yers wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Comte is the French, Catalan and Occitan form of the word 'count'

Name does not check out.
Plural of Comte is Comtes. Even if there are only five of them
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

[quote="Blake Brown" post_id=3024993 time=1593969698 user_id=
BTW, had another splendid 06` yesterday on the 4th.
[/quote]

So did I. Made it worse.
by Mark Golodetz
July 5th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Agreed, and just changed protocols with the warehouse where I store wine. They are going to open every case of Taittinger, and I am having all the cases I bought in London opened before they leave the U.K.

To be honest, I am really pissed at this.
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Opened the case this evening, and found there is a bottle missing. Never happened before, and as it was a UK import, not sure which vendor, so don’t think I have any redress.
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.
Replies: 32
Views: 1592

Re: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.

Peter Hirsch wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 2:39 am
I'd rather buy 1998. Trades around $500 or $600 all in at auction. 21 years along in development vs the 2019.
Good point, except that this may be the most monolithic concentrated Lafleur I have encountered. The tannins are powerful, and hope the fruit outlasts it.
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen

Thanks, Jonathan.
Also thank Todd. Auction items are not usually permitted on the boards, but he kindly agreed to let it go forward.
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 948
Views: 53060

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

J.Durham wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:15 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 6:19 pm
Total Wine sold out of 2019 Pichon Lalande in all sizes.
I’m shocked they are still taking orders for Canon. That was the one that I jumped on given the excellent pricing
The three deals for me were
LMHB
Pichon Lalande
Palmer

Honorable mention
Mouton Rothschild
Pontet Canet
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190498

Re: Steak Porn

Just had some Waygu burgers from my man Blake the Butcher. The best burgers I have ever had at home, and by a good margin. If you live in Westchester NY, you need to know about this guy.
by Mark Golodetz
July 4th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc to provide meals for Covid front line workers

Well it looks like my local hospital has stopped feeding the front line workers. Proceeds to be donated to Jose Andres World Food Kitchen. A brilliant cause, combining getting restaurant workers back to work, and feeding the hungry https://wck.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6-qk1t2z6gIVkYvICh3OyQHFEAAYASAAE...
by Mark Golodetz
July 3rd, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13702
Views: 668918

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bertagna VR Beaumonts 1972
Bertagna Petits Vougeot 1972
by Mark Golodetz
July 3rd, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen

I had a few items left over from my Heritage auction in September, and this seemed to be a good way of disposing of them. There are some pretty desirable wines here which have been divided into five lots. Apart from the Margaux, the California lot is fun, and the Montrose 1970 is a bit of a sleeper....
by Mark Golodetz
July 3rd, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.
Replies: 32
Views: 1592

Re: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.

ChrisStags wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 11:13 pm
Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
CraigT wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 7:35 pm


Thanks Mark! What do you think about the price?
The price is excellent.
Wouldn’t say the price is excellent based off of two different offers I got for $100 cheaper per bottle.
Where are you finding it for less than $700 a bottle?
by Mark Golodetz
July 3rd, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2831

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Jasper Morris writing about the 2008s scored it 98, the same as Dom, and just behind Cristal at 99.

Actually a really well written report, and for those Champagnes I have tasted, the scores were almost identical to mine. He obviously has a magnificent palate. champagne.gif
by Mark Golodetz
July 3rd, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

As others have pointed out, not a good choice when there are better wines available for less.
by Mark Golodetz
July 2nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.
Replies: 32
Views: 1592

Re: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.

CraigT wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 7:35 pm
Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 7:30 pm
Definite buy. Without tasting.
Thanks Mark! What do you think about the price?
The price is excellent.
by Mark Golodetz
July 2nd, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.
Replies: 32
Views: 1592

Re: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.

Definite buy. Without tasting.
by Mark Golodetz
July 2nd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Aged Cali Cabs 1991-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: LTB: Aged Cali Cabs 1991-2005

[wink.gif] Foolish child
by Mark Golodetz
July 2nd, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Chateau Margaux 1996
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Chateau Margaux 1996

Pending
by Mark Golodetz
July 2nd, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Chateau Margaux 1996
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Chateau Margaux 1996

3 bottles at $550 each.
by Mark Golodetz
July 1st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2831

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

100% agree and I'm including the vintage rose as well. Blake, Absolutely. And, the upcharge from the BdB to Rose is lower both $-wise and %-wise than most other prestige cuvees. Yep. I've got an 07` rose ready for the 4th. Every bottle has bottle stupendous. I may have to add an 06` BdB for some mo...
by Mark Golodetz
July 1st, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If Pomerol did have a classification....?
Replies: 83
Views: 5843

Re: If Pomerol did have a classification....?

You don’t need to be an expert for that one. 2014 is clearly the better vintage generally, and very close to the three vintages you mention. I have not tasted the 2012 L’Eglise Clinet Or Trotanoy in bottle, but 2014 is quite good for both. I am a broken record on how good the 2014 VCC is, certainly ...
by Mark Golodetz
July 1st, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2831

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Dom Perignon 2010 is coming out at $185. Makes it easier for Kobrand to milk the US Taittinger market.
by Mark Golodetz
July 1st, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If Pomerol did have a classification....?
Replies: 83
Views: 5843

Re: If Pomerol did have a classification....?

Chalk and cheese. VCC is quite traditional, has a brightness and energy to it, and makes for wonderful mature wines. Clinet is more modern and opulent, and doesn’t have the bright structure that VCC does. Or I think the aging capability that VCC has. I recently had a 1989 and it was perfectly pleasa...
by Mark Golodetz
July 1st, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If Pomerol did have a classification....?
Replies: 83
Views: 5843

Re: If Pomerol did have a classification....?

Of the two, I prefer the 2011, which in a fairly mediocre vintage, really shows well.

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