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by Mark Golodetz
October 17th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I just bought some Heitz Martha’s 1974 and magnums of Tempier 1989 from other vendors in the Heritage auction. If prices were low, I couldn’t resist a little flutter myself.
by Mark Golodetz
October 17th, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

I am with Greg here. There are many who love this wine, and many who don’t see what the fuss is about. I am one of the latter, and had maybe a couple of wines I consider great, the 1996 and 2005.

I do not think it is even in the top five candidates worthy of promotion.
by Mark Golodetz
October 16th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

A couple of corrections if I may. Palmer was every bit as worthy as Mouton in the 1960s and 1970s, as was La Mission, which you may argue is not a super second, but if Haut Brion is a First Growth, then LMHB undoubtedly should have been considered for elevation. I assume you meant that Lafite was ac...
by Mark Golodetz
October 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

Mark, Any decent pizza north of Briarcliff? The couple I've been to locally are not what I remember as great NY pizza. There was Craft Pizza and Beer in Pleasantville which was excellent but now that is no longer convenient. The short answer is no. The two best I have come across are south of Briar...
by Mark Golodetz
October 15th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 55
Views: 2257

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

A couple of hundred bottles at home. Lots of brandy, as warehouse is not licenses for spirits. My warehouse is ten minutes from home, otherwise I would keep more in the house.
by Mark Golodetz
October 15th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 506

An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet

A couple of friends came over, bringing a fabulous Coq au Vin. The 2010 Carillon was beautiful, fully mature with white peaches, a touch of smoke a bit floral and a lovely finish. 92 I have to say after several Bonneau verticals, I prefer the unfashionable cooler vintages. The 2004 is a favorite, st...
by Mark Golodetz
October 13th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of Louis Boillots
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: A pair of Louis Boillots

They don’t strike me as that easy; the Volnay needs a decade plus, and the Evocelles is drinking well now but will be better in five years. They are pretty enough, but there is some good structure, and the potential, particular, with the Volnay, some serious tertiary complexity.
by Mark Golodetz
October 13th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10154

Re: 2008 Salon

Craig G wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Why can’t I see the barrel and Screagle boxes in the photo?
It has been hidden by the helicopter.
by Mark Golodetz
October 13th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of Louis Boillots
Replies: 4
Views: 534

A pair of Louis Boillots

I bought a small cache of Volnay Anges and Gevrey Evocelles 2009s, and served them on consecutive evenings. I can’t say I generally drink Burgundy this young, but curious to compare the two. The Volnay was the more concentrated of the two, and was showing beautifully, with intense red fruit and an o...
by Mark Golodetz
October 12th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7494

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

Nothing recent. In barrel, it was powerful and a little lean.
by Mark Golodetz
October 12th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7494

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

Robert, what 2008s do you consider great and outstanding? Unlike you, I think it is quite consistent, but I can’t think of one wine that I would call “outstanding”. My best wines was Latour, and even then, it was a decent but certainly could not hold a candle to other recent Latours. Generally that...
by Mark Golodetz
October 12th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7494

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 8:39 am
Haut Bailly
I bought a ton of it; fifths are actually drinking now, although magnums need a lot of time.
by Mark Golodetz
October 12th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7494

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

I wonder how many of you caught this quote from Gilman on the 2010 L'Evangile thread: Still, the great vintage for the end of that decade on the Gironde remains 2008, which towers over both 2009 and 2010 and it [ sic ] really and truly a profound Bordeaux vintage. I've been thinking about this comm...
by Mark Golodetz
October 12th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7494

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

Plus, aren’t the alcohol ranges significant, where the average was more like 12.5-13 back then and now we are getting many wines at 14.5+? Wasn’t it 2010 Tr0polong that one critique bragged about it coming in at 15.5? I think it was 16.2% and certainly hot and unpleasant. Even Canon, still with avi...
by Mark Golodetz
October 11th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

The hot new restaurant in Westchester is Goosefeathers located in the old Tarrytown Conference Center. Mixed review, some successes but overall not rushing back. Chinese fusion cooking, and for what it is, expensive. Potstickers made with dry aged beef, hot in the middle, coldish at the ends, and if...
by Mark Golodetz
October 10th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7494

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

From memory, John was the only person who really hyped up the vintage, preferring it to both 2009 and 2010. Mark, I think you're underestimating the impact of Robert Parker's positive initial assessment of the 2008 vintage. Sure, he and WA may have subsequently downgraded 2008 a bit and hyped 2009 ...
by Mark Golodetz
October 10th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7494

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

The 2008s came to the market at rather a strange time. The Bordelais went a little crazy with 2005, especially the First Growths, raising the prices to absurd levels. While the wines sold out to negotiants, they did not all sell out to the consumer. The merchants weren’t too unhappy; great vintages ...
by Mark Golodetz
October 10th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sterling Zinfandel 1978 and Baron Charriere Bonnes Mares 1999
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Sterling Zinfandel 1978 and Baron Charriere Bonnes Mares 1999

Forgot to mention, the following day, the Charriere once it shed the pupppy fat, became much more complex and interesting. Difference was quite marked, which I suppose reinforces the notion that 1999 Grand Crus are too young to drink.
by Mark Golodetz
October 10th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 52
Views: 3749

Re: Winebid revised..... REVISED

Please accept our apology for how the message was conveyed last week about your shipping rates. We could have done a much better job of communicating that the change would be happening, and when, and let our customers plan on the change before it happened. This was just a pure mistake on our part. ...
by Mark Golodetz
October 9th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1411

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

Also the 1995. Hate the bottle though, but contents are lovely
by Mark Golodetz
October 9th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x 2015 DRC La Tache 2x 2014 DRC La Tache 2x 2015 DRC RSV 2x 2014 DRC RSV 4x 2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 4x 2014 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie 2x 2016 Domaine Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains 2x 2015 Domaine Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Le...
by Mark Golodetz
October 8th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 84
Views: 3425

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Bollinger RD 1975
by Mark Golodetz
October 7th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 20
Views: 2703

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Burgs are the star, but really nice Loire and Alsace selections, too. I thought they were also especially known for their Austrian and German wine selection.... Nothing on that list to me suggests German wine is a specialty of theirs. It's exactly what I'd expect to see for a restaurant of this cal...
by Mark Golodetz
October 7th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 20
Views: 2703

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

They used to allow BYO at a decent corkage. Well worth it.
by Mark Golodetz
October 7th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sterling Zinfandel 1978 and Baron Charriere Bonnes Mares 1999
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Sterling Zinfandel 1978 and Baron Charriere Bonnes Mares 1999

Sterling opened well, but collapsed after ten minutes. Enjoyed half a glass, the rest went down the sink. Perfect cork, level high shoulder, color looked good. Ah well $25 wasted. The Charriere is made by Girardin. Several years ago, I put this and the Girardin side by side. Definitely different lot...
by Mark Golodetz
October 6th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

I have been waiting on my 2000s, but they do make guest appearances at verticals. Lately I have had two, a Pichon Lalalande and Ducru. Neither were close to ready, but both once they had aired sufficiently in the glass, were interesting, and showed how well they eventually be. I enjoyed Robert’s iro...
by Mark Golodetz
October 6th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19470

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Winery sells to Importer $10 Importer has his markup and duties which normally is roughly 33% now there is an additional 25% so roughly 58% $10 + $5.80 =$15.80 price to Wholesaler Wholesale/Distributor margin is roughly 33% now $21.01 as well In the US with the exception of DC it is illegal for an ...
by Mark Golodetz
October 5th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 52
Views: 3749

Re: Winebid revised.....

I stopped buying from WineBid after they billed for storage during winter. It was a paltry amount, but it really was annoying. I mentioned it in a previous WineBid thread, and was contacted by the new CEO. I have to say I was impressed, and decided if I do need something I would now buy. As for expe...
by Mark Golodetz
October 5th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

We recently had a Blanc from the mid nineties. It had seen better days, but aromatics dominated by almond were interesting. Was this a response to my post? If so, was it a Gassac or a Barral? I had an '88 of the former recently which was outstandingly fresh. The oldest Barral Blanc I've had was an ...
by Mark Golodetz
October 4th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

We recently had a Blanc from the mid nineties. It had seen better days, but aromatics dominated by almond were interesting.
by Mark Golodetz
October 3rd, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A 1949 Clos Lambrays, an Alexis Lichine selection
Palmer 1966
Sterling Zinfandel 1978
by Mark Golodetz
October 2nd, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut - France, Champagne (10/1/2019) Very powerful and precise, with green apple, red fruits and bakery notes. It has a rigid, minerally spine, super-fine bead and is so sharp and focused. It is complex, nuanced and far too young. Should be legendary in a decad...
by Mark Golodetz
October 1st, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seepage on 1970 Taylor
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Seepage on 1970 Taylor

The bottle I brought to Jay Hack’s house showed some seepage, and was amazing. You should be fine
by Mark Golodetz
September 30th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

Bill Sokolin wrote a book about wine as an investment, and the central example was this Rauzan 1994. I thought it was a dumb book at the time, figuring he must have bought heavily, and it has indeed proved to be a lousy investment. Glad it is a nice wine.
by Mark Golodetz
September 29th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton, 1999 Chateau Musar
Replies: 29
Views: 1977

Re: TNS: 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton, 1999 Chateau Musar

I decided to check in on a 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton given the recent thread showing some ups and downs. Well, this bottle was all up. Took about an hour to open in a decanter, but it really showed well all night at that point. Lovely Bordeaux perfume of rich dark cassis, a little barn funk, and...
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

It’s fine Todd, I will just leave it.
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 10:35 am
How about some of them on Commerce Corner!?
Charlie is getting way too heavy handed for my liking. I think leave it be for the time being.
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I think it’s dumb, since there is no actual auction involved.
Sorry guys
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Charlie,
I am not planning to put a link as to what there is left AFTER the auction. I was planning a cut and paste.

If it violates house rules, let me know, and I won’t do it.
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Yes but I will also put in Commerce Corner
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I will post on Commerce Corner after they have finished inputting. It should be later today
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Tmason wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 6:05 pm
And Mark, I think you did well off the lot that I did get. #204. Rare stuff that I thought I would never see again so I took a chance.
Good buy; purchased several years ago from HDH.
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I did release most of the unsold, and in many cases reduced post auction buy prices for those looking for a good buy.
by Mark Golodetz
September 25th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Seems that the major foreign players were not bidding as much as they have in the past, particularly Hong Kong. The political troubles and economic woes of China, as well as Brexit worries keeping the Brits away, really contributed to the softening everywhere. I may look back at this and think I may...
by Mark Golodetz
September 24th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 1605

Re: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

I had a couple of duff bottles of 1996, but when it is on, it is glorious. Actually the percentage of bad bottles is the worst of any Champagne I have had. Anecdotal of course, I would hope that the magnum of 2008 is a little more consistent.

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