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by Mark Golodetz
June 18th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

2014 will mature just fine. Jeffois just likes his vintages OTT! Look back at slightly leaner vintages over the last 30 or so years. They continue to evolve quite nicely, and some might posit, even better than overly-solar vintages. All a matter of taste. Don’t confuse opinion with fact. All we hav...
by Mark Golodetz
June 18th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 59
Views: 2084

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

I do a charity tasting every year, and anyone is interested the 2020 one is going to be Magdelaine going back to 1959.

(The 2019 is going to be Pichon Lalande).
by Mark Golodetz
June 17th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Nobody should buy wine they consider overpriced, or too expensive for their ability to easily consume a bottle. But in glancing over numerous posts, the comments solely focused on price do not paint an accurate picture. Quality and style should be front and center as it relates to price. For exampl...
by Mark Golodetz
June 17th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill

It did show well last time I had itat one of our SOBER dinners.It was served blind against the 1986 Rauzan Segla, and the Rauzan was the clear and unanimous winner
by Mark Golodetz
June 17th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill

Nice. The 1982/3 Margaux match up is always interesting, and they keep changing places.
by Mark Golodetz
June 17th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Yow! VCC at $320 a bottle.
by Mark Golodetz
June 17th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 59
Views: 2084

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

I should have mentioned I missed a vertical Magdelaine tasting, so opened the 1970 and 1982, and they were utterly spectacular. Not sure which I preferred, the 1970 had an elongation and classicism which gave it an archetypal old school character, the 1982 opulent by Magdelaine standards but still t...
by Mark Golodetz
June 17th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 59
Views: 2084

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

Most of my Magdelaines are in storage, but I found a 1998. It is in a lovely place now, spices, and deep fruit, and an amazing smoky paprika note. Absolutely delicious, originally served with cheese, but ditched the cheese as it was interfering with the wine.
by Mark Golodetz
June 16th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 37
Views: 1870

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

To respond to Mark Golodetz, First you wrote this in your earlier comment - For the wines like Cheval, it is a system that will some day break, and I suspect they will have to distribute the wines themselves. [/u][/i][/b] I also said the system will either shatter or evolve. My guess is that it wil...
by Mark Golodetz
June 15th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

Really more for my 90 year old Father in Law than me - I'll be busy cooking. Cedar-planked troll-caught Chinook salmon Roasted Asparagus Bill Landreth's Corn Locally grown "Hood" strawberries with Vanilla Ice Cream I didn’t know trolls fished. My Father’s Day. Same as always. Lobsters and more lobs...
by Mark Golodetz
June 15th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

Really more for my 90 year old Father in Law than me - I'll be busy cooking. Cedar-planked troll-caught Chinook salmon Roasted Asparagus Bill Landreth's Corn Locally grown "Hood" strawberries with Vanilla Ice Cream I didn’t know trolls fished. My Father’s Day. Same as always. Lobsters and more lobs...
by Mark Golodetz
June 15th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3065

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

That was my first thought too.
by Mark Golodetz
June 15th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

To be honest I would never have purchased 1954 Romanee Conti. Maybe a bottle, if the price was right, especially if I had a friend born that year, but never a case. My loss. Glad it turned out so well.
by Mark Golodetz
June 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 37
Views: 1870

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

William, First of all nobody is suggesting that the chateaux will distribute state by state. They will have national importers who will deal with the minefield of state regulations. Easy to see a Wildman or a Southern working the market for them. Personally I think it would be a disaster if they dec...
by Mark Golodetz
June 15th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 37
Views: 1870

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

Or that the traditional first growths are the most expensive Bordeaux. They are not, and haven't been for a long time. Ausone came out at the same time for an even higher price than Cheval Blanc. And to the OP, please convince your clients to sell their stocks of 2009 and 2010 into the market; I wo...
by Mark Golodetz
June 14th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2295

Re: Went nuts and ...

Out of interest, when do people think Cos "lost its way"? I think the youngest I've had were 2002 and 2003 - the former surprisingly good, and the latter also given I expected it to be pruney and awful from the vintage. Of all the super seconds, my last favorite is Cos. I never find it be particula...
by Mark Golodetz
June 14th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

Yes, as it will pay for itself with a couple of searches. But as I said, in its current form, it is quite annoying. I think it does belong on most professional’s bookshelves, and when the Excel sheet comes out, it will be a little more user friendly.
by Mark Golodetz
June 14th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

I agree, but as you say, they were responsive. I agree also that this was not well thought out, as I think they really failed to understand what their readership was looking for. I bought the book because I buy and sell Burgundy, and wanted to use it as a reference. I am pretty sure I am not the onl...
by Mark Golodetz
June 13th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

I am happy to report after an e mail exchange with Erica Meadows, an Excel sheet with the index information will be e mailed to all buyers of Vintages in July,
by Mark Golodetz
June 13th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

How do folks feel about the pricing of Margaux / Mouton? I think the pricing is reasonable- and actually a bit lower than what I was expecting given that some chateaux opted to take a strong price hike in 2018 after a few vintages where sales have been pretty solid compared to the late 00s/early10s...
by Mark Golodetz
June 13th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2295

Re: Went nuts and ...

My favorite super second from the Medoc was the Pichon Baron. But the really great wine, the one you want for the tasting, is from the Right Bank, the VCC. I think Panos is also a major fan.
by Mark Golodetz
June 12th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2295

Re: Went nuts and ...

Great vintage with fourteen years of bottle age, as opposed to the same estate’s 2018 at a similar price. Smart buy, grasshopper.
by Mark Golodetz
June 12th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Every vintage in Bordeaux is unique, and 70% are vintages of the century.
by Mark Golodetz
June 12th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2255

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

A friend had Vigneron. Misnomer; he drank but did not make.
by Mark Golodetz
June 11th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 51
Views: 1496

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Let us start off that the fries here in the US are too short and too thin. The proper English chip is a magnificent thing where you can actually taste the potato beneath the crunch. As for fast food burgers, why bother? Our local hole in the wall serves a great burger that puts the well done hockey ...
by Mark Golodetz
June 11th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1637

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Kelly Flynn wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 8:10 am
Love the albarinho idea. Or, keeping with the Iberian theme, vinho verde?

I also have a fond recollection of octopus and a Donnhoff GG.
I second Vinho Verde, particularly made with the loureiro grape.
by Mark Golodetz
June 11th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

I used to judge for a number of organizations. All the tastings are of course blind. One of them used to test judges by putting two bottles of the same wine into our tasting, usually one at the beginning and be towards the end. It wasn’t a case of identifying, but making sure the judges scored them ...
by Mark Golodetz
June 10th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

These wines are underrated and have pretty serious longevity. I had the 1974 and 1976 recently. The ‘74 was superb, complex and with a fine finish. The ‘76 was more evolved, a pleasant but simpler wine.
by Mark Golodetz
June 9th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

2018s are coming out in force; this time the Medoc superseconds Pichon Lalande, Ducru and LLC. Bought half cases of Ducru and Lalande in magnum. Did you go for Palmer? A trusted friend ITB reported back on it to me not long ago, and so I got a 6 pack and am tempted to go for a second. I see it as s...
by Mark Golodetz
June 9th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Or to put it another way, Romanee Conti raises the price of 10,000 wines by around a dollar.
by Mark Golodetz
June 9th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

It was an interesting book with some notes on unique wines. But where the hell is the index? Practically non existent, and none of the domaines are listed. It is obvious that the two of them toiled to put it together, and it is incomprehensible to me that if I want to know what vintages of Rousseau ...
by Mark Golodetz
June 9th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

It is obviously a simple average; weighted average would be closer to $10 I suspect.
by Mark Golodetz
June 9th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille

Recently had the Dujac Clos de la Roche 2006. of course way too young, but alongside the 2002, it was clearly in the same class if less opulent and easy. Mentally I marked it down as a wine that needs a minimum of twenty more years (the 2002 was around ten years). I have not had too many 2006s, but ...
by Mark Golodetz
June 8th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol

Like many 1988s, there is a dusty austerity in the Evangile. The 1989 is much prettier wine, rich and succulent, the polar opposite. While I prefer the 1989, I like the’88 for what it is, classic and old fashioned claret.
by Mark Golodetz
June 8th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3633

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Also a fan of Rossignol Trapet, one of the few bargains left in Burgundy. However I prefer the Trapet wines which have more depth, and are still within Jay’s price range.
by Mark Golodetz
June 8th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Basically averaging bottle prices and ignoring consumption. A bottle of Romanee Conti has huge impact on pricing, while a high consumption wine like Yellowtail has mathematically very little.
by Mark Golodetz
June 7th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3633

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:38 am
There can be only one: Rousseau Chambertin.
Yes but hard to find at the same price as Lamarche
by Mark Golodetz
June 7th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10512
Views: 344584

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night I opened a 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley for a friend who was born in '91. Holy hell are these things decadent and delicious. On the pop and pour, just amazing. It did fade after a few hours. I hope the future vintages of this wine stay the same style as it is dirt c...
by Mark Golodetz
June 7th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495058

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Three mags of Trapet Chambertin 2016. Never had much restraint.
by Mark Golodetz
June 6th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3633

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

La Grande Rue is around $400; if that is the guide there are plenty of premier crus and a few good grand cru options. I would look at Trapet as a serious overachiever.
by Mark Golodetz
June 6th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3633

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

J a y H a c k wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:44 am
If someone wants to try a top of the line red burgundy at a ridiculous price to see what all the fuss is about but doesn't want to pay the DRC ticket, what producer should he look at? Asking for a friend. Really!
What do you mean by the DRC ticket? Any DRC or just the Romanee Conti?
by Mark Golodetz
June 6th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Jeff Leve, I’m intrigued by the variety of scores for the 2018 LMHB. Your note seems very intriguing and good score, same with Wine Advocate, Dunuck, and Suckling. Galloni, who I often find my palate agreeing with, in addition to your palate, gave the LMHB a pedestrian review and score (90-93). Any...
by Mark Golodetz
June 5th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4097

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

The big difference in wines coming out of Bordeaux today is that they taste, smell and feel great on your palate at an earlier stage. Previously, due to harsher tannins, a lot of Bordeaux was simply not fun to taste young. Today, the amount of tannins present is equal to previous vintages. But the ...
by Mark Golodetz
June 4th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2758

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I am selling quite a bit of wine at auction, but the estimates for the Rieslings were absurdly low considering the quality of the wines. 1971 Auslese for $80 from decent producers, 1975/6 same for less than $50. The estimates were based on what has sold, and so were correct. Do I value these wines m...
by Mark Golodetz
June 3rd, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 2742

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

Wes makes very good points. Because most people don't think about soil and gardening at all, or may only think about them when they pertain to wine, there's frequently a binary distinction made between "industrial farming" and "biodynamic farming" as if those are the two options. Biodynamic is simp...
by Mark Golodetz
June 3rd, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Exactly what I expected.
by Mark Golodetz
June 3rd, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 233
Views: 13364

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

2018s are coming out in force; this time the Medoc superseconds Pichon Lalande, Ducru and LLC. Bought half cases of Ducru and Lalande in magnum.
by Mark Golodetz
May 31st, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Possible solution; sell a a half share for $450, and drink together. Bring back upd
by Mark Golodetz
May 31st, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Do a BYO and share with close friends. Color makes it a strong possibility to be fine.
by Mark Golodetz
May 31st, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1627

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

That 1985 Magdelaine is going to become the stuff of legends. A truly great wine, and almost impossible to find.

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