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by Mark Golodetz
May 14th, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with morels
Replies: 46
Views: 1781

Re: What wine to pair with morels

Doing the vin jaune recipe tonight with fresh morels. Serving with an Oregon Pinot Noir.
by Mark Golodetz
May 14th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Shepherd’s pie
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: Shepherd’s pie

Shepherd’s pie is a favorite. I use lamb only, and my only variation is add Parmesan In small quantities to mashed potato and on top.
by Mark Golodetz
May 13th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 88
Views: 5778

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 5:19 pm
I skipped 2017 futures but have a few 2018 futures with Total Wine. If they pull the same crap (Likely) I’ll raise holy hell
A good proportion of 2018 will exceed 14% alcohol, and not be subject.
by Mark Golodetz
May 13th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 88
Views: 5778

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

I have a fair amount of wine in Europe. I am hoping that the tariffs will end, and so I am not shipping anything that I would pay extra for. My suppliers are giving me one year of free storage, and I am shipping anything that is not subject to the tariff. As these are futures and will not be ready f...
by Mark Golodetz
May 13th, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13349
Views: 650970

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Alan Foo wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 12:40 am
2004 La Mission Haut Brion, not a very good vintage but it did not break the bank.
They made some really lovely wines in 2004. LMHB is actually very good.
by Mark Golodetz
May 12th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom wines
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Zoom wines

Last week, we began with a delightful fully mature Domaine de Chevalier 1975. Graves tell tale markers, leather, spice, gravel good fruit. 94 This week there were two wines, one red one white. The white was served blind, and although recognizably Chardonnay, certainly as more New World than Old Worl...
by Mark Golodetz
May 12th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8666
Views: 1271279

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

I did buy some 1982 Chave from Zachys, and was able to return them immediately. I don’t mind poor labels; these were totally illegible.
by Mark Golodetz
May 11th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I want to try some older wines
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: I want to try some older wines

I know wineries can ship to Oklahoma; not sure about retailers. Have you checked?
by Mark Golodetz
May 11th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red
Replies: 109
Views: 6945

Re: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red

this is a great thread. I wonder how many people who posted in it a couple years ago would change any of their answers now? More Rossignol Trapet and Trapet. Both great value very high end Burgundy. Dujac largely gone: not that I stopped liking them, but the prices had risen beyond the point where ...
by Mark Golodetz
May 11th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8666
Views: 1271279

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

Interesting as always, Don, and I am suspicious of anybody so close to Kapon. And also, the movie did not show him in a great light. That being said, I would like some clarification of the HDH response. I am assuming you can return unopened bottles, if something strikes you as suspicious when you ac...
by Mark Golodetz
May 10th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lafon Volnay Tete de cuvee
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Lafon Volnay Tete de cuvee

I’ve been buying bottles for a vertical, and just purchased the 1983 which showed Tete de Cuvee. The seller sent me photos of the 1976 also a Tete de Cuvee which he had drunk before. Does anybody know anything about this?
by Mark Golodetz
May 10th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid-19 everyday drinker master thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: Covid-19 everyday drinker master thread

This is not a time to hold back; when I want a bottle now, it is going to be something special. Who knows...? House whites are Champagne, and I am drinking Louis Roederer NV, Piper Rare 2002 and some Taittinger Comtes, the Rose and the BDB. A week ago I got out of storage wines I really love. Tonigh...
by Mark Golodetz
May 9th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have your buying habits changed since the tariffs took effect?
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Have your buying habits changed since the tariffs took effect?

I having been seeing over the last couple of months the effect of the tariffs. Not the full 25%, at least I don’t think so. The producers as well as the importers seem to be reducing margins so the increase is probably less. But they are still there. I am no longer buying my favorite Macon. Have you...
by Mark Golodetz
May 9th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm worried about John Gilman
Replies: 24
Views: 2530

Re: I'm worried about John Gilman

Or perhaps because he was being unusually cheap in not providing 750s? In fairness, they're kids. Personally, I'm happy John is taking a break from tweeting about politics. [stirthepothal.gif] I will second that. He has an unnatural obsession with Trump. Kind of poster for Trump derangement syndrom...
by Mark Golodetz
May 6th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2166

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Jeff Leve wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm


Sorry but I think it’s silly to say that. The number of multi century family held vineyards is a tiny handful or two.
i am assuming you are talking about top tier wines. Plenty of long held family estates in lesser areas.
by Mark Golodetz
May 6th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2874

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Margaux appellation 1979. Pomerol did pretty well too. Is 1979 a mediocre vintage? It was the first vintage I bought when I got to DC out of law school and, while it is not a great vintage, I have had a bunch of really good ones including Palmer, Lafleur, and Pichon Lalande. I think of it as a very...
by Mark Golodetz
May 6th, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2874

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Although I have not had it, and therefore cannot verify the claim, people speak highly of Chave Hermitage 2003. It could therefore make the list of great wines in absolutely stunningly awful vintages. IMO that wine is horrific, the poster child of a too hot year. But Chave indeed excels in poor yea...
by Mark Golodetz
May 6th, 2020, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2874

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Mouton 1994
Mouton 1987 (they apparently put some 1986 in it, as it was the year Philippe died)
Margaux appellation 1979. Pomerol did pretty well too.
Giscours 1980
Pomerols in 1975. They seemed to miss out on the hard tannins of the vintage.
Palmer 1999
Trotanoy 1974
Faiveley Combes aux Moines 1981
by Mark Golodetz
May 5th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13349
Views: 650970

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Going back for more Right Bank Bordeaux. In addition to some wines mentioned in an earlier post, added a vertical of L’Eglise Clinet, a three liter bottle of Cheval Blanc 2016, and Rossignol Trapet Latriciere 2012 and Chambertin 2013.
by Mark Golodetz
May 5th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13349
Views: 650970

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I also just bought some .375s - of Ledru's NV Brut. Won't be many more releases, surely... Also: 3x 2005 Figeac 1x 1995 Coulée de Sérrant (as if it's not enough rolling the premox dice in Burgundy) and another of the Coulée de Sérrant sweet wine of the same vintage 1x 1992 Pothier-Rieusset Pommard ...
by Mark Golodetz
May 5th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11788
Views: 440189

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1975 Domaine de Chevalier. 94 points
by Mark Golodetz
May 4th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2166

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

The word on the streets of Catusseau is that with the decline of Parker, Rolland's influence has really plummeted. I am far more impressed as a consultant and more interesting guy in Stephane Derenoncourt. Which Dererencourt wines specifically? My impression is that he is an incredibly nice guy, bu...
by Mark Golodetz
May 4th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Now I know this country has gone to hell...
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Now I know this country has gone to hell...

In the Door Dash reviews, White Castle got a higher rating than Popeye’s. What kind of nincompoop morons would think this way? Am I upset? Hell yes. On the one hand an over processed piece of meat, plastic cheese, salad items that are borderline disgusting against fine chicken with serious crisp and...
by Mark Golodetz
May 3rd, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2166

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Let me see, a warm very ripe vintage and a property not just consulted by but actually owned by Rolland. It is going to be an extreme wine, and pretty unappealing to many on the board, but there are certainly people who do love it. I can’t remember tasting it, but based on many of his wines, suspect...
by Mark Golodetz
May 3rd, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19

Dale Williams wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 7:47 am
The Togni sounds nice. Now tell us what you paired it with. [snort.gif]
Cold roast chicken.

Gray sole was delicious, thank you.
by Mark Golodetz
May 3rd, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 872

The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19

I think as the virus takes hold, it is becoming increasing obvious, that the wines I saved for a rainy day have come due. There have been a few threads to that effect, and I have raided my own cellar. Gone are the great older Bandols and a more variable group of Madirans all from the 1980s, lovingly...
by Mark Golodetz
May 2nd, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Sense of smell from Corona Virus
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Losing Sense of smell from Corona Virus

A couple of friends in the industry have said they contracted the virus, and one of the effects was lose sense of smell. They can still taste the basics, although a little less than normal. One has partially regained after three weeks, the other after the same period has seen no improvement.
by Mark Golodetz
May 2nd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner

Peter Panzica wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 9:10 am
Sous vide the Dry aged shell steal last night and it was quite good.
Thanks for the rec!
Never been a fan of sous vide steak. I have found it ruins the texture.
by Mark Golodetz
May 2nd, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13349
Views: 650970

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Staying with the Right Bank

2016 Cheval Blanc in magnum
2014/2015/2016 L’Eglise Clinet
2011/2014/2015 VCC
by Mark Golodetz
May 2nd, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner

Yes; we are on our fourth order. The quality is amazing; and we are going through trying everything, and have yet to find anything that is not top quality.
by Mark Golodetz
May 1st, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2166

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Any kind of blood sport would be welcome, even if I watch you guys spit it out.
by Mark Golodetz
May 1st, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8666
Views: 1271279

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

I really do not like the direction this thread is now heading. There is NO acceptable justification economic or otherwise for fraud. Period, stop.
by Mark Golodetz
May 1st, 2020, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1973
Replies: 26
Views: 789

Re: 1973

An interesting choice would be the Mouton, elevated to First Growth, which they commemorated with the 1973. To be honest, it is an ok wine, but in terms of concept, it is perfect, and then have a few bottles of the good stuff as back up.
by Mark Golodetz
April 30th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT

I am in and going with Bandol; non Tempier.

How about seeing if we can get Bryan Flannery in?
by Mark Golodetz
April 29th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7193

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

A fun thread, and glad to see it resurrected. In the year since it began, my choice is still the two Trapets (Rossignol and straight Trapet)but also Tremblay premier crus. A little extra for her Grand Crus would be well worth the investment. In the last year, I have had more recent vintage Trapet a...
by Mark Golodetz
April 29th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8666
Views: 1271279

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

Don,
Your work was tireless and extraordinary. Thank you.

How much longer has Rudy got to serve?
by Mark Golodetz
April 29th, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7193

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

A fun thread, and glad to see it resurrected. In the year since it began, my choice is still the two Trapets (Rossignol and straight Trapet)but also Tremblay premier crus. A little extra for her Grand Crus would be well worth the investment.
by Mark Golodetz
April 28th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory
Replies: 46
Views: 2419

Re: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory

Inspired by this thread, I opened a Montelena Chardonnay 1982, with a Riesling back up. No back up needed. The Montelena was still pretty fresh, but as we turned the corner for the second half, it began to fade. We beat it before it became unpleasant.
by Mark Golodetz
April 26th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 180
Views: 10411

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Mike Evans wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 9:26 am
The Sixth Circuit recently ruled that Michigan can prohibit direct shipping by out-of-state retailers while allowing it by in-state retailers. The opinion can be found at https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinio ... 0a0119p-06.
It has been removed
by Mark Golodetz
April 25th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2462

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

To me, Rossignol Trapet is a bargain, and there are plenty of choices within or close to your price range. Still cannot understand why not much more expensive, an excellent Grand Cru biodynamically farmed. The two in your price range are Latriciere Chambertin and Chapelle Chambertin. They are both a...
by Mark Golodetz
April 25th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Trump Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 32
Views: 1846

Re: TN: 2016 Trump Cabernet Sauvignon

Do imported grapes from the Loire carry a 25% tariff?
by Mark Golodetz
April 25th, 2020, 2:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1211
Views: 82836

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Not drinking as they are still in UK, but have been buying a ton of Taittinger comte Rose and blanc, and in fifths and magnums. I will be shipping them next week as they are tariff free, and were incredibly cheap to start with. Meanwhile drinking Louis Roederer brut; current iteration delicious usin...
by Mark Golodetz
April 24th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1357

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

I am sorry, I am going to ask the crass question. How much did you end up spending?
by Mark Golodetz
April 24th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7417

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

I was reminded of some wines that did not match the hype. 1947 Cheval Blanc, Latour a Pomerol 1961 and Lafleur 1975 and 1979. All Parker 100 point darlings, all suffering from the same gloopy, raisiny profile. Almost all the Leroy Burgundies I have tasted. They are not my style, too big, too intens...
by Mark Golodetz
April 24th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7417

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

I was reminded of some wines that did not match the hype. 1947 Cheval Blanc, Latour a Pomerol 1961 and Lafleur 1975 and 1979. All Parker 100 point darlings, all suffering from the same gloopy, raisiny profile. Almost all the Leroy Burgundies I have tasted. They are not my style, too big, too intense...
by Mark Golodetz
April 23rd, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you reach the wine world everyone discusses?
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: How do you reach the wine world everyone discusses?

Welcome to the fabulous, exasperating and expensive hobby.


I am actually a little bit envious as you start your journey.
by Mark Golodetz
April 22nd, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7417

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

Haven't come close to living up to the hype: '96 Salon This is where personal taste really comes into play. The 1996 Salon is one of my favorite Salons. I would put it and 1996 Taittinger CdC about equal, but they taste nothing alike. I love both but would add the 1995 Taittinger Comtes to these; a...
by Mark Golodetz
April 21st, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7417

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

So many wines come into the “What were they thinking?”
category.

It is a mistake to have high expectations, as there is no critic who can be trusted with a 100 point score.
by Mark Golodetz
April 21st, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13349
Views: 650970

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 case Taittinger Comtes 2004 6 bottles
1 case Taittinger Comtes 2005 3 magnums
1 case Taittinger Comtes 2006 3 magnums

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