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by Mark Golodetz
February 15th, 2011, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dujac 1999 Bonnes Mares
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: TN: Dujac 1999 Bonnes Mares

The 1996 was also lovely but I decided to leave the remaining bottles alone, because the flavors were still so primary. I figured it needed at least 10 more years, but then I like the old Burgundy flavors.
by Mark Golodetz
February 15th, 2011, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee 2011 NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 5418

Re: La Paulee 2011 NYC

A 3 liter bottle of 1949 la Tache corked. How sad is that...?
by Mark Golodetz
February 14th, 2011, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how was La Paulee?
Replies: 2
Views: 251

So how was La Paulee?

Sadly missed this year, but curious how it was. did anyone drink anything halfway decent?
by Mark Golodetz
February 12th, 2011, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Taylor Port Tasting 1855 + a few other Ports
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: A Taylor Port Tasting 1855 + a few other Ports

The color is dark brown, hints of red, but also acid green (at first color is lost to the barrel, but when the wine is very old, it is reabsorbed.) The nose is incredibly concentrated, slightly volatile but so complex. Plums, Christmas pudding, orange peel, anise, coffee, mushrooms and earth. One o...
by Mark Golodetz
February 12th, 2011, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Taylor Port Tasting 1855 + a few other Ports
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: A Taylor Port Tasting 1855 + a few other Ports

Mark, Thanks for the notes. I totally agree with you regarding the 20 and 30 year old tawny. I have always felt the 20 year old and the 40 yo outshone the 30 yo. What is the price tag on the Scion? I visited Taylor in 2002. My son was born in 1992 so I bought him several bottles of '92 VP. Thanks a...
by Mark Golodetz
February 10th, 2011, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Taylor Port Tasting 1855 + a few other Ports
Replies: 8
Views: 479

A Taylor Port Tasting 1855 + a few other Ports

Sometimes life is good, and when you are tasting really ancient Port, life is very, very good. Taylor has just introduced something pretty unique to the market place, a tawny from the 1855. This is not just an interesting curiosity, a relic from a year when the Mississippi river got its first bridge...
by Mark Golodetz
February 10th, 2011, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les St. Georges
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: TN: 1999 Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les St. Georges

Well done Karl. People talk an awful lot of nonsense about Gouges, mainly because vanity doesn't allow them to accept that most burgundian of truths, which is that what you see at one particular moment is most definitely not what you get. Gouges is one of the most consistently excellent producers i...
by Mark Golodetz
February 9th, 2011, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad about Summa?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Sad about Summa?

Fred Bower wrote:
Robert.Fleming wrote:
David M. wrote: indifferent?
Yes, but that's not a poll option.
That means you don't vote. I didn't.

Cheers,
fred

Who, what, where or why is Summa? [tease.gif]
by Mark Golodetz
February 8th, 2011, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fascinating vintage summary 1985-2009 by Frederic Drouhin (long)
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Fascinating vintage summary 1985-2009 by Frederic Drouhin (long)

C O M M E N T A I R E S M I L L E S I M E S C o m m e n t s o n t h e V i n t a g e s a n d W i n e s o f J o s e p h D r o u h i n 2 0 0 9 - 1 9 8 5 As wine ages, its intrinsic character and aging potential will change from year to year. This is the reason why we revisit these vintages at regular i...
by Mark Golodetz
February 8th, 2011, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The auction game: estimates
Replies: 30
Views: 1257

Re: The auction game: estimates

how about the percentage charge of "unsold lots" that would be charged to the seller to restock the inventory? I know that this is not alot of money to the house but its something. Most of the time it is waived. As you say, it is not much, and the revenue versus possible client irritation is not en...
by Mark Golodetz
February 8th, 2011, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The auction game: estimates
Replies: 30
Views: 1257

Re: The auction game: estimates

Buyers can be and often are totally irrational. In the early days at a Christies NY auction, there was a parcel of 10 cases of 1970 Latour. sherry lehmann was retailing it at $3600 a case. My memory may be hazy, but I do recall that the first case went for around $16,000 hammer, and the buyer took 5...
by Mark Golodetz
February 6th, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Westchester County - New York
Replies: 68
Views: 11391

Re: Westchester County - New York

Modern Barn in Armonk. Corkage is high at $45 but the food is excellent
by Mark Golodetz
February 6th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Right bank 1998 Bordeaux: spectacular
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Right bank 1998 Bordeaux: spectacular

Notes on 4 of them: Pavie: Tasted blind by group, although I knew the wine. Rich, silky, large scaled. Delicious. For me, far and away the best wine from the Perse era, and although some of the group thought it might be a great Napa Cab, there were also a couple who felt it might be Bordeaux. Lovely...
by Mark Golodetz
February 5th, 2011, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reason #876 why I'm glad I don't work in a wine store.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1420

Re: Reason #876 why I'm glad I don't work in a wine store.....

A friend of mine was on the Acela between NY and Washington, and a woman in the same carriage was on her cell phone talking loudly about how Shi$ty her life was; her boyfriend didn't want to commit, her boss didn't respect her, she was living in a tiny studio with an untidy roommate etc etc. Finally...
by Mark Golodetz
February 5th, 2011, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did I Get Hosed @ My Local Retailer?
Replies: 76
Views: 2534

Re: Did I Get Hosed @ My Local Retailer?

Probably not deliberately hosed, but it is not a level playing field. Some retailers can buy better than others. For example, if you live in a state like Tennessee, and buy locally, your wine cost may be routinely 50% higher than say, NY.
by Mark Golodetz
February 4th, 2011, 4:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Lafite Advice requested
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Lafite Advice requested

J Wei wrote:You can try to contact James Tang: http://wineberserkers.com/memberlist.ph ... ile&u=9719" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Other than that . . . list them on Commerce Corner . . . someone may pick it up! Worth a shot! Good luck.
James is great. Easy to deal with.
by Mark Golodetz
February 4th, 2011, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 7-Hour Wine Lunch: Bdx, Burg, Rhône, Napa, Bubblies, Etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: 7-Hour Wine Lunch: Bdx, Burg, Rhône, Napa, Bubblies, Etc.

BTW, what is pica-pica. Looks good.
by Mark Golodetz
February 4th, 2011, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: producer driven vs. vintage driven
Replies: 56
Views: 1634

Re: Burgundy: producer driven vs. vintage driven

I am not sure there is any reason to force you to make the choice. There is plenty of excellent Burgundy out there, and far more information than ever before as to who did well and who did not in the highly regarded years and also the less well regarded years. I generally try and buy the better vint...
by Mark Golodetz
February 3rd, 2011, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!
Replies: 73
Views: 2638

Re: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!

This is an interesting thread. I'll set aside the 09 Cos debate. Clearly it is a polarizing wine. But as for the 2nd Wine, I'm curious about a few things. I bought a case of the 05 Pontet Canet and have been underwhelmed by it. It is a nice everyday wine but no where near ~40 price tag I paid for i...
by Mark Golodetz
February 3rd, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!
Replies: 73
Views: 2638

Re: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!

M A T T H A R T L E Y wrote:
Jeff Leve wrote:
Who knows. One day, you might actually taste some of the wines you're arguing with me about as well.
If I could only be so lucky...

be careful what you wish for [tease.gif]


Seriously, I think it is a wine that people should taste, and form their own opinion.
by Mark Golodetz
February 3rd, 2011, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 7-Hour Wine Lunch: Bdx, Burg, Rhône, Napa, Bubblies, Etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: 7-Hour Wine Lunch: Bdx, Burg, Rhône, Napa, Bubblies, Etc.

I admire both your stamina and the tolerance of your restaurant. Even at our Over the Top lunches (and we tip very generously) the restaurant kicks us out at 4:30 PM. Great notes, and I agree the Leoville Poyferre 1999 is drinking well now. But for me, great Burgundy is my ideal match for steak. Cab...
by Mark Golodetz
February 2nd, 2011, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!
Replies: 73
Views: 2638

Re: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!

Jeff, I am not saying that one should speculate on 2009 Cos. What I am saying is that there is no reason to pull the trigger BEFORE the wine is released, as the price is likely to stay the same when it does hit the market, and any potential buyer will then have a chance to taste it. Irrespective of ...
by Mark Golodetz
February 2nd, 2011, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SO, IT'S SNOWPOCALYPSE. WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING AND EATING?
Replies: 34
Views: 1203

Re: SO, IT'S SNOWPOCALYPSE. WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING AND EATING?

Roast duck, red cabbage and a 1999 Duband Echezeaux. Young, a little too much oak showing, but plenty of fruit and a nice finish. Tasty with the duck. I am told that we should trade our one inch of ice for your 24 inches of snow. I am planning to emerge later on today, look to see if I have a shadow...
by Mark Golodetz
February 2nd, 2011, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!
Replies: 73
Views: 2638

Re: 2009 Pagodes de Cos @ $55!

Is the 2009 Cos d'Estournel THAT much better than the 2008 that I paid $110 for on futures? Mark... Having tasted both 2008 and 2009,2009 is THAT much better! This does not mean it's worth the money to you. But 2009 Cos is a remarkable wine with the potentail to hit triple digits from Bob. Jeff, th...
by Mark Golodetz
February 1st, 2011, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!

On further reflection, I think the true Berserker would: 1. Begin by picking a fight about whether the wine was overripe and/or overoaked. 2. Launch into a discourse on the relative "terroirs" of (a) dirty snow, (b) gravel and (c) asphalt as they effect spilled wine. 3. Post about how excited he wa...
by Mark Golodetz
February 1st, 2011, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dropped a '78 Latour last night....
Replies: 55
Views: 2121

Re: Dropped a '78 Latour last night....

Apart from http://www.wineberserkers.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39857" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, I have dropped a few bottles. The worst, a mag of 1988 Yquem which seeped into parts of the cellar that were all but impossible to clean. The smell turned from glorious to nasty, and su...
by Mark Golodetz
February 1st, 2011, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!

Unfortunately,a few yards from his building, he slipped on some black ice, and he, and my bottle fell heavily. The bottle broke, a shard of glass went into his finger, and the wound started bleeding copiously. Meanwhile the wine started flowing gently into the snow. Thoughts? My thought is... home-...
by Mark Golodetz
January 31st, 2011, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: The difference between being a wine lover and a berserker!

alan weinberg wrote:and the difference between a berserker and a berserker--why, the letter R, of course.
alan

Changed [berserker.gif]
by Mark Golodetz
January 31st, 2011, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: The difference between being a wine lover and a berserker!

On Thursday, I was at a tasting with a friend who lives in Manhattan, and gave him a very special bottle for a celebration dinner the following day which we would both attend. I had wrapped the bottle, so we could taste it blind. Unfortunately,a few yards from his building, he slipped on some black...
by Mark Golodetz
January 31st, 2011, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: The difference between being a wine lover and a berserker!

certainly call the building's board of directors to move to have you expelled as a resident of the building on obvious grounds of (i) insanity and (ii) an apparent disdain for hygene, OR quietly limp on to your apartment, bandage yourself, and open an old Chave Hermitage to soothe your wounds? i. B...
by Mark Golodetz
January 31st, 2011, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!
Replies: 24
Views: 994

The difference between being a wine lover and a Berserker!

On Thursday, I was at a tasting with a friend who lives in Manhattan, and gave him a very special bottle for a celebration dinner the following day which we would both attend. I had wrapped the bottle, so we could taste it blind. Unfortunately,a few yards from his building, he slipped on some black ...
by Mark Golodetz
January 30th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 vintages of Domaine de Chevalier, from a sublime 1981 white to a 50-year-young 1961 red
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: 16 vintages of Domaine de Chevalier, from a sublime 1981 white to a 50-year-young 1961

You Washingtonians seem to be drinking well lately! One of my favorite chateaux, and always a pleasure to drink well aged examples. Had many from the 1970s, and stand outs were 1970 itself and 1979. The 1961 has a stellar reputation, and wish I could have been there to taste it. Interesting comment ...
by Mark Golodetz
January 29th, 2011, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Parker not in the Vinters Hall of Fame
Replies: 67
Views: 4193

Re: Parker not in the Vinters Hall of Fame

For better or worse, can you think of anybody whose "contribution" to winemaking is as great as Parker's? If winemakers have adjusted their style to suit his palate, his influence is far greater than Asher or Adams, neither of whom, changed the way wines were made in California. I personally deplore...
by Mark Golodetz
January 29th, 2011, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande vs. Pichon Baron
Replies: 37
Views: 2136

Re: Pichon Lalande vs. Pichon Baron

At yesterday's UGC tasting of 2008 Bordeaux, the PB was very good, but the Lalande was utterly brilliant; the wine of the tasting.
by Mark Golodetz
January 28th, 2011, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Monfortino
Replies: 53
Views: 1616

Re: 2004 Monfortino

2002 was a terrible vintage in Barolo. No serious producer made wine beyond the base level. Giovanni Conterno thought the wine was so bad, he didn't even bottle a Cascina Francia let alone Monfortino. There have been some fake 2002 Monfortinos sold, but who would fall for that? [wink.gif] For just ...
by Mark Golodetz
January 26th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Snooth scraping data from CellarTracker?
Replies: 166
Views: 10755

Re: Is Snooth scraping data from CellarTracker?

2002 Monfortino This wine is probably 20 years away from being ready . No lightweight , the fruit is completely hidden at this time. Not cheap , but buy this wine for your grandchildren to drink . And it is definitely not white ! Everywhere I go now is 2002 Monfortino... And everywhere there is Mon...
by Mark Golodetz
January 26th, 2011, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande vs. Pichon Baron
Replies: 37
Views: 2136

Re: Pichon Lalande vs. Pichon Baron

BTW, if you love Lalande, keep your eye on the 2003. I doubt it will rival the 1982, but I had a taste last June (I have had it at home before that as well) on my first visit to PLL with Thomas Dô Chi Nam (their technical director), and we were both pretty blown away. It really stood out for me as ...
by Mark Golodetz
January 26th, 2011, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine do you miss most?
Replies: 65
Views: 2423

Re: What wine do you miss most?

Clair dau Bonnes Mares 1983
by Mark Golodetz
January 26th, 2011, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande vs. Pichon Baron
Replies: 37
Views: 2136

Re: Pichon Lalande vs. Pichon Baron

It is an interesting yet problematic comparison. The two are very different; the land may be contiguous, but they have always demonstrated completely different style and flavor profile. In fact, Baron seems closer to Pontet Canet than Lalande. What compares with Lalande is more difficult, but it see...
by Mark Golodetz
January 25th, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Figeac 1982, 1998, 2000; LLC Latour and Yquem + Figeac video
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Figeac 1982, 1998, 2000; LLC Latour and Yquem + Figeac video

Count me and Ben Giliberti as Figeac Freaks. We like Figeac, as an "acquired" taste. And so did the other dinner participants. Here a short video. Sorry about the ambiant sound. That's Flip video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eb4PqbPWGA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Also a serio...
by Mark Golodetz
January 22nd, 2011, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Monfortino
Replies: 53
Views: 1616

Re: 2004 Monfortino

One of the cliches that you are going to come across is that great winemakers make great wines irrespective of vintage. It is also totally misleading; any year has a certain potential and a great winemaker will make wines to that potential. Often that means making a good but light wine. If he pushes...
by Mark Golodetz
January 21st, 2011, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Monfortino
Replies: 53
Views: 1616

Re: 2004 Monfortino

Anyone know when it will be released - anyone tasted it? One purchase I am really looking forward to making this year! You must be a young man........ [cheers.gif] Right on, bro. As the old 1970s saying went, you can't trust anyone over 30...with the 2004 Monfortino! So, basically all the old codge...
by Mark Golodetz
January 21st, 2011, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Figeac 1982, 1998, 2000; LLC Latour and Yquem + Figeac video
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Figeac 1982, 1998, 2000; LLC 1975, 1982, 1995; Latour and LLC 1979, Yquem 1986...

Panos Kakaviatos wrote:Well, I am going to seek out some 98s for sure and then stock up on more 00s. Prices are probably not too high, given modest Parker scores!

Haven't you heard Panos? A low score by Parker doesn't matter any more [diablo.gif]
by Mark Golodetz
January 21st, 2011, 3:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Figeac 1982, 1998, 2000; LLC Latour and Yquem + Figeac video
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Figeac 1982, 1998, 2000; LLC 1975, 1982, 1995; Latour and LLC 1979, Yquem 1986...

Recently, we tasted blind the Figeac 1998 and Pavie also a 1998 As host I knew the wines, and the group with a fairly traditional bias, surprisingly liked the Pavie (for me far and away the best of the Perse era wines) but the Figeac really stole the show. It took a full hour to show its full potent...
by Mark Golodetz
January 20th, 2011, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 322
Views: 11143

Re: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel

Also Calon and Montrose are both making wines which I prefer.
by Mark Golodetz
January 19th, 2011, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jets win, Patriots lose: I drink Palmer 1970
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Jets win, Patriots lose: I drink Palmer 1970

Obviously you'll have some Iron City on hand in case the Steelers win. There are no winners here.... Hey, it's a premium lager, says so right on the label! http://prontherun.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/iron_city.jpg Iron City is to classy and premium as Rothlesburger is to romantic seduction.
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 322
Views: 11143

Re: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel

Nothing wrong with it IMO.I'm just referring to several conversations I've had with Barolo heads who don't feel the love for it as you and I do......and my cousin Ken. Out these vile hate mongers. Out them with my blessing Well said,Mark....I could just see those words pouring out of your avatar's ...
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 322
Views: 11143

Re: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel

Bill Boykin wrote:Nothing wrong with it IMO.I'm just referring to several conversations I've had with Barolo heads who don't feel the love for it as you and I do......and my cousin Ken.

Out these vile hate mongers. Out them with my blessing
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2011, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jets win, Patriots lose: I drink Palmer 1970
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Jets win, Patriots lose: I drink Palmer 1970

Byron Hewett wrote:Mark,

Great wine and a great win! The Jets really exposed the Pats weaknesses yesterday.

Byron

Thanks guys. I suppose if the Jets win next week, will pull out a 1983 Chave. If they win they Superbowl, that is going to be more interesting. Probably old Giacosa Riserva of some description.
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2011, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 322
Views: 11143

Re: Jean Guillaume Prats opens up about 2009 and 2010 Cos d'Estournel

Rarely happens [wow.gif] We drink Giacosas, about which a difference of opinion is impossible! O yeah,then you must not have read much on the 98 SSR......... [wow.gif] What is wrong with the 1998 SSR? It is not a blockbuster Riserva, but have always liked it and given it a mid 90 point score.

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