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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: 23
Views: 1223

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: 23
Views: 1223

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: 23
Views: 1223

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: 23
Views: 1223

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: 23
Views: 1223

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: 31
Views: 1315

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: 6
Views: 644

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: 933
Views: 50482

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: 2201
Views: 189481

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: 6
Views: 644

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: 13639
Views: 665255

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: 6
Views: 644

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: 31
Views: 1315

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: 2748

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: 1353

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: 31
Views: 1315

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: 31
Views: 1315

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: 10
Views: 893

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: 312

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: 312

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: 2748

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: 5463

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: 2748

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: 5463

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: 5463

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

Of the two, I prefer the 2011, which in a fairly mediocre vintage, really shows well.
by Mark Golodetz
June 30th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2748

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

Mike Hawkins wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 6:21 pm
We are all eagerly anticipating the 2008 CdC. Just one little question - has anyone tasted it. Does it live up to this hype? Is it better than other vintages this decade?
Yes and yes. It’s superb. At least as good as the 95 and 96 at the same age
That is a pretty high bar.
by Mark Golodetz
June 29th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Bordeaux is the only region where you can (99% of the time) buy as much of a wine on release as you want at exactly the same price (net of tariffs, taxes, etc) as everyone else in the world. In that sense it is by FAR the most transparent and liquid. I cannot agree with this. Prices vary much more ...
by Mark Golodetz
June 29th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Pricing certainly feels attractive, and I did buy a very small amount. But I also perceive (rightly or wrongly, the data isn’t really available) that the market is being manipulated in tried and true Bordeaux fashion. Yes stuff is selling out, but on what kind of quantity? It seems that a few dozen...
by Mark Golodetz
June 29th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Oh, here’s an example of lack of transparency in pricing regime: where are price adjustments coming from? We have five layers (producer, negociant, importer, distributor, retailer) in most cases if I understand this right. So the pricing optimization/market management could potentially come from an...
by Mark Golodetz
June 29th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

How is the market manipulated? If you want to buy the wine, you buy it. If it's too much money, you pass. The market sets the price. You mentioned Clinet. Clinet is a hot brand. Their production is small and every taster loved the wine. It's a serious Pomerol that is stil selling for under $100! If...
by Mark Golodetz
June 29th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2748

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

There was a general excitement when many ‘08s were released. The late release here may mean they have lost some momentum. I expect a UK price of $125-130.

I expect it to be higher here.
by Mark Golodetz
June 28th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Pricing certainly feels attractive, and I did buy a very small amount. But I also perceive (rightly or wrongly, the data isn’t really available) that the market is being manipulated in tried and true Bordeaux fashion. Yes stuff is selling out, but on what kind of quantity? It seems that a few dozen...
by Mark Golodetz
June 28th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

The only wines I was unable to buy at the opening price were Mouton and Lafleur. I did buy end up buying one magnum of Mouton at 10% more than the opening, but the Lafleur was tied in with buying a ton of other products which I had no interest in, so passed.
by Mark Golodetz
June 27th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I cannot remember an en primeur campaign with this much excitement and buying, at least in this century. I looked at the number of wines sold out n the Flickinger site, and realize that for once, the Bordelais have got it right. Chateau Appellation 3x 750ml 6x 750ml 12x 750ml WA VM JS JD Pichon-Long...
by Mark Golodetz
June 27th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?

Eric Ifune wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:26 pm
I still have some of the 1978, but haven't heard of their wine for a long time.
Excellent wine. Had it last year.
by Mark Golodetz
June 27th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How was 62 for DRC?
Replies: 22
Views: 936

Re: How was 62 for DRC?

In the early 2000s I went to Belair, home of overpriced wines, and traded Bobby 12 bottles of Maya for a beautiful magnum of 62 La Tâche. Wine was selling for about $6000 at that time, about the value of the 12 bottles of Maya. Invited several friends to a dinner built around the bottle. I had hear...
by Mark Golodetz
June 25th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1348
Views: 80148

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

The only one I know about was not in 2019 but in 2018, and had nothing to do with Airbus dispute. So no, it does not count in the current conversation which is whether Europeans will retaliate if the administration adds new or increases current tariffs.
by Mark Golodetz
June 25th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1348
Views: 80148

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Trying to keep this apolitical but it looks like we have all the makings of a major trade war. It may be a distraction, but if it happens, it will do untold damage both in the near and long term. Umm...it's already a trade war, and has been that way for over a year. I beg to differ. It is not a war...
by Mark Golodetz
June 25th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8004

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Lately I have been on a quest to find VCC 2014; it is now at four cases, the largest single holding in the cellar. Yours? I asked offhandedly if one of my sources had any more. I am now up to 67 bottles and three magnums. He has no more thank God. Just picked up some from storage, and will start tr...
by Mark Golodetz
June 25th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1348
Views: 80148

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Trying to keep this apolitical but it looks like we have all the makings of a major trade war. It may be a distraction, but if it happens, it will do untold damage both in the near and long term.
by Mark Golodetz
June 24th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8781
Views: 1292984

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

Calling all civ pro experts! Although it’s a court order, I’d guess that only Koch has standing to enforce it. The alternative would lead to a crazy state of affairs where anyone could claim a settlement agreement had been violated by the breach of a stipulated injunction, even if the original plai...
by Mark Golodetz
June 24th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

LMHB
Mouton
Palmer
Pichon Lalande
VCC
Langoa Barton (halves)
Figeac
Ducru
La Conseillante
Pontet Canet
by Mark Golodetz
June 24th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

OK-I'm done-I swear. More 375's than 750's: Pichon Baron Haut Brion LMHB Lynch Bages Lafite Cheval Blanc Branaire Ducru Leoville Poyferre Domaine de Chavalier Mouton d'Armailhac Duhart Milon Pichon Lalande Ducru Montrose Leoville Barton Talbot Brane Cantenac GPL Gloria Lagrange I have an issue... :...
by Mark Golodetz
June 24th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Futures and chargebacks
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Wine Futures and chargebacks

ATaylor wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Amex was the card company that got hit the hardest on charge backs from Premier Cru. They may well have simply put a global ban on accepting futures orders for wine shops????
I don’t think so. I have bought from three different stores in addition to Wallys and they have all accepted Amex
by Mark Golodetz
June 24th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Futures and chargebacks
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Wine Futures and chargebacks

I recently bought some La Mission 2019 on line from Wallys, who then were not able to process he order. Apparently as far as futures are concerned (not wines already at the store) they were not taking Amex. Something to do with charge backs, although I didn’t understand what the problem was. I doub...
by Mark Golodetz
June 24th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Futures and chargebacks
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Wine Futures and chargebacks

I recently bought some La Mission 2019 on line from Wallys, who then were not able to process he order. Apparently as far as futures are concerned (not wines already at the store) they were not taking Amex. Something to do with charge backs, although I didn’t understand what the problem was. I doubt...
by Mark Golodetz
June 23rd, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50482

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

YLee wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 4:13 am
Vcc is a pass for me.
You may regret this; VCC is repricing itself as its reputation rises. Even at $236, it is still a buy.
by Mark Golodetz
June 23rd, 2020, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 2973

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Two down. Hopefully that is it; but continuing our trap regime.

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