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by Mark Golodetz
January 25th, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: Ch. Canon

Nice. Did you acquire this recently or had you stored it for some time? Been looking for good 79's... I like 1979 Bordeaux very much. So underrated Great results in Margaux and Pomerol, and good bottles of Ausone are stellar. Agree re Margaux, du Tertre and Giscours have long been good values. And ...
by Mark Golodetz
January 25th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: Ch. Canon

Lovely man, great palate, and an impish sense of humor. Of course he had much to make up for, being a Scot champagne.gif
by Mark Golodetz
January 24th, 2021, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: Ch. Canon

John Kolassa retired around that time.
by Mark Golodetz
January 24th, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shakeup at Ridge
Replies: 12
Views: 2972

Re: Shakeup at Ridge

Two very tough acts to follow.
by Mark Golodetz
January 24th, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: Ch. Canon

Jason L. wrote: January 24th, 2021, 8:26 am Nice. Did you acquire this recently or had you stored it for some time? Been looking for good 79's...
I like 1979 Bordeaux very much. So underrated Great results in Margaux and Pomerol, and good bottles of Ausone are stellar.
by Mark Golodetz
January 23rd, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: Magdelaine 1998

I haven’t opened any of my 98 Magdelaine yet, figuring it’s too young. Pat, if you have a bunch, I wouldn’t hesitate. It’s really good. Not at ‘70 level yet, but it’s on the right trajectory. Magdelaine from a good vintage tends to take longer than most Bordeaux, in the region of three decades. The...
by Mark Golodetz
January 22nd, 2021, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786192

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 21st, 2021, 7:09 pm 2 x 1998 Chateau Magdelaine
1 x Glennfiddich 15
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by Mark Golodetz
January 22nd, 2021, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Magdelaine 1998

Just bought a case in the UK, so decided I had enough bottles to open one. From past experience I gave it a long three hour decant. Even so, the wine is still incredibly young, but oh so promising. Reddish black fruit, spices, cigar box and leather. On the palate, it still has not entirely resolved,...
by Mark Golodetz
January 21st, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1747

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

I would vote 1998 right bank, given the option. Yes Mark - In 1998 right bank, I have Magdelaine, Trotanoy, Petrus, VCC and l’Evangile. What else should I seek? This is a vintage that I missed, new baby, new business, wife no longer working, and all that back then. I was poor. Thanks. Robert Main o...
by Mark Golodetz
January 21st, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

I bought a bottle recently from WineBid. A totally different and far better experience than the pre Mann era. Great customer service.
by Mark Golodetz
January 21st, 2021, 7:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

MikeL238 wrote: January 20th, 2021, 11:35 am
Robert M yers wrote: January 20th, 2021, 11:27 am How about 10 bottles?

https://www.ackerwines.com/auctions/?au ... pToLot=728
Rudy? [wink.gif]
The over/under on this is around $40k. No way will it sell at low estimate.
by Mark Golodetz
January 21st, 2021, 6:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

I have had the wine a couple of times in the last five years, each time paired with the 1971 Monte Bello. I have a slight preference for the Monte Bello which is more classical, the Eisele particularly the second time was plummy and a lot less precise. It was with a group of a dozen tasters and spli...
by Mark Golodetz
January 20th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1744
Views: 119006

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Piper rare 2002
by Mark Golodetz
January 19th, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1831

Re: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.

Around ten years ago, I had a run of 3 premoxed white Burgundies. The following week, I sold all but a case and have not bought white Burgundy since.
by Mark Golodetz
January 19th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1831

Re: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.

I am sorry for your losses.
Is 2014 known for premox?
by Mark Golodetz
January 19th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS Heitz Martha’s 1970 and 1974
Replies: 0
Views: 244

FS Heitz Martha’s 1970 and 1974

1970 $850

1974: $2000

$2750 for the pair.
by Mark Golodetz
January 18th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1747

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

Brady Daniels wrote: January 18th, 2021, 8:58 am I would vote 1998 right bank, given the option.
Yes
by Mark Golodetz
January 18th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2906

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

Russell Faulkner wrote: January 18th, 2021, 7:22 am I disagree
Plus 1.
I enjoy the auslese on its own, but if you can find something that works well with it, such as bone marrow or the cream cheese with sriracha, it brings out nuances that I don’t remember tasting before. Particularly the bone marrow.
by Mark Golodetz
January 18th, 2021, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Bordeaux Lovers
Replies: 46
Views: 1839

Re: Question for Bordeaux Lovers

The exercise is a little strange as it is based on a hierarchy that was drawn up over 150 years ago that was meant to be an exercise for a specific fair and never to be the straitjacket that it later became. It has limited relevance now, as chateaux get better or worse, increase or decrease and som...
by Mark Golodetz
January 18th, 2021, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2906

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

I don’t think of myself as a particularly altruistic fellow. So, it is with a certain amount of self surprise that I am sharing this with you, my fellow berserkers. Cream cheese blended with sriracha on a Ritz cracker with a few snips of fresh of fresh chives paired with a Prum 2001. It is one giant...
by Mark Golodetz
January 18th, 2021, 6:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Magnums of Mayacamas from the 1970s
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Magnums of Mayacamas from the 1970s

Incredibly rare. Particularly the 1971, which last sold at auction in 2012.

Magnum of 1971 $1600
Magnum of 1975 $1100
by Mark Golodetz
January 18th, 2021, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 53
Views: 2253

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Many wines are exceeding retail, and older blue chips seem to be very expensive.
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Bordeaux Lovers
Replies: 46
Views: 1839

Re: Question for Bordeaux Lovers

The exercise is a little strange as it is based on a hierarchy that was drawn up over 150 years ago that was meant to be an exercise for a specific fair and never to be the straitjacket that it later became. It has limited relevance now, as chateaux get better or worse, increase or decrease and some...
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2906

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

My Kung pao chicken was a fine match. The bell pepper did not work, so ended up piling it on the edge of the plate, but the rest was delicious, even the peanuts.
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2021, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Progress of 2010 Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: Progress of 2010 Bordeaux

2009. And yes, every bit as nasty as the the first time I had it. 2010 is considerably better. Both vintages seem to have their issues, some of the middling quality wines from both have been delicious. Whereas the 2010s that pushed too far are hard and tannic, the 2009s seemed to go for overripenes...
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Chateau La Providence, Pomerol
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: TN: 2011 Chateau La Providence, Pomerol

Hard to get by the yukky label; the wine has always been solid.
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Agree with Michael. It needs to be special, if you have ten cases, it stops being that. My philosophy. A case of double magnums. One for the party when she reaches 21, one for the rehearsal dinner and one for her to open on a special occasion. In addition a case of assorted top wines, and finally, a...
by Mark Golodetz
January 17th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A bunch of mostly Burgundy TNs (somewhat long and boring)
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: A bunch of mostly Burgundy TNs (somewhat long and boring)

Great notes. My only quibble was the note that you think 1996 is “terrible”. Not my experience at all; it is certainly not homogenous but I have had a good percentage of excellent wines from the vintage.
by Mark Golodetz
January 16th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Progress of 2010 Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: Progress of 2010 Bordeaux

2009. And yes, every bit as nasty as the the first time I had it. 2010 is considerably better.
by Mark Golodetz
January 16th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786192

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A single bottle of VCC 1982
by Mark Golodetz
January 16th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 83
Views: 3272

Re: best pairings

Bone marrow and Auslese.
by Mark Golodetz
January 16th, 2021, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Progress of 2010 Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: Progress of 2010 Bordeaux

There is a definite divide between left and right bank here. Plenty of decent left bank with alcohol levels mostly under 14%, while right bank estates struggled to attain ripeness, and keep the levels sub 15%. Troplong Mondot tipped the scales at 16.2%, and Canon, usually a model of restraint under ...
by Mark Golodetz
January 15th, 2021, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2151

Re: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale

Cannot download it. What is it?
by Mark Golodetz
January 14th, 2021, 8:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My favorite recipe direction - - - sprinkle pork roast with Kosher salt
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: My favorite recipe direction - - - sprinkle pork roast with Kosher salt

A rabbi desperately wanted to eat pork, so drove 50 miles to a restaurant to be sure that nobody from his congregation would see him. He orders the suckling pig, the whole shebang with brittle crisp skin and an apple in its mouth. Just as the pig arrived and is put on the table, the head of the cong...
by Mark Golodetz
January 13th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group
Replies: 31
Views: 1585

Re: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group

Good experience
by Mark Golodetz
January 12th, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef
Replies: 51
Views: 3830

Re: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef

I don't really see this as a hard pairing if you're just talking about the marinated beef. However, if you're talking the 12-17 side-dishes that they usually bring with the beef in Korea, then I'd stick to Auslese or Spatlese Riesling from the Mosel or maybe a Vietti Moscatto d'Asti. For me this wo...
by Mark Golodetz
January 10th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hatzidakis 2017 - Assyrtiko Cuvee No. 15
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Hatzidakis 2017 - Assyrtiko Cuvee No. 15

Thanks guys; very informative.
by Mark Golodetz
January 10th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hatzidakis 2017 - Assyrtiko Cuvee No. 15
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Hatzidakis 2017 - Assyrtiko Cuvee No. 15

Just bought the last three bottles. I have no idea if this will age, so opening another this week, and keeping the other two for five and ten years respectively.
by Mark Golodetz
January 10th, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2313

Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

Very specific question. I assume not much as it is carefully moderated.But would Todd need to insure himself against lawsuits frivolous or otherwise in say wine fake thread?

Please can we try and confine our answers to the WB board and not get mired in political discussion.
by Mark Golodetz
January 10th, 2021, 6:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: MAGDELAINE-1990
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: MAGDELAINE-1990

It is a great wine; I find there is a disconnect between Neal’s effusive note and his 92 point score. It needs to be adjusted for inflation. A couple of years ago, I gave it a 95.
by Mark Golodetz
January 9th, 2021, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786192

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

More Magdelaine;
2011
2008
2005
2004
1998
1970
1962
by Mark Golodetz
January 8th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howard Goldberg RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Howard Goldberg RIP

I heard yesterday that Howard had died after a cardiac arrest. He was a long time Op-Ed writer for the NYT, and wrote a weekly wine column for them. He was also a very nice man. My best memory of him was when we were walking back after a tasting, and I asked if there was any of his Op-Ed columns tha...
by Mark Golodetz
January 8th, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786192

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 7th, 2021, 7:55 pm
Mark Golodetz wrote: January 7th, 2021, 12:16 pm Magdelaine 1961

Boom! champagne.gif
I was afraid I was bidding against you.
by Mark Golodetz
January 7th, 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4556

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

Overall in my lifetime 1961, 1982 and 2005 are the great vintages ( I know 05 is still quite closed but across the board it is pure, balanced and beautifully flavoured ). Interesting. Pretty good list. If you were born early enough maybe add 1959. Have not had many but the ones I have had are wonde...
by Mark Golodetz
January 7th, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786192

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Magdelaine 1961
by Mark Golodetz
January 5th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4556

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

At one stage, the Bordelais were so strapped for cash, many sold their whole production for the year to negotiants at a knock down price.

Clarence Dillon bought Haut Brion in the 1930s. It wasn’t until well into the 1950s, it turned a profit.
by Mark Golodetz
January 5th, 2021, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch
Replies: 73
Views: 6008

Re: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch

Personally I tend to think that most wines, if made from the same grape(s) and/or blend + sourcing won't usually vary that much from vintage to vintage enough enough to matter to the vast majority of customers. [smileyvault-ban.gif] ( neener ) Even my least savvy wine friends can tell the differenc...

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