Tasting Notes for Eckie

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White
8/21/2020 - Eckie wrote:
93 points
Probably the best Bourgogne Blanc I ever drank. This is flatout delicious, precise and exactly the right balance between freshness and opulence. At the price I obtained the bottle, this is great value. But at current market prices (4 times higher), obviously not.
Red
7/28/2020 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
I totally forgot about this case; found it doing inventory during lockdown. It took a while to open a bottle, but pleasantly surprised once I did. This is totally harmonious now. Fruity & tertiary flavours. I would drink up in the next 2 years or so.
White
7/28/2020 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
This is in a good place right now.
Red
5/29/2020 - Eckie wrote:
96 points
This currently is at the highest level the Barossa Valley has to offer. Truly outstanding in its sort, though not my taste anymore.
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White
5/23/2020 - Eckie wrote:
89 points
Decent but not great. Still waiting for that one bottle. Two more to go.
Red
5/23/2020 - Eckie wrote:
92 points
As good as it gets with a ‘plain’ Barolo. Very, very enjoyable and ready to drink!
White
5/4/2019 - Eckie Does not like this wine:
84 points
No nose, no structure, no finish. Very, very disapointing. First time in my life I ordered a new wine after the first glass. My wife completely agreed. Bottle variation? Perhaps. But my gut tells me this is an overrated wine.
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Red
3/26/2019 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
Very satisfying and textbook Gevrey Chambertin.
Red
12/23/2018 - Eckie wrote:
89 points
Overall my experience with this wine has been rather disappointing. One bottle corked, several sub par and only one was shining. I guess I should have opened them earlier.
Red
11/17/2018 - Eckie wrote:
95 points
Consistent with previous note. Absolutely gorgeous and seductive new world pinot, that is in the right spot.
White
8/30/2018 - Eckie wrote:
96 points
Had this with sole in butter sauce and it was truly spectacular, if not spiritual. This wine is razorsharp and lucious at the same time. Wow.
Red
9/3/2018 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
Still a good drink, but not monumental.
Red
9/3/2018 - Eckie wrote:
85 points
Finally had to nerve to open one up, given all the horrible ratings. The nose was not good, cooked vegetables or something. The palate was much better for a short while, a pretty good structure. Interesting to drink for a few minutes, then we flushed the rest.
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Red
9/3/2018 - Eckie wrote:
93 points
Much better than the first bottle. This is still full of life, drink over the naxt 5 years.
Red
9/3/2018 - Eckie wrote:
This will be great, but I drank it too soon. Wait until 2022.
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Red
7/18/2018 - Eckie wrote:
95 points
Really sublime effort. Though it is a new world wine, it feels like the best of both worlds. The upfront fruit and enjoyment from the new world, the structure, terroir and age from the old world. I'm sure Burgundy lovers (like myself) would mistake this for a cru from an excellent producer from a fruity Burgundy year like 2010 in a blind tasting. Just excellent.
Red
3/26/2018 - Eckie wrote:
92 points
Last and best bottle. Very nicely balanced. In it's window.
Red
2/26/2018 - Eckie wrote:
93 points
Dinner at Societe, Pila, up in the mountains. This is the reason i just love trying ‘local’ wines. The waitress recommended this Barolo and she was absolutely right. So much class and elegance from a wine without many pretences. Everything you could wish for in a Barolo. It must have been the best ‘village’ level Barolo I have ever tasted. Given the fact you will have to pay exponentially to get any better, this is the best value in Barolo I have come across.
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Red
12/30/2017 - Eckie wrote:
93 points
This was just exceptional for just a regular Barbaresco. Totally at its peak!
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Red
11/30/2017 - Eckie wrote:
97 points
First bottle of the lot and boy it did not disappoint. Still very young, you can easily wait 5 years. But with food it comes alive. You will taste the just marvelous 2006 vintage coming through. Intensely concentrated, yet full of life and pleasure. I am a lucky man to hold 11 more of this trophy wine.
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Red
11/30/2017 - Eckie Likes this wine:
98 points
Last bottle of the lot. This wine has consistently been brilliant. Every time if’ve been wowed by the seductive nose, its so intense palate, the core fruit and the looooong finish. Yuhan, Berend and Frank were also impressed.
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Red
11/17/2017 - Eckie wrote:
89 points
Very decent Brunello, even after it was stored in our caravan during the summer. Classical style but accessible.
White
11/5/2017 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
This was in excellent state, still very fresh.
Red
10/24/2017 - Eckie wrote:
89 points
After waiting 10 years, I finally opened one of my biggest treasures. And frankly it was a little disappointing. Decanted for three hours and chilling it back for an hour resulted in a wine that had great balance but lacked seduction and expresiveness. A good wine without WOW. The next day it had opened up more and was a joy to drink. Hopefully it is going through a dumb phase. Let's see next year.
Red
10/12/2017 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
Wow, I can't remember drinking a village wine this perfect. I every aspect what you want from a red Burgundy: a seductive nose of red fruit, dense yet feminine on the palate and a very balanced and rather long finish. This wine is very much 'a point', from a very good vintage and producer.
White
10/1/2017 - Eckie wrote:
92 points
Thoroughly enjoyed this wine. As much 'a point' as a new world chardonnay can be
Red
9/18/2017 - Eckie wrote:
90 points
Best showing. Nice structure, restrained nose. Went very well with Heston's sherry chicken.
White
10/31/2016 - Eckie wrote:
90 points
This was nice, but not exquisite. Not the lasersharp fraicheur one would expect of a Meursault from Jobard.
Red
10/31/2016 - Eckie wrote:
90 points
One year later and unfortunately the wine was so much more closed this time. Bottle variation or a phase, I guess I'll never know..
Red
1/18/2016 - Eckie wrote:
92 points
Finally drank the one bottle I brought from holiday in 2010 and it was definately worth the wait. You can really taste the lush 2006 vintage, I remember from other Chianti's. At its peak right now.
Red
11/29/2015 - Eckie wrote:
95 points
WWW, Rotterdam. Just a sensational bottle. Given the other ratings, this must have been one of those bottles. Extremely focussed and powerful, yet restrained and precise. Small sips were enough for an explosion on the palate, so the bottle lasted twice as long.
White
11/27/2015 - Eckie wrote:
flawed
WWW in honour of this wine, but sadly oxydized. Bought at a restaurant auction, so it may have been bad storage.
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White
10/31/2015 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
Best Bourgogne blanc around.
Red
10/30/2015 - Eckie wrote:
90 points
Have to agree with previous tasters. This is very balanced, refined and enjoyable. No flaws whatsoever. The one thing it misses is complexity.

Dinner next day: wow! I can't say it gained so much complexity overnight but what an absolute joy to drink next to the rabbit dish my wife prepared. She being an Italian red wine lover was also blown away by the sheer pleasure of this wine. So much fruit and structure. A stong 91+ therefore.
Red
10/23/2015 - Eckie wrote:
92 points
It doesn't happen offen to stumble upon a 10 year old New Zealand pinot noir. The sommelier told me he had sensed this was going to age beautifully and so he had bought a sizeable lot. And boy was he right! Totally gorgeous wine, not the fruit bomb younger NZ pinots usually have. But a dark breeding, layered pinot that was completely satisfying.
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Red
10/22/2015 - Eckie wrote:
89 points
Not as convincing as previous bottles. Rather short and one-dimensional. Perhaps it was because it was alongside a vegetarian meal and it missed the interaction with fatty meat juices.

Note: incredidible; I forgot I had some left and drank it 8 (!) days after opening. And it tasted perfectly, even better than upon opening. I have to adjust my opinion; this wine has a lot more depth than I presumed. 91+
Red
10/15/2015 - Eckie wrote:
88 points
Haven't drunk this one for a while, but still very pleasurable. Aging nicely.
Red
10/9/2015 - Eckie wrote:
88 points
My second bottle and again the Potel trap; a bouquet that is too restraint. I've had the same problem with three bottles of Volnay of the same producer & vintage. Now I love terroir and this wine is very well structured. However, lacking too much nose is like a woman without any...well you know what. Let's see what the last two bottles bring.
Red
10/7/2015 - Eckie wrote:
86 points
Everyday drinker. No flaws, but nothing special.
White
10/2/2015 - Eckie wrote:
89 points
Agree with previous taster. Very good value for money if you are looking for the typical white Burgundy experience. Not exquisite, just very enjoyable.
Red
10/2/2015 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
With Evert's steak tagliata. Over ten years, yet very much alive. Dusty tannins, red fruit core is still fresh. This has entered its drinking window. Enjoyable.
Red
3/9/2015 - Eckie wrote:
90 points
Good Brunello, but lacking the x-factor.
Red
2/9/2015 - Eckie wrote:
91 points
Without any doubt the best price-value in pinot noir I have ever tasted. It is all there: structure, fresh red fruits, acidity... Such elegance and refinement, hard to keep your hands off!
Red
10/1/2013 - Eckie wrote:
97 points
WWW Barendrecht, 27-09-2013. Perfect Chateauneuf. Extremely concentrated yet still a pleasure to drink. Tons of Provencal herbs on the nose, like thyme and rosemary completely mesmerize you from start to finish.
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Red
10/1/2013 - Eckie wrote:
95 points
WWW Barendrecht, 27-09-2013. Delicious red Burgundy from a great producer. Jammy strawberries immediately come to mind. Elegant yet powerful. And went terrific with chicken tigania.
Red
10/1/2013 - Eckie wrote:
97 points
WWW Barendrecht, 27-09-2013. Fourth time in my life I drink this wine, and everytime it has been almost perfect. I do not think brunellos get any better than this: combiming a concentrated mineral earthiness with a fresh red fruit core. Very seductive nose. Just delicious.
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White
10/1/2013 - Eckie wrote:
93 points
WWW Barendrecht, 27-9-2013. First real wine of the night. Textbook example of a crisp refinely made Meursault. Off course there is butterscotch, vanilla, but is is combined with a fresh minerality that indicates a great producer. Truly nectar We had it over asparagus soup, which seemed an odd combination. But this wine can handle almost anything, except for spices (see prior WWW note).
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