Noon Winery Eclipse 2001
This is Noon’s signature wine. Prior to 2011 the wine was made up of around 60-70% grenache and 30-40% shiraz. Since then it’s been around 90% grenache with small components of shiraz and graciano. The wine sits in the Excellent Category in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine.
Selected tasting note from Robert Parker: “The 2006 Eclipse is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Shiraz, sourced from 60 to 80-year-old vines in McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. The wine spent 18 months in small and large French and American oak. Dark ruby colored, it offers a fragrant, already complex bouquet of violets, mineral, Asian spices, leather, black cherry, and blueberry. Remarkably elegant and impeccably balanced, on the palate notes of garrigue, licorice, and kirsch emerge leading into a 60+ second finish. It can be enjoyed now but for optimum pleasure, give it another five years of cellaring and drink it through 2026.” 97 points. The Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009.