2000 Noon - Eclipse

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA / MCLAREN VALE
  • 92 WA
  • 86 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 55395-2000-750-3A
  • Rating: 86

    ($50; a blend of grenache, shiraz and mourvedre) Deep ruby-red. Dark, spicy, intense aromas of licorice, prune, currant, ripe plum and blueberry. Then oaky and alcoholic in the mouth, with thick, chunky treacle and raisin flavors complemented by chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium to full in weight, and made in a rather porty style. Long and creamy on the finish. Seems best suited for medium-tern drinking.
    Author: Jeremy Oliver
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2000 Eclipse (a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Shiraz, aged in large American barrels, and bottled unfiltered) is stunning stuff. Its dense purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromatics of blackberries, super-ripe black cherries, and hints of smoke and underbrush. Like all the Noon offerings, it possesses stunning purity, a fabulous texture, and a long finish (in excess of 35 seconds).
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 103 bottles owned
    • 29 collectors