Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2003 Eclipse (a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Shiraz from 44- to 71-year-old vines, cropped at one to one and two-thirds tons of fruit per acre) is sensational. A big, sweet nose of blackberries, cherry liqueur, smoke, barbecue spice, licorice, pepper, and earth soars from the glass of this deep purple-hued 2003. Full-bodied and ripe, with no hard edges, a seamless integration of acidity, alcohol, and tannin, and a spectacular finish lasting nearly a minute, this riveting wine should get even better in 2-3 years, and will last for 10-15.Author: Robert Parker
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the -specializing as well as revered zones Clare Valley and . 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
- 106 bottles owned
- 33 collectors