2003 Noon - Eclipse

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA / MCLAREN VALE
  • 94 WA
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 55395-2003-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 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
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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

    • 106 bottles owned
    • 33 collectors