Noon Eclipse 2016

Noon Eclipse 2016

 

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Noon
Eclipse 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : McLaren Vale
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 15,9°
  • Grappes : 90% Grenache, 7% Graciano, 3% Syrah

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 96 2016
JR Jancis Robinson 17 2016
WS Wine Spectator 92 2015
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2013
JS James Suckling 93 2013
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2013
JH James Halliday 93 2010
More information on wine critics and ratings

Noon Eclipse is produced predominately from Grenache (80%+), with smaller components of Shiraz and Graciano, from Noon's McLaren Vale estate vineyards.

From grapes grown at McLaren Vale on the Winery Block, Almond Block and BJ’s Block. The aroma combines perfumed fruit and earth scents. The wine is full bodied and concentrated on the palate and yet there is remarkable restraint and balance too. Firm tannins provide an authoritative finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 96 Points (2016)
The 2016 Eclipse is 87% Grenache, 8% Graciano and 5% Shiraz, all off the McLaren Vale estate vineyard. As it almost seems to, it boasts gorgeous aromas of raspberries, accented by a range of herbs and spices that include notes of orange zest, bay leaf and rose petals. It's full-bodied, with assertive but silky tannins that should help preserve the wine's freshness as it ages. Although full-bodied, it handles its alcohol well, showing just a trace of warmth on the lingering finish.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17 Points (2016)
Rich but not just fruity – this has dark savoury notes too. Full and heavy but the flavours have lovely nuances of cherry, leather and dried meat. (RH)

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2015)
Intense and effusive, with wild blueberry, white pepper and chai tea notes that are focused and precise amid a wall of thick, dense tannins, finishing with additional accents of spice and pepper. Grenache. Drink now through 2030. 750 cases made.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2013)
Mar 2016 - Saturated ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, smoky minerals and pungent flowers. Silky, sweet and seamless on the palate, showing zesty spicy lift to its boysenberry, blackcurrant and lavender pastille flavors. At once rich and energetic, this blend shows very good clarity on the long, gently tannic, smoke- and spice-accented finish. -- Josh Raynolds

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2013)
February, 2016. Around 80% grenache with shiraz and graciano making up the numbers, all from their McLaren vale vineyard. This has a beautifully sweet cherry and chocolate nose, really attractive bright fragrant red plums too; super bright. The palate has a soft and caressing texture, the fleshy appeal is undeniable. There's a lick of chocolate amid raspberry and boysenberry fruits; tannnis are settled and even. Great balance. Drink now.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2013)
Drew Noon grows this wine at his estate vineyards in the Southern Vales, all own-rooted, dry-farmed bush vines. It’s 88 percent grenache, from vines planted in 1934 and 1943; the balance is shiraz and graciano from younger vines. It’s not shy in alcohol, but it’s not overripe—a bold, zesty grenache with floral spice and tree-bark notes. The wine’s sweet fruit will complement grilled lamb sausages.

James Halliday (JH) : 93 Points (2010)
Drew Noon's iconic grenache shiraz blend now receives a little support from graciano and cabernet. 2010 denotes one of the greats, with restrained alcohol for this label of 14.6% giving voice to attractive lift of violet perfume, wild berries and mixed spice. Lively acidity and soft, dusty, fine-grained tannins sure up a vibrant, poised and persistent finish.

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Noon Eclipse 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 27-02-2021 . Score: 4.5