Nice wine..ruby red in color good fruit no the nose......slightly over ripe. Good balance of fruit no tannin to speak of a good hit of white pepper due to vintage. Dont think it will get any better but but not yet starting to slide. Great wine for a difficult vintsge.Drink till 2020. Well done drew.
Deep velvet, crimson. Dark but less dense and lighter than usual. Vital and beautiful! Aromas of Fresh Red Fruit forward. Later more Darker, Ripe Berries. Red and Black Currant, some Raspberry, Plum and even Strawberry. Little Fruit in Rum. Perfume and Floral characters of mostly Lavander and Viola. Exotic Spices and Fresh Herbs (Basil). Multilayered with Leather, Leaves, traces of Sweetness and Eucalypt. Very inspiring, fresh and complex! Intense flavors of Fresh Red Fruits. Berries, Cedar and Gooseberry (!) Exotic Spices, Herbs (Mint, Basil) and Licorice. Floral characteristics. Delicate Acidity and little, soft Tannins. Finishes very long with Fruit, Freshness and a great play of Acidity, fine Tannins and warm Spiciness. Light mouthfeel with a nice texture and perfect balance!
Full-bodied, but lighter and fresher than expected. Amazing fruit and complexity! A beautiful wine from an unusual vintage. Softer tannins and lighter structure make this Eclipse very approachable in its youth. It´s hard to believe that this wine contains 16% alc. since its perfect tune and harmony. Drink now or keep it for some more years. See more details at cellartv.wordpress.com
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(Noon Eclipse) Medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; redolent, intriguing, roasted black fruit, charcoal, cracked pepper, tar nose; rich, deep, intense, roasted black fruit, tar, cracked pepper, tar palate; good now and should age well; medium-plus finish (15.5% alcohol; 81% Grenache, 13% Shiraz, 6% Graciano)
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