Red

2002 Noon Eclipse

Grenache Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • McLaren Vale
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • Verb Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 18, 2020 - actually drinkable now! as per previous notes, in it's youth this was all aggressive over-ripe shiraz fruit with a high alcohol content - it's smoothed out now and the mature syrah flavors are much more enjoyable now - alcohol is still high, but not as overwhelming as earlier - I would never describe this wine as elegant, but it is quite enjoyable with food (grilled hanger steaks)

  • Weinberg Falls wrote: 91 points

    August 5, 2019 - Deep purple. Quite closed on the nose, cassis and vanilla, slightly acetate.
    Palette of sweet fruits, ripe strawberry and plum. This is very jammy but not muddled. Tannins are grippy and occasionally cloying - this is definitely a food wine, but a very polished one. Warm secondaries of caramel, cardamom, cinnamon. Long alcohol-fired finish. I was recommended this against “Dead Arm Shiraz” of the same vintage because it was a more modern, rounder style, but for me the alcohol still overpowers, leaving it lacking some degree of elegance for the price.

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  • matthyson wrote: 93 points

    June 17, 2017 - Pours brick red in the glass. Wonderfully complex nose of iodine, coffee, and tart cherry with hints of wild game meat, peat, and forest floor. Candied cherries dominate the palate as subtle notes of raisin and stewed tomatoes round out this high octane, yet well balanced wine. 45 seconds on the pleasing finish and an excellent example of a well aged Aussie.

  • dkwins Does not like this wine: 87 points

    December 7, 2015 - This is all over the place, but not settled and not pleasant. It has an obvious alcohol medicine-like shock that just isn't pleasant.

  • Uglypinga Likes this wine:

    July 2, 2015 - Opened this after several drinks and a half a bottle.of champagne and I braced myself...but you know what? Its not bad in that huge Aussie shiraz style. It hasnt changed much from 10 year ago when I last has one of these. Big purple staining fruits on both the nose and the palate. Some burnt notes, lots of heft and a bit of booziness. I ended up drinking most of the bottle over a few hours. No complexity at all but its drinkable to me.

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  • By Campbell Mattinson
    9/29/2004 (link)

    (Noon Eclipse Grenache Shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2004, IWC Issue #115 (link)

    (Noon Winery Eclipse Proprietary Red McLaren Vale) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/16/2004 (link)

    (Noon, Eclipse Grenache/Shiraz McLaren Vale Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Noon
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation Eclipse
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation McLaren Vale

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 349 (57%)
  • Consumed 265 (43%)

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