Noon Eclipse 2002

Red Blends from Australia

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Item No. 63074
  • RP95
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

This is another ofavorite Eclipse vintages. It is still looking young and full of flavor, living up to the excellent 2002 vintage reputation. The wine has great ripeness, along with a sweet fruited profile of remarkable depth and concentration. It is balanced and long. The Coq au vin was an excellent match but anything slow cooked and richly sauced should make a good partner.

Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Shiraz

Critical Acclaim

"Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2002 Noon Eclipse contains 30% Langhorne Creek fruit from the “20 Rows” block. With evolving aromas of plum preserves, Christmas pudding, dark chocolate, espresso and licorice alongside nuances of earth and creme de cassis, this very big, rich and full-bodied wine offers plenty of dried fruit and spice flavor layers with just enough acid to refresh and a medium level of chewy tannins to frame. It finishes very long. Mature and drinking nicely now, it should cellar to 2017+."
95 Points

"Saturated deep ruby. Sweet aromas of black raspberry, licorice, violet pastille and menthol. Supersweet flavors of blackberry liqueur and violet pastille, given clarity and penetration by strong, integrated acidity. Not particularly complex but the fruit offers superb purity and impressive power. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and strong dark berry fruit. I'd drink a wine like this over the next five or six years for its terrific primary fruit."
91 Points

Learn About Noon

The darling of the Australian small winery scene, Noon has a great following both in Australia and in particular the US. Drew Noon produces some unique wines packed with ripe red fruit and often high levels of alcohol. Drew Noon took over operating the family owned Noon winery after spending time as Winemaker at Cassegrain and other ventures in Victoria.

The Eclipse and Reserve shiraz can command high levels of capital increase and are definitely wines to hold on to (if you can get them).

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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