Noon, Eclipse, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 2015
(at Montferrier-sur-Lez, 16 Jan 2018)
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2023
There are complex, sweet-scented plum, raspberry and pomegranate scents layered over dried-flower and plant notes in this pale, translucent red blend of Grenache with 7% Graciano and 3% Shiraz. Below the fruits, you’ll find a quiet earthy presence, and a little well-oiled leather. On the palate, the wine is light-bodied though richly flavoured, smooth, refined, long and harmonious, with gentle acidity and fine-milled tannins. It grows more savoury with time in the mouth, leaving it clean. You can see those same raspberry and pomegranate fruits on the palate, soft and sweetly defined, lent dignity by the tannins and the wine’s savoury finesse; the very opposite of the '16% Aussie' cliché.
3% Syrah / Shiraz