The heady aroma is both powerful and pretty with notes of fennel, purple flowers and blossom mingling with ripe, varietal purple fruits and black pepper. The oak is hardly evident which allows fruit and soil complexities to emerge with edges of rhubarb and red mulberry and savoury characters of dried ... more
Enticing liquorice and fragrant herb notes on the nose, revealing hints of dark stone fruits and cassis with layers of roasted coffee beans. The key characteristic on the palate is the textural tannins that provide support for the supple yet restrained palate - finishing with freshness, purity and length. more
The wine is deep red-purple in colour. The nose is inviting and serious. It jumps out the glass and constantly evolves with aromas of musk, sandalwood, blackberries, cloves and a hint of mint chocolate. The palate is rich and mouthfilling. Flavours are intense with licorice, plum, perfume and spice. Integrated ... more
Deep garnet-purple colored, Noon's 2010 Eclipse offers an intense, complex nose with a core of ripe black cherries and blackberries over hints of mint, dark chocolate, violets, yeast extract and toast. Full bodied yet beautifully elegant in the mouth, it offers an excellent concentration of fruit marked by crisp acid ... more
Colour: Vibrant blood-red with a staining dark core. Nose: Complete. Initially difficult to separate aromatic components. Must be Bin 389! With aeration, an evocative barrel-ferment character separates above, prune/fig/dates/quince beneath, bridged by soy/hoisin sauce notes. A pronounced freshness is immediately apparent. Scents of char-grilled, Italian vegetables (zucchini, eggplant) fleetingly distract. ... more
COLOR: Deep magenta to rim. NOSE: Energetic. Exuberant. Varietally pure - cassis/blackcurrant, at the physiologically riper end of the spectrum - no herbal or greener cues. Other aromatics? Derived scents extolling memories of homemade cannoli - its pastry and custard/chocolate. Upon sitting, a suggestion of Chinese sausage. French oak evident ... more
"Color: Black to the core. Aroma: Very perfumed with lovely red fruits including subtle raspberries, five spice, cedar and sandlewood. Palate: Juicy red fruits burst onto the palate and roll on and on, balanced with fine tannins and subtle oak. This wine has great length and an elegant framework."Two ... more
Color: Beautiful black, deep magenta hues. Aroma: Coming from a very good year, upon release this wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and soft mocha and vanillin. Palate: A burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate ... more
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