NOON, Eclipse, 75cl
NOON are a tiny family run winery with a huge cult following. They have consistently wowed critics across the world with their full bodied but incredibly elegant wines that posses all the ingredients to last and improve for decades.
2016 has produced an excellent Eclipse. The old vines yielded small berries in response to the dry conditions and this has endowed the wine with extra flavour and tannin structure. It is full bodied but not heavy, maintaining a lovely natural poise and balance. It’s amazing how Grenache can be so damn pretty and yet so authoritative. But you need old vines and low yields to get this intensity.
Drink it now with char grilled beef and garlic butter or cellar for 10 years+
87% Grenache, 5% Shiraz and 8% Graciano