Winery Region:McLaren Vale
Robert Parker Rating:94
RP 94 points: The 2001 Eclipse (65% Grenache & 35% Shiraz from 56-65 year old vines) is still closed aromatically, but with coaxing reveals potentially fabulous quality. An opaque purple color is followed by aromas of charcoal, smoke, blackberries, & sweet cherries. This full-bodied, rich, beautifully delineated effort is extraordinarily pure as well as incredibly persistent on the palate (close to one minute). Aged in a combination of new & old large American oak hogsheads for 18 months & bottled unfiltered, it appears to have tremendous up-side potential, although I suspect many readers will not be able to defer their gratification ... & why should they? Drink it over the next decade.
94 points. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) August 2003 by Robert Parker
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