1997, Noon, Eclipse

McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 95

Drinking Dates: 2009-2019

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 30-Jun-2009

The 1997 Eclipse exhibits notes of camphor, kirsch liqueur, and black currant fruit intermixed with spice box, pepper, and earth. It is a full-bodied, beautifully textured, juicy, long wine that is close to full maturity, yet is capable of lasting another 5-10 years.