Drew Noon crafts some big wines from a few vineyards in Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale. In a few years the eclipse will be from his vineyards around his homestead while this one is already fully fledged McLaren Vale fruit.
Noon High Noon Rose 2011
This is really light and vibrant with flavours of cherry jam, spice, musk stick and raspberry coulis. Its the sort of wine that would be dangerous over lunch as you do not notice the alcohol at all. If it is served too cold the flavour shrinks in your mouth so only lightly chill this or leave it on the bench while you drink it. After I finished reviewing it I put it out for a party that we had that night and I must say it was a huge crowd pleaser. In fact I had to put 2 extra bottles in the fridge for our guests which are now all gone. Now back to the wine. The mid-palate of this wine encompasses almost the whole of my tongue while there is a massive acid core which leaves you feeling refreshed . Brilliant but drink it while the sunshine's.
Drink: Over summer