Noon Twelve Bells

Drew Noon’s powerful reds were toned down a notch by the cool, wet 2011 vintage and his bargain quaffer has taken on an alluringly perfumed, savoury, spicy lift. Pink pepper, rose bud and savoury spice are expressive of both the season and the prominence of grenache in this McLaren Vale blend. Its undercurrent of savoury, spicy, textural fruit is true to the vintage, and its warming alcohol finish is a stamp of this estate. $10 direct.