This wine is now showing signs of maturity in the hints of brick red hue that appear in the glass. The nose is inviting, displaying pure red berry fruits, along with rosehip, mint and cedar aromas. The palate is lovely and full bodied, packed with fruit flavour, has excellent balance and a long, soft finish.
- SA - Langhorne Creek
- South Australia
Rating 95 - Jay Miller, Wine Advocate #211, Feb 2014
Drink: 2014 - 2024
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve exudes notes of creme de cassis, marmite, some dried herbs and meat with a touch of menthol. Full and generous, it has great mid-palate weight supported by a crisp acid line and medium-firm, fine-grained tannins. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2024+.
Rating 96 - Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate #167, Oct 2006
Drink: 2008 - 2020
One of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons made in Australia comes from Noon, and their 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (100% Cabernet from 34-year-old vines) was aged in a combination of French and American hogsheads and barriques for 18 months prior to bottling. This remarkable Cabernet tastes like a Pauillac on steroids. Aromas and flavors of cedar, wood smoke, creme de cassis, licorice, incense, and graphite are accompanied by an exceptionally full-bodied, precise, fresh, and long wine with a finish that lasts nearly a minute. A truly profound Cabernet Sauvignon, it admirably demonstrates what this varietal can achieve in the hands of a conscientious winemaker. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+.
This estate’s brilliant owners/winemakers, Drew and Rae Noon, are meticulous about everything, including what happens at the vineyards where they contract for fruit. The results are some of the most precise, full-bodied yet remarkably vibrant wines produced in Australia.
Winery Tasting Notes
Last tasted: October 2010
Very deep in colour, this wine is now showing signs of maturity in the hints of brick red hue that appear in the glass. The nose is inviting, displaying pure red berry fruits, along with rosehip, mint and cedar aromas. The palate is lovely and full bodied, packed with fruit flavour, has excellent balance and a long, soft finish.
Optimum drinking time: Perfect to drink now, whilst still young and relatively youthful or can be cellared until 2015+…..it is hard to imagine it will drink any better than right now though.