Noon Winery Reserve Cabernet 1999
First released in 1996, the fruit comes from the 1.2ha ‘Fruit Trees’ block in Langhorne Creek. Prior to 1996 the wine was made by David Noon (Drew’s father) and was known as Noon’s cabernet. It also sits in the Outstanding Category in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine.
Selected tasting note from Robert Parker: “The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a 35+year-old vineyard and aged for 18 months in small French and American oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers textbook Cabernet aromas of wood smoke, pencil lead, scorched earth, black currants, and blackberry liqueur. This leads to an opulent, full-bodied, concentrated wine that beautifully combines finesse and power. As with most vintages of this wine, it can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade. It will reward the patient imbiber with a drinking window lasting through 2030.” 98 points. The Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009.