First released in 1997, the fruit for this wine comes from the 2.7ha ‘20 Rows’ block in Langhorne Creek. Prior to 1997, the wine was made by David Noon (Drew’s father) and was known as Noon’s Traditional Red. It sits in the Outstanding Category in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine.
Selected tasting note from Robert Parker: “Not surprisingly, the 2003 Shiraz Reserve possesses off-the-charts richness as well as an intoxicatingly complex, multidimensional bouquet of smoke, licorice, blackberries, cassis, vanilla, and incense. A huge, sweet, rich, concentrated attack becomes even more impressive with laser-like precision to its full-bodied, super-concentrated style. Boasting good acidity, ripe tannin, and a layered mouthfeel, this stunning Shiraz is the finest I have ever tasted from the Langhorne Creek sector of South Australia. It should drink well for two decades.” 99 points.The Wine Advocate #161 Oct 2005.