- Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz
"Noon is a micro-winery producing the superb Reserve Shiraz, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Eclipse Grenache-Shiraz and the knockout Solaire Grenache. Drew Noon (pictured) returned to his childhood home and family property in 1996 to take over the reigns of winemaking. The small 10-acre vineyard was entirely planted to Grenache in 1934 and 1945 on chocolatey sandy loams over red clay. Fruit is also sourced from Langhorne Creek from mature vineyards planted in the early 1960s and 1970s. The overall production is minuscule.Roseworthy-trained, Drew Noon was the Victorian State Oenologist before a winemaking stint in New South Wales. He is also one of Australia’s few Masters of Wine. He and his wife Rae (who designed all the labels and works as assistant winemaker) have quickly taken the winery from fringe dweller to the centre of winemaking refinement and magic. With incredibly limited financial resources, he has managed to show the superiority of his vineyard sites. The grapes are vinified in open fermenters and hand plunged to maximise extraction of colour and flavour, the Cabernet Sauvignon given some extended maceration. The wines are matured for 18 months in a combination of new (25-50%) and used American oak, all supplied to Noon winery by the same cooper, Schahinger, for 25 years.These wines speak with volumes of fruit and perfume and have captured the imagination of the local and American market. Noon is under an enormous amount of pressure to raise his prices, currently locked in at apparently well below their real value. With Torbreck and Three Rivers attracting huge values for similar quality wines, it is a conundrum for Noon. He doesn’t wish to disenfranchise his loyal band of followers and there is absolutely no intention to raise prices on the back of powerful endorsements. Yet, a pronouncement by Robert Parker Jr. that life is too short not to be drinking the wine of Drew Noon, is just a red rag to a bull. The result will be that the consumer will take advantage rather than the winemaker, illustrating how contemptible speculative markets can be. These wines could well create a rampage on the secondary market."Andrew Caillard MW
- Noon Winery
99 points Robert Parker - Reserve Shiraz 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
98 points Robert Parker - Reserve Shiraz 1997, 1998, 2004, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, 2006
95-97 points Robert Parker - 20+ Noon wines
Noon Winery is a small family-owned business mainly specialising in full-bodied reds from McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Its Reserve Shiraz has achieved very high ratings from Robert M Parker. Noon Winery does not produce any white wines though they do make a dry Rose. Drew Noon is one of the only 24 people in Australia to become a Master of Wine - which he undertook in order to learn more about the wines of the world and winemaking. Noon loves what he does: he relishes the personal effort, along with that of family and friends, at every stage of the production process. Increased production is not an aim, for the sake of ensuring ongoing quality. Noon is a small-batch maker with 5.7 hectares of estate vineyard (1972).
"Drew and wife Raegan Noon returned to McLaren Vale and purchased Noon's from Drew's parents in 1996. Drew had previously spent many years as a consultant oenologist and viticulturist in Vic, and thereafter a time as winemaker at Cassegrain. His rich red wines have a loyal following, and are eagerly snapped up by customers on the mailing list." - James Halliday
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