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 Reserve Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    "Produced this year from fruit grown on the Main Road block in Langhorne Creek by the Borrett family. The Main Road block sits only a few hundred metres from the 20 Rows block and stood up to the cooler, wetter seasonal conditions better. It has produced...

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  • Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    RobertParker.com 96 Points! "Drew Noon's wines are not for lovers of delicate, shy wines. Nor are they for those who favor straitjackets of acidity and restraint. They're unashamedly bold, often relatively high in alcohol and full of flavor. The word...

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  • Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2014

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    RobertParker.com 95 Points! "Like always, Noon's 2014 Shiraz Reserve is sourced from a grower in Langhorne Creek. While it's a big, ripe, rich wine, it shows terrific complexity in its hints of cracked pepper, mint, clove and allspice layered over a...

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  • Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2013

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    eRobertParker.com 97 points!“Medium to deep garnet/purple, the Shiraz Reserve has a youthfully mute nose exuding crushed blackberries and wild blueberries dotted with notes of cloves, pepper and anise. Big, voluptuous and full-bodied in the mouth, it has...

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  • Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Wine Advocate 96 points! "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Reserve Shiraz reveals intense notes of crushed blackberries and black cherries with underlying wild blueberry, aniseed, chocolate box and Szechuan pepper hints. With a wonderful...

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  • Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2009

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    eRobertParker.com 93+ Points!"Very deep garnet-purple, 2009 Reserve Shiraz gives baked blackberry and blueberry pie aromas with supporting notes of loam, dried leaves, mocha and allspice. The palate is very big, very full and concentrated at 16% declared...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    RobertParker.com 97 Points! "Even more concentrated than the impressive 2014, the 2015 Shiraz Reserve is almost painfully intense—in a good sense. Dark berries, culinary herbs and roasted meat notes combine in a mouthwatering nose, which leads into a...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2010

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    eRobertParker.com 97+ Points!"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Reserve Shiraz is a little closed at this stage, revealing a subtle earthy character over restrained notes of creme de cassis, mulberries and licorice, plus hints of cloves, lavender,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2007

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Wine Advocate 96 points!"The 2007 Reserve Shiraz was sourced from a 45 year old vineyard and aged for 18 months in French and American oak, 50% new. A saturated purple color, it reveals a brooding bouquet of pain grille, lavender, incense, smoked meat,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2006

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Tyson Stelzer 93 points!" High octane Aussie Shiraz rarely hits this level of refinement. Certainly not at this price. This year it's rich and spicy to the nth degree. With glossy black fruits ricocheting at your palate from all directions. The tannins...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2005

    Region: SA- Langhorne Creek

    Wine Advocate 99 points!"The 2005 Shiraz Reserve was sourced from a 45-year-old vineyard and aged for 18 months in American and French oak of various sizes. A saturated purple color, it presents an array of otherworldly scents including smoke, mineral,...

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