Dark in colour, with aromas of blackberries, spices and bacon fat. Very full bodied and opulent in the mouth, with a firm finish which maintains a lovely balance. A generous wine from a warm, early vintage. Appears to be very successful. Can be drunk now with robust food. Best drinking 2016-2023.
Grapes for the Reserve Shiraz have been sourced from the same vineyard (the 1.6 hectare 20 Rows block in Langhorne Creek owned by the Borrett family) since the first Reserve Shiraz in 1997. Earlier bottlings of this wine; 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989 and 1987 (when Drews father David was the winemaker) were labelled simply as Noons Traditional Red.
The Noon Reserve Shiraz is a full bodied, generously flavoured wine. If you usually prefer white wines or more elegant, light-medium bodied reds then this may not be the wine for you. It may be drunk young but will certainly reward cellaring.