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... the intrinsic structure of Cabernet keeps it focused despite the ripeness, prolonging the finish for what seems like many minutes.

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Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Noon

Grapes for this wine have been sourced from the same vineyard (the 1.2 ha Fruit Trees block in Langhorne Creek) since the first Reserve Cabernet in 1996.

Packed with varietal flavour. Full bodied and pure, with abundant ripe tannin for balance, this is a delicious wine to drink now or cellar for the long term.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.5 g/L

pH

3.74

ACIDITY

6.3 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Drew Noon

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 108

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Langhorne Creek

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Production was smaller than usual but the mild dry conditions which prevailed in early autumn 2018 were ideal for ripening the Cabernet to perfection. 

Vinification details

Constant hand plunging throughout the fermentation is used to assist with colour and tannin extraction from the grape seeds and skins. At the end of ferment, the wine is pressed using manual basket presses. Maturation takes place in French oak barriques (225l barrels) for 18 months; approximately 40% new barrels are used. The wine is crushed, fermented, matured and bottled on the property.

Awards

Wine Advocate: 95 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Australia Winegrowing.

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... showing the sexy mid-palate reds from the region are known for, then it dresses that up with a long, elegant finish.

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Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Noon

Grapes for this wine have been sourced from the same vineyard (the 1.2 ha Fruit Trees block in Langhorne Creek) since the first Reserve Cabernet in 1996.

Plenty of fresh red berry and cedar/tobacco aromas. The palate is full bodied without being heavy, with a very open personality and a lovely soft texture. The long finish features good tannin grip for balance.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.3 g/L

pH

3.94

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Drew Noon

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

HARVEST DATE

March 2016

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 120

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Langhorne Creek

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The growing season was very dry and warm, producing an early harvest – but with cooler weather during the final stages of ripening distinguishing it from the preceding vintage and lending a degree of elegance to the wines. Winter and spring rainfall was well below average, with June, July, September and October unusually dry. Suddenly in October (the middle month of spring and a period of rapid growth for the vines) it turned very warm. December was also well above average in temperature, with 10 days through the month over 36°C. Temperatures eased after New Year and then significant rain (58mm at McLaren Vale) at the end of January and early February heralded a change in the season. Fortunately there was no further rain, which could have caused problems. Conditions were then close to ideal for the final stages of ripening in February and March, with mild sunny days and cool nights, maintaining a lovely freshness in the wines of this vintage.

Vinification details

Constant hand plunging throughout the fermentation is used to assist with colour and tannin extraction from the grape seeds and skins. At the end of ferment, the wine is pressed using manual basket presses. Maturation takes place in French oak barriques (225l barrels) for 18 months; approximately 40% new barrels are used. The wine is crushed, fermented, matured and bottled on the property.

Awards

Wine Advocate: 93 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Australia Winegrowing.

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Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Noon

Grapes for this wine have been sourced from the same vineyard (the 1.2 ha Fruit Trees block in Langhorne Creek) since the first Reserve Cabernet in 1996.

The wine has sweet red berry and cedar aromas, along with earthy, mineral notes. The palate delivers on this promise, with a full body and purity of flavour along with firm tannins which make their presence felt on the long finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.3 g/L

pH

3.75

ACIDITY

6.7 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Drew Noon

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

HARVEST DATE

April 2015

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 110

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Langhorne Creek

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

A dry winter and especially dry spring combined with well above average temperatures to have the vines growing very rapidly and advanced in their maturity at all stages following budburst. Even so, the speed of the final stages of ripening caught everyone by surprise. The temperature dropped for the first month of summer and everything slowed down, then a very hot first week of January (reaching 42°C on January 2nd) was followed by an unusually cool and cloudy one, along with 46mm of rainfall. Noon’s Cabernet vines ripened later than Shiraz, with harvest taking place in April 2015.

Vinification details

Constant hand plunging throughout the fermentation is used to assist with colour and tannin extraction from the grape seeds and skins. At the end of ferment, the wine is pressed using manual basket presses. Maturation takes place in French oak barriques (225l barrels) for 18 months, of which approximately 40% are new. The wine is crushed, fermented, matured and bottled on the property.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Australia Winegrowing.

Awards

Wine Advocate: 94 pts

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