Very deep in color, this wine is now showing signs of maturity in the hints of brick red hue that appear in the glass. The nose is inviting, displaying pure red berry fruits, along with rosehip, mint and cedar aromas. The palate is lovely and full-bodied, packed with fruit flavor, has excellent balance and a long, soft finish.
Lamb and Cabernet is a proven and classic match. Roast leg or rack of lamb with lots of rosemary and garlic and roasted vegetables is an ideal accompaniment to our Noon Reserve Cabernet, especially the older vintages. In fact just about anything roasted is lovely. The thought of a small roast chicken wrapped in pancetta or stuffed under the skin with herbs brings us to the kitchen in search of a roasting pan.
"One of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons made in Australia comes from Noon, and their 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (100% Cabernet from 34-year-old vines) was aged in a combination of French and American hogsheads and barriques for 18 months prior to bottling. This remarkable Cabernet tastes like a Pauillac on steroids. Aromas and flavors of cedar, wood smoke, creme de cassis, licorice, incense, and graphite are accompanied by an exceptionally full-bodied, precise, fresh, and long wine with a finish that lasts nearly a minute. A truly profound Cabernet Sauvignon, it admirably demonstrates what this varietal can achieve in the hands of a conscientious winemaker. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+."
The Wine Advocate