Similar to my last notes, disappointed this is the last bottle! Dark inky red, still very vibrant. A dark brooding nose of cassis, christmas cake, some red currants too. The palate is similar to the nose, dark and velvety, cassis, currants, some vanilla oak. A stunning wine.
A stunning wine Dark, Intense and so interesting. Vanilla, blackcurrant and oak nose, a few floral notes also perhaps. Velvety cherry, blackcurrant and aniseed, jammy with some dusty vanilla oak tannin at the end. A real lingering cherry flavour lingers on.
Super black color. Dark fruits, Cab aroma, dull at the start, full-bodied, aggressive until 3 hrs passed by it's getting more dimensions, more delicious, the structure is more stronger than 1998 Reserve Shiraz, good finished but both are not my type of wine.
If I can choose, the vintage port is more interesting...more good feeling as well.
Dinner at home with Steve & Barb. Decanted for 5 hours. Still dark purple in color. Like most Noon wines I found this to be very big but also to have a very good balance and dare I say an elegance to it that is lacking in most Aussie wines. Filled with blackberries, figs and currants. A little wood showing but not excessive or in a way that most people would dislike. After about an hour in the glass the small amounts we had left in both the glasses and decanter shut down tight as a drum and all that showed were very drying tannins. A nice bottle now, I think it needs a few more years to develop before I'll open another. 50+12+12+8+8 = 90