There’s plenty of meat on this wine’s bones. Plenty. And yet it’s finely structured and well behaved, every curve polished, every nuance allowed a voice. Indeed I’d pretty much say that this is swoon territory... Black cherries into plums, meat, earth, five spice, a gravelly peppercorn note, the Australian bush, rust. A beautiful red wine. Drink to 2034.
95 points, Wine Front (1/2018).
You could hardly ask for a more pitch-perfect Frankland River Shiraz. It blends ripeness and impact with savouriness-bordering-on-earthiness. It offers peppercorn and sweet black cherry/plum flavours and comes with an intricate latticework of tannin. It extends through the finish without any problem at all. It nods to the hedonistic side of the red wine lover, but also to the cerebral side. Smoky oak looks as though it was born to be there. Voila, just like that.
96 points, Wine Companion (12/2017).