Mount Barker is a region at the southern most point of Western Australia, eastward of famed and coastal Margaret River, and gaining acclaim on its own stead. This is classic Western Oz, with juicy, full bodied blue and black fruits, plush tannins and ample coastal freshness to carry. Eucaluptus is omnipresent, from first sniff to lingering finish, flushed out with plum, blueberry, cassis on a steely, lingering finish. Tannins are ample, but comfortable in the background, supporting the fruit. This strikes the ideal balance between ripeness, acidity, fruit - plus that bonus point of restraint.
Score: 91 points -- Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine, June 2018