Less enamoured with the Harewood reds when compared with their exemplary Whites. Reserve designation seemingly means in this instance "lots of oak thrown at this", but it seems to hold back the fruit character that may be present. Moderate tannins meets boozy warmth; clove spice, pepper and hints of licorice see things out.91 pts - Andrew Graham (Aus Wine Review)
Harewood’s top red From Frankland River and Mount Barker. Spends 20 months in oak. Condensed milk oak is the first, second and third flavours here, to the point where identifying a region is hard. There’s dense fruit underneath, and no doubting the quality – it’s plush and substantial. But regionality is a distant second. Best drinking: a few years in bottle will be kind. Wait five and check back. 17.5/20, 91/100+.