91 points Wine Enthusiast
"This wine is dusty and a little austere but is unmistakably Margaret River. Aromas of cedar, pencil lead, blackberry, baking spices and cocoa powder are followed by a drying palate wrapped in savory tannins. The fruit is slightly lost here, and things are still on the lean and mean side, but this should behave a little more generously with time in the cellar. Drink 2020–2027."
91 points James Halliday's Wine Companion
“Miamup is Howard Park's entry point wine, but it definitely delivers a truck load of flavour spanning the three bridges of varietal fruit oak and friendly, albeit typical, tannins.”
Vinous Reverie Notes
Margaret River is arguably Australia’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon grape growing region and Cabernet Sauvign on its greatest natural asset. Great Cabernet should be both perfumed and poised, and meticulous site selection is critical to achieving these key attributes. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are sourced from several select vineyard sites located in the Wilyabrup sub region and north to Wildwood Rd in an endeavour to capture ripe fruit flavours, supple tannins and the distinctive perfume of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. The individual vineyard blocks that contribute to Miamup Cabernet are vinified separately. After fermentation on skins the malolactic is conducted in tank prior to barrel maturation. Maturation occurs in our favourite French oak for 18 months. This length of time in oak allows for the thorough integration of oak and fruit tannins. Bottling occurs in September of the wine’s second year and released when ready. Tasting Notes: A deep and inviting black cherry colour with floral notes of violets and fruity, doughy aromas of just baked blackberry muffins. The palate is soft, inviting, and full of wild berries, vanilla, cocoa and loads of supple, fine tannin.