$227.94 / case
|Our Price: $44.99 / bottle (RRP: $45.00)||Case: 6 x 750ml|
'Still flexing its muscles, but before too long will have to gracefully give way to the supple, but intense, black cherry and black berry fruit.'
95 Points - James Halliday
Margaret River makes great Shiraz, but it truly shines in certain spots, such as Block 7 on the Deep Woods vineyard. Partial whole-bunch ferment lends savoury nuance to a wine with layers of dark fruit and warm spice.
This Shiraz was picked partially from Block 7 which is a single block of vines from the original 1987 planting at Deep Woods Estate in the Yallingup Hills. The balance of fruit came from a mature adjacent Yallingup vineyard. Both blocks are mature, largely dry grown sites planted on deep sandy gravels. Batches were fermented separately in a combination of open and static fermenters. The techniques of whole bunch fermentation, cold maceration and partial barrel fermentation are utilized to make the wine inherently ‘Deep Woods' in style. Maturation occurs for 14months in tight grained Burgundian - coopered French oak. A careful barrel selection is then carried out, with the resultant wine made from the best blend of the best barriques.
Alc - 14.6%
Vibrant, brilliant purple. Loaded with primary fruit aromas of blueberries, blackberries and violets, the wine has an alluring charm with complex cedar, cinnamon and star anise notes adding intrigue. The palate exhibits juicy red plum and blackberry flavours with underlying hints of savoury oak and warm spice. The palate is well supported by abundant but soft, fine-grained tannins and French oak which frames the fruit character.
'Matured for 18 months in new and used French oak, which is still flexing its muscles, but before too long will have to gracefully give way to the supple, but intense, black cherry and black berry fruit; the handling of the tannins has been critical in giving the wine its stamp of ultimate quality.'
95 Points - James Halliday
'A Margaret River Oz meets Frog style. Some sulphide breathes off to reveal dark fruit, spice and smoky, meaty aromas. It's warm, complex and slightly "wild" with full body and big, fine tannins underneath.'
95 Points - Good Food Guide
'Deep-purple colour. Looks are often deceiving but as it rests in the glass this looks both promising and inviting. It tastes of inky plums and cedarwood, bay leaves and peppercorns. Mostly though it tastes seamless and composed. This has depth of flavour, certainly, but its immaculate presentation of both flavour and texture is what makes it stands out.'
93+ Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front