|Our Price: $44.99 / bottle (RRP: $50.00)||Case: 6 x 750ml|
''This remarkable wine has to be one of the buys of the year. It is the finest chardonnay Deep Woods has made and further evidence of how far this Margaret River producer has come.'
97 Points - Ray Jordan
The 2015 vintage proved to be excellent for high quality chardonnay and in fact it was the star performer for the season at Deep Woods Estate. A steady harvest allowed considered picking decisions leading to wines of considerable finesse and natural acid balance but with unmistakable Margaret River power. This wine is an assemblage of two central Wilyabrup vineyards with a small amount of fruit from the Karridale area. The fruit was hand - picked and then chilled to maintain pristine condition. A minimalist approach in the winery included whole - bunch pressing, wild fermentation and sparing lees stirring in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. The individual parcels were kept separate and aged on lees until the final wine was blended for bottling.
Mid-light straw with tinges of green. Notes of fresh stone fruit and citrus blossom combine with warm straw, cedar spice and chipped oyster shell aromas. This wine displays a pure and elegant palate of stone fruit, lime zest and jasmine. A fine acid backbone combines with lees-derived texture to produce a wine of depth, power, and complexity.
Alcohol - 13.1%, pH 3.24, TA 7.0 g/L
'Hand-picked, chilled overnight, whole bunch-pressed, wild-fermented in new and used French oak, limited lees contact. Regarded by Julian Langworthy as the best yet, and it's easy to see why. Glinting straw-green; the palate is almost aching in its intensity and length, arcing through white peach, nectarine, grapefruit zest and mouthwatering acidity. The finish and aftertaste give a high fidelity replay of all that has gone before.'
97 Points - James Halliday
'This remarkable wine has to be one of the buys of the year. It is the finest chardonnay Deep Woods has made and further evidence of how far this Margaret River producer has come. Effortless and refined, with multi layers of flavour. Deep, penetrating palate extends to an extraordinary finish. Subtle, roasted cashew with a creamy middle palate balance understated oak and fine grapefruit flavours. '
97 Points - Ray Jordan
'Crikey. Everything here is all just so. It’s ripe, but not too ripe. Fresh, but not overly acidic. Smoky and modern, though the fruit isn’t smothered. It has an almond and cashew richness, but retains purity of fruit. Flavours? White peach, barely ripe pineapple, ruby red grapefruit, spice and sweet lime, with a touch of nougat. From sip to swallow, it forms an unbroken line of Chardonnay pleasure. Texture is gently chalky. The finish has length, crunch and comes in high definition. You’d be mad not to.'
96 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
'A terrific chardonnay for this in-form producer. The powerful Margaret River chardonnay muscle has been nicely tamed and then built in the winery to round out with measure and balance. The intense stone fruits and flinty grapefruit aromas are framed in spicy, fresh-cut oak and almost chalky stony nuances. The palate has fleshy fruit that wrenches tight with assertive acid drive and tension. Drink now to 2020+.'
96 Points - James Suckling