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2018 Deep Woods Estate Chardonnay

2018 Deep Woods Estate Chardonnay

'Wow, this takes off like an Exocet missile.'
95 Points - James Halliday (2017 vintage)

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  • Made by James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year for 2019, Julian Langworthy. This just might be Australia's best value Chardonnay. Made from select parcels of estate-grown fruit, this wines shows complexity and quality well beyond its price point. Described by Ray Jordan as 'classy value-for-money Chardonnay,' and 'great value,' by Toni Paterson, this is one you definitely need in your 'everyday winerack.'

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    2018 was a beautiful, mild vintage with very limited heat spikes during ripening. Chardonnay grapes were harvested in early to mid-February which encouraged expressive aromas, concentrated flavours and lovely acid retention. The majority of the fruit for this wine was handpicked, with a proportion wild fermented in oak (20% new) for three months. The remaining parcels of fruit were kept on lees, with wild fermentation occurring in stainless steel tanks. From there, 50% of the final blend underwent malolactic fermentation before bottling.

    TASTING NOTES

    Stonefruit and white blossom characters underpinned with complex notes of flint and gun smoke. It is nuanced with tremendous depth of ripe stone-fruit flavour. A hint of oak-driven character further increases structure and length.

  • REVIEWS

    Reviews for 2017 vintage - 

    'From vineyards across Margaret River, mostly Gin Gin clone, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in used French oak, some mlf, matured for 6-8 months. Pale straw-green; wow, this takes off like an Exocet missile with the acidity of the vintage part-reduced by mlf; white flowers on the bouquet seem to reappear, tantalising on the aftertaste. The main game is played out between white-fleshed stone fruit and grapefruit.'
    95 Points - James Halliday

    'There's a degree of sophistication in this classy value-for-money chardonnay. Creamy, nutty characters emerge on the nose and trace through into the slightly minerally citrus tang palate. Well balanced with a crisp dry finish. Perfect drinking over the next few years.'
    91 Points - Ray Jordan

    'A subtle, refreshing stone-fruit aroma introduces a bright, lemony palate. Pleasantly creamy with faint oak accents. Great Value.'
    90 Points - Toni Paterson, The Real Review