The remarkable thing for a wine under $15 is that this has taken a step forward from when tasted 12 months earlier. It is drinking like wines selling for a lot more. Consistently super value for money blend displaying loads of pleasing tropical fruit and an extravagant herbaceousness for balance. There’s a squeeze of lemon to add some zip and it all comes together beautifully as a precise current drink.
Beaut little rose made from shiraz and tempranillo, two varieties ideally suited to this light and fresh drinking style. Plenty of cherry and red berry with a hint of fruit sweetness balanced by crisp acid. An extra year in bottle has added a slightly more savoury edge to it which is most appealing.
A slightly different take on the GSM blend in that instead of mourvedre they have used malbec. IT works a treat. Deep opaque colour. This is so generous and fruit with plenty of chocolaty toasty influences on the warn ripe fruit. Its’ soft and supple with subtle structure in support. Touch of spice adds a neat lift to the finish.
For a wine selling for $20 and probably less in some instances there’s some mighty good fruit and some serious winemaking on show here. Quite simply you don’t expect to get this level of sophistication at this price point. Wild yeast fermentation and six months on lees have produced a wine of depth and layered complexity with a lifted minerality on the finish. Lovely stuff.
These reserve Deep Woods cabernets have been on the top shelf for sometime now and this is another cracker that is as good as any produced so far. A striking feature is the balance and how well the oak tannin and fruit have come together into a powerful collective that effortlessly punches out to the long finish. The most elegant an stylish yet and a marvelous statement of this part of Margaret River can do. Outstanding.
Deep Woods Harmony rosé 2015
Beaut little rosé made from shiraz and tempranillo, two varieties ideally suited to this light and fresh drinking style. Plenty of cherry and red berry with a hint of fruit
sweetness balanced by crisp acid.
Ideal current drinking.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 2 years
Deep Woods Ivory semillon sauvignon blanc 2015
Consistently super value-for-money blend displaying loads of pleasing tropical fruit and an extravagant herbaceousness for balance. There’s a squeeze of lemon
to add some zip and it all comes together beautifully as a precise current drink.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 2 years
Deep Woods chardonnay 2014
A light-bodied and lightly-framed young chardonnay that ticks all the boxes and then some for a wine of this quality at this price. Nutty and creamy with a slight grapefruit and toasty oak influence. Perfectly balanced with stacks of flavour presented with precision.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years
Deep Woods shiraz et al 2013
This is Deep Woods’ take on the GSM blend replacing the mourvedre with some quality malbec. It works so well with that highly floral malbec providing some most
attractive characters especially to the nose. Soft and seamless with a spicy savoury character and plenty of sweet fruit carrying to the palate.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 5 years
Deep Woods Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013
One of the most beautifully elegant cabernets yet from Deep Woods. It’s a wine that reflects the slightly warmer vintage with some subtly assertive tannins, yet the weight of fruit and the well-managed oak holds it all in perspective with effortless control. Leafy savoury black olive notes on the nose with substantial depth and power through the long palate. A powerful statement of northern Margaret River cabernet.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 12 years
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