Top Marks for Deep Woods in The WA Wine Guide 2022
We are thrilled with the outstanding reviews of Deep Woods Estate in Ray Jordan’s The Western Australian Wine Guide 2022.
The 2020 Reserve Chardonnay and 2019 Grand Selection Yallingup Chardonnay topped the Deep Woods reviews, each awarded an impressive 97 points.
Ray Jordan highlighted the strength of the Margaret River wine region
“Consistently named one of the best wine regions on the planet, Margaret River produces an incredible variety of wines that are truly world-class.”
This is a sentiment we whole heartedly agree with! Read ahead for the full reviews.
This has consistently been one of the finest chardonnays released from Margaret River. It's the result of some intense winemaking and then some hard decisions deciding the best barrels. Savoury struck-match aromatics with white peach and a sliver of grapefruit. The palate is a powerhouse from this highly concentrated vintage. Yet it has poise and refinement as it delivers on a delicately precise palate though to a very long finish.
Deep Woods 2019 Grand Selection Yallingup Cabernet Sauvignon
There's almost an essence of cabernet concentrated in here. It's been sourced from a single block in the Yallingup Hills and shows the tremendous power and intensity of the fruit from this northern reach of Margaret River. Meaty blackcurrant with savoury oak. The tannins are firm for what is a wine built with long-term aging in mind.
So much black fruit concentrated into a seamless, voluptuous palate. Plum and licorice with a liqueur chocolate addition and a splash of glazed fruit cake. The palate is beautifully integrated, with powdery tannins and liberal oak working together. It's a pup, but with plenty of aging potential if you wish.
A poised and elegantly structured cabernet reflecting the vintage, with the powdery tannin and leafy cabernet fruit strong characteristics. Bay leaf with an olive tapenade and dark chocolate combination. The palate has a smooth feel, with those chalky tannins working neatly through. It's very tight now and needs cellaring time to achieve its potential.
Oh gosh, you have to like this tempranillo based rosé. Thoroughly delicious with cherry aromas over engaging strawberry nuances. The texture has been given a little boost from a small portion in barrel. And it works so well, striking just the right balance. This has been a recent winner for Deep Woods and is now established as a benchmark rosé.
Not the big pungent savvy, but more subdued and refined. The reason is the small amount of barrel fermentation which reins in the aromatics tightens the palate while adding complexity and texture. It's a pretty good savvy for this price, with its palate length a feature.
It's a shiraz malbec and tempranillo combination. Slightly more robust and denser than previous vintages, no doubt a product of the small, concentrated fruit from the 2020 vintage. Heaps of energetic, lively fruit with firm supporting tannins. Great wine for pasta dishes with red meat sauce. I tasted it a few months apart and found the thing had some together even better, so have given it an extra point.
This excellent value-for-money chardonnay delivers well beyond its price point. Has those stone fruits with some nice lees richness and creamy textural characters. It's flavoursome and defined, providing excellent drinking over the next few years.
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