Deep Woods Estate 2021 Reserve Chardonnay Awarded Best New World Chardonnay at the GFWC 2022
We are thrilled to announce that the Deep Woods Estate 2021 Reserve Chardonnay has won two Trophies for Best Chardonnay and White Wine of Show at the prestigious Global Fine Wine Challenge (GFWC) 2022.
Show judges reviewed this wine highly with 98 points and described the wine as "beautifully concentrated" and "fabulously complex". We are very proud to be able to showcase the Margaret River wine region on a global stage.
The GFWC is known as ‘The Most Exclusive Wine Show in the World’ and has been running for nearly 25 years. The Challenge is an invitation only event, with the top 120 wines from each New World country – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA – competing. For a wine to be selected to take part in this Challenge is an achievement in itself and for the Deep Woods Estate 2021 Reserve Chardonnay to be crowned Best Chardonnay and White Wine of Show is a triumph that is not lost on us.
Speaking on the fantastic win today, Chief Winemaker Julian Langworthy said: "Standing tall on a world stage is a pretty special achievement and the team at Deep Woods Estate is absolutely thrilled. It’s a great acknowledgement of the exceptional quality of the Chardonnay’s from Margaret River and the tireless hard work that all of the Deep Woods Estate team puts in."
With a growing tally of four Trophies and six Gold Medals, the Deep Woods Estate 2021 Reserve Chardonnay was also recently named as James Suckling's Top Australian Wine and No. 25 in the World for 2022.
Congratulations to Chief Winemaker Julian Langworthy, Chief Viticulturist John Fogarty, Senior Winemaker Andrew Bretherton, Operations Winemaker Emma Gillespie and all of the Deep Woods Estate winery and vineyard team members on producing one of the best Chardonnay wines in the world!
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The full 2022 Global Fine Wine Challenge results can be viewed online here.
- Trophy, Best Chardonnay – Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022
- Trophy, Wine of Show – Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022
- Trophy, Best of Margaret River Region – Halliday Australian Chardonnay Challenge 2022
- Trophy, Wine of Provenance (2021, 2016 & 2013) – Margaret River Wine Show 2022
- Gold – Halliday Australian Chardonnay Challenge 2022
- Gold – Margaret River Wine Show 2022
- Gold – Wine Show of Western Australia 2022
- Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2022
- Gold – Royal Queensland Wine Awards 2022
- Gold – Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022 Deep Woods Estate 2021
Reserve Chardonnay Reviews
"A tight and full-bodied white with flint, stone, sliced apples and pears. Really minerally undertone. Seashells, too. It’s so tight and focused with lots of structure. Long and intense. Powerful gunpowder and spice and sea salt. This is impressive to drink now like a top young Burgundy (Chevalier-Montrachet) but will deliver so much more in the future."
- 98 Points, James Suckling, Top 100 Wines of the World 2022
"This is one of the finest Deep Woods chardonnay releases. It comes from two key Wilyabrup vineyards with additional fruit from further south at Karridale and Wallcliffe. Has such a vital and high energy mouthfeel with a crunchy juicy texture. Citrus tang with minerally acid accentuates these engaging characteristics. Different parcels were aged separately for nine months on lees and then brought together for the magic to happen."
- 97 Points, Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2023
"Smoky matchstick reduction adds extra layers of character to a very complex bouquet. It's funky in the nicest possible way. Sensational intensity of flavour; lively and fresh, a wine of power and precision. Indeed, a great chardonnay!"
- 97 Points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review 2022
"Fabulous intensity of flavour, building as it goes until the finish is where it's at its peak. Guava, peach, grapefruit and something like kaffir lime, with smoky/cedarwood oak and matchstick notes purring over the top. There's a directness to this wine, almost a sharpness - thanks to its lime-like aspect - but at the same time it's both textural and flavoursome. This is quite stunning even now but it's best drinking days are head of it."
- 95 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front