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Deep Woods Reserve Chardonnay

2015 Reserve Chardonnay

2015 Reserve Chardonnay

93 Points 93 95 Points 95 96 Points 96 97 Points 97

$45.00

$42.75

Colour

Mid-light straw with tinges of green.

Aroma

Notes of fresh stone fruit and citrus blossom combine with warm straw, cedar spice and chipped oyster shell aromas.

Palate

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.

Cellaring

Optimum drinking 2017–2020.

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Vintage

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

The 2015 Reserve Chardonnay is only the fourth vintage of what the Deep Woods winemaking team see as the ‘rebirth’ of this wine, and has become one of the most sought after wines from Deep Woods Estate. Despite huge acclaim for previous vintages, the Chief Winemaker firmly believes that this is the best vintage to date.

Region

Margaret River 100%

Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Analysis

  • Alc Vol: 13.1%
  • TA: 7.0 g/L
  • pH: 3.24

Grilled marron with lemon and dill.

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2017

The Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016

The Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016 encapsulates the growing divide between the classic wines and producers and the current generation of younger makers who are redefining the notions of great Australian wine. This revitalisation has touched almost every corner of every winegrowing region and the wines included here are genuinely innovative rather than just better versions of something that already exists. Of the classics, there’s clear evidence in the Top 100 that the established producers who have custodianship of gifted terroirs are making the most of their land.

John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, Jan 2017

New Highs for Wine

Runner-up to a couple of Champion Chardonnay trophy winners, this is wonderfully balanced with marvellous length, finish and aftertaste. Fuller in style, but also with low keyed restraint.

Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Oct 2016

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. (Best drinking: now to 2023, Alc 13%).

97 Points 97

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Oct 2016

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. Drink 2017–2014.

96 Points 96

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

National Wine Show of Australia 2016

95 Points 95

Perth Royal Wine Show 2016

Royal Melbourne Wine  2016

Royal Sydney Wine Show 2016

Wine Show of WA 2016

93 Points 93