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Deep Woods 2017 Ebony Cabernet Shiraz awarded 92 points in Ray Jordan's Top 100 Reds of 2019

2017 ebony cabernet shiraz

92 Points 92

$15.00

$12.75

colour

Bright crimson red. 

aroma

Ripe aromas of currants, damson plums and toasted spice. 

palate

A medium-to-full bodied wine filled with flavours of red berries and plums with underlying spice from the oak. Approachable tannins add length and characteristic regional structure.  

cellaring

Ready to enjoy on release but will find further complexity over the first five years from vintage.

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vintage

Ebony is a classic Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz produced from both select growers and Deep Woods Estate-grown fruit. 2017 was a vintage of two distinct halves. A mild spring that initially caused some worry for varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz was offset by a beautifully warm, early Autumn. Despite harvest being some three weeks later than a typical Margaret River season, fruit quality was incredible and the resultant wines are elegant, full of flavour and have lower than average alcohol levels. 

winemaking

The two varieties were handled separately throughout the winery with a range of winemaking techniques such as open-top fermentation, pre-soaking and post-fermentation maceration used. The philosophy behind Ebony is simple; fruit richness, flavour and soft approachable tannin.  

region

Margaret River

varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Shiraz

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.55
  • TA: 5.7g/L

Steak sandwich with horseradish and rocket.

royal queensland food & wine show 2019

best shiraz/cabernet blend wine of show

ray jordan's top 100 reds

the west australian, 18 july 2019

Another of the best budget buys that hits the mark yar in and year out. Spicy plummy chocolate and blackcurrant fruit in abundance. A light touch of spicy oak completes a well-presented package.

92 Points 92