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Deep Woods 2017 Estate Chardonnay - 95 points from Halliday Wine Companion 2019

2017 estate chardonnay

95 Points 95

$20.00

$18.00

colour

Pale straw with green tinges.

aroma

The wine exhibits lifted nectarine and white blossom characters underpinned with complex notes of flint and gun smoke.

palate

The palate is alive with vibrant natural acidity which is expansive and powerful. It is nuanced with tremendous depth of ripe stone-fruit flavour. A hint of oak-driven character further increases structure and length.

cellaring

This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity over three to four years from vintage. 

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vintage

The 2017 vintage in Margaret River yielded elegant wines with pristine natural acidity and archetypal varietal purity.

winemaking

The fruit for this wine came from select vineyards across the region, a large component of which was hand-picked. The fruit was whole-bunch pressed directly to two- and three-year-old French oak barrels with each of the parcels kept separate before blending. The wine was allowed to ferment “wild” using indigenous yeasts and subsequently matured on lees for 6–8 months depending on the parcel. Little or no malolactic fermentation occurred. This Chardonnay is fresh, fulfilling, uncompromising and made true to the Deep Woods Estate ‘house style’.

region

Margaret River 

variety

Chardonnay

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH: 3.33
  • TA: 7.1 g/L

Crab ravioli with burnt butter and sage.

royal adelaide wine awards 2018

margaret river wine show

perth royal wine awards 2018

sydney royal wine show 2018

wine show of western australia

halliday wine companion 2019

Pale straw-green. Wow, this takes off like an Exocet missile with the acidity of the vintage part-reduced by mlf; white flowers on the bouquet seem to reappear, tantalising on the aftertaste. The main game is played out between white-fleshed stone fruit and grapefruit. To 2025. 

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Boiled lolly fragrances and a creamy palate with good varietal flavours and strong oak. Has some astringency. 3.5 stars.