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Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Merlot

2015 Estate Cabernet Merlot

2015 Estate Cabernet Merlot

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Bright crimson with vibrant purple hues.


The wine exhibits ripe red fruits and salted licorice aromas. High notes of bay leaf and violet add further complexity and frame this wine’s minerality.


The palate unfolds in a myriad of layers of red fruit with dark chocolate nuances further enhanced by subtle sweet oak characters. The long and flavoursome finish is well supported by powder-fine juicy tannins.


This finely structured Margaret River wine will continue to improve over the next 5–7 years.

Winemaker's note

"This is one of the best wines that Deep Woods Estate makes and the one that I cellar for special occasions - and also drink it on a Tuesday with pizza."

Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker

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This wine has been crafted utilising fruit sourced from three separate blocks on the Yallingup Hills estate: Blocks 3 and 4, two premium blocks of 25-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and Block 5 Merlot; the latter block being planted in 1987. A small amount of Cabernet and Petit Verdot from the neighbouring property of Abbey Vale, also in the heart of the Yallingup sub-region, features in the 2015 blend.

All of the constituent vineyard parcels were fermented separately, using a variety of techniques. The individual parcels were matured for 18 months in 30% new and 70% seasoned French oak barriques. From these parcels we have strived to blend a wine that has great depth and intensity of fruit and speaks strongly of the premium Cabernet program at Deep Woods Estate.


Margaret River 100%


Cabernet Sauvignon 78%

Merlot 18%

Petit Verdot 4%


  • Alc Vol: 14.0%
  • TA: 6.75g/L
  • pH: 3.47

Royal Melbourne Wine 2017

TROPHY - Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Associated Varieties

Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017


TROPHY – Best Red of Show

TROPHY – Best Young Red of Show

TROPHY – Best Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernets Blends of Show

Perth Royal Wine 2017

TROPHY – Best Dry Red Table Wine (Blends)

National Wine Show of Australia 2017

TROPHY – Best Blended Dry Red

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017

China Wine & Spirits  2017

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2017

Decanter World Wine  2017

Wine Show of Western Australia 2017

Margaret River Wine Show 2017

Halliday Wine Companion 2018

An immaculately bred and raised wine, transparently displaying its cassis and bay leaf fruit, its quality French oak and its superfine tannins on its medium-bodied palate. Balanced and can be enjoyed now. To 2025.

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The West Australian Wine Guide 2018

A very pretty and precise blend displaying vibrant energised fruit character. There's perfumed notes of red fruits and violets with a trace of fruit cake richness. The palate is beautifully fruit driven with the neat infusion of oak worked perfectly. Cellar: 6 years. 

95 Points 95

'Red Hot & Rated' - James Halliday - October 2017

95 Points 95