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Deep Woods Reserve Chardonnay

2016 Reserve Chardonnay

2016 Reserve Chardonnay

97 Points 97



Mid-light straw with tinges of green.


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


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.


Optimum drinking 2017–2021.

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The 2016 vintage in Margaret River yielded elegant wines with pristine natural acidity and archetypal varietal purity. A steady harvest allowed considered picking decisions leading to wines of considerable finesse 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 for 9 months until the final wine was blended for bottling.

The 2016 Reserve Chardonnay is only the fifth 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.


Margaret River 100%


Chardonnay 100%


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

The West Australian Wine Guide 

Continues the evolution of Deep Woods to premier Chardonnay producer in Margaret River. This is high-class stuff that gets the whole kid gloves treatment from winemaker Julian Langworthy. Whole bunch pressing after hand-picking, a mix of new and used French oak and lees stirring. It all creates texture and layered complexity. Such an elegant and persuasive chardonnay that captures the new expression of the region. Cellar: 7 years. 

97 Points 97

The Drinks Association 2018

A rich style of wine. On the nose, there are aromas of ripe fruit, lees and oak. On the palate, soft acidity and ripe fruit sit behind the prominent oak.

Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017

Perth Royal Wine Show 2017

Wine Show of Western Australia 2017

National Wine Show of Australia 2017

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2017

Margaret River Wine Show 2017

Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017

Due to the limited availability of this wine, the maximum purchase per customer is six bottles.

Please be aware that, in the interests of fairness, we reserve the right to refund and not fulfill orders from anyone we believe to be attempting to place multiple orders for this wine.