Deep opaque red with a bright purple rim.
The nose is complex and shows dark fruits, cassis, lifted violets and a hint of tobacco.
The palate is rich and textured with flavours of plums and blackcurrant. A powerful palate is kept clean and juicy by its inherent bright acidity. Bitter cocoa tannins help to frame this wonderfully varietal Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine will benefit from cellaring 10+ years.
The Deep Woods Estate ‘Grand Selection’ Yallingup and Wilyabrup wines have been produced to highlight the distinct style of two of Margaret River’s best sub-regions.
The fruit for the Grand Selection Yallingup Cabernet was sourced from a single vineyard from the original Abbey Vale vineyard planted in 1983. This wine showcases the hallmarks of a true Yallingup Cabernet Sauvignon with incredible power and generosity of flavour yet fine effortlessly silky tannins. The wine was aged for 18 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels. This resultant wine is a selection of the very best five barrels from within this barrel group. 60% new, tight-grain French oak and 40% seasoned oak showcase a wine of classic regional expression and poise.
- Alc Vol: 14.5%
- TA: 7.1g/L
- pH: 3.57
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
Elegant blackcurrant and blackcurrant leaf character. Strawberry jam, graphite, green peppercorn, and super fine-grained tannin with a lovely silty acidity.
Halliday wine companion 2020
14 days on skins, then straight to barrel (60% new) for 19 months maturation, then a selection of the best barrels. A very expressive and fragrant bouquet sets the hares running for this intense wine sourced from the self-described jewel in Deep Woods' crown. This is a super-elegant and pure expression of cabernet with a virtually indefinite future.97
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020
This comes from a single block in the Yallingup area in northern Margaret River. Power and elegance are captured perfectly in this remarkable statement of the 2017 vintage. Has a strong bay leaf and graphite aroma. Sweet, juicy and succulent fruit qualities married with judicious use of new and seasoned oak which turns the screws to tighten things. Classic result of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. A wine that will cellar for many years. Cellar 20 years.97