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Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Franc

Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Franc, Margaret River

2018 estate cabernet franc

95 Points 95



winemaker's note

“I’ve always wanted to make a single vineyard Cabernet Franc from the original Deep Woods Estate plantings. In 2018, we hand-picked and hand-sorted a tiny quantity of the best fruit from Block 6 to make our first ever, 100% Cab Franc. The wine is in a vibrant, modern style, is highly perfumed, complex, has a generous palate and fine, velvety tannins.”

Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker


Deep ruby in colour.


Highly perfumed and complex, displaying red and black cherry, anise and hints of graphite.


Generous and supple, pervasive blackcurrant and warm spice flavours are carried by fine, velvet tannin. A delicious expression of Margaret River Cabernet Franc.


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

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2018 was a beautiful, mild vintage with very limited heat spikes during ripening. The fruit for this Cabernet Franc was sourced from original estate vines planted in 1987. These are low-yielding vines seated in deep gravel loam over clay. 


A minimalistic approach was taken when crafting this wine to ensure the ideal aromatics and palate structure was achieved. The fruit was handpicked and sorted before being gently macerated for ten days to extract the fine tannins and deep rich colour. The juice was then moved straight to seasoned French oak barrels where it was left to mature for nine months before bottling. 


Margaret River


Cabernet Franc 


  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.74
  • TA: 6.4 g/L

Grilled steak, lamb chops and roast vegetables.

ray jordan, the west australian

cellar talk, 22 august 2019

Perfume. That's what you get immediately on the nose. Violets and red berry notes are so beautifully seductive and engaging. And they speak cabernet franc. Smooth, seamless integrated palate, bursting with sweet rounded fruit. Oh, gosh I do like this wine. 

95 Points 95