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“After 20 years making , living and breathing cabernet I am happy to say that the 2018 vintage is the best I have ever experienced. This vintage of the Deepwoods Reserve Cabernet is in my opinion our best ever and will be a wine for the ages”
Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker
Deep crimson with great depth and bright purple hues.
Trademark violets and bitter coco powder leap from the glass with complexing notes of ripe bay leaves. Dark cassis aromas tie this complex and inviting bouquet together.
Beautifully ripe and superfine tannins are the hallmark of this wine. Flavours of blood plums, mulberry and cassis, are intense and result in an effortlessly long and rewarding mouth-watering experience. Medium-bodied intensity is a thing of great charm and one of our regions and this wines great strengths.
This complex, detailed wine will reward careful cellaring for ten or more years.
The 2018 growing season was outstanding, resulting in an excellent vintage. A warm, yet very even and long growing season resulted in wines with amazing concentration of flavour and pure natural acidity. It’s likely the best growing season we have ever enjoyed at Deep Woods and one that will go down in the annals of time as one of Margaret River’s best.
Representing the pinnacle of the Deep Woods house-style, this Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from the ultra-low yielding, original vines on the estate, along with fruit from the Abbey Vale vineyard, also in the Yallingup Hills.
The ferments were assessed daily and pumpovers performed as required to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin. The wine was gently passed directly to a combination of new and seasoned French barriques, where it matured in oak for approximately 18 months.
Very deep, bright, youthful purple/red colour, with a hi-fi cabernet nose suggesting cedar, briar and blackberry, with tobacco and blackcurrant sidelights. A pristine wine which is all about the fruit, and the combination of grape varieties is what gives it the complexity. Fine but persuasive tannins provide excellent structure. A superb wine, with a bright future in front of it. Drink 2020–2040. - 95 Points