Deep crimson with vivid purple hues.
This wine exhibits aromas of cassis, blueberry and violets with hints of savoury spice.
The palate is bold, bright and fruit driven, bursting with plum jam, cassis and dark berries. It is full-bodied with ample chewy tannins deliciously reminiscent of dark chocolate. A true representation of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine will continue to improve with careful cellaring for at least eight years from vintage.
The 2020 vintage featured a growing season with a warm, dry summer providing the perfect conditions for hallmark flavour intensity. Cool evenings ensured fruit retained natural acidity, producing wines that are expressive and beautifully balanced.
The Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon is a unique expression of the Margaret River wine region – one of the best Cabernet producing areas in the world.
The fruit for this wine was sourced largely from vineyards on the original Deepwoods vineyards in Yallingup. These vines are just coming of age and showing great intensity and verve. The wine underwent 10-14 days of skin contact during fermentation and was then pressed directly to barrel to complete fermentation to dryness and aged for around 12 months. The barrels consisted of 15% new oak and 85% seasoned oak.
- Alcohol: 14.5%
Smoked duck with orange and beetroot sauce.
Margaret River Wine Show 2021
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2021
Wine Show of Western Australia 2021
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2021
James Halliday Australian Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge 2021
James Halliday Australian Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge 2022
Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2023
Fruit from the Deep Woods vineyard in Yallingup (in the north). Up to 14 days on skins, seperate batches are sent straight to barrel for maturation in French oak (15% new). $25, and you know it's going to be good. Fine, shapely, powdery tannins (slightly chewy, too) back up the concentrated, ripe, red and black berry fruit. With a sprinkling of ground star anise, peppercorns and laced together with briny acidity, this is a cracking little wine. Super-smart.
Aaron Brasher, The Real Review - Top Value Wines 2022
Deep, youthful and dark colour in the glass. Brambly black fruit aromas, mulberry, tobacco, menthol and dried herbs. Powerful, yet balanced on the palate, lashings of blackberry, blackcurrant, a touch of mint and grippy, granular tannins. Impressive mouth-feel, firm, savoury and long. Real value here.
Margaret River Cabernet, best in Australia by far!