2020 Single Vineyard Cabernet Malbec
2020 Single Vineyard Cabernet Malbec
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Vendor Deep Woods

2020 Single Vineyard Cabernet Malbec

Regular price: $50.00
Club price: $45.00
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Tasting Notes

colour

Inky red with purple hues.

aroma

The nose brims with joyous blackberry and mulberry perfume, interwoven with subtle layers of star anise and cocoa powder.

palate

The palate is finely textured and generous, with intense cassis and dark berry flavours enlivened by a hint of salted liquorice and black olive complexity. Silken, perfectly ripe tannins intertwine with an intense array of complex fruit and spice creating a wine of seemingly effortless beauty and length. 

cellaring

This wine is delicious now, however careful cellaring until 2035 will reward.

Technical

vintage

The 2020 vintage was a brilliant season in Margaret River. A warm and dry season with below average crop yield allowed for perfect tannin development and an incredible intensity of flavour. The resulting 2020 wines show amazing brightness and clarity, intense and charming fruit character and a youthful exuberance, which ensure enjoyment as both young and older wines.

winemaking

Sourced from the Deep Woods home blocks on Commonage Road in the Yallingup Hills, this wine highlights the elegance and pure quality of mature Cabernet in the Yallingup Hills, lifted and nuanced by a block of younger, precocious and delicious Malbec.

This wine is 93% Cabernet, 7% Malbec and shows typically intense and charming perfume as well as the effortless structure and beauty that the site offers. A unique wine that showcases the influence and power of Malbec even in the smallest amounts. Delicious young, yet will age gracefully.

Fruit was sourced from the Deep Woods Estate vineyard on Commonage Road. The Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented solely in static fermenters where pump-overs and delestage were used to extract fine tannin and colour. Malbec was destemmed and transferred to an open-top fermenter where pump-overs and hand plunging were used. Primary fermentation occurred solely in tank before the wine was racked to 30% new oak French barriques for malolactic fermentation and aged for 18–20 months.

region

Margaret River 

varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec    

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • pH: 3.49
  • Acidity (TA): 6.45 g/L

Food Pairings

Tomahawk Ribeye cooked over coals, grilled broccolini and crispy roast potatoes.

Awards

Margaret River Wine Show 2021

 

Reviews

Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2023

Cabernet with 10% malbec. "We go to-getherr like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong"(Grease, in case you were wondering)... like an earworm I can't eradicate (and actually, nor do I want to), these 2 have spent a long time trying to get together; unlikely bedfellows perhaps, blocked by the reliable and often uneventful merlot, but they finally find their way back. For all the hyperbole, this is a sensational wine, impossibly intense and saturated with flavour, and the volume is boosted in 2020. Decant it, because the frisky malbec needs the oxygen to calm it down. It'll live an age, though.

96 Points 96

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