Inky red with purple hues.
The nose brims with joyous blackberry and mulberry perfume, interwoven with subtle layers of star anise and cocoa powder.
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.
This wine is delicious now, however careful cellaring until 2035 will reward.
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.
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.
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- pH: 3.49
- Acidity (TA): 6.45 g/L
Tomahawk Ribeye cooked over coals, grilled broccolini and crispy roast potatoes.
Blackwood Valley WA Boutique and Single Vineyard Wine Show 2022
Best Red Blend
Wine Show of Western Australia 2022
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2022
Margaret River Wine Show 2021
Perth Royal Wine Show 2022
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
Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2023
This is a blend that works brilliantly in Margaret River. There is only 7% malbec in here. Yet it rings the palate to life with its vibrant red fruit lift. A wonderfully well-balanced blend with chalky tannins contributing to a fine angular precision. Love the slightly meaty dark chocolate and blackcurrant characters on the nose especially.
Haven’t actually received my order to try it
2020 Single Vineyard Cabernet Malbec
This is just simply stunning, wow!! 10/10!!