The Hillside wines have a fine tradition of award success and these vintages are no exception - the Cabernet has already collected four gold medals, while the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc also has one.
The Hillside wines from Deep Woods Estate are a fine example of the importance of careful site selection and utmost understanding of the beautiful vineyards of the Margaret River region. Both these two hail from the gentle slopes of the Yallingup and Wilyabrup areas, but whereas the fruit for the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the coolest parts of the hill, the fruit for the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the sunniest spots.
Pale straw in colour, this wine exhibits lifted nectarine, ripe citrus and white blossom characters. A suggestion of cedar-like oak frames the generous stone fruit characters and complex minerality.
The palate is clean and lively with tremendous depth of ripe stone-fruit complexed with texture from the barrel fermentation. Bright citrusy acidity ensures a long and seamless finish providing enhanced structure and length. This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity over the next 2–3 years.
Deep crimson in colour with vivid purple hues, this wine exhibits aromas of cassis and dried herbs.
The palate displays flavours of red and black berries and is medium-bodied with fine, elegant tannin. This wine has great length and shows sweet spice and dark chocolate notes from measured use of both new and seasoned French oak. This finely structured Margaret River wine will continue to improve over the next 5–7 years.