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Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Merlot

Estate Cabernet Merlot 2014

Estate Cabernet Merlot 2014

92 Points 92 95 Points 95 95 Points 95

$35.00

$31.50

Colour

Deep crimson with vivid purple hues.

Aroma

The wine exhibits ripe cassis, red plums and salted liquorice aromas. High notes of cedary oak and violet add further complexity and frame this wines underlying graphite like minerality.

Palate

The palate unfolds in a myriad of layers of red fruit with dark chocolate nuances further enhanced by subtle sweet oak characters. The long and flavoursome finish is well supported by powder-fine juicy tannins.

Cellaring

This finely structured Margaret River wine will continue to improve over the next 5–7 years.

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Vintage

This wine has been crafted utilising fruit sourced from three separate blocks on the estate: Blocks 3 and 4 of premium 25-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines; and Block 5 Merlot planted in 1987. A small amount of Cabernet and Malbec from the neighbouring property of Abbey Vale features in the 2014 blend. All of the constituent vineyard parcels were fermented separately for this wine using a variety of techniques. These wines were matured for 18 months in 30% new and 70% seasoned French oak barriques. From these parcels Deepp Woods has strived to blend a wine that has great depth and intensity of fruit and speaks strongly of the premium cabernet program at the winery.

Region

Margaret River 100%

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 81%

Merlot 16%

Malbec 3%

Analysis

  • Alc Vol: 14.0%
  • TA: 6.7g/L
  • pH: 3.5

WA lamb with garlic mash.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016

A luscious fruit-driven wine, awash with juicy cassis and redcurrant fruit, yet retains focus and elegance thanks to measured alcohol and skilled winemaking. To 2033.

95 Points 95

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Fresh, July 2016

Top 100 Reds ($25–40)

A highly sophisticated blend, more in the medium-to-full-bodied zone.  Lifted red fruits with a trace of black olive on the nose. The palate is balanced with sinewy, chalky tannins and fine-grained oak.  A perfumed redcurrant and violet lift adds to the bouquet. Most appealing and stylish wine.

92 Points 92

Winestate Special Edition 2016

Wine of the Year Award Finalists

Deep Crimson with vivid purple hues. The wine exhibits ripe cassis, red plums and salted liquorice aromas. High notes of cedary oak and violet add further complexity and frame this wine’s underlying graphite-like minerality. The palate unfolds in a myriad of layers of red fruit with dark chocolate nuances further enhanced by subtle sweet oak characters. The long and flavoursome finish is well supported by powder fine, juicy tannins.

Margaret River Wine Show 2016

95 Points 95

TROPHY – Best Cabernet Sauvignon Predominant Blend

Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016

TROPHY – Best Cabernet Blend

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

Perth Royal Wine Show 2016

China Wine & Spirits 2016

Wine Show of Western Australia 2016

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2016