"Margaret River makes great Shiraz, but it truly shines in certain spots, such as Block 7 on the Deep Woods vineyard. Partial whole-bunch ferment lends savoury nuance to a wine with layers of dark fruit and warm spice."
Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker
Vibrant, brilliant purple.
Loaded with primary fruit aromas of blueberries, blackberries and violets, the wine has an alluring charm with complex cedar, cinnamon and star anise notes adding intrigue.
The palate exhibits juicy red plum and blackberry flavours with underlying hints of savoury oak and warm spice. The palate is well supported by abundant but soft, fine-grained tannins and French oak which frames the fruit character.
Will continue to improve over the next eight years.Download Tasting Notes
This Shiraz was picked partially from Block 7 which is a single block of vines from the original 1987 planting at Deep Woods Estate in the Yallingup Hills. The balance of fruit came from a mature adjacent Yallingup vineyard. Both blocks are mature, largely dry grown sites planted on deep sandy gravels.
2015 represented a wonderful year for Shiraz in the Yallingup Hills. The wines are filled with vibrancy and bounce, had lower than usual Baume levels at harvest and are definitively bright and fresh in the bottle.
Batches were fermented separately in a combination of open and static fermenters. The techniques of whole bunch fermentation, cold maceration and partial barrel fermentation are utilized to make the wine inherently ‘Deep Woods’ in style. Maturation occurs for 14 months in tight grained Burgundian-coopered French oak. A careful barrel selection is then carried out, with the resultant wine made from the best blend of the best barriques.
Chimichurri skirt steak.
Partly from the first planting at Deep Woods in '87, partly from an adjacent, mature vineyard. Whole bunches, cold soak and partial barrel fermentation, then a selection of the best French barriques that have matured the wine for 14 months. Deeply coloured, it is full-bodied, yet dazzlingly light on its feet on the finish and aftertaste, fruit, tannins and oak all on the same page.