The nose has layers of dark fruits, satsuma plums and bitter cocoa, interwoven and laced together by amazing violet inspired florals.
The palate is a triumph: silky-smooth yet latently powerful and long. A riot of dark fruits and sweet spices is complex and beguiling. Its true hallmark is the ethereally fine tannins that suspend these flavours in glorious tandem, running long and sweetly across the palate.
2020 – well what a year it was. Mid-vintage went by in the grips of a global pandemic and coupled with a pretty big rain event the vintage was a challenge, to say the least. However, in true Margaret River style the sun came out in late March and early April and we were rewarded with some wonderful Cabernet fruit.
Representing the pinnacle of the Deep Woods house style, this Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from the ultra-low yielding, original vines on the estate, along with fruit from the Abbey Vale vineyard also in the Yallingup Hills.
The ferments were assessed daily and pump-overs were performed as required to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin. The wine was gently pressed to a combination of new and seasoned French barriques, where it matured in oak for 18 months.
Vibrant, inky purple.
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