Deep Woods Estate Hillside Chardonnay 2014

Margaret River
Photo
£17.95 per bottle
190 in stock
BUY A CASE - SAVE UP TO £23.40

The 2014 Estate Hillside is nothing short of brilliant for the money and we may have already found our ‘star buy’ of 2017! The fruit was picked in a number of batches to ensure a full gambit of flavours. It was then whole bunch pressed directly to two-and three-year-old French oak barrels. These barrels were then allowed to ferment “wild” using indigenous yeasts and subsequently matured on lees for six to eight months. Post maturation this wine was simply emptied from barrel, filtered, bottled and released. Not to be compared to the ‘Reserve’ but do not be fooled into thinking this is a meagre sibling – There is some serious intensity here which gathers momentum with a little aeration.

95 Points - James Halliday

From the coolest sites accessed by Deep Woods in the region, wild-fermented in new and used oak. Grapefruit flavours ride high and wide on a palate with crunchy acidity and an afterthought of oak completing the picture.

Taste & Aroma

Score:95

From the coolest sites accessed by Deep Woods in the region, wild-fermented in new and used oak. Grapefruit flavours ride high and wide on a palate with crunchy acidity and an afterthought of oak completing the picture.

James Halliday

Producer

Deep Woods Estate wines have definitely stood out from the crowd, although we have struggled to source their stunning wines as they are simply rarely available to the outside world – the majority of bottles are scooped up at the cellar door or sold through their domestic mailing list. But, we tried and tried until we received a small parcel, which are delighted to share with you all. Deep Woods Estate is now firmly fixed in our portfolio of great Australia wines and we are so thrilled to be in a position to offer an annual allocation.

eep Woods

Region

The Margaret River is situated in South Western Australia, about 200 kilometres south of Perth. This area may grow less than 5% of the country’s grapes but it produces a very significant proportion of the country’s best wine. The climate is Mediterranean, meaning that it is warm enough to make some brilliant Bordeaux blends and Cabernets, yet cool enough for elegant Chardonnays and Semillion.  Margaret River is made up of mainly smaller, boutique producers with over 215 vineyards across the region. One of our favourite producers is from this region; Stella Bella wines. We can highly recommend Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon which is made from grapes from a single small vineyard in Augusta, Suckfizzle.

Glassware

Glassware

Riedel Veritas Oaked Chardonnay

Enjoy your favourite wine the way it was meant to taste with these wonderful lead crystal creations from Riedel, which are shaped according to the character of the wine in order to enhance its rich, aromatic flavours.

View details

Customer Reviews

Please login to add a review.

Ratings Summary

0 of 0 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.