A beautifully light and slightly frizzante wine - perfect for summer sipping. This Pink Muscat from Stella Bella is full of gorgeous red berry flavours with a hint of vanilla and a fresh and delicate finish.
As one of Margaret River’s ‘founding five’ wineries, Cape Mentelle pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines today.
The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in both large oak vats and small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit, floral and spice characters of the variety. Deep ruby with floral, violet aromas develop into lush plums and dark cherries along with hints of cedar, coffee and tobacco. Delicious mocha and cherry flavours cascade over the mid-palate leading into spicy white pepper and cardamom characters. The tannins are fine and powdery showing excellent persistence on a long and complex palate.
91 Points - Decanter
Tempranillo (75%) blended with Shiraz and Grenache sourced from the Yallingup Hills. This is fresh, clean and delicate, showing bright red cherry and strawberry fruit flavours that are intense and persistent, finishing long and dry.
James Halliday's Best Australian Red Wines Under $25
James Halliday has revealed his excellent reviews for 2017 Deep Woods Rosé, which is undoubtedly their very best to date. It also takes a very honourable place on Halliday’s Best Australian Red Wines Under $25 and to put this in perspective - 239 wines were submitted and only 20 are shortlisted…
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.
• Gold Perth Wine Show 2015
• Gold Qantas Wine Show of WA Mt Barker 2015
• Trophy & Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
• Gold Best Cabernet Sauvignon
97 Points - James Halliday - Exceptional crimson-purple; Julian Langworthy has a rare touch, particularly with cabernet and chardonnay, an unlikely couple outside Margaret River, and even within it when Julian's wines are on show. This has the elegance and symmetry of Bordeaux in good vintages had before they were all pumped up on Parkeresque steroids.
• Gold Medal and the Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon
• Max Schubert Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show
• Top Gold at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
• 2016 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy
18.50 / 20 Points - Jancis Robinson
98 Points - Ray Jordan
97 Points - James Halliday
96 Points - Decanter
• Gold - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
• Gold - National Wine Show of Australia 2016
• Gold - Perth Royal Wine Show 2016
97 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Oct 2016
96 Points - James Suckling
95 Points - Decanter
"Now ranked amongst the finest of Margaret River Chardonnays, and sourced primarily from Wilyabrup, this has subtle yet minerally oyster-shell aromas, amazing depth and intensity of savoury fruit flavours, and zingy shale notes to finish."
94 points (99 points for value) - Stuart McCloskey
Quite a shock if truth be known as the quality here is incredibly high (given the price, not Deep Woods excellent winemaking skills). The nose is a little closed at first but unfolds nicely after 5-10 minutes in the glass. The palate offers ripe fruit all perfectly balanced with citrus notes and minerals. Immensely appealing and quite a remarkable wine for so little money.
95 Points - James Halliday
The cabernet comes from a 25-year-old vineyard in Wilyabrup, the touriga from a 35-year-old patch of vines in Yallingup. The parcels were separately open-fermented, and thereafter spent two years in French oak (20% new); once blended and bottled, the wine was held for 2 years prior to release. Some colour development; a super-elegant, medium-bodied wine, with supple blackcurrant/black cherry flavours, fine-grained tannins and great length. 250 dozen made.