Deep Woods Estate was established in 1987 and acquired by the Fogarty family in 2005, making it part of the Fogarty Wine Group. Under the FWG banner, Deep Woods Estate has been transformed into one of Margaret River’s most awarded and highly regarded wineries. 

The Reserve Chardonnay marks one of the most successful and contemporary wine styles. It is structured and powerful yet beguiling and sophisticated. Pale straw with brilliant green tinges. The nose is hugely complex and immediately alluring showing flinty reduction, freshly baked brioche and chipped shell characters. The wine opens up to show a complex array of kaffir lime, white stone fruits and lifted pure floral notes. The palate shows restrained power and great balance. Suggestive of juicy ripe citrus and grilled almonds, its amazing natural acid drive carries the wine long and provides a crystalline clarity to the fruit. Fine structure and a nervous energy define this exceptional wine.

The quality of the 2022 vintage meant that very little fruit got downgraded from the Reserve level. The quantity in this low-yielding vintage was healthy (1,000 dozen with new vineyard resources online). I maintain that this cuvée is released too early (November the year following harvest) to show its pedigree and potential, of which it is abundantly endowed. So, this 2022 Reserve Chardonnay leads with almond meal, toasted peach, apple skins and preserved citrus. There are hints of sandalwood, clove, cut fennel and star anise. The fruit in the mouth plumes around the skeleton of phenolics that shape the flavor through the finish. It is textural and complex, detailed and fleshy. This is very good! Will be better! The drinking window is conservative. 13% alcohol, sealed under screw cap. Date: Jul 2023; Drink: 2023-2037; Rating: 95 Points; Erin Larkin; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Sourced from the best grapes, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, fermented in new and used French oak; only the best barrels are chosen for this wine. It is a beautiful chardonnay, offering complexity and length to its white peach core. Date: Nov 2023; Drink to: 2032; Price: $85.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday; The Weekend Australian Magazine



SKU 10371
Brand Deep Woods
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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