2019 Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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2019 Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Screw Cap

Other Reviews....
From the estate's first plantings; matured for 18 months in new and used French oak. Deep, vivid crimson purple. Fascinating bouquet that has the bay leaf I often find on the back palate/finish of quality cabernet sauvignon; also cassis (no surprise) wrapped in a fine gauze of oak and pliable tannins. Line, length and balance are all attributes of a classic Margaret River cabernet. Drink by 2049.
97 Points
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (October 2021)

From the original 1987 plantings in Yallingup, with a bit from the Abbey Vale Vineyard. I finished school in 1987, which now seems like a different age. Far less rules, and a lot more stonewashed jeans. I kind of prefer, for the most part, the Cabernets from 2019 over 2018, as they seem a bit more ‘minerally’ and serious.
Dark chocolate, peppermint tea, violet and black fruit, bay leaf, some spice and pencil oak. It’s dense and tight in gravelly tannin, a boysenberry crunch to acidity, tea and tobacco, plenty of purple and black fruit, and a tannic finish sporting crisp acidity, plenty of tannin, and excellent length. Drink 2022 - 2030+
94+ Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (October 2021)

A green-bell-pepper and Szechaun-pepper hit on the nose before broadening into more savoury aromas of leather, game meat and beef stock. This is front-loaded with umami and tastes as if there has been quite a bit of vigorous extraction. Prunes, blackcurrant extract in clove oil, pine resin through a loose mesh of dry (but –just– not drying) tannins. Some red and purple wine-gums fruitiness before a very minty-menthol finish that becomes more and more earthy and a little bitter. Just a little on the heavy, dour side in terms of flavour. Drink 2022 – 2027.
16 / 20 Points
Tamlyn Currin - JancisRobinson.com (January 2022)