2020 Deep Woods Estate Reserve Chardonnay
Margaret River chardonnay at its rich, piercing and powerful best here. This has such breathtaking fruit intensity with yellow-citrus, peach and green-mango fruit all intertwined and laced up with toasty oak, gun flint and spiced cream. Ripe citrus fruit and peaches explode in the mouth and wash waves of creamy, ripe fruit flesh deep through the finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
JamesSuckling.com (February 2022)
I think this is a mix of Wilyabrup, Karridale and Walcliffe grapes, though information is kind of scant. Maybe I misplaced the release notes?
Matchstick, guava and grilled lime, kaffir lime and cinnamon, sourdough and peach. It’s juicy, some Parmesan rind savoury things in with star fruit, a smoky and toasty overlay, intensity of flavour, with a dusty and chalky texture, a bold style, but keeps itself trim with mouth-watering acidity, and a long savoury finish. Kind of lactic and overt, and a bit grassy too, in a way, but carries it off with a sort of Travis Bickle attitude. You talkin’ to me? OK! Drink 2021 - 2024+
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (October 2021)
Heavy bottle. Very smoky, reductive. Caper brine and rock pools and sweet melon and green fig and struck flint. Pickled jalapeño. Hazelnuts rolled in bitter-lime swirled through with butterscotch. At the moment, this wine is like looking at the shards of a kintsugi bowl. Not quite come together yet. And it's under screwcap so it might take a while. Ambitious. But I'd give it another couple of years at least. Drink 2023 – 2030.
Tamlyn Currin - JancisRobinson.com (December 2021)