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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Deep Woods Ebony Cabernet Shiraz 2017

Deep Woods of Margaret River, part of the Fogarty Wine Group - with Lake's Folly, Millbrook and Smithbrook also in the Portfolio - have enjoyed success on the wine show circuit in recent years, their 2014 Reserve Cabernet taking the coveted Jimmy Watson out of Melbourne in 2016.

From the other end of their portfolio, this blend took out best Shiraz/Cabernet blend at the Royal Queensland Wine Show, pretty good going for a $15 wine! 

What you want in a blend of this nature from the get go, abundance of black and red fruit tickles the nasal cavity. Touch of spice and cedar. The palate is rounded, inviting, layers of velvety chocolate sweep sensitively across the palate. 

Soft tannins and well pitched acidity suggest this is a go to proposition for now. You can see how it would charm a legion of hardened show judges with come hither ways. Perhaps critically you'd suggest it a crowd pleaser, darn good drinking for all of its $15. 89 

Tasted on: Sunday 28th July, a Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $15
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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