With all the wines we offer having passed an extremely tough Tasting Panel, it’s never a surprise to see them recognised by Australia’s premier critic. But it’s always nice nonetheless. Each of these featured drops has earned a minimum of 90 points from James Halliday.
An expressive and elegant Cabernet crafted from 20 year old vines. It include 1% each of Merlot and Malbec for aditional texture and flavour. With 95-points from a top Australian critic, this wine normally retails for $32 at the cellar door but we're able to offer it to you, as a hot mystery deal for $21.99 per bottle and only $19.99 in a straight dozen.
Item Code: ITM22225
Blackcurrant, eucalypt and a touch of capsicum and leafy tobacco on the nose. The ripe palate is supported by dusty tannins providing good texture and complexity.
Item Code: ITM21661
Deep red in colour with ripe mulberry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate displays flavours of dark fruits intertwined with dark chocolate oak. Soft mouth-coating tannins create excellent balance.
Item Code: ITM2712
A bold bouquet of cassis, cigars and cedar continue onto the palate. Full-bodied fruit characters and long, board tannins coat the mouth before ending with a persistent finish. A classic Caberent of flavour and balance.
Item Code: ITM5906
“Unimpeachable varietal expression from the first whiff of the bouquet to the finish of the medium-bodied palate. A fusion of cassis/blackcurrant, black olive, bay leaf and savoury tannins. As is usual, oak plays a minor role in shaping flavour.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18565
Ripe black fruit, plum and dried herb aromas lead to a palate that is rich and structured with fine, grippy tannins. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM21905
Inviting aromas of cassis, dark cherries and licorice smells with undertones of cedar, dark chocolate & clotted cream. The palate brings juicy fresh berry tart-sweetness, tempered with some chewy but typical Cabernet tannin, leading to enticing cigar box and plush fruit flavours with a lingering finish. Winery Note
Item Code: ITM23642
Item Code: ITM21638
Fragrant violet floral aromas over red berry fruit, forest floor complexity and classy cedar oak notes. The palate brings a generous mouthful of mulberry fruit up front, complimented by tobacco leaves, mushroom and cedary oak characters. The rich yet soft and even palate structure of this blended red is framed by abundant yet integrated fine grain tannins and delivers a traditional old world style, suitable for ageing, with lingering fresh berry and choc-mint flavours. Winery note.
Item Code: ITM22919
"From a single vineyard at Springton at 390m, crushed, wild yeast open-fermented, matured in French hogsheads (20% new) for 12 months. This has all the trademarks of high quality cabernet: an impressive black-fruited and cedary bouquet, followed by a medium-bodied palate building on the framework of the bouquet with layers of blackcurrant, bay leaf, firm tannins and subtle cedar/cigar box oak." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM19731
"This is one of the best wines that Deep Woods Estate makes and the one that I cellar for special occasions - and also drink it on a Tuesday with pizza." Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker
Item Code: ITM15337
“A cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc, petit verdot blend, indirectly nodding to Bordeaux, part of the Aquitaine region. This oozes class from every pore, every inch along the palate having something to contribute to this lovely wine. Blackcurrant/cassis, ripe, full tannins, classy oak (and integration) are all cause for joy.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15407
Aromas of violets and glazed cherries are supported by hints of cedar, cassis and forest floor. The palate enters with fine-grained tannins and is followed by notes of bright raspberries and mulberries. A wonderful expression of Margaret River Cabernet from an exceptional vintage.
Item Code: ITM4836
Medium bodied and tightly wound with fine layers of oak overlaying dark and ripe Cabernet fruits. It is clearly varietal with finely polished, persistent tannins and savoury fruit sweetness on the finish. A classical Margaret River Cabernet that will reward cellaring.
Item Code: ITM7612
A powerhouse Cabernet from one of the great Barossa producers, this is a must buy for any Cabernet fan. Scoring 95-points for a respected wine critic this wine normally retails for $95 at the cellar door, but as a special mystery deal it can be yours for $50.99 per bottle and $49.99 in a straight six-pack.
Item Code: ITM23656
"It’s pure Margaret River. Gravel and blackcurrant, bay and cream. It rumbles and grumbles, as it seduces. There’s perfume aplenty, texture too, sets of tannin and a long filigreed finish. Reduction, toast, choc-mint, florals, black olives; all make appearances here. The cellar beckons." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM19718
"Silken mouthfeel. Good fruit power. Ultra-fine tannin and impressive length. It’s not a big or burly cabernet but it impresses from the outset, and for all the right reasons. It’s creamy, chocolatey, curranty and varietal, its more herbal side tucked neatly within. Pure cabernet." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM17702
A 97-point Cabernet Sauvignon from a Halliday five-red-star-rated winery. THe bouquet provides the perfect idea of what this wine is about and then follows onto a wonderful full-bodied palate. This wine normally retails for $130 at the cellar door, but as a mystery offer it's available to you for $80.99 per bottle and only $79.99 in a six-pack.
Item Code: ITM23867
Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, fermented in a mix of open and closed fermenters, 5-10 days on skins, matured for 36 months in French (56% new) and used American oak. Obviously, oak leaves a footprint on the wine, but there is a wealth of blackcurrant/cassis, bay leaf and spice to provide balance to a warm hearted, generous wine that can be enjoyed now or in 20+ years. A enduring part of the Coonawarra landscape since its first vintage in '91.96 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM22466
"Deep, healthy colour, still with crimson on the rim. The particularly complex vinification was conceived and implemented without a hitch. 47% cabernet sauvignon, 43% shiraz and 10% merlot from three different vineyards with different canopy management and site aspects, different soils, the varieties handled separately and fermented with different procedures. Oak choice and use varied significantly, the sumptuous, black-fruited blend finalised after 20+ months maturation in barrel, then matured for a further 30 months in bottle prior to release. A very special wine" Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20299