Estate Range

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

  • $110.00

2005 was a great vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon–based wines from Margaret River and the Voyager Estate 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot will become
recognised as one of our best.

Please note: there is a limit of 3 bottles per person.


A layered, complex nose of dark berries, cassis, mulberries and blackberries intertwined with dusty gravelly notes and hints of savoury bay leaf, spice and soft vanillan oak.


Rich, juicy dark fruits still dominate the palate, coupled with a rich lush mouthfeel.  Hints of chocolate, bay leaf and savoury notes combine with high quality French oak that has given this wine a long, soft tannin structure and finish.

Goes well with

Caramelised Szechuan-dusted beef fillet with roasted pumpkin and caper mash served with enoki mushrooms and Cabernet jus

Harvest Date

24th - 15th April 2005

Bottling Date

25th June 2007


Up to 15 years

"A marvellous wine from a top vintage"
Huon Hooke
  • The 2005 vintage has produced soft wines with fleshy, sweet fruit flavours. It is very much in the style of the famed 2001 vintage.

  • "A marvellous wine from a top vintage, this smells of cassis, blackberry and roast meats, with a charcuterie note. Rich, ripe and ample in the mouth, it has loads of flavour and soft, rounded, ripe tannins. The seamless texture is a highlight." Rating: 95 points. 
    Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2011

    "In an age in which we're obsessed with drinking all reds as young pups, this claret released with some age is a refreshing offering. The wine has measure and poise from the get-go: it's nicely settled in, with cedary sweet oak across textbook cassis, redcurrant and dried roasting herbs. The palate has sweeping smooth tannins and bright acid behind cassis and red-cherry fruit flavours; leafy through the finish." Rating: 94 points. 
    Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011

    "A classy result of this very good Margaret River vintage. The aroma is so close to Bordeaux with its tobacco leaf, blackcurrant and lifted floral nuances. The palate is angular and leanly constructed, but with tremendous depth and concentration and a little juiciness. A wine of complexity and poise." Rating: 95 points. 
    Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan's 2011 WA wine guide

    Download more Reviews from the release of this vintage.

  • 96 points

    James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 26 June 2010

    96 points
    Nick Stock, The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010

    95 points
    Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2010

    Gold Medal
    Qantas Wine Show of WA 2010

    Gold Medal
    Tri Nations Wine Challenge 2010

    Gold Medal
    2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition

    Gold Medal
    2008 Margaret River Wine Show