Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Margaret River is known world-wide for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and our Stevens Valley site was selected because it has some of the best gravelly slopes in the region.
Our 33-year-old Old Block and our younger “shining star” North Block, in particular, produce amazing Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Fruit from these vineyards form the core of the Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and are no doubt responsible for this wine’s heritage and consistency.
A perfumed bouquet of cassis, blackcurrants and violets on the nose, supported by layered chocolate mocha and cedary notes.
The palate displays sweet dark and red fruits, supported by fine, layered tannins with seamlessly integrated French oak. The wine is rich and concentrated with great length and impeccable balance.
Goes well with
Grilled Tenderidge eye fillet with brocollini and pancetta, potato croquette and mushroom butter.
28th March 2008
8th February 2010
"The quality of Voyager Estate’s reds is so high that a lot of its regional neighbours reckon it’s not fair – it makes life too hard for them. Sounds like a red-drinker’s paradise to us."
Campbell Mattinson and Gary Walsh, The Big Red Wine Book 2009/2010
Harvested during late March and early April 2008, this Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot was matured for 18 months in 50% new and 50% two-year-old French oak barrels. The exceptional 2008 vintage has produced a wine with a perfumed bouquet of cassis, mulberries and cherries with hints of chocolate, mocha and cedar. The palate displays sweet dark and red fruits, supported by fine, layered tannins with seamlessly integrated French oak. A wine of great complexity, elegance and finesse which will reward cellaring up to 15 years.
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"Deep-ish red-purple: excellent hue and freshness for its age at four years. Brilliantly intense, expressive bouquet of violets, cassis and blackberry, with crushed-leaf and nori/seaweed regional inflexions. Outstanding elegance and flavour: intensity combined with refinement. Very clean, with fine-grained, powdery tannins. A precision wine, which drinks superbly now and will age very well. The extra age before release is a bonus." Rating: 97 points.
Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, July 2012
"Deep garnet; a complex array of aromas from cedar, cassis, cigar box and a touch of leafy interest; the palate is full bodied, fine and poised with polished tannins and fruit, working seamlessly together; the length of flavour is nothing short of staggering, and while a joy to drink as a young wine, patient cellaring will be well rewarded." Rating: 96 points.
James Halliday, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, 2013 Edition
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San Francisco Wine Competition 2012
International Wine Challenge 2011
Five Nations Wine Challenge 2012
UK Sommelier Wine Awards 2013
Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
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