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2016 Voyager Estate Old Block V9 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Voyager Estate Old Block V9 Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points John Caro
2016 Voyager Estate Old Block V9 Cabernet Sauvignon
93 Points John Caro

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One of the most revered Cabernets from this specialist Margaret River producer. The block called V9 was one of the estate's original ones, planted in 1978, and is organically farmed. Over the years, this site has become recognised as producing the finest tannin profile — as well as the most complete and definitive regional expression — of all thier Cabernet offerings. An exceptional red to decant now or cellar, the V9 may sell out before it reaches our shelves. Don't dally!

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$84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Voyager Estate is a premium producer in Margaret River, Western Australia. The late mining magnate Michael Wright pursued several avenues of business and agriculture before setting his sights on owning a vineyard and winery. It was thus an easy decision when he was able to buy what was then called Freycinet Estate from founder and leading viticulturist Peter Gherardi in 1991. Peter had established the vineyard in '78, and it was significantly expanded by Michael over the ensuing years. Apart from the Cape Dutch- style tasting room and vast rose garden, the signpost for the estate is the massive Australian flag pole - after Parliament House in Canberra, the largest flag pole in Australia. Michael's daughter, Alexandra Burt, has been at the helm of Voyager Estate for many years, supported by general manager Chris Furtado and a long-serving and committed staff.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes, Steve James, Head of Viticulturew and Winemaking

"Nose: Floral, red & dark berries, gravel, earth, cedar. Palate: Concentrated & elegant with silky tannins. Food match: Marinated beef with mushrooms & pickled onions. — Old Block, as we affectionately call it, is one of our original 1978 plantings and has been organically farmed for many years. It produces the finest, most elegant tannins of all our vineyards, creating a perfect reflection of our region and its distinct personality.”

96/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, Campbell Mattinson (2015 vintage)

"Open-fermented before being sent to all-French oak, 50% new, for 18 months. Medium to full-bodied with blackcurrant, peppercorn, dark chocolate and smoky oak flavours swanning through the palate. There's a sizeable swell of tannin, but the fruit has set up the spinnaker and sails on regardless. It's quite a wine. It makes power and elegance look like the most natural of partners." Drink by 2040

95/100 Huon Hooke (2013 vintage)

"Deep red/purple colour and a chocolate, vanilla and black fruit bouquet, which has a hint of the regional nori and peaty character. The wine is rich and full-bodied, deep and plush in fruit and tannin, with supple, ample tannins and good extract. Seriously good wine. (Vines planted 1978; 50% new & 50% two-year-old oak) 14 SEP 2017."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Margaret River

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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