2018 Voyager Girt By Sea Cabernet Merlot

91 Points Huon Hooke
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A delicious Cabernet Merlot from Australia's more classy region for such styles, Margaret River. Voyager estate are one of the finest producers in this famously cooler and maritime region, where their meticulously managed Cabernet and Merlot vines produce a long-ripened red of real brightness, savoury dimension and food-friendly harmony. Delicious stuff for the price!
$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

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

91/100 Huon Hooke

"Brambly, dark fruit aromas, with a touch of bayleaf and tobacco. The flavours are mid to heavy-weight with plenty of blackberry, dark cherry and a savoury, dried herbiness. The tannins are firm and the acid is bright in this generously-flavoured but structured cabernet merlot 21 MAR 2021." Drink 2021 - 2031

93/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, Campbell Mattinson (2018 vintage)

"It's matured in all-French oak and while it's mostly cabernet and merlot there's a small portion of petit verdot in the mix. It's medium weight and fluid with blackcurrant, milk chocolate and gravel notes slipping amiably through. It has shape and texture but integrity of fruit is key here. No mucking about; this is a good cabernet to drink." Drink by 2030

91+/100 and Recommended, The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson (2018 vintage)

"It’s a blend of cabernet and merlot, obviously, but there’s also some petit verdot in the mix. All French oak nowadays. I like the momentum here. It slips along like a well-oiled time trial team. Blackcurrant, peppercorn, gravel and choc. It’s fluid, medium in weight, good to drink. It’s not mega intense or impressive or anything like that; it’s just good mid-weight cabernet, clean and fresh, with both shape and (attractive) mouthfeel. 91. Maybe 92. Recommended." 2020 - 2028

Variety Cabernet Merlot Blend
Region Margaret River
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.50%
Maturity 2021 - 2031

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

4

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