2016 Voyager Estate Old Block V9 Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points John Caro
In stock
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!
$84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle

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 Viticulture and Winemaking
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)
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
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

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