2016 Voyager Estate Old Block V9 Cabernet Sauvignon
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)
|Maturity||2020 - 2035|
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