Friday, 2 October 2015

Voyager Estate Cabernet Merlot 2004

This was a sample shown at the Voyager Estate Masterclass held in Brisbane. All Cabernets were from 2011 with a few odd balls thrown in. This was one of them and it stacked up tremendously against its younger counterparts.

Some bright fruit initially. Black fruits and cassis as you'd expect. Briary notes, redcurrants and that familiar Margaret River trait of bay leaf add further complexity. There's some smoke too. Faint if anything.

Tannins are robust showing plenty of life to this well balanced wine. There's years of life left in it.

Excellent.

Region: Margaret River
RRP: 2004 unavailable. 2005 - $110
Source: Sample - Voyager Estate Masterclass, Brisbane

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