Tag Archives: Voyager Estate

Cabernet sauvignon and friends

Top-level Australian cabernet sauvignon is getting quite expensive, in step with world trends. In my latest tasting of 120 cabernet sauvignon and cabernet-driven blends, six of the top wines were priced over $100, and seven more were nudging the $100 mark.

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Indulge Yourself

Voyager Estate Project U12 North Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2010 $90Wow! This is a most impressive cabernet, displaying beautifully ripe fruit with red and dark-berry, and tobacco aromas, and benefitting from a couple of extra years bottle-age. Oak is tucked in the background and

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Chardonnay

Australia is a paradise for chardonnay lovers. The calibre of these wines continues to grow, and there is also a pleasing diversity of style which means everyone’s tastes are catered for.  My January tasting of 120 chardonnays is now online, and the highlights are many. 

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Top Aussie Red

Voyager Estate Girt By Sea Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Margaret River 2011 $24 The colour is deep red-purple and the wine smells very cabernet-like, with sweet blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. It’s soft and fleshy in texture, an attractive young wine which is a little plain and

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Shirazzmatazz

Shiraz is the foundation grape of our image-leaders Penfolds (tastings), Henschke (tastings), Torbreck (tastings), and, it could be argued, the entire Australian wine industry. More than one-quarter of all of our wine is shiraz. All told, I’ve uploaded 198 reviews of shiraz and shiraz-based blends this month. Two of the

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Chardonnay Charisma

Chardonnay is one of my favourite white wines, and regular readers know that I’m a big enthusiast for Australian chardonnays – which have improved at a Mitchell Johnson-like pace in recent years. My latest tasting which I did in January has a stack of lovely

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Reds That Won’t Be Boring

Bored with your usual diet of red wine? Well, that’s understandable when you walk into a BWS or a Liquorland (you’d have to be lost to be in Liquorland) and find yourself confronted by endless shiraz and cabernet. Where’s our sense of diversity gone? This

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For The Cellar

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Margaret River 2009 $70 This full-bodied, weighty red has deep red colour with purple tints, and crushed-mulberry and dusty cedar aromas. Good amplitude, length and generosity, with black-fruit palate flavours of spot-on ripeness. Its five years age is a bonus.