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Voyager Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Margaret River, Red
$70.00
Voyager Estate
Price in points: 70 points
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The palate displays sweet dark and red berry fruit with earthy gravelly notes. Hints of graphite and bayleaf add a savoury element to the wine. The wine is rich and complex with great length and balance supported by fine-grained tannins and seamlessly integrated French oak.

Nose

The lifted bouquet displays dark and red berry fruits with hints of dusty oak and cedar.

Palate

The palate displays sweet dark and red berry fruit with earthy gravelly notes. Hints of graphite and bayleaf add a savoury element to the wine. The wine is rich and complex with great length and balance supported by fine-grained tannins and seamlessly integrated French oak. 

Goes well with

Aged beef, bone marrow, jus, garden vegetables.

Harvest Date

21 March to 3 April 2012

Bottling Date

19th May 2014

Cellaring

Up to 15 years

Tasting Notes

The fruit was hand harvested between 21 March and 3 April, 2012. Bunches were de-stemmed to retain as many whole berries as possible, after which the parcels were fermented separately in open and upright fermenters with regular, gentle pumpovers or plunging. Fermentation temperatures were kept below 25˚C and lasted 16 days. Following primary fermentation, select parcels were left on skins for up to 21 days before being pressed. The wines from each parcel remained separate during 20 months of maturation in tight-grain French oak, of which 50% was new. The wines were racked every three months to aid clarification. Following the maturation period, the batches were then blended, fined and filtered prior to being bottled in May 2014.

 

Wine

Colour:
Red
Region:
  • Margaret River
Variety:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

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