Voyager Estate Girt By Sea Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007 Tasting Notes

Voyager Estate Girt by SeaHuon Hooke’s SMH wine of the week this week is the Voyager Estate Girt By Sea Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007. Huon writes:

‘Long-serving winemaker Cliff Royle and viticulturist Steve James made a great double act at Voyager, until Royle departed recently. But he’s left this gem as his legacy. It’s a seriously good red and great value at the price.

Quality cabernet aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant laced with spice; oak is barely perceptible and the fruit does the talking. It’s deep and elegant with fine balance and intensity. Markedly varietal but properly ripe and of pristine quality. From a very successful red year in the Margaret River region. Drink now to 15 years-plus. 94/100.

Food – Pink roast leg of lamb; vitello tonnato; casseroled kid; hard cheeses such as parmesan, compte and cheddar.

5 Responses to Voyager Estate Girt By Sea Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007 Tasting Notes

  1. Wood Wine Racks December 11, 2009 at 11:46 am #

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  2. jacob murray September 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    I've really liked this article. The description really sets my senses craving for a combination that u've suggested with this wine. This aroma surely goes for me! A combination of this wine with this cigar directly from Cuba, I would be on seventh-heaven. I'm going for it now!


  3. Boris Mitchell September 14, 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    The nose display juicy, dark fruits in the blackberry, blood plum, cassis and black cherry spectrum. There is also a hint of dusty oak, dark chocolate and classic Margaret River savoury spice.

    The palate reveals classic fresh Cabernet fruit, showing the full array of dark berries and briary chocolate notes. Fine, earthy tannins taper to a well structured and clean finish.

    I like to drink wine with my Cuban cigars.I buy my Cigars Online.

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