October 11, 2007

Voyager Estate Cabernet Merlot 2003

Margaret River, 14%, $45, screw-cap, 95 pts, Drink 2007-2017+.

Strong blackcurrant and cassis fruit up front, with tobacco, cedar and olive notes filling out the mid palate nicely before finely grained tannins kick in for a long and dry finish. All componenets superbly integrated and in fine balance, a wine that drinks beautifully now but will improve for another decade or more. (The kind of wine I like!)

Tasting notes by Mike.

Phil's Comments: This is my first Voyager red experience, and it was definitely a good one! I could not agree more with Mike; all components are beautifully integreted to perfection, a wonderful wine to enjoy now, and an excellent option to put away in the cellar for many years.

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