Voyager Estate

Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot

8.866 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Of all the 3rd ranked Cabernet blends from Margaret River I have always favoured this cuvée from Voyager. These wines are meant to be drunk on release up to 5 years normally. With age interesting developments. Aromas of stinging nettle, fresh sage and “Stinking Roger” (a weed in Australia). Also sooty fine Gravel notes. These dominate any fruit notes which were there on release - a limited cassis influence now. Herbaceous in the extreme but not unpleasant.

Of all the 3rd ranked Cabernet blends from Margaret River I have always favoured this cuvée from Voyager. These wines are meant to be drunk on release up to 5 years normally. With age interesting developments. Aromas of stinging nettle, fresh sage and “Stinking Roger” (a weed in Australia). Also sooty fine Gravel notes. These dominate any fruit notes which were there on release - a limited cassis influence now. Herbaceous in the extreme but not unpleasant.

Sep 18th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Very good wine and very good value- olive tapenade, bay leaf, tomato paste, plum, black currant and cedar.

Very good wine and very good value- olive tapenade, bay leaf, tomato paste, plum, black currant and cedar.

Apr 28th, 2018
Stuart Robinson

Year-in-year-out such a solid performer. Can age, if you can keep your hands off it - but so good now.

Year-in-year-out such a solid performer. Can age, if you can keep your hands off it - but so good now.

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2015
Michael Ellis

Juicy, dry and sinewy. Nicely balanced blend, restrained but approachable. Was good over 5 days too. Sample

Juicy, dry and sinewy. Nicely balanced blend, restrained but approachable. Was good over 5 days too. Sample

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2015
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

Imagine this.... A glass of Margaret River Cabernet Merlot with beef short ribs, treacle glaze, celeriac and mushrooms 🤤

This delightful combo is June’s wine and recipe match from Wine Selectors 2019 Calendar Collection ($195 for 12 bottles of wine + 12 recipes from Australian chefs and a drool worthy 2019 calendar 🙌). This recipe is from Chef Santiago Fernandez.

The wine in question is the Voyager Estate ‘Grit by Sea’ 2014 Cabernet Merlot from WA’s Margaret River region. This $28 60/40 blend (60% Cab Sauv, 40% Merlot) has been given 92 points from Halliday.

I found it a garnet shade in the glass. Notes of black and blue berries alongside pomegranate and savoury aromatic cedar rise from the glass. There’s black and red currant acidity on the palate with smooth vanilla notes, mouth puckering tannins and a juicy finish. I can definitely taste why this would be a great match for the beef short ribs 😋

Thank you Wine Selectors for this tasty sample!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #sample #opinionsaremyown
#tcweekdaywine

Imagine this.... A glass of Margaret River Cabernet Merlot with beef short ribs, treacle glaze, celeriac and mushrooms 🤤

This delightful combo is June’s wine and recipe match from Wine Selectors 2019 Calendar Collection ($195 for 12 bottles of wine + 12 recipes from Australian chefs and a drool worthy 2019 calendar 🙌). This recipe is from Chef Santiago Fernandez.

The wine in question is the Voyager Estate ‘Grit by Sea’ 2014 Cabernet Merlot from WA’s Margaret River region. This $28 60/40 blend (60% Cab Sauv, 40% Merlot) has been given 92 points from Halliday.

I found it a garnet shade in the glass. Notes of black and blue berries alongside pomegranate and savoury aromatic cedar rise from the glass. There’s black and red currant acidity on the palate with smooth vanilla notes, mouth puckering tannins and a juicy finish. I can definitely taste why this would be a great match for the beef short ribs 😋

Thank you Wine Selectors for this tasty sample!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #sample #opinionsaremyown
#tcweekdaywine

Nov 30th, 2018
Jonathan Evans

Smooth and full. Bit of an aftertaste

Smooth and full. Bit of an aftertaste

Jul 24th, 2019
John Nelmes

Bordeaux style really nice

Bordeaux style really nice

Jan 31st, 2019
Justin Tomac

Really great wine smooth after, could not

Really great wine smooth after, could not

Jan 31st, 2019
Joshua Chan

Decent cab sauv after some air.

Decent cab sauv after some air.

May 4th, 2018
Misha Weidman

Distinct pencil/graphite on the nose along with dark red fruit, and maybe lavender or geraniums. Restrained cherry, blackberries, and a hint of raspberry on the palate. Good tannins and acidity. Could drink now or put away for another year or so. Purchased K&L for around $20

Distinct pencil/graphite on the nose along with dark red fruit, and maybe lavender or geraniums. Restrained cherry, blackberries, and a hint of raspberry on the palate. Good tannins and acidity. Could drink now or put away for another year or so. Purchased K&L for around $20

Aug 12th, 2017