Voyager Estate Cab Merlot and an outrageous slander of Australian wine

The quality bargains just keep coming don’t they? This one on offer from Wine Exchange Asia but note, the offer closes this coming Monday at noon, so don’t dilly dally.

2005 / Voyager Estate / Margaret River / Cabernet Merlot / S$53 – Wine Front rates this wine at 95 points and suggests drinking 2012-2020. If you’re not a subscriber to Wine Front, you probably should be. It’s not expensive and you’ll get access to a great range of tasting notes on Australian wines. As a trade subscriber, I’m allowed to quote their notes on this wine as follows:

“Love the smell of it – blackcurrant, red berries, liquorice and chocolate
with a leafy tobacco perfume. Oak lives here too, but it’s an unobtrusive and welcome guest – just the gentle scent of vanilla and wood spice. It’s medium bodied smooth and seamless with clean fresh acidity and exemplary length. Rich, yet discreet and refined – it’s typical of the best wines from this classy Margaret River vintage”

Now here’s the best part. If you were in Australia, you’d expect to pay the RRP of A$60, even at the on-line discounters it’s A$50. Price to you in Singapore S$53! Go for it.

And as it’s Friday, time for another amusing quote, this time from a gentleman (?) Mr. P. Morton Strand, writing in 1929 – “The best use for Australian wine is for the christening of British warships at their launches”.

Time for an appropriate quip in response to the (supposedly) emerging UK wine industry methinks.

1 Response to “Voyager Estate Cab Merlot and an outrageous slander of Australian wine”

  1. 1 Rob August 6, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I ordered 6. Some pretty impressive comments here –

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