Australia Shiraz wine Voyager Estate Shiraz 2004 is produced in the Margaret River region and shows a lovely crimson color and wonderful perfume on the nose. The aromas include hints of forest floor, fresh bright fruit and dark berries such as blueberry and blackberry and subtle cedar oak. The tannins are fine, long and integrated. The palate shows soft dark fruits of mulberry, spice, blackberry, anise and well-integrated oak. The 2004 growing season was ideal for Shiraz. It was warm and dry, but not so hot that it caused berry shrivel. With tannin ripeness, amazing color and great flavor development early on in the season, the fresh primary fruit characters were retained, avoiding the over-ripe jammy flavors Shiraz can produce. Voyager Estate Australia Shiraz 2004 was aged for 12-months in 60% French and 40% American Oak barrels. These barrels offer a sweetness and softness to the back palate that marries amazingly well with the juicy mulberry fruit that this Austrlia Shiraz displays. With some of the highest ratings every awarded to an Australian Shiraz, this wine is world class yet still affordable.
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Voyager Estate is located in the premium wine producing region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Latest statistics show that, although only producing 4% of Australia's wine by volume, Margaret River wines account for 23% of the country's premium wine production. Some of the varietals in the region produce the highest rated wine of Australia. Voyager Estate is proud to be among the select wineries that contribute to this production. Their oldest vines date back to 1978. When current owner, Michael Wright, took over the property in 1991, he set out to expand it and develop a visitor destination that would be a showcase for the region. He also set out to ensure that, above all else, the quality of wine being made at Voyager Estate would always be the best that nature, expertise and pure hard work could provide. Ratings and reviews show that he has suceeded.
RATINGS: 90 Points - Wine Spectator
"Bright and juicy, a lively, expansive mouthful of jazzy blackberry, cherry and black olive flavors that persist against refined tannins through the finish. Best from 2008 through 2012. 6,748 cases made."
95 Points - James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
“Fragrant, spicy black fruits on the bouquet; concentrated and focused sweet blackberry and licorice flavours; good oak and tannins.”
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Style Wine, Style Magazine
“Voyager might be unpopular with its neighbouring estates because its wines are grossly underpriced, but it’s very popular with consumers for the same reason. This is a gloriously complex shiraz in which fresh liquorice, plums and dark berries collide with white pepper, spice and hints of smoked sausages. Cellar it!”
TOP 10 AUSTRALIAN REDS - Quantas Magazine
“A strong case for more than cabernet in Margaret River, this shiraz offer striking purity of spiced purple berry fruit, enticing fragrance, cinnamon and pepper. The palate is all berries and blue fruits, beautifully judged, with an engaging mix of intensity and restraint. Deceptively soft tannins wring every last drop of flavour through the finish.”
BLUE GOLD AWARD - Sydney International Wine Competition
“Rich, blackberry and toasty oak character. It’s also rich in the mouth with a lot of depth and a generous spicy finish. Pleasant with the food, and overall a very satisfying wine.”
93 Points - Winefront Monthly
"This is a wine on the hunt for style, rather than force. It’s very peppery, mashed with spice and gentle meat and dry earth, all before the cruise of dried, black cherry-like fruit ushers forward. Indeed, it never blooms or balloons, its dry, savoury, pippy length maintained right through the finish. Toasty oak does appear, but in the background. And the tannins are tea-like, attractively bitter and chalky, entirely befitting the style of the wine. If you’re looking or in-your-face shiraz, look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for a wine crafted on a Rhone-like model, this is definitely worth investigating."
94 Points - Ray Jordan's Guide to Wine
"Oh yes, this is good, seriously bloody good. Voyager has made something of a statement with its shiraz in recent years and this is about as good as I've tasted. Masses of concentrated silky smooth fruit mixed with some delightful slightly toastly oak brings out the absolute best in this variety, so well suited to the area. Great palate structure, enormous length and a deep and satisfying finish."