Voyager Estate Shiraz 2012
I really like the new images on the Voyager back labels. Lovely photos. The new Voyager Estate website looks great too.
Shame this Shiraz doesn’t quite feel right yet. Very much a product of a mixed season, this is purple red in colour (a suggestion of Viognier?) suggesting read sweetness, but there is quite a deal of sweet/sour candied fruit smacking up against a load of earthen, drying, slightly meaty astringency leading to a wine of two halves – a sweet and purple fruited modern side and a completely different, black earth edged, backward and briary sour palate.
End result is just a fraction jumbled – all arms and (acidic) legs. This is going to improve, but I didn’t enjoy yet.
Details:13.8%, Screwcap, $38
Tasted: May 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2016-2026
Score: 16.8/20, 89/100+
Would I buy it? No.
Buy online: Voyager Estate website