Voyager Estate Girt By Sea Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

In a generous season, this is a cabernet blend that stands out for its classical restraint, medium-bodied assurance and effortless potential. Crunchy redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit meets notes of capsicum and a subtle suggestion of tomato, beautifully and impeccably ripe at just 13.8% alcohol. Firm, finely textured tannins and a long finish underlined by well integrated oak confirm a confident future. $20 at Aussie Wines, Nillumbik Cellars, Wine List Australia and ANZ Wines.