Full of rich, spicy fruits, this wine with softened tannins is supple and smooth. Whether it’s a juicy steak or a casserole, this would do beef proud.
At best, the red wines from Australia’s Margaret River are supremely elegant and this is one classic example. Full of rich and spicy fruits, from mulberries to plums to cherries and now it has a few years on the clock the tannins have softened so it’s deliciously supple and smooth. Whether it’s a juicy steak with chips or just a casserole, this would do any hot beef dish proud.
Wine: Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2009
Region: Margaret River, Australia
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
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