Destiny Bay Destinae 12
$185.00 inc. GST
The 2010 vintage received 5 stars from Michael Cooper and 97/100 from Bob Campbell MW
Indicative Blend: 51% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Tasting Note: Deep scarlet colour with a violet tinged robe, the 2012 Destinae is true “right bank” in composition owing to the remarkable Merlot in this vintage. The nose is fragrant with floral and peppery notes from the Cabernets in the blend. The wine shows firm structure and leaves a rich coating of fine tannins across the palate that carry through the finish. Perfect oak integration supports the cherry and blackberry characters on the palate and has a savoury quality with lingering touches of vanilla and coffee. Still youthful, we expect this Destinae to be long lived with great evolution through its cellaring life. Vintage Detail: Dry and cool spring w/typical summer weather followed by warm dry harvest. Matured 10-15 months 50% French Oak & 50% American Oak.
Destiny Bay chosen to represent NZ for Cabernet Blends – Specialist Wine Makers of New Zealand
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand