Destiny Bay Magna Praemia 12
$385.00 inc. GST
The 2010 vintage received 94+/100 from Robert Parker, 5 stars from Michael Cooper, and 98/100 from Bob Campbell MW
Indicative Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Note: A deep and dark colour that is scarlet with violet tinges as the wine curls up the glass. The Cabernet Sauvignon in 2012 had a quality during vinification that was reminiscent of great Napa Valley Cabernets and expresses notes of cassis, licorice and black plums. The wine shows depth of tannin and structure across the entire palate with the promise to evolve into a layered and complex wine in the cellar. The wine finishes with great length that carries notes of chocolate, cloves and baking spices. An exciting wine to drink in its youth, it will most certainly give “Great Rewards” to those who cellar it for the long haul. 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.
Production: 199 cases
Destiny Bay chosen to represent NZ for Cabernet Blends – Specialist Wine Makers of New Zealand
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand