Destiny Bay Destinae (2019)

Estate-grown on Waiheke Island, the deeply coloured 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (43 per cent), Merlot (39 per cent), Malbec (9 per cent), Cabernet Franc (6 per cent) and Petit Verdot (3 per cent). Matured for a year in French (55 per cent) and American (45 per cent) oak casks, it has a fragrant, fresh, slightly herbal bouquet. Mouthfilling, it is a vigorous, youthful red, with concentrated blackcurrant, herb and nutty oak flavours, good complexity and a well-structured, long finish. Refined, elegant and harmonious, it's well worth cellaring.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $170 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 23 – 31
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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