Destiny Bay Magna Praemia (2019)

The powerful, highly refined 2019 vintage (5*) is a Waiheke Island, estate-grown blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (75 per cent), Merlot (14 per cent), Malbec (6 per cent), Cabernet Franc (3 per cent) and Petit Verdot (2 per cent). Matured for a year in French (55 per cent) and American (45 per cent) oak casks, it is deeply coloured, mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and savoury, with concentrated blackcurrant, plum, herb and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, and ripe, supple tannins. Already very approachable, it should flourish for a decade.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $550 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 23 – 33
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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