Destiny Bay Mystae (2019)

Already delicious, but very ageworthy, the 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown on Waiheke Island. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (59 per cent), Merlot (20 per cent), Malbec (11 per cent), Cabernet Franc (8 per cent) and Petit Verdot (2 per cent), it was matured for a year in French (55 per cent) and American (45 per cent) oak casks. Dark and fragrant, it is mouthfilling and supple, with excellent concentration of fresh, ripe blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, and impressive complexity and structure. Best drinking 2025+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $375 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2025

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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