One of New Zealand's most prestigious wines, this Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend is very much "Right Bank" Bordeaux in style. The nose is fragrant with peppery notes. On the palate, the wine has fine rich tannins with perfectly balanced oak working in conjunction with flavours of cherry and blackberry and lingering touches of coffee and vanilla. Approachable at a young age, but has the potential to age for a decade or more.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Destiny Bay is one of New Zealand's top producers. The vineyard is based on Waiheke Island, a place as close to heaven as you'll find. The vineyard is in a corner in the south of the island, gently contoured like an ancient amphitheatre, sheltering wines of impeccable lineage, where the alchemy of winemaking combines old world traditions, new world techniques and a timeless passion for excellence. Owner and winemaker Sean Spratt has really found a great location with its unique soils and favourable micro-climate. As such, grape growing is like nowhere else, and the resulting wines are truly fabulous!
Destiny Bay Wines
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Try with roast beef or lamb