Destiny Bay Wines occupy a northerly facing amphitheatre on the south side of Waiheke Island. A combination of gently contoured slopes, cracking clay soils and meticulous winemaking creates an ideal environment for the crafting of delicately balanced and distinctive Bordeaux-style Cabernet blends.
Destiny Bay produces the brands Magna Praemia, Mystae and Destinae. All three are Bordeaux blends (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot).
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Magna Praemia. Dominated by deep press fractions of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is reminiscent of a "Left Bank" Bordeaux-style wine. Optimum balance and character are achieved through the addition of free-run and press fractions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Fine, dense tannins give this wine great structure and long-term ageing potential. The name Magna Praemia is latin for "great rewards".
This wine is New Zealand's most expensive and highest rated by an international wine critic; Anthony Dias Blue, Editor-in-Chief of The Tasting Panel gave the 2007 Magna Praemia a 98/100.