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Destiny Bay Wines Limited
Destiny Bay Wines Limited

Mystae 2015

New Zealand, Auckland
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Magna Praemia 2015
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Description

Deeply coloured with violet and blue tinges, the Mystae expresses a Cabernet dominant aromatic profile underpinned by black fruits and subtle baked bread notes. After a vigorous swirl there are hints of chocolate and a first taste broadly coats the palate showing excellent tannic structure. Further tasting reveals cranberries, pink peppercorns and a rich earthy quality that shows this particular Mystae owes its blending inspiration to the Haut-Médoc. Even though this wine is not overtly fruit forward, it has an inviting sweetness and provides a remarkably long finish.

Alcohol

14.5%

Analytical data

dry

Vineyard

Much like the 2013 season, 2015 produced an excellent flowering. Hot and dry conditions persisted throughout the summer, interrupted by a few helpful, but moderate, rain events. Fruit development was superb and conditions allowed us to produce some of the best Cabernet we have harvested to-date. As a result the wines show dense concentration and the increased Cabernet yields enabled us to blend more Magna Praemia than normal. The vintage as a whole expresses more blue fruit characters than typical of Waiheke, but the cracking-clay soils still present the elegance and balance we have come to see here at Destiny Bay year-over-year.

Maturation

10 months in 60% French Oak & 40% American Oak

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