Destiny Bay

Mystae Waiheke Island Red Bordeaux Blend

9.412 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Waiheke Island, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very good but needs hours of decanting.

Very good but needs hours of decanting.

Mar 21st, 2019
James Forsyth

WOTN at a recent wine dinner with friends. Cab/Bordeaux blends from around the world... and this New Zealander was by far the furthest afield amid a number of Napa Cabs. It was one hell of a ringer.

The wine is concentrated and intense yet incredibly smooth. The Franc element really comes through adding intrigue and sophistication. Blackberries, leather and cloves with a touch of vanilla from the oak all combine. Generous and long on the finish.

The group could hardly believe that this was a Kiwi wine. Interestingly it's made by an American in New Zealand,
@Sean Spratt at their gorgeous hobbit-shire like estate.

WOTN at a recent wine dinner with friends. Cab/Bordeaux blends from around the world... and this New Zealander was by far the furthest afield amid a number of Napa Cabs. It was one hell of a ringer.

The wine is concentrated and intense yet incredibly smooth. The Franc element really comes through adding intrigue and sophistication. Blackberries, leather and cloves with a touch of vanilla from the oak all combine. Generous and long on the finish.

The group could hardly believe that this was a Kiwi wine. Interestingly it's made by an American in New Zealand,
@Sean Spratt at their gorgeous hobbit-shire like estate.

2 people found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2018
Cory

Love it. Let breathe for 45 min before drinking for perfection

Love it. Let breathe for 45 min before drinking for perfection

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2017
Cyrus Kay

A rare beast indeed, this Bordeaux style blend - from New Zealand! 55% Cab Sauv, 26% Merlot, 11% Cab Franc, 6%Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot - it's quite a crowded field.

Nonetheless, this is a great wine and '07 is just about ready for drinking.

Cedar wood and forest fruits on the nose; with a strong red fruit palette followed by wood and herbs and a long, consistent finish.

An absolute treat for Sunday roast, or a rainy Sunday afternoon!

A rare beast indeed, this Bordeaux style blend - from New Zealand! 55% Cab Sauv, 26% Merlot, 11% Cab Franc, 6%Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot - it's quite a crowded field.

Nonetheless, this is a great wine and '07 is just about ready for drinking.

Cedar wood and forest fruits on the nose; with a strong red fruit palette followed by wood and herbs and a long, consistent finish.

An absolute treat for Sunday roast, or a rainy Sunday afternoon!

Jan 2nd, 2016
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

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Jun 27th, 2016
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