An exciting score for our first commercial release of our Magna Praemia (latin for “Great Rewards”).

The predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon (74% of the
blend) 2005 Magna Praemia is a deep garnet color
and puts forward an earthy nose with an aromatic
core of dried berries and meat plus some kirsch,
sandalwood and cedar. With medium to full body and
great concentration on the palate, it is showing nice
bottle evolution with the quite lively acid and a
medium level of grainy tannins holding it through a
long finish. This is the first vintage of this wine.

Read the complete list of Destiny Bay tasting notes from this edition of the The Wine Advocate .