Widely regarded as NZ’s greatest red wine. Exceptionally long lived it shows concentrated dark berry characters, a firm, finely textured palate with a sustained finish. A powerful full-bodied wine that rewards cellaring, Coleraine will evolve over 10-15 years.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
"Hawkes Bay’s best blended red"
It takes a little nerve to declare a wine as the best of its type or even the best ever vintage of a certain label. But I’m on reasonably solid ground when I describe Te Mata Coleraine as Hawkes Bay’s best blended red. Coleraine has been impressing wine lovers since its first vintage in 1982.
Dense, powerful red with classic cabernet sauvignon characters including cassis, floral and sweet mint flavours. Lovely juicy fruit gives accessibility. Should age magnificently. I rate it best ever. Bob Campbell MW, Kia Ora Magazine (MAY/2011)
A dense, powerful red with classic cabernet sauvignon characters. Lovely juicy fruit... it will age magnificently. Coleraine doesn’t get much better than this. “This wine should put a gleam in the eye of collectors”Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine (JUN/JUL 2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Franc
Saturated magenta colour
Concentrated aromas of blackcurrants, spice and dark, old-fashioned roses define the nose.
The palate opens with the dense, sweet, dark berry fruits indicative of a great vintage. The focus quickly turns to rich, fine tannins that fill the mouth, leaving a lasting impression of a wine with significant ageing potential.
Coleraine is a natural partner to casseroles, roasted and grilled meats, cheese, pasta and delicatessen meats.
This wine will continue to develop in the bottle for up to 15 years from harvest.