Te Mata `Coleraine` Cabernet Merlot 2010 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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$71.90 per Bottle
$862.80 per case
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Coleraine derives its name from the Coleraine vineyard, home of John & Wendy Buck of Te Mata Estate. John’s late grandfather came from Coleraine in Northern Ireland and the name has been maintained through the family properties to the wine.

The first Coleraine was made from the 1982 vintage and created an instant sensation within New Zealand for unsurpassed quality. Originally a single vineyard wine, from 1989 Coleraine has been an assemblage of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc wines produced from thirty plots within Te Mata Estate’s nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. Coleraine’s reputation for quality has extended, from the original 1982 release, over a line of vintages unbroken except for the cool 1992 and 1993 years. When Coleraine is well stored it develops and intensifies in bottle for 15-20 years from harvest.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

An iconic Bordeaux-style blend. A dense savoury red with a fantastic long and layered texture plus berry, floral and herb characters. Vibrant wine with great potential. Although accessible now, the wine promises to age at east as gracefully as the best of its predecessors in the past 30 years. An elegant, powerful red that thoroughly deserves its cult status Best Buys - Bob Campbell MW Gourmet Traveller Wine (JUN/JUL 2012)

Winery Tasting Notes


Coleraine ’10 has a youthful dark crimson colour.


The wine displays Coleraine’s gorgeous floral aromas, together with macerated blackberries woven with graphite and thyme.


The palate is pure and very precise, building in intensity, with a long fine tannin structure providing great length.


A blend of 58% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, and 6% cabernet franc, it will continue to develop in bottle and provide great enjoyment up to 15 years from harvest.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890s. It is a New Zealand family-owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand.

Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels such as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/merlots, Bullnose syrah, Elston chardonnay, Cape Crest sauvignon blanc and, launched in 2009, Zara viognier. Te Mata Estate has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe wines.

Te Mata Estate makes wines from hand-harvested grapes from its own vineyards. These vineyards are all located in Hawkes Bay (within 40 minutes drive of the winery) and under the direct control of Te Mata Estate’s viticultural team.

Total land area: 600 acres (240 hectares). Total planted vineyard area: 300 acres (120 hectares).

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