Te Mata `Awatea` Cabernet Merlot 2014 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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A wine that exhibits the best qualities of great Hawke’s Bay cabernets/merlot - intense aromatic berry fruit characters, a rich mid palate and a supple tannin structure.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

The 2014 Cabernet Merlot Awatea was a finished blend, just needing to be fined and bottled in January 2016. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has a very spicy, toasty, pencil shavings and plums laced nose. Ripe, plump, rounded and with generous fruit in the mouth, it delivers a firm backbone of ripe tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing with great persistence. Rating 92 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (DEC/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varieties

The final blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.


A deep, midnight red - Awatea ’14 is a precious jewel.


Aromas of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry and red fruit.


This wine has a voluptuous, brambly palate. Layers of cocoa-cherry spice and flicks of cedar and rosemary reflect the texture, concentration and charm of an incredible 2014 Hawke’s Bay vintage. Stylish, expressive, coastal cabernet, Awatea ’14 is a wine to treasure.

Cellaring Potential

Awatea is a full flavoured wine that can be enjoyed over 8-10 years.

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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