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

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Overview

Coleraine is New Zealand's most famous red wine. First produced in 1982, this classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc displays the concentration, complexity and elegance found in the world's finest wines.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Dried roses and violets, pencil cases and cedar, black raspberry, blackcurrant, liquorice tea and chai – just magnificent to smell. Medium bodied, saturates the mouth with flavour and ultra-fine toothsome tannin, acidity is weaved through the wine like magic – all minerally and perfumed – spread of graphite tannin runs through its superb length. What a wine. A triumph. Rating 97 - Drink by 2034, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (FEB/2016).

The 2014 Coleraine Cabernet / Merlot was a finished blend, just needing to be fined and bottled in January 2016. Deep garnet purple, it has a forward nose of pronounced cassis, black pepper, earth, violets, pencil lead and bay leaves plus a waft of cedar. Very elegant, medium-bodied, well-structured and fine, it lacks the lovely freshness of the 2013 but offers plenty of expression at this early stage. Rating 93 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (DEC/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

With an immediate perfume of violets and dark roses, Coleraine ’14 reveals sublime concentration, drive and complexity.

Palate

Deep, floral fruit, rolling waves of ripe berries, cassis, mocha and cedar-spice instantly evoke the grandeur and charm of classic cabernet. Coleraine ’14 is luxurious, contemporary and monumental; unfurling with air and time to reveal an impeccable level of detail and integration. Evolution in a glass.

Vintage
2014
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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