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2018 Te Mata Awatea Cabernet Merlot

Hawkes Bay, NZ

Arguably NZ's greatest producer of Bordeaux blends, this is the perfect way to get acquainted with Te Mata's refined style.

HIGH SCORE

$42.00

4.2
Rated 4.2 stars
5 Reviews

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About

About The Wine

If you want to sample the great Cabernet blends of Hawkes Bay's Te Mata Estate, the Awatea is the perfect place to start.

You get the supreme craftsmanship of a family owned winery with over a century of experience making wines in this region. Some of the best fruit in NZ. All that history. And it's under $50 a bottle.

It's a wine that improves with time in bottle, but is supple enough to be opened from day one.

Stellar value here from one of New Zealand's great estates.

About Te Mata Estate

Te Mata Estate has one of the richest winemaking histories in all of New Zealand.

With vineyards planted back as far as 1896, the rich history of this iconic Hawke's Bay producer is enviable in the relatively young NZ wine landscape.

Their wines come exclusively from carefully selected sites across Hawke's Bay. The aim to craft classic, structural wines that are comparable to the very best the world has to offer.

The Te Mata Estate Coleraine is considered by many as NZ's premier Bordeaux blend. A shining jewel in the crown of the Hawke's Bay region.

Te Mata Estate vineyards
Te Mata Estate vineyards
Hawke's Bay, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

The separate parcels of grapes were destemmed before a traditional warm, plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to new and seasoned French oak barrels for 16 months for ageing. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended, then returned to barrel for their second winter. The finished wine was then egg white fined and bottled.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Merlot (37%), Cabernet Franc (15%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

The barrel room at historic Te Mata
The barrel room at historic Te Mata
Hawke's Bay, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Real Review

"Very deep, bold, bright purple/red colour leads into a superbly fragrant cabernet nose of violets, cassis, cedar and tobacco, while the palate is intense and bright, focused and elegant, with abundant fine tannins but also ready drinkabilty and superb balance. An excellent Awatea, with the structure to age and develop for many years." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews
4.2
Rated 4.2 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
80%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5
5 reviews
  • JF
    Jun F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Best Cab Blend at this price point!

    Simply best value Cab Blend at this price. Stock up when you can!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • NS
    Nicolas S.
    Verified Buyer
    I do not recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 3 stars
    1 year ago
    Quite disapointed

    The wine was very floral and charming on the nose, however the body was very tense and did let much go. The wine could be too young, or might need several hours in the decanter

    TasteRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JC
    Jeff C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Sumptuous

    Fine tannins and Bordeaux complexity

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Derek W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 stars
    3 years ago
    2017 Vintage

    Nice drop

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • DW Profile picture for Derek W.
    Derek W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 stars
    3 years ago
    2016 Vintage

    Great drop.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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