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2020 Te Mata Estate Coleraine Cabernet Merlot

Hawke's Bay, NZ

Considered by many as NZ's greatest wine. The pedigree, the quality, Coleraine can stand toe to toe with any of the great Bordeaux blends in the world.

HIGH SCORE

$120.00

About
Easily one of the best wines I’ve tasted in the last decade.

98+ Points - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is one of the most iconic and collectable wines in all of New Zealand.

A blend of Bordeaux varieties from old vines grown in Hawke's Bay, Coleraine represents everything that is elegant and graceful about classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon blends.

With more than 40 excellent vintages under its belt, it's a wine with a tremendous pedigree. A rich history and an unswerving pursuit of world-class quality is the backdrop to this stunning dry red. 

Bankable to the nth degree, this truly is remarkable value in the context of the world's great Cabernet blends.

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

Coleraine derives its name from the Coleraine vineyard, home of John and Wendy Buck of Te Mata Estate. John’s late grandfather was born in Coleraine in Northern Ireland and the name has been maintained through the family home to the wine. Originally a single vineyard wine, from 1989 Coleraine has been an assemblage of the finest wines produced from distinct plots within Te Mata Estate’s oldest vineyards on the Havelock Hills.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (36%), Cabernet Franc (7%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
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

98Points
The Wine Front

"Unbelievably good. Young, but the potential is overwhelmingly potent. Floral, nutty, intense small-berried fruit, cedar, anise and sweet herb. Tight, medium-bodied, so concentrated, but light too, ultra-mineral, fresh, all the gravel and tense cabernet feel, but with perfume unlocked: so flagrant and fragrant. The length is superb. I’m taken aback by the beauty and essence-like nature of this wine. My precious. Easily one of the best wines I’ve tasted in the last decade." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

98Points
The Real Review

"A blend of cabernet sauvignon 57% , merlot 36% and cabernet franc 7% . A deeply-tinted, almost inky wine with layers of sumptuous fruit and savoury characters, including cassis, red rose, dark chocolate, hedgerow, anise and nutty oak. A generously proportioned, youthful red that is already surprisingly accessible but promises to age gracefully." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

100Points
Wine Orbit

"This is solidly built yet fine and flawless with cassis, scented floral, olive, cake spice and stylish oak aromas on the nose. The powerfully concentrated palate offers dazzling clarity of fruit purity as well as astonishing complexity, brilliantly structured by perfectly pitched chalky tannins. Beautifully layered with formidable depth and seductive texture, making this rendition of Coleraine undeniably spellbinding. At its best: 2030 to 2050" - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

Delivery

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