TE MATA COLERAINE 2018

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Huon Hooke
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Gary Walsh
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Mark Faber
SKU
TMCL201810 UCNZ
NZ$114.95 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
NZ$114.95 Per item
New Zealand's No1 collected wine with global recognition. First produced in 1982, this classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc displays the concentration, complexity & elegance found in the world's finest wines. "Te Mata Estate is the standard by which every other wine producer could be judged.”- Raymond Chan
New Zealand's No1 collected wine with global recognition. First produced in 1982, this classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc displays the concentration, complexity & elegance found in the world's finest wines. "Te Mata Estate is the standard by which every other wine producer could be judged.”- Raymond Chan

Scores & Reviews

98 / 100

Huon Hooke

Very deep, concentrated, bright purple/red colour. The bouquet is exquisite with a multitude of black fruits, blueberry, cassis, violet and cedar aromas, and much more besides. The detail is outstanding, as is the intensity of the palate. It’s very concentrated and powerful, firmly-structured and has tremendous persistence. The tannins are firm and abundant and will help guarantee a long life, but they are ripe and accessible and the wine is already approachable. (52% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot, 15% cabernet franc)

97 / 100

Gary Walsh

Coleraine is, perhaps, my favourite red wine produced south of the equator. This is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc produced from a warm year in Hawke’s Bay. Exquisite perfume over purple silk sheets of dense tannin. Roll in them. Luxuriate in the quality on offer here, now, and for decades to come.

94 / 100

Mark Faber

Close your eyes and you’re in Bordeaux. Cedar, cinnamon spice, ripe cassis and blackberry on the nose leads to a black olive and oyster shell palate, shot through with blueberry fruit and layered over with gorgeous cedar wood oak. Full bodied but not heavy, the bright acidity keeps everything in check. Still an absolute baby this one has a long life ahead; drink 2023-2040