Te Mata Estate Coleraine 2016


"A classic vintage. Stunning wine. Precision.'' 97 Points, Gary Walsh,
"This superstar label delivers precision, purity and poise". 97 Points Sam Kim


Coleraine, I feel, is probably The Great Wine of New Zealand. Or at least it is for a fellow who prefers Cabernet to Pinot Noir.  'A head-spinning array of violet, red and black fruits, gentle spiced biscuit oak, green olive, and lead pencil. It’s medium-bodied, succulent, yet firm, with toothsome tannin, a beautiful mouth-perfume, black tea and small just ripe berries, and a finish where freshness, vibrancy and tannin push the wine very long. A classic vintage. Stunning wine. Precision.'' 97 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

"This superstar label delivers precision, purity and poise with this latest offering. Exhibiting scintillating clarity together with seductive complexity, the bouquet shows red/dark fruit, game, cigar, cedar and violet notes on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused with stunning fruit weight and intensity, superbly structured by loads of fine, chalky tannins. The wine offers great presence on the palate, and delivers perfect line, length and balance. At its best: 2022 to 2032" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2018

"Still a baby, this classy cabernet/merlot demands cellaring, as you would expect. the bouquet us frarant and comles; the palate is vigorous (revelaing "bright fruit" characters, says wine maker Petere Cowley) with substaintial body (13.5% alc vol.), strong blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavour, firm, ripe tannins and a seamless, lasting finish. Best drinking 2023-plus" Michael Cooper, 2018

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