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2015 Te Mata Estate Awatea

Many Hawkes Bay wineries would covet Awatea as their flagship red. Such charm, you could savour tonight.

2015 Te Mata Estate Awatea

Many Hawkes Bay wineries would covet Awatea as their flagship red. Such charm, you could savour tonight.

$34.99

per bottle

Elsewhere $46.95
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FWDC 93/100 Raymond Chan 19/20 Michael Cooper 5 Stars Sam Kim 94/100 Huon Hooke 93/100
44% Off

2015 Te Mata Estate Awatea

Many Hawkes Bay wineries would covet Awatea as their flagship red. Such charm, you could savour tonight.

FWDC 93/100 Raymond Chan 19/20 Michael Cooper 5 Stars Sam Kim 94/100 Huon Hooke 93/100

Description

Awatea is of such a quality that most wineries in the Hawke's Bay would be pleased to call it their top cuvee. Indeed, in the early going, it often outperforms Coleraine from a strictly pleasure-driven perspective, its upfront personality easier to appreciate in its youth. 2015 Awatea is much like this, aromatically much more open than its big brother, making it far more enjoyable now. Silky and medium-bodied on the palate, it's got wonderful fruit purity but plenty of stuffing to age for 5 to10 years should you prefer a little more savoury appeal to go with all that blackcurrant and plum.

Smells

Instantly appealing, the floral violet notes mingle with blackcurrant, plum, pencil shavings and iron ore.

Tastes

Supple and mouth-filling, the only difference between Awatea and Coleraine in their youth is Coleraine's more tightly wound and concentrated fruit core, while Awatea shows off a peacock's tail of luxurious black and red fruits. Amply structured and full of pure pleasure in its youth, it's a cracking wine for a Friday night with a great cut of sirloin and some good company. enjoy now or cellar 5 to 10 years with confidence.

BrandTe Mata Estate

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalCabernet Merlot Cabernet Franc

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2015

CountryNew Zealand

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