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2015 Te Mata Estate Coleraine

A 3rd consecutive world class Coleraine. Bordeaux elegance meets unrestrained Hawke's Bay flavour. One for the ages!

2015 Te Mata Estate Coleraine

A 3rd consecutive world class Coleraine. Bordeaux elegance meets unrestrained Hawke's Bay flavour. One for the ages!

$125.00

per bottle

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sam kim 98/100 Michael Cooper 5 Stars Raymond Chan 19.5/20 Geoff Kelly 19.5 FWDC 97/100
44% Off

2015 Te Mata Estate Coleraine

A 3rd consecutive world class Coleraine. Bordeaux elegance meets unrestrained Hawke's Bay flavour. One for the ages!

sam kim 98/100 Michael Cooper 5 Stars Raymond Chan 19.5/20 Geoff Kelly 19.5 FWDC 97/100

Description

The third classic vintage in a row at Te Mata Estate has ushered in a new Golden Era for Coleraine. Known as the First Growth of New Zealand, 2015 Coleraine presents as a particularly structured and backward wine in its youth, but the massive concentration and complexity from the low-yielding vintage lurks just under its glimmering, polished surface. Not as accessible as the precocious 2014 in its youth, this is a return to the classic Coleraines like 2009, but on a grander scale. Expect this wine to be very long-lived.

Smells

Predictably tight in its youth, some vigorous swirling calls forth the genie - classical notes of crème de cassis, bay leaf, plum, tobacco and graphite.

Tastes

Densely compacted, the energy on the wine is apparent before the flavours. Pure Cabernet fruit floods the palate, closely followed by a burly entourage of structural tannins, the fruit still very primary but undeniably luxurious and filled with latent potential. This is a classic Coleraine vintage with all the bones, flesh and sinew to reward patient cellaring over 10 to 25 years. If opening before 2020, give it a few hours in the decanter before enjoying.

BrandTe Mata Estate

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalCabernet Merlot Cabernet Franc

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2015

CountryNew Zealand

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