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2016 Te Mata Estate Coleraine

The myth, the legend - another sensational and plush Coleraine from the fourth outstanding vintage on the trot!

2016 Te Mata Estate Coleraine

The myth, the legend - another sensational and plush Coleraine from the fourth outstanding vintage on the trot!

$114.99

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Michael Cooper mc5 Michael Cooper mcsc FWD Co. Panel f97 Wine Orbit wo97 Sam Kim sk5 Raymond Chan rc5
44% Off

2016 Te Mata Estate Coleraine

The myth, the legend - another sensational and plush Coleraine from the fourth outstanding vintage on the trot!

Michael Cooper mc5 Michael Cooper mcsc FWD Co. Panel f97 Wine Orbit wo97 Sam Kim sk5 Raymond Chan rc5

Description

An unusual vintage in Hawkes Bay, while total heat summation was approximately average, they had the hottest January and February since 1998. CEO Nicholas Buck feels this gives the wine more of a Super Tuscan feel, the 2016 being more approachable and charming than we're used to in this wine so crucially built for the long haul. Lots of intense red fruits are the feature, but of course all the Coleraine hallmarks of black olive, bay leaf, cedar, cassis and tobacco are there too, the tannin structure very fine and sophisticated.

Smells

A very expressive bouquet of cassis, plum, tobacco, bay leaf, violets and graphite.

Tastes

Viscous, powerful and concentrated with a wave of red and black cherry and berry fruits flooding the palate, the finely grained tannins mingling with hints of pencil shaving, olive tapenade and creme de cassis. Slightly atypical, style-wise, perhaps for the usually very Old World Coleraine, there is no doubting the exceptional quality on display. As usual, time will tell, but there is more pleasure to be had on release than in the past 3 years.

BrandTe Mata Estate

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalCabernet Merlot Cabernet Franc

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand

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