Te Mata Coleraine 2019
From the stunning 2019 vintage, this Coleraine displays awesome power, structure and concentration while retaining elegance. As usual, it is tight, but showing the vibrant promise of that awaits the careful collector. This year’s blend is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc and has spent 17 months in new French oak.
Smells: Powerfully aromatic – classical Cabernet characters of crème de cassis, bay leaf, plum, tobacco and graphite.
Tastes: Dense and focused, still youthful but pristine fruit floods the palate, closely followed by a burly entourage of structural tannins, the fruit still very primary but undeniably luxurious and filled with undeniable potential. Possibly more forward than a classic Coleraine vintage, but with all the bones, flesh and sinew to reward patient cellaring over 10 to 25 years. The wine will improve with a few hours in the decanter before enjoying, especially if opened before 2025.
The most avidly collected of New Zealand Wines - Decanter
New Zealand’s first growth. Today, Coleraine has evolved its own style - Decanter
Top 100 wines of 2015 - James Suckling, USA
New Zealand’s Greatest Red Wine - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, NZ
New Zealand’s Grange - The Wine Front, AUS
Top Three Wines of New Zealand - Robert Parker, USA
Vineyard: Te Mata
Nationwide freight - $4.99