Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Cabernet/Merlot Hawke’s Bay 1982

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Aug-2017
Even garnet-red colour, showing some depth, a little lighter edged with bricking. The bouquet is softly full with volume, and harmoniously integrated with an amalgam of blackcurrant and savoury red-berried fruits, along with herbal notes, a little secondary dried herb and undergrowth and tertiary earthy and cedary elements. The cooler herbal detail lends piquancy to the aromatics. On palate, this still has vigour, a degree of robustness, but also an openness. The black fruits tend savoury and herbal, but remain aromatic and lifted, with a fresh line of acidity providing tension. The tannins are fine in the granular expression, and with the acidity carry the wine to a lingering finish, the fruit tending to dryness. This doesn’t quite have the ripeness of the 1983. Still very alive, but descending from its plateau. Drink up. 94% CS, 6% Me. 13.5% alc. 18.5-/20 Aug 2017 Release Price $15.00

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