Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Cabernet/Merlot Hawke’s Bay 1983

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Aug-2017
Dark, deep, ruby-red with garnet hues, a hint of bricking on edge, remarkably youthful in appearance. The nose is fresh, intense and penetrating with aromas of blackcurrant fruit entwined with herbal layers, unfolding notes of earth, black minerals, a suggestion of reduction, charcoal, toast and smoke. The bouquet has depth, density, and plenty of volume and presence. The aromatics grow in fruit clarity with aeration. On palate, very rich and sweet-fruited, and showing depth and concentration of blackberry and blackcurrants. The secondary and tertiary elements add detailing. This features ripeness, the heart growing in concentration in the glass. The tannins are very fine-grained, and the retention of acidity lends vitality and energy, enhancing the fruit sweetness. As the wine carries, the mouthfeel grows in harmony and integration, and the wine finishes with herb and smoke nuance. In wonderful condition, the wine should be consumed now. 75% CS, 20% Me, 5% CF. 13.0% alc. 18.5+/20 Aug 2017 Release Price $22.50

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