Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Cabernet/Merlot Hawke’s Bay 1989

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Aug-2017
Even garnet-red colour, with some paleness, showing a little bricking. The nose is fine in proportion, still with a firm core, showing cooler-spectrum curranty fruit aromas along with herbs, a touch of eucalypt and cedar. The bouquet has depth and penetration. An elegant wine on palate, with accessibility, the fruit still sweet and lively, the cooler herbal notes lending freshness. The acidity adds to the energy, and the fruit is underlined by light, refined, tannin extraction and grip that allows the fruit to prevail. There is some secondary complexing earthy detail adding interest. This is still balanced and attractive, but deserves consuming soon. It will not fall over suddenly. 51% CS, 40% Me, 9% CF. 12.5% alc. 18.0-/20 Aug 2017 Release Price c.$30.00

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