Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Cabernet/Merlot Hawke’s Bay 2002

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Aug-2017
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with garnet hues, a touch of bricking on the edge. This has a full, powerfully packed and dense bouquet with aromas of dark-red berry and plum fruit along with layers of funky, savoury game. The fruit and brettanomyces have melded together for complexing interest. The front palate has freshness an energy, the dark-red berry and plum fruit still sweet and lush, quite lively, and enhanced by the lacy acidity. The mid-palate shows the growing texture and grip with plenty of structure. The fruit gives way to the gamey, earthy notes and the mouthfeel shows the beginnings of dry firmness on the finish. This has mouthfilling, savoury, funky flavours, and the wine will become drier over the next 5+years, but will keep longer. 39% Me, 36% CF, 25% CS. 14.0% alc. 17.5+/20 Aug 2017 Release Price $65.00

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