Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Hawke’s Bay 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Aug-2017
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is beautifully integrated and harmoniously expressed with intense aromas of dark-red and black berry fruit and plums, interwoven with layers of fresh and dried herbs, cedary and pencilly oak. Some earthy detail unfolds, and this is showing the beginnings of lovely secondary development and complexity. Very rich, powerful and well-concentrated on palate, this has densely packed flavour of vibrant blackcurrant and plum fruit melded with savoury, secondary dried herb and earthy notes. The mouthfeel is fresh, alive and bright with plenty of acidity, along with fine-grained tannin structure. The freshness, vitality and youthful firmness on the palate will see this keep well, and grow in complexity over the next 10+ years. 45% Me, 37% CS, 18% CF. 13.5% alc. 19.5-/20 Aug 2017 Release Price $75.00 Full ruby-red with garnet hues, this is elegant but intense with an iron core to the bouquet, showing lively secondary complexities of game, dried herbs, cooked meat and earth. On palate, a medium-weighted wine at 13.5% alc., with rich and fleshy savoury fruit flavours, still definably blackcurranty, the tannin grip taking control and suppressing the fruit a little. This has another 6-9+ years ahead of it. A blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc.  Mar 2011

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