Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Hawke’s Bay 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Mar-2013
Very dark, deep, black-red colour. The bouquet is densely packed with aromas of blackcurrants and dark herbs with ripe plum and earthy notes, quite classical Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varietal characters showing. Medium-full bodied, ripe blackcurrant fruit and dark plum flavours are lifted by spicy oak notes. Some cedar emerges. This has richness and density of texture with full, but fine-grained tannins. The flavours have a restrained, providing a balanced and elegant expression, but the weight and extract build in intensity and drive. Excellent acidity is present, adding to the palate line and energy, and the finish is concentrated, sweet and sustained. This is a well-ripened Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine with classical black fruits, good oaking and fresh acidity, framed by significant structure. Its texture will see it age a decade easily. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in predominantly new French oak. 18.5+/20 Mar 2013 RRP $85.00

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