Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Hawke’s Bay 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 04-Mar-2016
Impenetrable black-red colour, near saturated, and with youthful purple hues. This has a wonderfully layered, aromatic nose with an array of black and red berried fruits, dark herbs, minerals and dark florals, and subtle oak lift and toastiness. The nose has considerable depth and a concentrated core that unfolds in waves with intricate detail, and is expressed with freshness and piquancy. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion but is multi-dimensional as it reveals layers of blackcurrants, dark red plums, cassis liqueur, black ink, minerals, fresh herbs, leafy and tobacco elements. The fruit is supported by fine-grained, but firm tannin structure that grows in grip to fill the palate. The extraction is balanced by fresh, mouthwatering, acid cut that enhances the fruit sweetness and lends poise, tension and drive. The wine carries to a very long, concentrated and intense finish packed with succulent and vibrant fruit. This is a vibrant, succulent and fully structured Coleraine with aromatic freshness and vitality. It will evolve over the next decade and a half. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 70% new French oak. 19.5-/20 Mar 2016 RRP $110.00

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