Te Mata ‘Coleraine’ Hawke’s Bay 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Aug-2017
Dark, deep ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is very full and concentrated with softly packed, vibrant and ripe blackcurrant and cassis aromas, along with dark raspberry notes, all harmoniously interwoven. The black and red fruits are very deep and exude a voluptuous richness. On palate, very rich and ripe, with vibrant mouthfeel and acid vitality lending a degree of elegance and finesse. The blackcurrant fruit shows with cassis, slight herb notes, currants and oak. This is supple, growing in plumminess and plumpness as it flows, but there is serious extraction underlining the fruit. Beautifully rich and with a rounded opulence. This will keep 15+ years. 54% CS, 36% Me, 10% CF. 14.0% alc. 19.5/20 Aug 2017 Release Price $140.00 Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour, with a slightly lighter edge. The nose is beautifully elegant with stylish proportions and expressed with finesse, showing ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with cassis liqueur, lifted by fragrant dark red florals, subtle notes of dark herbs, and enriched by pencilly oak. Medium-full bodied, the fruit sweetness and richness is the immediate feature on the palate with concentrated and intense, layered flavours of blackberries and blackcurrants, cassis and black plums, along with herbs, floral elements and minerals, unfolding pencilly oak. The fruit richness is balanced by considerable tannin extraction, the mouthfeel very fine-textured and powdery. This has an underlying vitality, freshness and power, carrying the plush fruit flavours to a very long, lingering, textural finish. This is a classically structured, ageworthy Cabernet blend with refined opulence. 10-15 years. A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the fruit predominantly from Havelock with a portion from the ‘Bullnose’ vineyard, hand-picked and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 70% new French oak barrels. 19.5/20 Mar 2017 RRP $141.95

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