2010 Te Mata "Coleraine" Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay
Shares some of the same excellence in mint, flowers and dark fruits on the nose and palate. Full body. More upfront fruit. Long and silky texture. Beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon character here. New Zealand's Sassicaia! Better in 2015.
96 Points from Bob Campbell (Master of Wine) "Dense, savoury red with a fantastic texture. Long and layered with fascinating berry, floral, savoury and herb characters. Vibrant wine with great potential. Accessible but will age. Highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in ten years. An iconic Bordeaux-style blend. Vibrant wine with great potential. Although accessible now, the wine promises to age at least as gracefully as the best of its predecessors in the past 30 years. An elegant, powerful red that thoroughly deserves its cult status." The Flagship wine of Te Mata Estate. A classic Bordeaux Style wine which many people (including myself) believe to be one of the best wines in the country. This wine has a prolific history and is certainly one of the most ageworthy wines easily capable of maturing for 20 or more years like a fine Paulliac. This wine is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the best parcels of Te Mata estate vineyards. World renowned critic James Suckling recently described Te Mata's Coleraine as "New Zealand's Sassicaia!"