Te Mata Estate, Coleraine 2005
Containing the highest ever proportion of Cabernet Franc (19%), the character of the 2005 was created with a cold-snap at fruit set which ‘locked in’ the fruit flavours. Showing an intense deep purple core, there is a beautiful leafy character with youthful dark currant notes and subtle, integrated oak. Elegance, concentration and power are all evident in this sleek thoroughbred. One of the two standout Coleraine’s and a very complete wine now.
Tasters: Andy Howard