Te Mata Estate, Coleraine, Hawkes Bay 2005

Score

96
  • Drink: 2017-2025
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Manufacturer:

Te Mata Estate Winery

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.

Alc 13.5%
Tasters: Andy Howard