Te Mata Coleraine 2018

Te Mata Coleraine 2018

 

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Te Mata
Coleraine 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Hawkes Bay
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Widely regarded as NZ’s greatest red wine, Coleraine shows concentrated dark-berry characters, a firm, and finely textured palate with a sustained finish. A powerful full-bodied wine that rewards cellaring, Coleraine is exceptionally long-living.

Experts Score Vintage
BC Bob Campbell MW 98 2018
JS James Suckling 97 2018
WE Wine Enthusiast 96 2018
RP Robert Parker 94 2018
DCT Decanter 96 2016
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Coleraine is New Zealand’s most famous red wine.  First produced in 1982, this classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc displays the concentration, complexity and elegance found in the world’s finest wines.  

Always floral, always concentrated, always poised – Coleraine is galaxy-dark with flashes of magenta and brilliant purple. Alive with charm, texture and energy, this is a multi-generational wine of immense cellaring potential.

Today, the estate comprises 250ha, with 150ha under vine, and produces 40000 cases exclusively from these plantings. Two thirds of the production is Cabernets/Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah. Te Mata Estate Winery originated as part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land-holding established by English immigrant John Chambers in 1854. John's third son, Bernard had the original vision for wine production and planted grape vines on three parcels of hillside land above the homestead,… Read more

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 98 Points (2018)
Bright, youthful blended red of Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Merlot (33%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). This is classic Coleraine with cassis, cedar, floral, blueberry, a suggestion of wood-smoke, anise and spicy oak flavours. Terrific depth and an exquisite balance between fruit sweetness and acid/tannin structure. It will be a long-distance runner. (3/2020)

James Suckling (JS) : 97 Points (2018)
A very concentrated nose with impressively rich blackberry, raspberry and dark-plum aromas. Dark chocolate, violet and cedary oak here, too. Very youthful. The palate has a very rich, intense and plush feel with fresh acidity and depth, amid long, fine and compressed tannins. Good freshness and concentration. Drink or hold.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 96 Points (2018)
Te Mata’s top wine comes mostly from the Havelock Hills, the first legally protected vineyards in New Zealand. This vintage is a strong one, showcasing the power and ageability of a world class red with the precision and linearity of this traditional estate. Notes of black currant, plum, black olive, baking spice, dried green herbs and vanillin and chocolaty oak are present throughout. Chalky tannins are taut and powerful but wellintegrated, hinting at a long life ahead. Drink 2022– 2040.

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2018)
The 2018 Coleraine (the current release) is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. It's fresh and floral on the nose, with hints of green herbs and dark chocolate both complementing vibrant cassis fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's richly textured and actually a bit chunky in its youth, possessing a slight excess of flesh that will require age to ameliorate. Of course, that also makes it relatively approachable young, for folks who don't mind a bit of tannin. Long and concentrated on the finish, this looks to be another very successful vintage of Coleraine.

Decanter (DCT) : 96 Points (2016)
Probably New Zealand’s most ageworthy red. Set up by the Buck family in 1974, today Nick Buck maintains its tradition of precision Bordeaux-style winemaking. With time this will blossom into a great Pauillac equivalent. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Drinking Window 2019 - 2035 (AH) (1/2019)

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2014)
Dark, ruby-tinged red. Perfumed scents of cassis, crushed raspberry, bay leaf, tobacco leaf and curry powder. Boasts excellent intensity and thrust but still youthfully dumb and clenched in the mid-palate. But this wine boasts terrific depth to its flavors of dark berries, flowers and spices. With a firm spine of ripe tannins, this wine has the structure to support a long and graceful evolution in bottle. 91+ (ST) (5/2016)

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2016
Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2016
Te Mata
Bullnose Syrah 2016
BC
96
RP
91
WE
91
This wine has a fragrant nose featuring damson plums and blackberry liqueur, with touches of vanilla and spice. The palate is ripe, juicy and elegant with fresh and preserved raspberry and blackberry fruit flavours.
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Te Mata Estate Cabernet Merlot 2016
Te Mata Estate Cabernet Merlot 2016
Te Mata
Estate Cabernet Merlot 2016
RP
91
The individual parcels of each variety, from each plot, were de-stemmed before a traditional warm fermentation, followed by extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were pressed, returned…
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Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Te Mata
Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021
WE
91
RP
89
WS
89
With sauvignon blanc grapes of such quality, minimal winemaking means the finer aromatics and flavours are preserved. At the winery, the grapes were chilled, gently pressed, and the juice…
24,90 €
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Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir 2020
Te Mata
Estate Gamay Noir 2020
RP
90
JS
90
The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 45% of the grapes. The other 55% received a traditional, warm, red…
22,90 €
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Te Mata Coleraine 2018 Reviewed by Bob Campbell MW 24-03-2022 . Score: 5