2016 Te Mata Coleraine

2016 Te Mata Coleraine

5 Stars Michael Cooper
2016 Te Mata Coleraine
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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The last of a run of great vintages for New Zealand's top cellaring Cabernet blend. A warm and dry year brought deep colour and flavour to Te Mata's Bordeaux grapes. This sheer quality appears under the prestigious Coleraine label with a typically refined, red-fruited and precise kind of elegance. Utterly classical in style, this is another of those superb expressions, delicious now but destined for a long future in cellar. A run of four superb years was more than we could hope for, so this is your last chance for a little while to collect this label at its best.

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$122.00 in mixed 6+ or $136.00 per bottle



51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Its Origins

Originally a farm with homestead established in 1854 by John Chambers, it was his son Bernard who, on return from travels in France, planted vineyards on its north facing hills - which are still in use. In 1919 the Chambers sold and the Te Mata Vineyards company was established, to continue until 1975 when two associates, John Buck and Michael Morris, ended their 8 year search for a winery location by purchasing on the historic Te Mata estate. By remaining firmly rooted in a kind of modern traditional approach - quality focussed wines made with long-term expertise and from estate-only vineyards - Te Mata Estate have risen and risen as New Zealand’s benchmark for cellaring quality. Depending on variety, both their middle and top end wines are consistently capable not only of balance and appeal on release, but of aging for multiple decades.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Still a baby, this classy cabernet/merlot demands cellaring, as you would expect. The bouquet is fragrant and complex, the palate is vigorous ( revealing 'bright fruit' characters, says Peter Cowley ) with substantial body (13.5%), strong blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, firm, ripe tannins and a seamless, lasting finish. Best drinking 2023-plus. $140."

97/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)

"A blend of cabernet sauvignon (54%), merlot (36%) and cabernet franc (10%) from estate-owned vineyards. Rich, concentrated and velvety red with blackcurrant, cassis, cedar, black olive, anise, liquorice and nutty oak flavours. An impressively layered wine with a lengthy finish. It can be appreciated now but has obvious potential. 14/11/2017."

18.5+/20 Raymond Chan

Full, dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is softly full and elegantly presented with well-packed and dense aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit along with dark herb and mineral notes. Some ethereal black florals, and complexing savoury black olive and nutty oak notes unfold with aeration lending detail. Medium-full bodied, the flavours are bold, up-front and show intensity, with a tightly bound heart, showing ripe dark-red and blackberry fruit, along with blackcurrant notes, dark-red plums and a layering of dark herbs. The fruit is elegantly rich and sweet, and is enlivened by a fine acid edge. The fruit is supported by considerable fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction lending serious structure. The wine carries to an elegant, refreshing, lingering finish. This is a more elegant ‘Coleraine’ with black fruits and plenty of structure and finesse. 10 years easily. Hand-picked fruit, a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 70% new French oak barrels. 18.5+/20 Mar 2018 RRP $129.00

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2030+

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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