Te Mata Estate

Awatea Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

8.95 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Scott Taddeo

violet, pencil shaving, bay leaf, red cherry, blood plum, black currant, cedar.

Medium plus acid, seemless as all hell. Medium tannins, nestled so well in the wine. Length medium plus. Banging.

violet, pencil shaving, bay leaf, red cherry, blood plum, black currant, cedar.

Medium plus acid, seemless as all hell. Medium tannins, nestled so well in the wine. Length medium plus. Banging.

Nov 28th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, rich, ripe, candied fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, vegetal notes, black licorice, light black pepper and red fresh florals. On the palate, dry medium soft tannins. Ripe fruits of; blueberries, blackberries, black currants, black raspberries & raspberries. The core flavor of anise, wood shavings, leathery, mint, eucalyptus, green pepper, tobacco, dark roasted coffee and long beautifully rich finish with perfect acidity. Photos of their courtyard and barrel room. Big thank you to Tobias for his great hospitality, time, knowledge and great tasting.

On the nose, rich, ripe, candied fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, vegetal notes, black licorice, light black pepper and red fresh florals. On the palate, dry medium soft tannins. Ripe fruits of; blueberries, blackberries, black currants, black raspberries & raspberries. The core flavor of anise, wood shavings, leathery, mint, eucalyptus, green pepper, tobacco, dark roasted coffee and long beautifully rich finish with perfect acidity. Photos of their courtyard and barrel room. Big thank you to Tobias for his great hospitality, time, knowledge and great tasting.

Apr 22nd, 2017
Lam S
8.9

Fruity nose with hint of capcium and dark berries. Tannin is strong and coarse. Taste a bit harsh. Need some more time decant. Acidity is considerable to support a long finish. Not bad but a bit pricy for value.

Fruity nose with hint of capcium and dark berries. Tannin is strong and coarse. Taste a bit harsh. Need some more time decant. Acidity is considerable to support a long finish. Not bad but a bit pricy for value.

May 18th, 2018
Marc Bauer

Marc had this 2 years ago

Marc had this 2 years ago

Jan 1st, 2018
Petr Jonak

Petr had this 3 years ago

Petr had this 3 years ago

Feb 27th, 2017