Te Mata Estate

Coleraine Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.286 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Top Notes For
Simon Gilligan

Gary Walsh gave this 97, so 3 of us went thirds on a single bottle ($100) to take our drinking into new territory. Drank over 3 hours. Continually evolved with ridiculous complexity and length. No more than medium bodied with a spectrum of black, violet, red fruits. Herbal and spice tones, each of us picked up something different. Beautifully fresh fruited, tannin hardly there yet clearly there. I can’t quite do 97 as I’m a little skewed to something a bit bigger, so 96+ for me.

Gary Walsh gave this 97, so 3 of us went thirds on a single bottle ($100) to take our drinking into new territory. Drank over 3 hours. Continually evolved with ridiculous complexity and length. No more than medium bodied with a spectrum of black, violet, red fruits. Herbal and spice tones, each of us picked up something different. Beautifully fresh fruited, tannin hardly there yet clearly there. I can’t quite do 97 as I’m a little skewed to something a bit bigger, so 96+ for me.

Apr 2nd, 2018
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

9.5

I have to say I am amazed!

I have to say I am amazed!

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2014
Douglas Renall

One of NZ's legendary wines - Perfectly crafted #nzwine

One of NZ's legendary wines - Perfectly crafted #nzwine

Mar 3rd, 2017
Gordon Walker

Very nice Bordeaux blend, complex layered tannins, plush fruit, hints of liquorice, hints of floral/violey

Very nice Bordeaux blend, complex layered tannins, plush fruit, hints of liquorice, hints of floral/violey

Feb 26th, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Awesome experience trying this 2014 Coleraine with Nick Buck CEO of Te Mata Winery. They say 100 pointer! I feel in my book, yes it's amazing and giving New Zealand it's Due it might just be! Classic Bordeaux style with some New World Integration. In this day and age at a price of 69.98 it's very Impressive. CB 98-100!! #nzwine

Awesome experience trying this 2014 Coleraine with Nick Buck CEO of Te Mata Winery. They say 100 pointer! I feel in my book, yes it's amazing and giving New Zealand it's Due it might just be! Classic Bordeaux style with some New World Integration. In this day and age at a price of 69.98 it's very Impressive. CB 98-100!! #nzwine

Oct 26th, 2016
Douglas Renall

Some nights you have to open the best. NZ's finest red wine #nzwine

Some nights you have to open the best. NZ's finest red wine #nzwine

Jul 28th, 2016
Emmanuel Cazes

Souvenir, souvenir ... le plus beau pays du monde. Après c'est très très bien

Souvenir, souvenir ... le plus beau pays du monde. Après c'est très très bien

Apr 7th, 2016
TheElder Pinot

Delicious, one of the best. New world Bordeaux!

Delicious, one of the best. New world Bordeaux!

Aug 8th, 2015
Alex Turner

Lovely brightness if acidity, vibrant fruit, delicate tannins; old world meets new world

Lovely brightness if acidity, vibrant fruit, delicate tannins; old world meets new world

May 29th, 2015
Mike Kerr

1989 and drinking beautifully! Silky textures with dried fruit and savory herbs

1989 and drinking beautifully! Silky textures with dried fruit and savory herbs

Apr 15th, 2015