TE MATA ESTATE COLERAINE 2018
TE MATA ESTATE
This year's blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc and has spent 17 months in new French oak.
Powerfully aromatic - classical Cabernet characters of crème de cassis, bay leaf, plum, tobacco and graphite.
Dense and focused, still youthful but pristine fruit floods the palate, closely followed by a burly entourage of structural tannins, the fruit still very primary but undeniably luxurious and filled with undeniable potential. Possibly more forward than a classic Coleraine vintage, but with all the bones, flesh and sinew to reward patient cellaring over 10 to 25 years. The wine will improve with a few hours in the decanter before enjoying, especially if opened before 2023.