There are good wines and there are great wines. In New Zealand you don’t have to go far to find a really good wine but it’s the great wines that really make an impression. There are a few great New Zealand wines that truly make international acclaim – Te Mata’s Coleraine is one of these.
Te Mata first produced the Coleraine back in 1982, head and shoulders above any New Zealand reds even back then, it still holds the mantel as being one of New Zealand’s greatest wines.
Just recently we were fortunate enough to try the 2014 Coleraine (a cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet Franc blend) and, as per my article in the M2 February issue, we were there to compare. While they expected this vintage to be another great vintage, the big question was, will it be even better than the last?
The verdict from us – absolutely. The Coleraine 2013 was the greatest wine New Zealand has produced and in our opinion the Coleraine 2014 is even better!
Our tasting notes couldn’t have put it better…
“A perfume of violets and dark rose, this wine delivers sublime concentration, drive and complexity. Deep floral fruit, ripe berries, cassis, mocka and cedar spices instantly evoke the grandeur and charm of a classic cabernet.” Beautifully finished and the abundance of flavours and complexity make this wine one the most outstanding New Zealand wines I have tried.
$110 per bottle