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2016 Te Mata Coleraine Bordeaux Blend

New ZealandRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 120.00 AUD

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Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognized wines exclusively from its Hawke’s Bay vineyards.Over the last forty years Te Mata Estate has established an internationally-recognised array of red and white wines including Coleraine, Awatea Cabernets/Merlot, Bullnose Syrah, Alma Pinot Noir, Elston Chardonnay, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc, and Zara Viognier.Te Mata Estate is committed to improving its performance in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability through the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) programme

Region - New Zealand

Type - Red

Year - 2016

Winery - Best of New Zealand

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Cabernet FrancRed and dark fruit, game, cigar, cedar and violet notes on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused with stunning fruit weight and intensity, superbly structured by loads of fine, chalky tannins. The wine offers great presence on the palate, and delivers perfect line, length and balance. At its best: 2022 to 2032

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Minimal Intervention, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Dark Berries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Spices, Tannins, Toastiness

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blends are made up of a combination of traditional grapes found in the region of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant varieties used in these blends, but you'll also find Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère and other supporting grapes. The firm, structured and tannic Left Bank Bordeaux reds are typically Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, whereas the more juicy, lush and approachable Right Bank Bordeaux reds have Merlot as their primary grape. These wines are some of the world's greatest expressions and have been made to last decades!

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