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2017 Te Mata Coleraine Bordeaux Blend

New ZealandRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 120.00 AUD


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 - 2017

Winery - Best of New Zealand

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

The latest vintage of Te Mata's top red is a wine for the cellar. It offers cassis, black licorice, bay leaf, ground black pepper and graphite notes on the nose. The palate brings chalky tight-grained tannins that knot firmly around the tongue. But all is in place for this wine to develop into an elegant and classy drop. Just give it time. Drink 2021–3034 and likely beyond.

Wine descriptors

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

Fruit aromas & flavour

Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

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

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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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