Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s leading producer of modern claret, a reputation founded in 1982. It's no surprise that this is their number one selling wine at the cellar door. Vinted from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this is complex and appealing with ripe dark fruit flavours flooding the palate. Top Seller - Jump in!
Vinted from 49% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "This is instantly seductive on the nose showing blackcurrant, floral, subtle tobacco and toasted almond characters. The palate has excellent weight and fruit intensity, superbly complemented by spice nuances and finely flowing mouthfeel. Beautifully integrated chalky tannins provide classic structure and length, offering gorgeous drinking."
The winery writes "Dark crimson with a bright purple hue, Estate Merlot/Cabernet ’21 has a complex and evocative scent of plum and blackberry, with the lightest fragrance of cedar. Seamlessly integrated, the aromas deepen on the wine’s palate into succulent, concentrated dark fruit with ripe, soft tannins. Structural, savoury and long, with a salivating acid/tannin balance, Estate Merlot/Cabernet ’21 runs a long, perfect line between approachability and elegance."