A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR COLERAINE ENTHUSIASTS
FIVE STARS 98/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 19/20 | Raymond Chan
94 POINTS | Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Te Mata Estate's Coleraine releases are a thing of legend, representing New Zealand winemaking at its absolute pinnacle. Described as "New Zealand's greatest red wine", the name Coleraine is synonymous with power, finesse and length.
This ex-private cellar purchase presents Coleraine enthusiasts with a rare opportunity to add the excellent 2007 vintage to their collection. This wine has been cellared with extreme care and is just now entering its optimum drinking window. Buy with complete confidence.
Truly iconic - this is an essential investment for any connoisseur of fine New Zealand wines.
This wine comes from an ex-private cellar purchase. All the wines purchased have been stored correctly and we can vouch for their cellar provenance. We have no reason to think that this wine will not be in perfect condition when you open it but, please note that because we were not the original purchaser of this wine, our usual ‘no questions asked’ guarantee does not apply and we are unable to replace or refund your purchase should the wine be faulty in any way.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes (2011) "It is been two years since I tasted this momentous wine, and it hasn't changed much at all. Still youthful and restrained, yet potentially extraordinary. So much so, two years ago I declared it to be the finest New Zealand wine ever made, based on its pedigree, capacity to age gracefully and the overall balance and concentration. 2007 Coleraine was, and still is, a complete wine that you'd wish to have a few bottles in your cellar. I tasted 2007 Coleraine seven times, with varying degrees of aeration. And the wine needed the exposure to air to bring out the best. In this line up, the wine looks magnificent, displaying gently fragrant aromas of cassis, red/black berry, floral and dried herbs with a hint of cedar. The palate is superbly ripe and velvety with outstanding concentration and a seamless mouthfeel, leading to an expansive finish. Tannins are firm but not grippy, and the wine is powerful but not heavy. Still a long way to go. At its best: 2016 to 2028."