Having tasted this important wine we can say there is no doubt that 2013 sets a dramatic new standard for Coleraine - a wine already considered the pinnacle of Hawkes Bay red wine production. It's an ethereal, complete experience - plusher and weightier than previous vintages. Very clearly a new benchmark for New Zealand Cabernet Merlot blends has been set.
The final blend was 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc.
The winery writes "From the depths of its saturated inky appearance, Coleraine ’13 is a commanding statement of the vintage. Its powerful attack of beautifully ripened blackberries and black plums integrates with an accompanying surge of immediate tannin which quickly becomes the focus as the wine flows across the palate. Coleraine ’13 is a wine to contemplate, from a large glass, over several hours. It is a 30 year wine of impeccable style and character."
Stock Level 9 bottles Volume (ml) 750ML Alcohol % 13.5 Seal Type Cork