FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper.
100 POINTS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
98/100 | Bob Campbell MW
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The release of Coleraine is always the most important event on the New Zealand wine calendar and the 2014 follows the extraordinary 2013 vintage as the most anticipated wine release in New Zealand winemaking history.
Having tasted the 2014 with winemaker Peter Cowley we can assure you that the 2014 has taken the challenge of coming after the 2013 'vintage of a lifetime' in its stride. Coleraine 2014 is a glorious example of Hawkes Bay winemaking. It’s a ripe and seamless wine that is more forward and generous than the 2013 and is certainly more approachable in its youth.
The bad news is that allocations of Coleraine 2014 are extraordinarily tight. Secure your share now.
Bob Campbell MW writes " 98/100. A tougher selection resulted in a slightly lower than normal production (3,500 cases). Rich, quite dense and predictably classy wine, with red and black berry fruits, spice, anise and spicy oak flavours. Beautifully structured red - high energy with lovely integration of fruit and oak. A wine that more than lives up to its stellar reputation and shows obvious potential".
Michael Cooper writes "FIVE STARS. Dark and powerful, with dense flavours of blackcurrants, plums, spices and dark chocolate, firm, ripe tannins and great complexity. It’s already very expressive and will flourish with cellaring. "
Sam Kim writes "This is back to back perfection."
The winery writes "From an outstanding growing season, coupled with Te Mata Estate’s 120-year winemaking legacy, Coleraine ’14 is testament to the quality of the 2014 vintage. With an immediate perfume of violets and dark roses, Colerain ’14 reveals sublime concentration, drive and complexity. Deep, floral fruit, rolling waves of ripe berries, cassis, mocha and cedar-spice instantly evoke the grandeur and charm of classic cabernet. Coleraine ’14 is luxurious, contemporary and monumental; unfurling with air time to reveal an impeccable level of detail and integration."
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