93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s leading producer of modern claret, a reputation founded since 1982. This is their number one selling wine at the cellar door and no surprise to see why. Top Seller - Jump in!
The winery writes "Bright, intense magenta, with ripe wild blackberry, red plum, cherry cedar and rosemary all jumping from the glass, Estate Vineyards Cabernets/Merlot ’18 is fresh, rich and fruit-driven. The palate shows notes of ripe cherry, date and blackcurrant with an even and sustained weight throughout.
Sam Kim writes "Gorgeous nose; it's fabulously expressed on the nose showing dark plum, black cherry and toasted almond characters with a dried herb nuance. The palate displays lovely weight and fruit purity together with discreet oak infusion, beautifully supported by fine texture and polished tannins."