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Cabernet Merlot Coleraine, Te Mata Estate 2018

RegionNew Zealand
Subregion New Zealand > Hawkes Bay
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Coleraine (the current release) is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. It's fresh and floral on the nose, with hints of green herbs and dark chocolate both complementing vibrant cassis fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's richly textured and actually a bit chunky in its youth, possessing a slight excess of flesh that will require age to ameliorate. Of course, that also makes it relatively approachable young, for folks who don't mind a bit of tannin. Long and concentrated on the finish, this looks to be another very successful vintage of Coleraine.

Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com, June 2021
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