Te Mata Estate Coleraine 2018 Magnum (1.5 Litre)

"All changed when Coleraine hit the market"

Te Mata Estate Coleraine 2018 Magnum (1.5 Litre)

2018, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Coleraine '18 - the 34th release of the wine Decanter magazine recently labelled as "New Zealand's First Growth"
  • "All changed when Coleraine hit the market. No one had dreamed such a wine could be made from New Zealand grapes" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • Each magnum individually wrapped in Coleraine branded, vintage dated tissue and packaged in a Te Mata branded wooden box
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    The 34th release of New Zealand’s most famous red wine is here! It was 120 years ago that Te Mata planted Cabernet vines in the Havelock Hills in Hawke’s Bay, Coleraine was first produced in 1982 and today  is widely thought of as one of the best red wines produced in NZ.

    There’s a lot to get excited about with this 2018 vintage release after one of the best growing seasons in Hawke’s Bay for several years. In fact some at Te Mata reckon this has the makings of their best Coleraine since the outstanding ’14 and ’15 vintages.

    Using all estate grown fruit and bottled on the estate too, nothing is left to chance. Aged 17 months in French oak the final blend of Coleraine ’18 is 52% Cabernet, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. It is every bit the world class wine you come to expect – high concentration, high energy, complexity, power and elegance. Boy, this is some wine!

    Te Mata’s meticulous attention to detail year after year does not go unnoticed around the world that’s for sure. Decanter magazine declared Coleraine as “New Zealand’s First Growth”, a phrase in reference to the top wines of Bordeaux based on reputation and price. The massive praise doesn’t end there either…

    “All changed when Coleraine hit the market. No one had dreamed such a wine could be made from New Zealand grapes” – Bob Campbell MW
    “A national treasure” – Jancis Robinson MW
    “New Zealand’s greatest red wine” – Raymond Chan
    “Wine legend – the most avidly collected of New Zealand red wines” – Decanter magazine
    “A legendary Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend of New Zealand” – James Suckling
    “I would have no hesitation placing it within the class of Bordeaux second growths” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

    If you’re a Coleraine collector it’s another must have to lay your mits on. If Coleraine is yet to sit in your cellar – what better time to start than now. This is the wine that made history and broke records not so long ago with a thirty-two vintage collection fetching an eye watering $19,000 at auction – almost $600 per bottle! Cha-ching!

    Named after the town in Northern Ireland where Te Mata Estate owner John Buck’s grandfather was born and first produced in 1982. This famous Bordeaux style red is presented in individually wrapped in Coleraine branded, vintage dated tissue (presented in swanky Coleraine branded wooden six pack cases when bought in six bottle lots) and will comfortably sit in your cellar for 20 years plus.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 1.5 Litre Magnum / Cork
    Huon Hooke – 5 Stars
    Fine Wines of New Zealand
    Sam Kim – 5 Stars

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