This article was created in partnership with Te Mata Estate
Midnight-dark ruby shimmers with a magenta edge. Coleraine ’19 is heralded by fragrant black roses, cherry, bramble, raspberry syrup and woodsmoke. A kiss of wild strawberry and dark chocolate transforms into a seductive palate laden with dark, ripe, forest berries. Majestic, velvet tannin entwines with the brightness and purity of classic Coleraine in a tale as old as time, creating captivating length and balance. Released in Te Mata’s 125th year, this is Coleraine made in the great tradition, from a fairy-tale harvest. Untamed and monumental, sumptuous, and seductive, overwhelming in its grandeur. The 35th release of Coleraine will charm and delight from generation to generation.
With all that to recommend it, it's little wonder that the wine has just recently gained the maximum score of 100 points from Sam Kim, and if that wasn't high enough praise, Gary Walsh (of Winefront) has called Coleraine perhaps his favourite red wine produced south of the equator. Linda Murphy (of jancisrobinson.com) called it "a national treasure" and Andrew Graham (of the Australian Wine Review) said it is "every bit New Zealand's 'first growth', with a reputation for unwavering consistency. Just glory."
It's available in standard 750ml bottles, as well as 1500ml magnums plus a limited number of 3, 6, 9, and 12 litre large format bottles...because trust us, you won't be able to get enough of this one.
We'll be serving it alongside a plate of our Pancetta-Wrapped Fillet of Beef and Roasted Carrots with Smoky Date, Honey and Mustard Butter, a dish worthy of such a grand wine!
Available at all good liquor stores and www.temata.co.nz.