'New Zealand’s First Growth. Many critics consider Coleraine up there with the best Bordeaux blends in the world. The original intention may have been to mirror the top Cru Classé but, today, Coleraine has evolved its own style.'
'If there was Kiwi wine aristocracy, Te Mata would be it. Nestled in the foothills of the Te Mata heritage zone, they make some of the best wines in the country. Independent, family-owned, exclusively Hawke's Bay, and committed to making premium wine on site.'
'New Zealand’s Grange equivalent, only Coleraine comes from one place, is much cheaper, and to my tastes, is significantly better and more interesting.' 96+ Points
'Stylish modern cabernet that could compete with the best from any continent.' TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD 2016
'The country’s most iconic wine label.'
'The legendary cabernet sauvignon and merlot blend of NZ. New Zealand’s Sassicaia.'
'After completing a vertical of Coleraine, I witness a couple of tasters undergo their Te Mata epiphany...'
'The most famous cabernet merlot wine in New Zealand. For those who have come to NZ wine through Marlborough sauvignon blanc and fruity Central Otago pinot noir, Coleraine is a revelation...'
'My benchmark. I’ve had every vintage of Coleraine the Buck family have made, from the inaugural 1982 to the current 2015. Te Mata Estate is the standard by which every other wine producer could be judged. The full range of styles has always been impeccable.'
Merlot/Cabernets '15 ★★★★ - 'Carries with vibrancy to a long, lingering blackcurranty finish. An elegant and balanced Merlot blend.' 18.0/20
Bullnose '15 ★★★★★ - '...It is without doubt the greatest Bullnose thus far produced...' 19/20 points
Coleraine '15 ★★★★★ - '...A wine of symmetry and harmony, refinement and sophistication...' 98 points