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Coleraine 2014 Review

'The Listener asked Michael Cooper to select the ‘Best Wines’ in New Zealand. Across five wine styles, Michael chose a total of eight wines, including two from Te Mata Estate. Te Mata Estate Coleraine and Te Mata Estate Elston.'

New Zealand Listener, August 2007 Featuring: Elston 2015, Coleraine 2014

'2013 was an outstanding vintage for New Zealand's answer to the Médoc and northern Rhône rolled into one: Hawke's Bay ... 2014 is thought of as potentially even better than the outstanding 2013.'

www.jancisrobinson.com/learn/vintages/new-zealand Featuring: Syrah 2014, Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Merlot/Cabernets 2014, Gamay Noir 2014, Elston 2014, Coleraine 2014, Chardonnay 2014, Bullnose 2014, Awatea 2014

'A wine that more than lives up to its stellar reputation.' 98 Points ★★★★★

Bob Campbell MW, ww.bobcampbell.co.nz, 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'Dark and powerful, with dense flavours of blackcurrants, plums, spices and dark chocolate, firm, ripe tannins and great complexity. It’s already very expressive and will flourish with cellaring.' ★★★★★

Michael Cooper, michaelcooper.co.nz, Februrary 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

“I conjectured whether this is New Zealand’s greatest wine? Well, let me put it this way, it is the frontrunner… a complex, intellectual entity that rewards long term cellaring year after year.”

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2008 Featuring: Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1982

'A bouquet loaded with blackberry, blackcurrant and raspberry fruit aromas. Elegantly structured, with refreshing acidity and ample soft, fine-grained tannins. There’s a real zing to this wine. It has liberal extract and beautifully balanced tannins, the long finish harmonious and satisfying. Superb wine.'

HuonHooke.com, AUS, May 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'Very elegant, medium-bodied, well-structured and fine.' 93 Points

Lisa Perrotti Brown, eRobertParker.com, January 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

 

'Boasts excellent intensity… terrific depth to its flavors of dark berries, flowers and spices.' 91+ Points

Stephen Tanzer, wine-searcher.com, May 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'Back to back perfection.' 100 Points ★★★★★

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014

TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD 2016: 'Coleraine '14 - Stylish modern cabernet that could compete with the best from any continent.'

jamessuckling.com, USA 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'This highly collectible red is snapped up every year it is released.'

Bob Campbell MW, Kia Ora Magazine, June 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2016

 

'The legendary cabernet sauvignon and merlot blend of NZ. New Zealand’s Sassicaia.'

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, USA 2012 Featuring: Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011

Coleraine '14 - 'Dark. ruby-tinged red. Perfumed scents of cassis, crushed raspberry, bay leaf, tobacco leaf and curry powder. Boasts excellent intensity and thrust but still youthfully dumb and clenched in the mid-palate. Bu this wine boasts terrific depth to its flavors of dark berries, flowers and spices. With a firm spine of ripe tannin's, this wine has the structure to support a long and graceful evolution in bottle.' 91+ points

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, February 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

Coleraine '14 - 'Finally, a 2014 Coleraine from Te Mata in New Zealand, still very young but sporting fresh, pure red fruit on the nose and primal, sappy redcurrant and strawberry on the palate that obviously needs two or three years.' 91 points

Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

Coleraine '14 - 'Svelte and streamlined, it's medium-bodied, with fabulous aromas of violets, dried herbs and cassis, with flavors to match and it has a long finish lined with deceptively silky tannins.'

Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, March 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'Another warm vintage for Hawke’s Bay with great fruit ripeness and concentration in this wine but also deliciously heady floral aromas. Complex and full with spicy, but fine, tannins.'

Amanda Barnes, ‘Discovering the Ageing Potential of Hawke’s Bay: Te Mata Coleraine Vertical’ Around the World in 80 Harvests, November, 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

Coleraine ’14- 'Classical. Edges of mint here and it’s much more medium weight and cooler. Perfect balance for mine and the acidity feels so perfect. High class.' 95 Points

Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review, September 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'Dried roses and violets, pencil cases and cedar, black raspberry, blackcurrant, liquorice tea and chai - just magnificent to smell. Medium bodied, saturates the mouth with flavour and ultra-fine toothsome tannin, acidity is weaved through the wine like magic - all minerally and perfumed - spread of graphite tannin runs through its superb lenth. What a wine. A triumph.' 97 points

Gary Walsh. The Wine Front. March 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'Deep mulberry and rose flower nose, herbaceous, rich and multi layered. Cassis and toasty background, despite the taught tannins there is a lovely richness to this wine and great prospect again, but on the day the 13 was showing better.'

Roger Jones. The Buyer. Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'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.'

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews ' Setting the Standard', June 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007

'The longest continually produced premium wine in this country ... the benchmark.'

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 2008 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

'Te Mata Estate Coleraine has won well-deserved iconic status for a string of elegant and complex wines that first appeared in 1982, blazing a trail for others to follow.'

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, June 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016

'The country’s most iconic wine label.'

Bob Campbell, Decanter UK, 2015 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016

'Coleraine ’14 - Pencil, deep, dark fruit, superb, great tannin, inner mouth-perfume, melting and long. Absolutely incredible.' 96-97 points

Te Mata Estate Coleraine Vertical Rockpool Sydney AUGUST 2018 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'New Zealand's Greatest Red Wine.'

Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 2 August 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016, Coleraine 1982

'A Wine Legend - the most avidly collected of New Zealand red wines.'

Stephen Brook, Decanter Magazine, August 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

'For those who have come to NZ wine through Marlborough sauvignon blanc and fruity Central Otago pinot noir, Coleraine is a revelation...'

Steven Spurrier, Decanter UK, 2007 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

'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.'

Andy Howard MW, Decanter, 2016 Featuring: Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014

'Coleraine ’14- Violets and blue fruits to sniff, leafy tobacco and cedar as well. There is really lovely fruit here. Full-bodied, dense and concentrated, with fleshy extract aplenty. A superb wine - one of the best Coleraine yet.' 97 Points

Huon Hooke THE REAL REVIEW, Coleraine Vertical Tasting, August 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2014

'After completing a vertical of Coleraine, I witness a couple of tasters undergo their Te Mata epiphany...'

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, USA, May 2008 Featuring: Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

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