'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.'
'A Wine Legend - the most avidly collected of New Zealand red wines.'
BULLNOSE '14 - TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD 2016 'This is an absolute beauty!' 96 Points
'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
COLERAINE '14 - TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD 2016 'Stylish modern cabernet that could compete with the best from any continent.'
'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...'
'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.'
Coleraine - '...New Zealand's Greatest Red Wine...'
Awatea '15- "Ripeness and oak is played to perfection." 94 points
Coleraine '15 - "Top 50 wines of the world. Smooth resolve, all class... Balanced now but there's more to come. This will fill out nicely." 96 points
Elston '15 - 'Full and vivid. Exciting New World wine with an Old World sensibility.' 94 points
Estate Vineyards Syrah '15 - 'A resounding sense of fluidity and polish.' 92 points
Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir '17 - ' A bright strawberry-infused gamay with plenty of attractive fresh fruit fragrance, it has a lightness and crunchy, open weave appeal. All fun, no fuss.' 90 points
Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc '16 ★★★★1/2 - 'An appealingly ethereal texture, with good weight and richness.' 93/100
Coleraine '15 ★★★★★ - 'Rich, concentrated and velvety red...an impressively layered wine with a lengthy finish.' 97/100
Awatea Cabernets/Merlot '15 ★★★★★ - 'Very elegant red with a great texture and dense, concentrated floral, berry and subtle oak flavours... a serious red at a frivolous price.' 95/100
Bullnose Syrah '16 ★★★★★ - 'It has wonderful density and a seductively velvet texture... the wine will age very well indeed.' 96/100
Elston Chardonnay '16 ★★★★1/2 - 'A concentrated chardonnay in a tight and tangy style.' 94/100
Estate Vineyards Syrah '16 ★★★★ - 'Fruit-focused with slightly gripped tannins although they should mellow with a little bottle age.' 90/100
Zara Viognier '16 ★★★★★ - 'An impressive wine with fully ripe flavours (seldom achieved in this country) and freshness from tangy acidity.' 95/100
Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets '16 ★★★★ - 'An accessible well-made red that's worth drinking now and over the next few years.' 90/100
Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir '17- 'A ripe, robust number for summer parties or even the Christmas turkey.' 90 points