5 November 2021



Te Mata Estate’s Coleraine 2018 has been selected in the TOP 100 Cellar Selections list for 2021 by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Selected amongst wines from the greatest wine regions of the world and one of only two New Zealand wines to achieve this.

The Wine Enthusiast is a world-renowned wine publication, and one of the most influential voices in wine and drinks journalism today. The expert wine panel, taste and review 20,000 wines a year, and make their selections. The 2018 Coleraine was Awarded 96 points by Christina Pickard, editor of The Wine Enthusiast who reviewed the wine.

“Each year, we release the Top 100 Cellar Selections list, a ranking of the best wines tasted throughout the year that exhibit pedigree, structure and staying power—the hallmarks of age worthy wines. All these bottles will stand the test of time ... This vintage is a strong one, showcasing the power and ageability of a world-class red with the precision of this traditional estate.”


Nick Buck, Te Mata’s CEO, is proud and delighted:

“This recognition by one of the world’s foremost wine publications is fantastic. It shows that Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand can produce serious, age worthy wines that compare to the best in the world. We are proud of this as it endorses all the focus and attention to detail we put into this wine and it’s very rewarding to see that acknowledged.”
“Coleraine is a wine that collectors have cellared for many years since we first produced it in 1982. The 2018 was an excellent vintage and we are very excited to release the 2020 in March next year.”

Sam Kim


‘Undeniably well-crafted and impeccably styled, the wine exhibits cassis, dark cherry, cedar, violet and subtle tobacco characters on the nose with a light seasoning of warm spice.’

98 Points ★★★★★

Bob Campbell

Real Review

‘Terrific depth and an exquisite balance between fruit sweetness and acid/tannin structure. It will be a long-distance runner. ‘

98 Points ★★★★★

Gary Walsh

The Wine Front

‘Coleraine is, perhaps, my favourite red wine produced south of the equator. Exquisite perfume over purple silk sheets of dense tannin. Roll in them. Luxuriate in the quality on offer here, now, and for decades to come. Magnificent.’

98 Points


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