When Te Mata Estate – where the first wines flowed in 1895 – unveiled several of it’s 2017 whites and 2018 reds I was looking for the signs of challenging vintages. the good news is that the 2018s look delicious young and the Coleraine ’17 is as classy as ever.’

COLERAINE ’17 – FIVE STARS

Since the debut 1982 vintage, Coleraine has stood out for its fragrance, complexity and subtlety.This is a full-coloured, mouth-filling red with notably concentrated, well ripened blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, braced by firm tannins, and impressive harmony.

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