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Coleraine '82

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Tasting Notes 1982

1982 Coleraine Cabernet/Merlot contains 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot. Hand harvested between 7 April and 12 April, 1982 Coleraine has a saturated magenta colour and an aroma of spicy cedar and syrupy blackcurrants. The palate repeats the intense blackcurrant fruit notes and has a ripe and even but firm tannin structure.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.52
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.7g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry


Coleraine derives its name from the Coleraine vineyard, home of John and Wendy Buck of Te Mata Estate. John’s late grandfather came from Coleraine in Northern Ireland and the name has been maintained through the family properties to the wine. Originally a single vineyard wine, from 1989 Coleraine has been an assemblage of the finest wines produced from distinct plots within Te Mata Estate’s oldest vineyards on the Havelock Hills.

'New Zealand's Greatest Red Wine.'
Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 2 August 2017 All Reviews