Coleraine '84

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Tasting Notes 1984

1984 Coleraine Cabernet/Merlot contains 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Grapes were hand harvested between 6 and 28 April.

1984 Coleraine Cabernet/Merlot is fragrant, elegant and balanced with a keeping potential of 4-8 years.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.6
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.9g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Residual sugar: Dry

Origin

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.

“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 All Reviews