2018

Coleraine '85

Coleraine '18

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$115.00/ bottle

Tasting Notes 1985

1985 Coleraine Cabernet/Merlot contains 25% Merlot and 3.5% Cabernet Franc and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is dark and deeply coloured, the intense, ripe liquorice-flavoured fruit and spicy, cedary oak is contained in an elegant fine, balanced structure.

Technical Analysis

pH:3.4
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.5g/l
Alcohol: 13%
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.

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'This highly collectible red is snapped up every year it is released.'
Bob Campbell MW, Kia Ora Magazine, June 2018 All Reviews