Te Mata Estate 'Coleraine', Hawke's Bay, New Zealand 2018
98 Points Bob Campbell
Bright, youthful blended red of Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Merlot (33%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). This is classic Coleraine with cassis, cedar, floral, blueberry, a suggestion of wood-smoke, anise and spicy oak flavours. Terrific depth and an exquisite balance between fruit sweetness and acid/tannin structure. It will be a long-distance runner.