About Te Mata Coleraine 2016
"Coleraine, I feel, is probably The Great Wine of New Zealand. Or at least it is for a fellow who prefers Cabernet to Pinot Noir.
A head-spinning array of violet, red and black fruits, gentle spiced biscuit oak, green olive, and lead pencil. It’s medium-bodied, succulent, yet firm, with toothsome tannin, a beautiful mouth-perfume, black tea and small just ripe berries, and a finish where freshness, vibrancy and tannin push the wine very long. A classic vintage. Stunning wine. Precision." - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front