TE MATA AWATEA CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT 2015

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TE MATA AWATEA CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1
46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc​
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Awatea is the little black dress of wine. Perfect for every occasion. Exquisitely tailored. A brilliant bright-purple edge swirls around lush aromas of blackberry, blueberry, bay leaf and an opulent, sumptuous core of ripe, dark fruit shimmering with dark plum, black cherry and fine liquorice entwined with lingering, milk chocolate tannins. Never a stitch out of place, with style and elegance in every fold. Awatea ’15 is fine wine couture.​"
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Dark berry, plum, cigar box and floral characters with subtle mixed spice notes. Beautifully supple and ripe, and offers gorgeous fruit intensity together with subtle oak undertones and spicy complexity, brilliantly supported by polished tannins. Approachable and friendly at the same time.​"
94/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Violet, bay leaf, black fruit, almost liquorice, mocha, baking spices and cedar. Medium bodied, black fruit laced with liquorice and tobacco, a fleshy mass of tannin and dark chocolate, cool clean acidity, and very long finish, all black tea and perfume in the aftertaste. Chewy satisfaction and a little flamboyance in every mouthful. Love this."
5 Stars & 19.0+/20 Raymond Chan, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Dark, deep, black-hearted red, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit aromas with nuances of tobacco and lifted oak. The aromatic are deep and intense, with breadth and proportion. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses deeply concentrated, ripe flavours of blackberries, blackcurrants and dark-red plums. Complexing herb, tobacco and aromatic oak detail add complexing interest. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained, but considerable tannin extraction providing body, depth and a core of presence. The acidity is softly ripe and fine, and balanced with the textures. This has a completeness and the balance lends approachability. The wine has a very long, lingering sweet finish, unveiling cassis elements. This is beautifully ripe and balanced for keeping 8-10 years. A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, the fruit hand-picked and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in new and seasoned French oak."


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