TE MATA AWATEA CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT / FRANC 2016

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TE MATA AWATEA CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT / FRANC 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot & 14% Cabernet Franc​
Far from being in the shadow of Coleraine, Te Mata Awatea is a superb wine in its own right. ​A New Zealand classic that has the win win of being wonderfully perfumed and delicious in its youth but also carries ability to age gracefully for over a decade, not to mention the more modest price tag making it excellent value.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Deep magenta with a crimson edge, this is signature Awatea - a modern Hawke’s Bay cabernet with deep, pure fruit and bright, floral aromatics. Roses, violets, wild blackberry and dark plum, intertwined with notes of aniseed and thyme. Then, on the palate, immediate bright red and black fruits, blackcurrants, spice, raspberry syrup and a layered, almost saline, tannin structure with a refreshingly, fine, dry finish. Awatea ’16, as ever, is stylish Te Mata cabernet that totally over-delivers.​"
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Overdelivering for the price, this delectable Bordeaux blend shows red/black plum, cherry, floral, dried herb and vanilla notes on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is plump and silky. The wine displays bright fruit intensity and stylish oak undertones with excellent depth and complexity, superbly supported by fine, chalky tannins. At its best: 2019 to 2026.​"
4 Stars & 18/20 Raymond Chan, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Deepish ruby-red colour with a dark heart, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant and a little slender in presentation with piquant and fragrant aromatics showing dark-red berry and redcurrant fruit with entwined with subtle herbal notes, unfolding nuances of stalk and stem, with dark-red floral perfumes, and a suggestion of minerals. Herb and plum notes emerge in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and taut with fine concentration of blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit, along with hints of leaf and red florals. The fruit is up-front with some sweetness and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and fresh, edgy acidity. This has good linearity, and carries to a fragrant red-fruited finish. This will keep 6-8 years. Hand-picked fruit, a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 35% new French oak barrels."


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