TE MATA ESTATE MERLOT / CABERNET SAUVIGNON / FRANC 2015

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TE MATA ESTATE MERLOT / CABERNET SAUVIGNON / FRANC 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1
52% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc & 4% Petit Verdot
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Deep crimson with a floral lift and charm, Estate Merlot/Cabernets ’15 has a beguiling, aromatic intricacy with a core of sustained, poised, ripe fruit on the palate. Chocolatey merlot, and sumptuous raspberry and blackberry notes from cabernet franc give a supple weight to the wine. The tapenade and dried herb of cabernet deepen the savoury appeal and varietal expression. Artfully crafted, graceful and svelte, Estate Merlot/Cabernets ’15 is a deceptively elegant wine."
92/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Mulberry, raspberry and blackberry, a crack of pepper and spice, chocolate and liquorice, dusty herbal perfume and twiggy woody stuff. Medium bodied, quite dense and flavoursome, that liquorice/aniseed thing a positive influence, crisp acidity, a run of dusty, almost peppery tannin, and a juicy mixed berry and tobacco laced finish of fine length. This is a great bottle of wine for the money. It has character, and no shortage of interest. Also, it’s lovely to drink."
4 1/2 Stars & 91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)​​​​​
"Dark plum, blueberry, toasted almond and clove characters with a touch of dried herb complexity. Excellent fruit vibrancy combined with delicate oak infusion, wonderfully structured by polished tannins.​"
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"The highly attractive 2015 vintage is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, oak-aged for a year. Deep and youthful in colour, it is concentrated, with generous, vibrant plum, berry and spice flavours, in a fruit-driven style, delicious young."
4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Very dark, deep, black-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has an elegant, well-concentrated nose with integrated dark-red plum, red currant and blackcurrant fruit aromas, the oaking subtle and harmonious. Medium-bodied, the palate exudes balance, integration and elegance with fine, sweetly ripe flavours of blackcurrants and redcurrants and soft red plum elements. The fruit follows a very fine-grained tannin line, and the palate has freshness from the acidity. The wine carries with vibrancy to a long, lingering blackcurranty finish. This is an elegant and balanced Merlot blend, 5-6 years ahead. A blend of 52% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the fruit from the Bridge Pa Triangle, Havelock Hills and Woodthorpe Terraces, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 8 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels."


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