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Te Mata Coleraine Cabernet Merlot

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The Te Mata Coleraine is concentrated and complex with elegant cassis and fine grain tannins. Close to a true Bordeaux style with the fruit being sourced from the North Island region of Hawke's Bay in New Zealand. Recommended cellaring of up to 15 years from harvest.

Coleraine Cabernet Merlot is by Te Mata. It has a critic score of 96 out of 100 based on an aggregation of ratings from our partner sites.


Wine Vybe Icon Critic Score 96/100
Wine Vybe Icon Producer Te Mata
Wine Vybe Icon Blend Cabernet Merlot
Wine Vybe Icon Size 750ml
Wine Vybe Icon MPN # WVB-114586
Wine Vybe Icon Shipping Dimensions 3" x 3" x 12" - 2.65 lbs
7.6 x 7.6 x 30.5 (cm) - 1.2 kg
(L x W x H). Bottle dimensions without packaging.
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated score from our partner websites.
Wine Variety | Wine Vybe

Merlot Wines

Merlot is a red grape variety widely grown around the world, particularly in the Bordeaux region of France, as well as in the United States, Italy, and Chile. It produces medium to full-bodied wines with soft tannins and flavors of dark fruit, such as plum and blackberry, along with notes of chocolate and herbs. The ABV for Merlot wines typically ranges from 13-15%. Its popularity is due to its smooth, approachable profile and versatility in blending.

The varied soils and climates of regions where Merlot is grown allow the grape to develop a range of expressions, from fruity and accessible to more structured and age-worthy. Merlot is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties to add softness and complexity. Its adaptability and consistent quality have made it a favorite among winemakers and consumers, ensuring its place as one of the world's most popular red grape varieties.

Wine Variety | Wine Vybe

Red Wines

Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-colored grape varieties. It produces a wide range of styles, from light and fruity to rich and full-bodied, with flavors of red and dark fruits, such as cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and plum, often with notes of spice, earth, and oak. The ABV for red wines typically ranges from 12-15%. Its popularity is due to its versatility, complexity, and the wide range of expressions available from different grape varieties and regions.

Red wines are produced in nearly every wine-growing region in the world, with notable examples from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa Valley, and Tuscany. The winemaking process for red wine includes fermentation with the grape skins, which imparts color, tannins, and additional flavors to the wine. Red wines are often aged in oak barrels to enhance their complexity and aging potential. The diversity and depth of red wines, along with their ability to pair with a wide variety of foods, ensure their continued popularity among wine enthusiasts and collectors.

Critical Acclaim

Darker, riper fruit notes dominate the bouquet: black and red fruits with some typical violet and blueberry grace notes. It's a bright, fresh, tightly-focused wine with terrific line and length. Full-bodied, with abundant fleshy extract and tannin structure providing appropriate grip. This seems a riper style and very good indeed.
Huon Hooke

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