Te Mata Coleraine 2018

May 23, 2021By Yvonne

Te Mata Coleraine 2018 $115 (5 stars) Sweet fruits, raspberry and cocoa, quite a bit of cabernet franc in the blend and it shows beautifully, lithe and lovely and lifted there’s a great impression, tobacco, saddle leather, pomegranate, richness and the tannins are finely tuned yet tight and fabulously furry – yet the fruit is … Read More

Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon 2014

March 2, 2016By Yvonne

Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon 2014 $30 ★★★★½  I love the fragrance of passionfruit curd, lemon blossom and hints of herbaceousness in this wine. Crafted from prime Hawke’s Bay sauvignon blanc, blended with a splash of semillon and sauvignon gris, it’s an out-there kind of style that’s less of a ‘sauvignon’ and more a … Read More

Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2007

September 24, 2012By Yvonne

2007 Te Mata Cape Crest $30 (★★★★★) is sublime and then some.  Delicious toasty notes on the nose combine with elderflower, freshly milled timber and crushed herb characters all followed by a burst of white peach and lime and finished with harmonious, honeysuckle-like loveliness.  Delicate and minerally with a seam of coconut and lime pannacotta running … Read More

Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2010

December 16, 2011By Yvonne

Lovers of the Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2010 $35  will also be pleased to know that Buck believes “in all modesty, the 2010 Elston is probably the best version we’ve ever done”.  2010 was a sensational year for Hawke’s Bay chardonnay and I’ve got to agree with John, this wine is unbelievably gorgeous.  Fresh, crisp and crunchy … Read More

Te Mata Coleraine 2009

December 16, 2011By Yvonne

The Te Mata Coleraine 2009 $80  is absolutely destined for greatness.  A blend of 52% cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet franc, the colour is impenetrably inky, glossy magenta-black. Perfumed with dark berries, exotic spices cocoa and rose, it oozes plush, plump fruit, soft, smoky notes, youthful acidity and has silky, ribbon-like tannins on the finish.  … Read More