Awatea 2018 Reviews
Te Mata Estate - 'Te Mata justly lays claim to being the oldest commercial winery in New Zealand. They also produce two of the nation’s iconic wines, the Coleraine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc that exhibits the best characteristics of a stylish Bordeaux with ample New World power and exuberance, and the rich and elegant Elston Chardonnay. The intense and structured Te Mata Bullnose Syrah is a personal favourite, as is their light and refreshing Gamay Noir. '
Shine, John H. Isacs, Shanghai, September 2020 Featuring: Zara 2018, Syrah 2019, Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Merlot/Cabernets 2019, Gamay Noir 2020, Elston 2018, Coleraine 2018, Bullnose 2018, Awatea 2018, Alma 2019
Awatea '18 - 'Perfumed with violet, raspberry, blackcurrant, lead pencil, a smattering of dried herb and paprika. It’s medium-bodied, but dense and full of flavour, fine-boned, fresh and crisp, a purple juiciness through it, and a cool feel, along with fine tightly packed emery tannin. The length is both precise and long. Beautiful svelte Cabernet of grace and class.' 94 Points