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Coleraine 2015 Reviews

'A classically structured, ageworthy Cabernet blend with refined opulence.' 19.5/20 ★★★★★

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, March 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'New Zealand’s Grange equivalent, only Coleraine comes from one place, is much cheaper, and to my tastes, is significantly better and more interesting.' 96+ Points

Gary Walsh. The Wine Front, Australia. March 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'Deep red/purple colour and a ripe berry aroma which recalls blueberry, blackberry and raspberry. A fine, balanced but persuasive tannin grip, and excellent persistence. Very stylish wine with a big future. A top vintage.' 96 Points ★★★★★

Huon Hooke, Australia, March 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'This highly collectible red is snapped up every year it is released.'

Bob Campbell MW, Kia Ora Magazine, June 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2016

'Dark and dense, this is a highly refined blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc... Powerful with a lovely array of concentrated, ripe blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, it's an authoritative, youthful red.' ★★★★★

Michael Cooper. The Listener, 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'The legendary cabernet sauvignon and merlot blend of NZ. New Zealand’s Sassicaia.'

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, USA 2012 Featuring: Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011

'With some of the country’s finest wines on its books there’s little doubt that Hawke’s Bay can produce outstanding-quality reds and whites. You’ll now find Hawke’s Bay wines in Michelin restaurants from Paris to Monaco.'

Rebbeca Gibb MW, Meininger Wine Business International, April 2017 Featuring: Awatea 2015, Cape Crest 2015, Coleraine 2015, Elston 2015, Gamay Noir 2017, Merlot/Cabernets 2015, Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Syrah 2015

Coleraine '15 - 'Fragrant as always, hinting at violets, tobacco and cassis, it's also a broad-shouldered vintage, with substantial power and tannin. The oak is beautifully integrated into the wine already, appearing as classy Pauillac-like pencil shavings on the lengthy finish.'

Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, March 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'Cooler than the previous years, this vintage errs on the more savoury side with sage and cedar alongside pretty floral notes and dark berry notes. Still a baby.'

Amanda Barnes, ‘Discovering the Ageing Potential of Hawke’s Bay: Te Mata Coleraine Vertical’ Around the World in 80 Harvests, November, 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

Coleraine ’15- 'This feels like a powerhouse. A wine that balances out its tannins with rampant power. A bigger wine after the ’14. Powerful.' 94 Points

Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review, September 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'Dark and dense, this is a highly refined blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc matured in French oak. Powerful with a lovely array of concentrated, ripe blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, it’s an authoritative, youthful red.' ★★★★★

Michael Cooper. New Zealand Listener. April, 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'Dark and dense, this is a highly refined blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabenet franc... Powerful with a lovely array of concentrated, ripe blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, it's an authoritative, youthful red.' ★★★★★

Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'...expansive and muscular, yet it boasts a lovely sophisticated silouette...'

Yvonne Lorkin, The New Zealand Herald. March 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'......Perfectly proportioned and detailed with focus and structure, wonderfully enhanced by delectable fruit flavours and elegant oak infusion...' ★★★★★

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit. March 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'...A wine of symmetry and harmony, refinement and sophistication...' 98 points ★★★★★

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'...This is the best Coleraine ever released... buy as much of this Coleraine '15 as you can afford...' 19/20 points ★★★★★

Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews, 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'My benchmark. I’ve had every vintage of Coleraine the Buck family have made, from the inaugural 1982 to the current 2015. Te Mata Estate is the standard by which every other wine producer could be judged. The full range of styles has always been impeccable.'

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews ' Setting the Standard', June 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007

'The longest continually produced premium wine in this country ... the benchmark.'

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 2008 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

'Te Mata Estate Coleraine has won well-deserved iconic status for a string of elegant and complex wines that first appeared in 1982, blazing a trail for others to follow.'

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, June 2018  Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016

'The country’s most iconic wine label.'

Bob Campbell, Decanter UK, 2015 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016

'Coleraine ’15 - Blackcurrant and raspberry, slight herbal play, but ripe. Has grip and grain, succulent and primary fruit, Graphite tannin, richness, that little drag of herb and cedar on the finish, with some black olive in the mix. It’s wonderful.' 95-96 points

Te Mata Estate Coleraine Vertical Rockpool Sydney AUGUST 2018 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'Coleraine '15 - Fragrant as always, hinting at violets, tobacco and cassis, it's also a broad-shouldered vintage, with substantial power and tannin. The oak is beautifully integrated into the wine already, appearing as classy Pauillac-like pencil shavings on the lengthy finish.' 93 points

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski, Issue 235, March 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'Rich, concentrated and velvety red...an impressively layered wine with a lengthy finish.' 97/100 ★★★★★

Bob Campbell MW, November 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD: 'Coleraine '15 - Aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, rich blueberry and mulberry fruits, spicy allure and stoney nuances. Plays a very supple and smooth textural game with impressive richness of dark cherry and berry flavour leading into a bright, lively and upbeat finish with tinges of cocoa powder.' 96 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, November 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'New Zealand's Greatest Red Wine.'

Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 2 August 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016, Coleraine 1982

'A Wine Legend - the most avidly collected of New Zealand red wines.'

Stephen Brook, Decanter Magazine, August 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

'If there was Kiwi wine aristocracy, Te Mata would be it. Nestled in the foothills of the Te Mata heritage zone, they make some of the best wines in the country. Independent, family-owned, exclusively Hawke's Bay, and committed to making premium wine on site.'

Cuisine Wine, 2017 Featuring: Syrah 2015, Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Merlot/Cabernets 2015, Gamay Noir 2017, Elston 2016, Coleraine 2015, Chardonnay 2016, Cape Crest 2016, Bullnose 2015, Awatea 2015

'For those who have come to NZ wine through Marlborough sauvignon blanc and fruity Central Otago pinot noir, Coleraine is a revelation...'

Steven Spurrier, Decanter UK, 2007 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1984, Coleraine 1985, Coleraine 1986, Coleraine 1987, Coleraine 1988, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 1991, Coleraine 1994, Coleraine 1995, Coleraine 1996, Coleraine 1997, Coleraine 1998, Coleraine 1999, Coleraine 2000, Coleraine 2001, Coleraine 2002, Coleraine 2003, Coleraine 2004, Coleraine 2005, Coleraine 2006, Coleraine 2007, Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

‘A national treasure. A benchmark, with a remarkable track record for age-worthiness. Consistently high quality and style have been hallmarks since day one.’

Linda Murphy, jancisrobinson.com. October 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 1990, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016

'For me, probably New Zealand's greatest red wine.'

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front Monthly, October 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016

‘A great wine from the very first vintage. Consistently great.’

Huon Hooke, The Real Review October 2018  Featuring: Coleraine 1982, Coleraine 1983, Coleraine 1989, Coleraine 2015, Coleraine 2016

'Coleraine ’15- #1 Cabernet Sauvignon blend of New Zealand Toasty oak still showing on the nose, some violets emerging. Tight and long on the palate, with lively acidity. Still very youthful and will be long-lived. Full-bodied, deep and full in the mouth: a youthful, nascent, elegant wine.' 97 Points

Huon Hooke THE REAL REVIEW, Coleraine Vertical Tasting, August 2018 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD. 'Coleraine '15 - Aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, rich blueberry and mulberry fruits, spicy allure and stoney nuances. Plays a very supple and smooth textural game with impressive richness of dark cherry and berry flavour leading into a bright, lively and upbeat finish with tinges of cocoa powder.' 96 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, November 2017 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

'After completing a vertical of Coleraine, I witness a couple of tasters undergo their Te Mata epiphany...'

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, USA, May 2008 Featuring: Coleraine 2008, Coleraine 2009, Coleraine 2010, Coleraine 2011, Coleraine 2013, Coleraine 2014, Coleraine 2015

Coleraine '15 - 'Still has great potential to evolve and age for at least another decade – brambles, dark cherries and fresh rosemary and thyme.'

Roger Jones, The Buyer, January 2020 Featuring: Coleraine 2015

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