Coleraine 2017 Reviews

Coleraine '17 - ' Wonderful perfume, savoury tobacco-laced and floral at once, cocoa, blue, red and black fruit – all the colours. Its light but dense, all lead pencil and tobacco, tannin is grainy and tightly packed, and while not quite the quality of top vintages, does the job very neatly indeed. Crushed rock, dried herb, blueberry pie linger on a long and firm finish. So fine. So classy.' 95+ Points

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Australia, June 2019 Featuring: Coleraine 2017

Coleraine '17 - 'With stunning sophistication and complexity, this meticulously composed red shows beautifully lifted aromas of dark purple fruit intensity together with seductive notes of cedar, cigar. cocoa and violet on the nose. The palate exhibits outstanding weight and depth, while remaining graceful and poised, leading to an extremely long finish, backed by fine, chalky tannins.' 97 points ★★★★★

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2019 Featuring: Coleraine 2017

Coleraine '17 - ' Deep, bright red colour with a lot of purple in its hue. The bouquet very fresh and aromatic, delightfully bright and cabernet-cassisy. Full-bodied, supple and the tannins are fully ripe yet structurally excellent. Cedary, too. This is an elegant, tightly packed, refreshing wine with good acidity and fine-grained but persistent tannins. High potential. A stand-out wine.' 96 Points

Huon Hooke, October 2019 Featuring: Coleraine 2017

Coleraine '17 - 'Very forward with luscious ripe fruit, violets, bilberries and a touch of cedar perfume.'

Roger Jones, The Buyer, January 2020 Featuring: Coleraine 2017

‘The Buck family of the Te Mata estate produce the best New Zealand wine I have come across ... could have passed muster as a classed-growth claret.’

Bruce Anderson, The Spectator, May 2020 Featuring: Coleraine 2018, Coleraine 2017, Coleraine 2016


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