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Coleraine ’21

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$145 per bottle in a six bottle case

98 Points ‘A superstar’, Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate

100 Points ‘undeniably THE GOAT of New Zealand wine’, Sam Kim

98 Points ‘Is it one of the best Coleraines ever?’,  James Suckling

98 Points ‘possibly the best I have yet tasted’, Bob Campbell MW

97+ Points  ‘Incredible wine’, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

97 Points  ‘A smashing cabernet blend’, Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Te Mata Tasting Note
The deep crimson colour of Coleraine ‘21, edged in royal purple, is the first clue to this wine’s exceptional character. Pure Hawke’s Bay cabernet aromatics leap from the glass – wild blackberry, blackcurrant, thyme, and cedar, all interwoven with that signature Coleraine perfume of fresh roses.

The palate precisely balances richness with vibrant energy; modern and varietally expressive, with cassis, raspberry, mocha, spice, and a distinctive minerality that is uniquely 2021. The fruit ripeness is so succulent, it cloaks those profound, chiselled tannins that carry the palate on endlessly. With perfume, power, finesse, and length this is an absolute original.                                  Coleraine ’21 is ‘The One’.

Weight 1 kg

10 – 15 years



Total acidity as tartaric




Residual sugar


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Coleraine '21

Each parcel of grapes was destemmed before a traditional warm-plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to predominately new French oak barrels for 17 months’ maturation. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The assemblage was made in December 2021 and the finished wine was bottled in December 2022. The final blend is 56% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 12% cabernet franc.


Havelock Hills

Coleraine ’21 was hand harvested from separate plots within Te Mata’s vineyards between 9 and 29 March 2021.



Coleraine derives its name from the Coleraine vineyard, home of John and Wendy Buck of Te Mata Estate. John’s late grandfather was born in Coleraine in Northern Ireland and the name has been maintained through the family home to the wine. Originally a single vineyard wine, from 1989 Coleraine has been an assemblage of the finest wines produced from distinct plots within Te Mata Estate’s oldest vineyards on the Havelock Hills.

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Licence Number 29/OFF/035/23

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