From the Cellar: Te Mata Coleraine Hawkes Bay 1990 – $$$ (Hammer time)
To celebrate/commiserate over the Black Caps performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup Final against Australia, i thought I would knock the top off this auction purchase and share with L, and with D and R over at their place…
Dark crimson to look at. 12%
I smelled brambles, age evolved blackcurrants and plums, and old woodshed.
Thinnish fruit in the mouth as expected (25 year old wine), but it opened up well in the glass and showed great quality, character and class. It stayed true in the glass over time. Lots to think about when nosing it. Leather and cedar notes. Worth opening, no faults I could see beyond age. Decanting worked well, we caught a lot of sediment.
Score it Outstanding 5 for longevity.
…and alas we were thrashed by Australia. What a glorious run to get to the final although 🙂