Regional Wines Instore Tasting – Bullnose, Awatea, Coleraine 2014s
Regional Wines opened a bottle of the new release premium red wines from Te Mata Estate in Hawkes Bay for all and sundry to try. First in, first served. Couldn’t miss this…I hurriedly took these notes on my way home to the family…
Te Mata Estate Bullnose Syrah 2014 – $$$ – Plumper & fleshier that the ’13; warmer black pepper violets, delicious. A very attractive Syrah
Te Mata Estate Cab Merlot Awatea 2014 – $$$ – Grippy fruity structured, bright acidity, warm Vanilla notes, delicious dark fruits, savoury & long. Great drinking now.
Te Mata Estate Coleraine 2014 – $$$++ – Dense bright acid showing dark roses, mocha, packed ripe fine fruit weight and tight structure, a substantial essential NZ wine; needs 5 years min to show best and integrate. Selling for around a hundred dollars a bottle now…ouch