Te Mata Coleraine 2014 in Wine Orbit

 100 Points!

"Following the majestic 2013 offering, this is another phenomenal wine of sophistication and sublime seduction. Fabulous aroma of cassis, cigar box, violet and toasted almond on the nose. The palate delivers awesome concentration and weight, together with silky texture and fleshy mouthfeel, while remaining elegant and refreshing. Tannins are fine, chalky and exquisitely proportioned, making the wine classically structured. Once again Coleraine offers spectacular complexity, refinement and presence with an undeniable potential to evolve magnificently. This is back to back perfection. A blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot and 12% cabernet franc. At its best: 2025 to 2040." - Sam Kim, Feb 2016
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Thistledown Vagabond Grenache 2014 in The Wine Front

"Raspberry frogs, dried roses, aniseed and spice. Medium bodied, juicy and packed with red fruits, light glycerol texture and fine powdery tannin, clean cut of acidity, and a long silky finish strapped up with a little new leather. Succulent and lively at once. Tasty stuff."

-Gary Walsh, (February 16, 2016) The Wine Front