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2016 Te Mata Awatea Cabernet Merlot

Hawke's Bay

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Our Price: $39.99 / bottle (RRP: $50.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Bright fruit intensity and stylish oak undertones with excellent depth and complexity, superbly supported by fine, chalky tannins. Delectable.''
95 Points - Sam Kim

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  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Deep magenta with a crimson edge, this is signature Awatea - a modern Hawke’s Bay cabernet with deep, pure fruit and bright, floral aromatics. Roses, violets, wild blackberry and dark plum, intertwined with notes of aniseed and thyme. Then, on the palate, immediate bright red and black fruits, blackcurrants, spice, raspberry syrup and a layered, almost saline, tannin structure with a refreshingly, fine, dry finish. Awatea ’16, as ever, is stylish Te Mata cabernet that totally over-delivers.

    Region: Hawke's Bay
    Winemaker: Peter Cowley
    Alcohol Content: 13.5
    Closure: Cork

  • REVIEWS

    'Red/black plum, cherry, floral, dried herb and vanilla notes on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is plump and silky. Bright fruit intensity and stylish oak undertones with excellent depth and complexity, superbly supported by fine, chalky tannins. Delectable.'
    95 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

    'The palate is elegant and taut with fine concentration of blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit, along with hints of leaf and red florals. Good linearity, and carries to a fragrant red-fruited finish.'
    18 / 20 Points - Raymond Chan

    'This stylish, concentrated red is delicious now, but still well worth cellaring. Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling and vibrant, with deep berry and spice flavours, hints of blackcurrants and herbs, and a long harmonious finish.'
    Michael Cooper, New Zealand Listener



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