Te Mata Estate Coleraine 2000

87 points

Hawkes Bay, NZ. 13%

Has charm and sophistication but lacks concentration and flavour. A bit disappointing for Coleraine.



Pooles Rock Hunter Valley Shiraz 2007

87+ points

Hunter Valley, New South Wales. 13.6%

Medium bodied, gentle, fruit oriented, natural fresh Shiraz. Needs time to build complexity which I’m sure it will.

A style that the Hunter does so well. I hope the commentators are right and this style is coming back into fashion.