Te Mata Estate Awatea Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Scott Taddeo Delectable Pro

violet, pencil shaving, bay leaf, red cherry, blood plum, black currant, cedar. Medium plus acid, seemless as all hell. Medium tannins, nestled so well in the wine. Length medium plus. Banging.

violet, pencil shaving, bay leaf, red cherry, blood plum, black currant, cedar. Medium plus acid, seemless as all hell. Medium tannins, nestled so well in the wine. Length medium plus. Banging.

9.2

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose, rich, ripe, candied fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, vegetal notes, black licorice, light black pepper and red fresh florals. On the palate, dry medium soft tannins. Ripe fruits of; blueberries, blackberries, black currants, black raspberries & raspberries. The core flavor of anise, wood shavings, leathery, mint, eucalyptus, green pepper, tobacco, dark roasted coffee and long beautifully rich finish with perfect acidity. Photos of their courtyard and barrel room. Big thank you to Tobias for his great hospitality, time, knowledge and great tasting.

On the nose, rich, ripe, candied fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, vegetal notes, black licorice, light black pepper and red fresh florals. On the palate, dry medium soft tannins. Ripe fruits of; blueberries, blackberries, black currants, black raspberries & raspberries. The core flavor of anise, wood shavings, leathery, mint, eucalyptus, green pepper, tobacco, dark roasted coffee and long beautifully rich finish with perfect acidity. Photos of their courtyard and barrel room. Big thank you to Tobias for his great hospitality, time, knowledge and great tasting.

9.2

Makoto Someya

Deep, concentrated. Good aroma. CS rich. But later on matured Merlot flavor, a bit earthy. Balanced. 2015 RP92 @1200, Medoc - Fleu lis, 191030-191101

Deep, concentrated. Good aroma. CS rich. But later on matured Merlot flavor, a bit earthy. Balanced. 2015 RP92 @1200, Medoc - Fleu lis, 191030-191101

9.1

Lam S

Fruity nose with hint of capcium and dark berries. Tannin is strong and coarse. Taste a bit harsh. Need some more time decant. Acidity is considerable to support a long finish. Not bad but a bit pricy for value.

Fruity nose with hint of capcium and dark berries. Tannin is strong and coarse. Taste a bit harsh. Need some more time decant. Acidity is considerable to support a long finish. Not bad but a bit pricy for value.

8.9

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
    9am - 9pm every day

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