93/100 points- Bob Campbell
97/100 Points- Wine Orbit
A wine that exhibits the best qualities of great Hawke’s Bay Cabernets/Merlot - intense aromatic berry fruit characters, a rich mid-palate and a supple tannin structure. Awatea is a full flavoured wine that can be enjoyed over 8-10 years. Lovely big cassis and plum fruit flavours with hints of mint, floral and spice interwoven with classy oak.
Fruit-focused, chewy red with a lengthy finish. deliciously drinkable now but with plenty of ripe tannins. Clearly a great vintage for Awatea.
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1 out of 1 customers rated Te Mata Awatea (Hawkes Bay) 2017 Cabernet Merlot as good value for money.
By: Alastair NessWow! This was a really smooth delicious wine which went well with barbecued lamb. To be honest i probably should have laid it down for a couple of years, but we had family visiting from overseas. I guess i'll just have to get some more...Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes(5)