Te Mata's most renowned wine takes some time to open in glass. When it does, its many subtleties start to shine and it shows both its muscularity and its delicacy. Trademark florals lead the pack, closely followed by notes of black currant and blackberry jam, graphite, tobacco and hot stones. The palate leads with tart fruit but quickly blends with the savory notes of oak and chewy, pencil lead tannins. It finishes on the oaky side right now, but will age for many years. Drink now–2027.