Te Mata `Bullnose` Syrah 2009 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$515.88 per case
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Overview

First planted in 1990, thte Bullnose vineyard's old red iron soils produce Te Mata Estate's finest Syrah. This wine has distinct floral and spice aromas, rich flavours of plum, raspberry and blackberry, with a velvety texture.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

“We think this is the best we’ve ever made” said winemaker Peter Cowley and, just quietly I think he’s right. Aromas of black tea, cracked pepper, violets and dried herbs lead to a solid, cherryish, spice-laden wine that’ll definitely warm the cockles with its enveloping dark chocolate flavours and silky tannins on the finish."Yvonne Lorkin, Festive Food & Wine Top 50 For Christmas (DEC/2010)

Rating 92-94 - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate#191 (Oct/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Impressive deep magenta in colour

Aroma

Aromas of raspberry and cherry syrup, combined with baking spices and a hint of lavender.

Palate

The rich palate follows through with the same flavours, and displays velvety tannins underpinning plum and cream notes, leading to a long, elegant finish.

Food Matching

Serve alongside all the traditional foods that suit great red table wine (such as noble cuts of meats roasted or in casseroles, in particular lamb and game).

Cellaring Potential

Bullnose Syrah 2009 will continue to develop in bottle for 8 years from harvest.

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890s. It is a New Zealand family-owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand.

Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels such as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/merlots, Bullnose syrah, Elston chardonnay, Cape Crest sauvignon blanc and, launched in 2009, Zara viognier. Te Mata Estate has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe wines.

Te Mata Estate makes wines from hand-harvested grapes from its own vineyards. These vineyards are all located in Hawkes Bay (within 40 minutes drive of the winery) and under the direct control of Te Mata Estate’s viticultural team.

Total land area: 600 acres (240 hectares). Total planted vineyard area: 300 acres (120 hectares).

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