Te Mata `Bullnose` Syrah 2010 (12 x 750mL), Hawkes Bay, NZ.

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This wine has a fragrant nose featuring damson plums and blackberry liqueur, with touches of vanilla and spice. The palate is ripe, juicy and elegant with fresh and preserved raspberry and blackberry fruit flavours.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes


Bullnose ’10 has a dark crimson colour.


Complex aromas of boysenberry, raspberry, red plum, red roses and allspice.


The palate is full and even with great balance and purity of varietal expression. Powdery tannins provide structure and a long, elegant finish.

Cellaring Potential

It will continue to evolve in bottle for eight years from harvest.

Wine Background

Michael Morris and Peter Cowley, vineyard partners and old car enthusiasts, named Te Mata Estate’s Bullnose vineyard after the pre-1928 Morris Cowley car, nicknamed ‘Bullnose’ due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the label is drawn from the Bullnose car’s radiator crest.

With the original syrah plantings in the Bullnose vineyards now twenty years of age, Bullnose ‘10 displays the vineyard’s growing maturity through its aromatic complexity and elegant, fine-grained, tannin structure.

Winemaking Note

Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah were hand-harvested from the Bullnose vineyard between 22 and 27 April 2010. These individual lots were handled in a traditional manner; destemming, a warm, plunged fermentation, extended skin maceration, pressing, and then a secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate wines were run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months’ maturation, before egg-white fining, blending and then bottling in July 2011.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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