Te Mata `Bullnose` Syrah 2014 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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$43.99 per Bottle
$263.94 per pack

Overview

First planted in 1990, the 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

Reductive with smoky bacon bones, black pepper, blue fruits and floral perfume. Slides along, a bit of the old graphite in the tannin department, well pitched acidity, red and black fruits layered with spice on a medium bodied frame. Very well mannered. Certainly, it’s Syrah over Shiraz and good to drink now, or over the next decade for additional complexity. Rating 94 - Drink by 2025, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (MAR/2016).

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Bullnose Syrah I tried was a tank sample just about to be bottled and released the week I tasted it. It gives notes of ripe crushed cherries, black raspberries, Sichuan pepper and underbrush with quite an earthy undercurrent. Medium-bodied, it has loads of fruit in the mouth, complimented by just enough pepper and spice with a good backbone of very silky tannins and lively acidity carrying off a good long finish. Rating 92 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (DEC/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep vibrant purple.

Aroma

Bullnose ’14 rolls out of the glass in waves of mocha, oriental spice, plum and dark, dark cherry.

Palate

Bullnose ’14 is opulent, lush and perfectly balanced. Lavishly textured with concentrated layers of raspberry and blackcurrant. Elegant, faultless, a wine of great finesse - the 2014 is the perfect celebration of a quarter century of Bullnose Syrah.

Cellaring Potential

Bullnose 2014 is closed with a natural cork, allowing continued evolution in the bottle for 8 years from harvest.

Vintage
2014
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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