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"Utterly delicious" Huon Hooke

"A ripe, firmly structured, peppery wine with a seasoning of nutty oak" Bob Campbell MW

Fantastic with braised lamb, scotch fillet or venison sausage

Te Mata Estate Bullnose Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

$68.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $413.94 6 Btls, $359.95
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 98/100 Points Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded 95/100 Points
Te Mata Estate Bullnose Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

Te Mata Estate Bullnose Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

A structure and elegance contributing to undeniable ageing potential...
$68.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $413.94 6 Btls, $359.95

Accolades

Awarded 98/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2021

Awarded 96/100 Points & 5 Stars

Huon Hooke, Real Review, Nov 2019

Awarded 96/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Feb 2021

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Mar 2021

Description

  • Nutty oak
  • Ripe plum & raspberry
  • Vanilla & clove
  • Firm tannins

"From a hot vintage with a low rainfall. Ripe plum and berry flavours, with less floral influence than usual. A ripe, firmly structured, peppery wine with a seasoning of nutty oak. Accessible now but needs time to show its best" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Mar 2021

"Now includes some Gimblett Gravels fruit. Look at that colour! Dark purple and pink rim. Rhone like bouquet with spices and meats, dark berries and oak follow. Fantastic bouquet overall. Warm and generous on the palate - flavours of dark berries and spices. Raspberry and barrel spices of vanilla and clove. Frim tannins and high acidity. Excellent wine. Invest if you can. Best from late 2022 through 2030+" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Feb 2021

"The wine exhibits a great degree of elegance as well as opulence and gutsy substance. The sweetly fragrant bouquet shows Black Doris plum, violet, cedar and game characters with a touch of pepper spice. It's weighty and sumptuous on the palate displaying awesome fruit purity and silky mouthfeel, wonderfully framed by loads of polished tannins. A stunning rendition of the variety. At its best: 2026 to 2039" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2021

"Deep, bright, youthful purple/red colour, with a pronounced spicy, peppery aroma, the palate sweet rich and deep in very elegant, classy fruit flavour. The tannins are ample and refined, balanced and the wine is overall delicious. Black pepper, subtle cloves and other spices. It has a core of fruit sweetness that is utterly delicious" Huon Hooke, Real Review, Nov 2019

Brilliant amethyst with a deep black core, Bullnose Syrah ’19 glimmers with raspberry, ripe black cherry, and dried strawberry over lush velvet tannins. There are grace notes of black pepper, chocolate, liquorice, lilac, even char and baking spices, with the structure and elegance contributing to undeniable ageing potential. Ripe-fruited. Taut. Silky. Bullnose Syrah ’19 is utter class. A black velvet beauty.

Bullnose ’19 is closed with a Diam, allowing continued evolution in bottle for 15 years from harvest.

Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah grapes were hand-harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Bullnose, Hotspur and Isosceles Vineyards between 3 and 17 April 2019. The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before pressing and then a secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 14 months’ maturation. During this time, they were regularly topped and racked, before blending and then bottling in October 2020.

Named Bullnose after an early Morris Cowley car, nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the label is drawn from the car’s
radiator crest.

 

 

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DIAM

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13.5%

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