Te Mata Estate Bullnose Syrah

"A stunning rendition of the variety."

Te Mata Estate Bullnose Syrah

2019, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Te Mata's absolutely world class, single vineyard Hawke's Bay Syrah
  • 95/100 (Bob Campbell MW), 95/100 (Huon Hooke), 98/100 (Sam Kim), 5 Stars (Michael Cooper)
  • "A stunning rendition of the variety" (Sam Kim)
  • Cellar this for the next 8 years plus!
  • 3 in stock

    RRP $82

    $69.99

    Produced every year since 1992 (except in ’94 when a huge hailstorm wiped out all the grapes, gutted), Te Mata Estate’s Bullnose Syrah is simply world class Syrah and a prime example why this variety is fast becoming the next hottest thing in NZ wine.

    An absolute must for your cellar collection (or heck, just drink it now) and with available stocks paper thin you’ll have to be quick. Predictably given a swag of top scores from local critics…

    5 Stars, 95/100 (Bob Campbell MW)
    “A ripe, firmly-structured, peppery wine with a seasoning of nutty oak.”

    5 Stars, 98/100 (Sam Kim)
    “A stunning rendition of the variety.”

    5 Stars, 95/100 (Huon Hooke)
    “Sweet rich and deep in very elegant, classy fruit flavour…It has a core of fruit sweetness that is utterly delicious”

    5 Stars (Michael Cooper)
    “Deliciously harmonious and long. Best 2024-plus.”

    The best food matches here would be NZ lamb and game, or firm cheeses. If you’re wondering where the name comes from – it’s not named after a bull (or a nose!) but an early Morris Cowley car. Apparently the car’s radiator crest looks like a bull, which is the emblem they’ve slapped on the Bullnose label.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Cork
    Sam Kim – 98 Points
    Huon Hooke – 5 Stars
    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars
    Fine Wines of New Zealand
    Michael Cooper 5 Stars
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