Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2014
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Bullnose '14 is opulent, lush and perfectly balanced. A deep, vibrant purple, Bullnose '14 rolls out of the glass in waves of mocha, oriental spice, plum and dark, dark cherry. 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.
Spice - lots and lots of spice
here. There's loads of white
pepper as well that's dusted
across raspberries and plums.
The oak is played just right …
sturdy tannins carry
This is an absolute beauty!
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.
Score: 91-92, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2015
Dense and velvety, a rich combination of blackberry and blueberry flavors that are thickly tannic, with spice, tobacco and black walnut details that linger on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,500 cases made.
Score: 90, MaryAnn Worobiec, 2016
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