FIVE STARS 97/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Harmonious, seamless and flawlessly precise".
96/100 | Huon Hooke "a core of fruit sweetness that is utterly delicious".
95/100 | Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Te Mata's much admired Bullnose Syrah is in fine form in 2018 with layers of spicy dark red fruits and a plushness on that palate that is not always seen in this iconic wine. Some quite overt spice on the mid palate adds interest but this wine is all about balance and drive and it has length and palate 'flow' in abundance. A special wine - and certainly amongst the very finest Bullnose releases we have tasted to date. Bravo.
Huon Hooke writes "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.'"
Sam Kim writes "Combining exquisite refinement and undeniable power, this latest offering is another stunning beauty under this iconic label. The gorgeously perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, violet, olive and toasted almond characters with a whiff of fragrant spice. The palate is concentrated, focused and delightfully flowing with outstanding depth and intensity, while remaining elegant and poised, leading to an extremely long expansive finish. Harmonious, seamless and flawlessly precise".