FIVE STARS 98/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
96 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Bullnose sits at the very top table of Hawke's Bay Syrah production. Always a beautifully balanced expression, we have been given the inside scoop that the 2019 is a special release that has the entire Te Mata winemaking team excited. An exceptional 98pt review confirms that something big is happening here and we urge Bullnose disciples and new followers to get on board.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Now includes some Gimblett Gravels fruit. Looks 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. Firm tannins and high acidity. Excellent wine. Invest if you can."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "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."
The winery writes "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."