FIVE STARS 98/100 | Bob Campbell MW "A very impressive wine."
FIVE STARS 98/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "powerful"
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper "This is great Bullnose"
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 2020 is a special release that has the entire Te Mata winemaking team especially excited. We have never heard Te Mata wax so lyrically about this important label. Two early 98pt reviews confirm that something big is happening here and we urge Bullnose disciples and new followers to get on board.
Bob Campbell MW writes "98pts. Deep, purple-tinted syrah with a wonderfully fine-grained, perfectly-pitched texture. Flavours include cassis, plum, dark berries, anise, black pepper, floral and red rose together with spicy oak. A very impressive wine."
Sam Kim writes "98 pts. This is brimming with gorgeous aromas of Black Doris plum, violet, warm spice and toasted almond on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate offering rich texture and plush mouthfeel. It’s powerful and imposing while remaining gracious and captivating, beautifully framed by fine grainy tannins, finishing persistent and immensely satisfying."
The winery writes "A luminous deep magenta, Bullnose Syrah ’20 is immediately floral with fresh raspberry, black-cherry syrup, spiced plums and oriental peonies, all bursting from the glass. There’s cinnamon, nutmeg and earth, with mineral, ripe boysenberry and black berry-fruit on the palate adding presence and sustained, subtle power. Fine-grained tannins carry the palate on and on. Luxurious. Resplendent. Bullnose Syrah’ 20 is our most beautiful Bullnose."
Michael Cooper writes "This is a great Bullnose. Dark and highly perfumed, it is full-bodied, with youthful, beautifully ripe blackcurrant, plum and black-pepper flavours, showing impressive freshness and density, and a backbone of supple, fine-grained tannins."