98 POINTS & 5 STARS Sam Kim wineorbit.co.nz
"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. Best: 2024 to 2040."

5 STARS Michael Cooper Listener Magazine
"his 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"

Winery description
"The wine is named Bullnose after an early Morris Cowley car, which was nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the wine label is drawn from the car’s radiator crest. VINEYARDS Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah grapes were hand harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Bullnose, Hotspur and Isosceles Vineyards between 26 and 30 March 2020. WINEMAKING The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before pressing and then a secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 15 months’ maturation. During this time, they were regularly topped and racked, before blending and then bottling in December 2021. TASTING NOTE 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. CELLARING POTENTIAL Bullnose ’20 is closed with a Diam cork, allowing continued evolution in bottle for 15 years from harvest."



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