Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2016

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2016

 

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Te Mata
Bullnose Syrah 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Hawkes Bay
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Syrah

This wine has a fragrant nose featuring damson plums and blackberry liqueur, with touches of vanilla and spice. The palate is ripe, juicy and elegant with fresh and preserved raspberry and blackberry fruit flavours.

Experts Score Vintage
BC Bob Campbell MW 96 2016
RP Robert Parker 91 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2015
JS James Suckling 96 2014
DCT Decanter 94 2014
WS Wine Spectator 90 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings
Today, the estate comprises 250ha, with 150ha under vine, and produces 40000 cases exclusively from these plantings. Two thirds of the production is Cabernets/Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah. Te Mata Estate Winery originated as part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land-holding established by English immigrant John Chambers in 1854. John's third son, Bernard had the original vision for wine production and planted grape vines on three parcels of hillside land above the homestead,… Read more

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 96 Points (2016)
This is my kind of syrah with concentration and power yet supremely elegant. It has wonderful density and a seductively velvet texture. Layers of pepper (black and white), violet, plum and berry are very evident on the aroma and on the palate. As good as it is now, the wine will age very well indeed (11/2017)

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2016)
Wonderfully fragrant--almost perfumed--the 2016 Bullnose Syrah is loaded with violets and peppery spice notes. Never the biggest Hawke's Bay Syrah, the 2016 shows just enough red cherry and raspberry fruit to support those other elements, some silky tannins and a ripe, mouthwatering, licorice-tinged finish. Drink this vintage over the near term. It's entirely destemmed fruit from the Bridge Pa subregion aged in 37% new French oak for 15-16 months. (JC) (2/2019)

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2015)
Inky hued, this spicy, earthy Syrah oozes regional characters like cassis, graphite, mint, cracked pepper, black olive and dark chocolate. The palate is lighter than the nose suggests, although there's still plenty of power here, with muscular, sinewy tannins gripping tight around plush berry fruit. One for the cellar. Drink 2020–2029 and likely beyond.

James Suckling (JS) : 96 Points (2014)
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, really letting the fruit take center stage. The palate has plenty of textural interest, ripe plums and red cherries and fine yet sturdy tannins that carry understated power. This is an absolute beauty! Drink now to 2025+.

Decanter (DCT) : 94 Points (2014)
Named after the famous British sports car, Bullnose Syrah was first produced in Hawke’s Bay in 1990. Deep and impenetrable in the glass, this is a cooler, black olive style of Syrah rather than a typical New World black cherry and berry fruit-forward wine. Fresh, crunchy and with some lovely depth and purity on the palate, this balances vibrancy with elegance and understatement. A fine expression of New Zealand Syrah that has excellent ageing potential.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2014)
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.

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Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2016 Reviewed by Bob Campbell MW 20-01-2020 . Score: 5