Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2014
James SucklingSpice - 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 … sturdy tannins carry understated power. This is an absolute beauty!
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Bullnose Syrah I tried was a tank sample just about to be bottled and released the week I tasted it. It gives notes of ripe crushed cherries, black raspberries, Sichuan pepper and underbrush with quite an earthy undercurrent. Medium-bodied, it has loads of fruit in the mouth, complimented by just enough pepper and spice with a good backbone of very silky tannins and lively acidity carrying off a good long finish.
Wine SpectatorDense 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.