Te Mata Estate

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Bullnose Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • First planted in 1990, the Bullnose Vineyard’s old red iron soils produce Te Mata Estate’s finest Syrah. The wine is named after an early Michael Morris car, which was nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the label is drawn from the car’s radiator crest.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Hawke's Bay
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah



  • Bullnose Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2021 – Jancis Robinson – 17 Points

    “Perfumed, savoury and dark-fruited. Very lively and pristine fruit. The tannins are ripe and elegant. The finish is long, spicy and a bit meaty. A delicious, savoury wine ready to drink now.”

  • Bullnose Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2021 – Wine Advocate – 94+ Points

    "The 2021 Bullnose Syrah gives us Asian five spice, musk, red dirt, gravel and blueberry on the nose. There's a distinctly darker fruit character on the palate, with red licorice, pomegranate, savory and gentle meat nuances. This is fleshy but with energy and finesse. Matured for 16 months in French oak (33% new), it's almost creamy, with hints of cream soda and sarsaparilla, and there's a spice/blood root character. This wine achieves that aspirational balance between sweet fruit and savory tannin."