Te Mata 'Bullnose' Syrah 2018

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Cameron Douglas MS
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Huon Hooke
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Gary Walsh
SKU
TESY201810 UCAU
$55.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$55.00 Per item
Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognised wines exclusively from its Hawkes Bay vineyards.
Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognised wines exclusively from its Hawkes Bay vineyards.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Cameron Douglas MS

'A great bouquet, fine nose of Syrah with white and black peppercorn, roses and lavender, a core of red currants, black cherry and Doris plum, some sweet olive and new leather. Firm, youthful and dry with an abundance of tannins and acidity. As the wine relaxes (a little) the future looks set - cellar still please, this wine needs time (2024/2026) then try again. Mostly about energy and intensity, salivating structure, great finish, long, complex.'

96 / 100

Huon Hooke

'Deep, bright, youthful purple/red colour, with a pronounced spicy, peppery aroma, the palate sweet rich and deep in very elegant, classy fruit flavour. The tannins are ample and refined, balanced and the wine is overall delicious. Black pepper, subtle cloves and other spices. It has a core of fruit sweetness that is utterly delicious.'

95 / 100

Gary Walsh

'Ras el hanout is a spice mix that means ‘head of the shop’, and maybe we have a bull in a shop here, such is the level of exotic spice and perfume pumping out of the glass. In with that, some lavender and vanilla, cherry and redcurrant, a smattering of green herb too. It’s light to medium-bodied, fine emery tannin, juicy raspberry acidity and flavour, inner-mouth perfume and spiced wood aromatic, and a dusty white pepper texture and taste on a cool long finish. Nice and ‘minerally’ too. You have to like them spicy and lithe, and if so, this’ll be close to the top of the shop for you.'