First planted in 1990, the Bullnose Vineyard’s old red iron soils produce Te Mata Estate’s finest syrah. This wine has distinct floral and spice aromas, rich flavours of plum, raspberry and blackberry, with a velvety texture.
Vineyard partners Michael Morris and Peter Cowley named Bullnose after an early Morris Cowley car, nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the label is drawn from the car’s radiator crest.
“Reductive with smoky bacon bones, black pepper, blue fruits and floral perfume. Slides along, a bit of the old graphite in the tannin department, well pitched acidity, red and black fruits layered with spice on a medium bodied frame. Very well mannered. Certainly, it’s Syrah over Shiraz and good to drink now, or over the next decade for additional complexity.” – 94 Points Gary Walsh