Te Mata Estate

Bullnose Hawkes Bay Syrah

9.074 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Syrah
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Pardon the water damaged label. Aromas of pepper, spice and fresh garden herbs. Almost like the garrigue aromas you get from a Southern Rhone red. Medium weight palate but M+ Intensity. Even though Hawkes Bay is home to probably New Zealand’s best Cabernets like Te Mata Coleraine it also produces excellent cool climate Syrah like this one. Not so special with Pinot Noir here which is grown by a few optimistic producers.

Pardon the water damaged label. Aromas of pepper, spice and fresh garden herbs. Almost like the garrigue aromas you get from a Southern Rhone red. Medium weight palate but M+ Intensity. Even though Hawkes Bay is home to probably New Zealand’s best Cabernets like Te Mata Coleraine it also produces excellent cool climate Syrah like this one. Not so special with Pinot Noir here which is grown by a few optimistic producers.

Mar 17th, 2022
Shengli Hu

Black pepper, violet, rose, olive, earl grey tea, cassis, blueberry, bright purple in color. Vanilla cream. Baking spices - cinnamon, nutmeg. Beautiful and elegant... Elevated acid, med+ soft square tannins, med body. 35% new oak for 15 months. 100% destemmed.

Black pepper, violet, rose, olive, earl grey tea, cassis, blueberry, bright purple in color. Vanilla cream. Baking spices - cinnamon, nutmeg. Beautiful and elegant... Elevated acid, med+ soft square tannins, med body. 35% new oak for 15 months. 100% destemmed.

Feb 18th, 2020
Yianni Stone

Pure rotundone.

Pure rotundone.

Jan 9th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, black plum, blueberries. Black raspberries, light tarry notes, black licorice, violets, lavender and dry red florals. Fruits on the palate are the same as the nose. They are ripe, fresh and lean. Dry medium slightly sticky tannins, dark currants, anise, sweet tarry notes, crushed stones, violets, lavender & dry red florals, rich moist dark soils, light herbs & black cherry cola. Finishes with dead on acidity and a round, lush, beautifully long finish. Photos of Olathe outside tasting room and offices and the view coming out of their cellar.

On the nose, black plum, blueberries. Black raspberries, light tarry notes, black licorice, violets, lavender and dry red florals. Fruits on the palate are the same as the nose. They are ripe, fresh and lean. Dry medium slightly sticky tannins, dark currants, anise, sweet tarry notes, crushed stones, violets, lavender & dry red florals, rich moist dark soils, light herbs & black cherry cola. Finishes with dead on acidity and a round, lush, beautifully long finish. Photos of Olathe outside tasting room and offices and the view coming out of their cellar.

Apr 22nd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

White peach, clove, cardamon, almonds, jasmine, nectarine, tropicals, dry spice, green melon, white peach with great texture and acidity.

White peach, clove, cardamon, almonds, jasmine, nectarine, tropicals, dry spice, green melon, white peach with great texture and acidity.

Apr 22nd, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.3

Wow tasting lineup of Te Mata wines with CEO Nick Buck ! First time with all!. The Bullnose Syrah comes across big rich with loads of black fruits, pepper and spice. Reminds me of Cayuse Syrahs from Washington State. This 2013 was Awesome. I give it a solid 93+ Rating in my book! CEO tell me the 2014 will be even more Impressive. Can't wait!!!

Wow tasting lineup of Te Mata wines with CEO Nick Buck ! First time with all!. The Bullnose Syrah comes across big rich with loads of black fruits, pepper and spice. Reminds me of Cayuse Syrahs from Washington State. This 2013 was Awesome. I give it a solid 93+ Rating in my book! CEO tell me the 2014 will be even more Impressive. Can't wait!!!

Oct 26th, 2016
Bob McDonald

Have always liked this wine and this style of wine ie. Cool climate Shiraz. Dark Ruby Color. Aromas of spice and plum - the pepper and liquorice have died from a few years ago. Medium weight palate with savoury notes super ceding the fruit. Drink last one in next year or two.

Have always liked this wine and this style of wine ie. Cool climate Shiraz. Dark Ruby Color. Aromas of spice and plum - the pepper and liquorice have died from a few years ago. Medium weight palate with savoury notes super ceding the fruit. Drink last one in next year or two.

Sep 26th, 2016
Douglas Renall

Fantastic wine, great vintage

Fantastic wine, great vintage

Apr 5th, 2016
Jonathan Udkow

Import & Logistics, CA Sales Manager Pacific Prime WIne

8.5

Chalk and black fruit. Black and green peppercorns. Tight tannins and black fruit. Slight overripeness on the mid-palette. Finish of ripe black fruit with bit of prune.

Chalk and black fruit. Black and green peppercorns. Tight tannins and black fruit. Slight overripeness on the mid-palette. Finish of ripe black fruit with bit of prune.

Feb 10th, 2016
Bob McDonald

Purple tinges - "young" in colour. Meaty, peppery, and spicy Northern Rhone type notes. Mid weight palate. Nice combination of cool and warm climate Syrah.

Purple tinges - "young" in colour. Meaty, peppery, and spicy Northern Rhone type notes. Mid weight palate. Nice combination of cool and warm climate Syrah.

Dec 20th, 2015