75cl * Vegetarian * Sustainable * 13.5% * Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
The Hawke's Bay - to the north-east of New Zealand's North Island - has a unique maritime climate, much like Bordeaux. Syrah, it is said, loves a view and views don't get much better than Hawke's Bay: hilly slopes looking straight out to sea.
First planted in 1990, the Bullnose vineyard’s old red iron soils produce Te Mata Estate’s finest Syrah. 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.
Brilliant amethyst with a deep black core, Bullnose Syrah glimmers with raspberry, ripe black cherry, and dried strawberry over lush silky velvet tannins. There are notes of black pepper, chocolate, liquorice, lilac, and baking spices, with the structure and elegance contributing to undeniable ageing potential.