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2018 Te Mata Bullnose Syrah

2018 Te Mata Bullnose Syrah

96 Points Cameron Douglas MW
2018 Te Mata Bullnose Syrah
96 Points Cameron Douglas MW

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An icon of great NZ Syrah from Te Mata's old vines, made with their legendary commitment to balance and age-worthy intensity. Another great year in 2018 means this bright and refined wine has reached its full expressive potential...again! Designed to age, it is already showing lots of plush fruit and detailed spice and florals. Hell of a nice problem here - decant now or hold...?

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Overview

Grape

Syrah

Its Origins

Originally a farm with homestead established in 1854 by John Chambers, it was his son Bernard who, on return from travels in France, planted vineyards on its north facing hills - which are still in use. In 1919 the Chambers sold and the Te Mata Vineyards company was established, to continue until 1975 when two associates, John Buck and Michael Morris, ended their 8 year search for a winery location by purchasing on the historic Te Mata estate. By remaining firmly rooted in a kind of modern traditional approach - quality focussed wines made with long-term expertise and from estate-only vineyards - Te Mata Estate have risen and risen as New Zealand’s benchmark for cellaring quality. Depending on variety, both their middle and top end wines are consistently capable not only of balance and appeal on release, but of aging for multiple decades.

What The Critics Say

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
97/100 Sam Kim Wine Orbit

"Combining exquisite refinement and undeniable power, this latest offering is another stunning beauty under this iconic label. The gorgeously perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, violet, olive and toasted almond characters with a whiff of fragrant spice. The palate is concentrated, focused and delightfully flowing with outstanding depth and intensity, while remaining elegant and poised, leading to an extremely long expansive finish. Harmonious, seamless and flawlessly precise. At its best: 2023 to 2035.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2037

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with MILD CHEESE
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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