Te Mata Estate, Bullnose Syrah 2014
Named after the famous British sports car, Bullnose Syrah was first produced in Hawke’s Bay in 1990. Deep and impenetrable in the glass, this is a cooler, black olive style of Syrah rather than a typical New World black cherry and berry fruit-forward wine. Fresh, crunchy and with some lovely depth and purity on the palate, this balances vibrancy with elegance and understatement. A fine expression of New Zealand Syrah that has excellent ageing potential.
Taster: Andy Howard MW
Saratoga Wine Exchange