Te Mata ‘Bullnose’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2011

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 27-Dec-2012
Full, even, purple-hued ruby-red colour. This has an elegantly full and voluminous bouquet that reveals aromas of dark red berry fruits, dark red florals, white and black pepper and spices that are seamlessly entwined, building to form an intensely concentrated core. Medium-full bodied, the palate is extremely elegant in proportion with velvety smooth and finely extracted tannins. Lifted dark red berry fruits, florals, white and black peppercorns flow with a gentle juiciness and spicy richness. Oaking is very subtle and sensitive adding nuances to the spice. Poised acidity enlivens the fruit expression. This is seamless and the wine has excellent drive and line leading to a very long, lingering finish with spice and floral elements. This is a very elegant and fine-featured Syrah with seamless pepper and spices flavours. Serve with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 5-6 years. 100% Syrah fruit from the ‘Bullnose' vineyard fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels. 18.5/20 Dec 2012 RRP $49.00

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