Te Mata Estate Bullnose Syrah 2004 (review)

89+ points

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. 14%

Extraordinary that New Zealand can now make shiraz/syrah wines this ripe and complete. This is dark, shiney, very young, with lashings of French oak giving a very supple texture. In spite of the youth there is some intruiging complexity, while weighty it has some Rhone like spice.

A wine to watch age with interest.

Apparently Te Mata has been making this (fairly quietly, probably smll production) for over a decade.

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