Bullnose 2014 Reviews

'The legend continues with this exceptional 2014 offering. A must for syrah fans and collectors.' 98 points ★★★★★

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2015 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'Very elegant, deliciously luscious syrah with aromatic detail and a supple, fine-grained structure.' 19/20 ★★★★★

Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Review, 2015 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'2013 was an outstanding vintage for New Zealand's answer to the Médoc and northern Rhône rolled into one: Hawke's Bay ... 2014 is thought of as potentially even better than the outstanding 2013.' Featuring: Syrah 2014, Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Merlot/Cabernets 2014, Gamay Noir 2014, Elston 2014, Coleraine 2014, Chardonnay 2014, Bullnose 2014, Awatea 2014

'An instant sell-out... Sensational Syrah.' ★★★★★

Joelle Thomson, drinksbiz, July 2016 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'Loads of fruit in the mouth, complimented by just enough pepper and spice with a good backbone of very silky tannins and lively acidity carrying off a good long finish.' 92 Points

Lisa Perrotti Brown,,January 2016 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'As taut, refined and spicy an example of New Zealand syrah as you could find.'

Max Allen, The Australian, April 2016 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'A slightly more edgy Syrah than the usual offerings from Hawke’s Bay and all the better for it.' 95/100 ★★★★★

Bob Campbell MW, Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'Elegance and understatement. A fine expression of New Zealand Syrah.' 94 Points

Decanter Magazine, December 2016 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD 2016: 'Bullnose '14 - This is an absolute beauty!' 96 Points

James Suckling, December 2016, Featuring: Bullnose 2014

Bullnose '14 - 'Bright ruby-red. Aromatic peppery is a step up over the 2013 in spice lift and intensity. Ripe plum, cherry and spice flavors show a very fine-grained texture and noteworthy finesse. here the late-arriving tannin's are substantial but refined, which technical director Cowley attributes to just enough precipitation in 2014.' 89+ points

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, February 2016 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

Bullnose '14 - 'It gives notes of of ripe crushed cherries, black raspberries, Sichuan pepper and underbrush with quite an earthy undercurrent. Medium-bodied, it has loads of fruit in the mouth, complimented by just enough pepper and spice with a good backbone of very silky tannin's and lively acidity carrying off a good long finish.' 91-92 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, December 2015 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'Reductive with smoky bacon bones, black pepper, blue fruits and floral perfume... Very well mannered...' 94 points

Gary Walsh. The Wine Front. March 2016 Featuring: Bullnose 2014

'Succulent plums, black pepper, oriental spices, raspberries mocha. Youthful but a lovely example of how good Syrah from Hawkes Bay can be. Silky, bright and evolving all the time in the glass.'

Roger Jones, The Buyer. Featuring: Bullnose 2014

Bullnose '14 - ' Great colour and intensity of hue. Power and intensity on the nose, youthful with a core of fruit and peppery spices. Sweet meats, black currant, raspberry and dark forest berries, a touch of chocolate then dark spices. Very youthful grabbing the palate quickly. Flavours match the nose with dark berries, flowers, and spices. Firm tannins, big acid line - but not too much, lengthy finish. Young, needs time, delicious!' 96 Points

Cameron Douglas, MS, October 2019 Featuring: Bullnose 2014


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