Bull’s Blood Shiraz Mataro Pressings
Current Vintage: 2014
A wine with a long history in Hungary dating back to a famous battle in the 1500s, the Binder family has been producing Bull’s Blood for almost 50 years.
Unlike the Hungarian ‘Bikaver’, the family blend comprises of two great Barossa varieties, Shiraz and Mataro. To give more intensity and complexity to the wine, it’s made using only the Mataro pressings taken from the estate’s century old Mataro bush vines, and blended with estate grown premium Shiraz.
Intense flavours and aromas of spicy, juicy fruit, with hints of chocolate & earthy characters are prevalent in this powerful wine. Certainly one to enjoy now with a long, slow braise of lamb or beef.
The 2014 is an exceptional release of this cult classic. Drinking beautifully now, you can also be rewarded by cellaring this wine for 5-15 years.
2014 Bull’s Blood Shiraz Mataro Pressings
94 points, Drink to 2034
Smoked meat, char and a ferruginous roar of grapey tannin across tobacco leaf and dried sage flavours tie this full-bodied wine neatly together. The connotations of name and method belie the savoury, textural and moreish end result. 14.0% alc.
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2018
2013 Bull’s Blood Shiraz Mataro Pressings
92 points, Drink to 2033
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2017