Bull’s Blood Shiraz Mataro Pressings
Current Vintage: 2016
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 more than 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 Chri-Ro estate’s bush vine Mataro, planted in the 1880s. This very special fruit is blended with estate grown, premium Shiraz – some of our Hanisch Shiraz barrels even make it into this wine.
Intense aromas and flavours of spice, red berry fruits, with hints of chocolate & more earthy characters are prevalent in this wine. It’s full bodied, yet perfectly balanced. Certainly one to enjoy with a long, slow braise of lamb or beef.
The 2016 Bull’s Blood is an exceptional release of this cult classic from an outstanding Barossa vintage. Drinking beautifully now (better with aeration), you can also be rewarded by cellaring this wine for up to 20 years. The collector’s 6 pack carton pictured below is just perfect for that!
2018 Marananga Wine Show Results
Trophy Winner – ‘Best Dry Red Blend’
Trophy Winner – ‘People’s Choice’
“It’s quite striking for the density of flavour packed into this wine. Starts with ripe plums, mocha, ferrous, salty-seaweed and dried herbs, then moves over to the solidly oaked notes of sweet cedar and cloves. And yet it manages to stay afloat, never falling into the too big and heavy category, just drying on the finish.”
93 points, Drink to 2030
James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
“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.”
94 points, Drink to 2034
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2018
92 points, Drink to 2033
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2017