Wine Advocate Issue #191. Oct 2010. Reviewer : Neal Martin. No tasting note given for 2009 vintage. The 2008 Bullnose Syrah underwent extended skin maceration followed by 16 months maturation in a mixture of new (35%) and old French barriques. It has a spicy, strawberry, raspberry and lavender tinged nose with good definition and lift, the oak deftly intertwined with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, taut on the entry with good acidity, leading to a rounded allspice and strawberry-driven finish that is both elegant and understated. Drink 2011-2018.