2016 Veritas Winery Bull's Blood Shiraz Mataro Pressings
The Hungarian ‘Bikaver’ wine translates to ‘Bulls Blood’ and dates back to the 1500’s when the Hungarians were fighting the Turks. It was a wine for strength in battle! The first Veritas ‘Bulls Blood’ was produced in 1967 by R. H. Binder and the label remains quite similar still today. Maturation takes place in a combination of American and French oak puncheons of which 80% in new.
Dense inky black colour with a deep dark red black hue. Intoxicating the olfactory senses are lavish aromatics of blackberry, liquorice, black plum and vanillin oak. Dark chocolate, earth and spicy dried herb notes then ensue. Intensely rich, opulent blackberry, liquorice and black plum fruits saturate the palate overlaying a back drop of vanillin oak, earthy dark chocolate and spice. Slightly dryish finish with velvety yet well structured tannins. Fantastic depth and power with a long voluptuous aftertaste.
Drink this seductive beauty over the next 5-6 years.