Tait Ball Buster 2010

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91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Glass-staining purple. An expressive, heady bouquet gives out candied red fruits, potpourri and Asian spices, with a smoky nuance gaining power in the glass. Rich but lively, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and notes of allspice and star anise. Sweet and silky on a finish that keeps on with impressive tenacity and spiciness. This wine always delivers outstanding value. (Jul 2012)

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The growth in stature for Tait Wines has come about fairly quickly and directly reflects the dedication and vision of Bruno in his wine making skills. Bruno's wines have received very favorable overseas reviews ( 93 Parker points for the 2001 Basket Pressed Shiraz, 92 Parker points for the 2002 "The Ball Buster", 90 Parker points for the 2001 Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon) and this has vali... Read more
The growth in stature for Tait Wines has come about fairly quickly and directly reflects the dedication and vision of Bruno in his wine making skills. Bruno's wines have received very favorable overseas reviews ( 93 Parker points for the 2001 Basket Pressed Shiraz, 92 Parker points for the 2002 "The Ball Buster", 90 Parker points for the 2001 Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon) and this has validated his efforts to make world class wines. Bruno's wines epitomize the Barossa style -big, rich and full of flavor. The obvious attention to detail along with strong relationships with his growers has allowed Bruno access to high quality fruit (the old vine fruit is from vines 50-80 years old) which he has then transformed into wines that are reflective of his personality - big, generous with loads of personality. Bruno also works in close partnership with his exporters, an essential ingredient to ensure the wines maintain their own in a competitive market and remain true to his own style. Now with the edition of new space through the recent expansion expect even more of the same from Tait Wines. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
02/23/2013

Tight nose of mineral with blue and purple fruit and red berry. Flavors of spiced blackberry, blueberry and stewed plum. Also, cracked black pepper. Full bodied and rich. Nice crisp acid. Long and peppery. 92 pts. 2/16/13


Snooth User: Beaudeaux
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4.00 5
06/24/2012

Tait's 2010 Ball Buster, a blend of 77% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Merlot aged in American oak barrels. Opaque and purple-colored, it's a velvety mix of plum, berry, licorice, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry flavors. It should match well with any savory sauces and heavier meat dishes.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/12/2013

Blended of 77% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, Tait’s 2010 The Ballbuster gives a very deep garnet purple color and pronounced notes of spiced blackberries, blueberry pie filling and stewed plums with hints of freshly cracked black pepper and fenugreek. Very full bodied and richly fruited, it has a good line of crisp acidity lending lift and a medium to firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long and peppery. Drink it now to 2016.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/12/2013

Crisp and focused, with dark berry and licorice flavors accenting notes of white pepper and sage. Finishes with prickly tannins. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2018.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/14/2013

Glass-staining purple. An expressive, heady bouquet gives out candied red fruits, potpourri and Asian spices, with a smoky nuance gaining power in the glass. Rich but lively, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and notes of allspice and star anise. Sweet and silky on a finish that keeps on with impressive tenacity and spiciness. This wine always delivers outstanding value.



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91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Glass-staining purple. An expressive, heady bouquet gives out candied red fruits, potpourri and Asian spices, with a smoky nuance gaining power in the glass. Rich but lively, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and notes of allspice and star anise. Sweet and silky on a finish that keeps on with impressive tenacity and spiciness. This wine always delivers outstanding value. (Jul 2012)

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