+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close
Midtown Wine Merchants USD 17.99 750ml

Tait Ball Buster Red 2008

Member Review by raindance:

Well done mates.

Add winemaker's notes

Vintages


+ Vintage
Winery: Tait Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.5 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Tait Wines:
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

Member Reviews for Tait Ball Buster Red

Add your review
Snooth User: raindance
2001541,098
0.00 5
12/15/2011

Well done mates.


External Reviews for Tait Ball Buster Red

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright and lively, offering a pretty mouthful of currant and spice flavors, hinting at sage as the finish lingers. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Tait has been establishing a track record for hedonistically rendered wines at consumer friendly prices for several years. Previous vintages of this wine have been smash hits and the 2006 The Ball Buster is a lock to continue the trend. It is a 15,000 case cuvee, all of which was basket-pressed, a labor-intensive process not commonly associated with a wine in this price category. The wine is composed of 78% Shiraz, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot aged for 12 months in used French and American oak. Purple-colored, it exhibits a classy bouquet of cedar, earth, tar, espresso, blueberry, black currants, and licorice. Supple, ripe and soft on the palate, this seamless, crowd-pleaser of a wine can be enjoyed now and over the next several years. It is an awesome value.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Ruby-red. Spicy red and dark berry aromas are deepened by licorice and pungent herbs. Sharply focused raspberry and cassis flavors are firmed by fine-grained tannins and gain sweetness with air. Nothing outsized here - I can't help but notice that the name doesn't really fit. Finishes with very good energy.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This perennial favorite is just as ripe and juicy as ever in the 2006 vintage, packed with full-throttle flavors of blackberry jam, black cherry and cassis.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/29/2010

Winemaker's Notes: Deep Black Purple. Intense aromas of blackcurrent, stewed plums, cherry, and chocolate. Full-bodied berry palate with a sweet long lasting finish. 91 Points - International Wine Cellar "Inky ruby. Sexy aromas of blueberry, mulberry and candied flowers, with a suave, spicy quality adding interest. Lush and creamy in the mouth, offering weighty but lively dark berry flavors and showing no rough edges or tannins. Finishes sweet and penetrating, with the blueberry note strongly repeating." 91 Points - The Wine Advocate "The Ball Buster is a perennial Best Buy in these pages. There are 15,000 cases of Tait’s 2008 Ball Buster, a blend of 76% Shiraz, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Merlot aged for 12 months in seasoned, predominantly American oak. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a fragrant perfume of pencil lead, licorice, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Layered, savory, and long on the palate, this well-balanced, pleasure-bent effort will drink well for another 4-6 years."


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The deep ruby/purple-colored 2002 The Ball Buster (a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot) reveals a knock-out nose of creosote, tar, blackberries, and cassis. This thick, juicy, in-your-face red is not for those who enjoy European restraint and delicacy. However, readers looking for a hedonistic, full throttle, thrill-a-sip beverage will enjoy this awesome winehellip; particularly at $15 a bottle. Drink it over the next 4ndash;5 years. Importers Ken Onish and John Gorman told me that proprietor Bruno Tait likes his wines ldquo;pitch black and packed with stuffing,rdquo; which is somewhat of an understatement.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Not a wine of subtlety or restraint, not a wine of delicacy and finesse, not a name I would pick out myself, but it does indicate the winersquo;s personality. A big, burly, bodacious blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot, therersquo;s spice and licorice, black and blue berry, and some melted asphalt (itrsquo;s a good thing) qualities as well.


1 2 3 4 5


All Prices

Shipping to:

Photos

1 2 3 4

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

  • $28.99
    15% off
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc 2007
  • $16.49
    33% off
    Mount Horrocks Riesling Clare Valley
    Mount Horrocks Riesling Clare Valley 2006
See More Deals

Syrah Top Lists







Snooth Media Network