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Bert & Joep Dielen EUR 32.50 750ml
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Tait Shiraz 2004

Member Review by coryj:

full bodied, no after taste

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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

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Snooth User: coryj
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3.50 5
11/12/2007

full bodied, no after taste


Snooth User: wpm
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4.00 5
12/18/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Tait Shiraz

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

The blockbuster 2001 Shiraz should have been named the ldquo;Super Ball Buster.rdquo; Classic Barossa Shiraz, it boasts a dense purple color in addition to a huge nose of melted tar intermixed with pepper, blackberry liqueur, and a hint of wood. Full-bodied, with loads of glycerin, and a monster finish, it should drink well for 10ndash;12 years, possibly longer.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Deep purple shiraz: the smoke of tarry tannin grips it black while the fruit stays red. It tastes of sweet roasted cranberries and cinnamon, lithe against the black-pepper compote of tannin. A firm, concentrated performance, built to age.


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

The 2002 Basket Pressed Shiraz (from 40-year old vines, and aged in neutral American wood for 12 months) elicits more than a few ldquo;wowsrdquo;. This full-bodied, unctuously-textured, full-throttle, classic Barossa is magnificently concentrated as well as pure, multi-dimensional, and loaded. It can be drunk now, but promises to age for 10ndash;15 years.


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

The blockbuster 2004 Shiraz Basket Pressed boasts an inky/blue/purple hue followed by a bouquet of graphite, blackberry liqueur, cassis, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Revealing abundant glycerin, lofty alcohol (16.2%), and a thick, rich, full style, this big Shiraz should drink well for 5ndash;10 years.


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

The 2006 Basket Pressed Shiraz was aged for 15 months in 20% new French oak and the balance seasoned American oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it offers up a brooding bouquet of smoke, game, plum, blueberry, and chocolate. Like its Cabernet cousin, it is full-bodied on the palate with succulent flavors, well-concealed structure, excellent concentration and grip, and a pure finish. This massive effort should evolve for another 5ndash;7 years and offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2026.


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

Tait has been establishing a track record for hedonistically rendered wines at consumer friendly prices for several years. The 2005 Basket Pressed Shiraz comes from a 60-year-old vineyard with yields of 1ndash;2 tons per acre. The wine was aged in 20% new French oak and the balance one- to two-year-old American oak. Opaque purple in color, it delivers an array of scents including pain grille, pepper, sausage, blueberry, licorice, and chocolate. Thick and rich, this opulent Shiraz has a velvety texture, complex flavors, and a very long, sweet finish. It will benefit from 3ndash;4 years of cellaring and will provide pleasure through 2025.


External Review
01/10/2013

The blockbuster 2004 Shiraz Basket Pressed boasts an inky/blue/purple hue followed by a bouquet of graphite, blackberry liqueur, cassis, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Revealing abundant glycerin, lofty alcohol (16.2%), and a thick, rich, full style, this big Shiraz should drink well for 5andndash;10 years.


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