Delicious, started slow, but then bigger. Bold. Read more
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, bl... Read more
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 p... Read more
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Delicious, started slow, but then bigger. Bold.
External Reviews for Tait the Ball Buster
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.
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.
Bright in flavor, firm in texture, generous with its plum and berry flavors, hinting at earth and spicy oak as the finish lingers. Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2005.
Not as brutal on the palate as the name might suggest, this blend of 60% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet, and 20% Merlot is better called ldquo;the affable, easy-to-get-on-with-chap.rdquo; Juicy, sweet red berry fruit bounces around on the palate and on the nose. Finishes quite the same, but itrsquo;s just so fun to drink, and it goes down so easily, that you wonrsquo;t help but like it.
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