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2007 Tait The Ball Buster Barossa Valley (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Tait Wines taitwines.com.au   details
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$17.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 13, 2009 , Ben LaMontagne
"Overall: unbalanced; not worth it"
tasted: December 27, 2009 , Will Chepolis
4 stars "Color: deep; "
rated: July 8, 2009 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "92 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Ball Buster blend has been an annual Best Buy and, even at the current asking price, the 2007 The Ball Buster is an awesome value (at least for hedonists). It is composed of 72% Shiraz, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 11% Merlot aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a nose of cedar, leather, spice box, and blueberry that leaps from the glass. This is followed by a plush, full-bodied wine with gobs of flavor and superior length. This easy-to-understand effort defines the meaning of over-delivering and will do so for another four years. 90 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC: "72% shiraz, 17% cabernet sauvignon and 11% merlot) 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." This year Bruno Tait brings a blend of 71% Shiraz, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that is a bit brighter and more restrained than previous vintages. There is a mix of red and black fruits that offer dark plum, blackberry, earth, cedar, coco powder and a creamy vanilla note. There is fine balance with good acidity and spicy nuance in the mouth-feel with nice persistence. (Jim Chanteloup, K&L Wine Aussie buyer) "
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