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    Tait The Ball Buster 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    • ST91
    • RP91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 16%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 102146

    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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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
    International Wine Cellar
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    Alma Leon Reveles (3/23/2011)
    My mother in law's last name is Tait, so I crack up everytime I see this wine. It's quintessential Barossa, meaning it's decadent in all the best ways. Typically, these are high alcohol wines so I'd plan a savory meal of BBQ chicken or ribs before unscrewing this heavy duty beauty. Yum.
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    Paul Cali (10/9/2010)
    I don't think I have tasted a better wine for the price. It was rich and smooth and bursting with flavor!
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    PHHOU (10/6/2011)
    dinner party Grenrood Hinsley
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    MCharlebois (11/14/2010)
    This was a great buy for the money. It pairs well with chicken, beef and pork dishes. I would buy again and again.
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