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2007 Tait Wines The Ball Buster Barossa Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2008

($20; 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.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Ball Buster
by merlot12923194
Served at Kelli's b-day. Everyone really enjoyed it.
by The Accountant
Good - fruity, spicy, smoothe. Enjoyed and will buy again


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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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