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2009 Tait Wines The Ball Buster Barossa Valley
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2009 Tait Wines The Ball Buster Barossa Valley

Producer: Tait Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: Australia
Region: Barossa Valley

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011

(a blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot; 15.5% alcohol):  Bright purple.  Fresh blackberry and blackcurrant aromas are expansive and strikingly energetic.  A deeply concentrated blend, offering sweet, sappy black and blue fruit flavors and refreshing spicy snap.  The spiciness builds with air and carries through the persistent, floral-accented finish, which features silky tannins.

85 Points | Wine Spectator

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Syrah

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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