Tait Wines

The Ball Buster Barossa Valley Old Vines Shiraz Blend

8.842 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz Blend
Top Notes For
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.9

Tight, tannic Shiraz. Dark fruit and richness to start, becomes calmer and more terroir driven as it breathes. Black olives, mint, cooking herbs, ballsy tannins, and the trademark black pepper.

Tight, tannic Shiraz. Dark fruit and richness to start, becomes calmer and more terroir driven as it breathes. Black olives, mint, cooking herbs, ballsy tannins, and the trademark black pepper.

Dec 12th, 2017
CookDrinkFeast

A little hot w/ alcohol on the nose. Nose has ripe black fruit. Inky purple in the glass. Juicy, jammy, ripe, and round. This is a pleasant sipper.

A little hot w/ alcohol on the nose. Nose has ripe black fruit. Inky purple in the glass. Juicy, jammy, ripe, and round. This is a pleasant sipper.

Jun 4th, 2019
Gary Johnson

Absolutely needs a steak. Big. Juicy. Blackberry for days. Cheddar finish.

Absolutely needs a steak. Big. Juicy. Blackberry for days. Cheddar finish.

May 9th, 2019
Beth Hardy

Yummy yum yum. Also I’m eating avocado- who knew this would be friends with that!?

Yummy yum yum. Also I’m eating avocado- who knew this would be friends with that!?

Mar 9th, 2019
Rochelle

Tart but a cherry body similar to a Chianti

Tart but a cherry body similar to a Chianti

Sep 28th, 2018
ES Faiello

WOWZA: squid ink, super reductive hiding major stuffing here, finally opened to a cornucopia of red & black fruit compote - like pie, licorice, pipe tobacco, white pepper, soil, cocoa and probably a bunch of other notes - impressive complexity & depth, finely grained tannins, not cloying or flabby and flavors carried thru to a reasonably long finish, but length puts wine in overall context, but screaming deal for $

WOWZA: squid ink, super reductive hiding major stuffing here, finally opened to a cornucopia of red & black fruit compote - like pie, licorice, pipe tobacco, white pepper, soil, cocoa and probably a bunch of other notes - impressive complexity & depth, finely grained tannins, not cloying or flabby and flavors carried thru to a reasonably long finish, but length puts wine in overall context, but screaming deal for $

Jun 16th, 2018
Kirk Irwin

Oaky, leather, pear, vanilla nose. Nice light touch on tongue then it heats up with full mouth spice. Get rose floral notes, fruit is wide. Really like this one.

Oaky, leather, pear, vanilla nose. Nice light touch on tongue then it heats up with full mouth spice. Get rose floral notes, fruit is wide. Really like this one.

Mar 20th, 2018
John Miller

Fantastic, big, velvety fruit and chocolate bomb

Fantastic, big, velvety fruit and chocolate bomb

Dec 31st, 2017
Peter Krug

Some darn tasty prune juice you got here. I thought it could use some opening but it is very good. Great with a prime rib, the little bit of cab and Merlot really strengthens the Shiraz. Lovely and powerful. 9 our of ten will definitely drink again.

Some darn tasty prune juice you got here. I thought it could use some opening but it is very good. Great with a prime rib, the little bit of cab and Merlot really strengthens the Shiraz. Lovely and powerful. 9 our of ten will definitely drink again.

Dec 29th, 2017
Antonio Gonzalez

Not my favorite started off strong finished sour

Not my favorite started off strong finished sour

Nov 23rd, 2017