Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tait 2006 Barossa Valley 'The Ball Buster'

This is 78% Shiraz, 12% Caberrnet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot. Even with a majority of a Rhone grape, the wine is in the style of Bordeaux, or an impression of one.

Opaque purple-red appearance.

Overwhelming smell of new oak, it's difficult to smell much else.

Taste of black cherry, plum, currant, with no shortage of spicy oak.

The next day the smell and taste are little changed.

This isn't a bad wine, if a bit oak-heavy, but a nice wine for $18.29 is easy to find and I see no need to repeat this one.

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