Tuesday, February 27, 2007

2005 Tait "The Ball Buster" (82% Shiraz, 9% Cabernet, 9% Merlot) (Barossa Valley, Australia)

If the winery was looking for a risque name that fit this voluptuous, rich, silky wine, I could have thought of something much more fitting. (I won't say what because this is a family blog!).

Saturated, dense black ruby-purple. Decadent nose of overripe blackberries, vegetal cigar leaf, graphite, and oak. Soft, mouthfilling flavors of deep, dark fruit and wood. Loads of tannin, but it's extra soft and ripe. Not a complex, elegant damsel, but more like a cross between Elvira, Anna Nicole Smith, and Tyra Banks. 90. $19 at Spec's on Smith. Drink over the next year or two.

No comments: