The inspiration behind Tait Wines was Giovanni Tait (1927-1997). Giovanni Tait migrated to Australia from Italy in 1957 to take up work as a cooper in the Barossa Valley. His high skill and craftsmanship in his chosen trade led him to B Seppelts and Sons where he took an active role in the production and maturation of wine in oak casks. He learnt cooperage from his father and grandfather before migrating to Australia. It was not until his sons grew older that his dream came to reality. With his sons, he founded a small winery called Tait Wines.
80% Shiraz, 12% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
The current release of the Ball Buster is the 2016 The Ball Buster Proprietary Red. Like previous vintages, it's a full-bodied, plushly textured red, dominated by Shiraz (80%), with smaller amounts of Merlot (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (8%). Hints of dark chocolate accent black cherry and plum fruit, while the velvety tannins linger on the finish. Tasted: Nov 19; Drink: 2019-2030; Rating: 91 Points; Joe Czerwinski; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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