2006 Tait Wines Basket Pressed Shiraz
Region: Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Absolutely delicious, we need to start finding some more boutique Aussie wines, especially some basket pressed ones. Basket pressing is a more traditional way of extracting juice from crushed grapes, pressure must be controlled in order to not release unwanted tannins. Ruby red with garnet edges. Nose was very intense, you could smell the vanilla and coconut three inches away from the glass. Some slight caramel and some slightly savory undertones with a little smokiness. Low tannins (4.5/10) with a thick, rich and silky body. Classis Aussie Shiraz on the palate. Thick and filled with caramel throughout. Heavily extracted with a long plush finish. Low tannins makes be not so sure about longevity but the body and the finish are stunning. Lots of dark fruits and solid acidity. Very well balanced. The acidity might help this hold out over the low tannins. Excellent wine and will head out to grab a bottle of the Ball Buster this year!
100% Shiraz aged for 15 months in 20% new French oak and 80% 1-2 year old toasted American oak. Only 800 cases produced.
2016 till 2022.
Price Point:$$ - Purchased for $35.69 but goes for $50.00 from the estate if you live in Australia.