Instead of writing a novel about four good wines I’ve tried recently, I’m going to space it out among the following days so that each wine gets its own chance in the spotlight. The first one is Ball Buster Shiraz from the Barossa Valley.
The Barossa Valley is located in Southern Australia, just northeast of Adelaide. This region is renowned for its Shiraz grapes. The name of this wine was the result of some brainstorming. After the winemakers decided that the process of cultivating the grapes and turning them into wine can be a ball busting experience, the idea for Ball Buster was hatched.
Let’s get to the nuts and bolts now. Haha. Pun intended. The color was almost like that of black licorice with a hint of purple toward the top of the pour. There were bold flavors of chocolate, dark berries and a hint of lead pencil. It was very easy to drink and paired well with the sausage rolls that were served with them. My recommendation is to rent Crocodile Dundee and eat grilled meat on a stick while you drink this bottle . Wine, after all, is all about context and taste as I’ve read recently in A Year Of Wine by Tyler Colman.
You can find Tait’s The Ball Buster at your local wine store for about $20. A great buy for an exceptional wine. Thank you Jen and Mark for this fabulous find!
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷 1/2 out of 5