Tait Basket Pressed Shiraz 2010
Has a nose and palate characterized by layers of juicy blackberry and plums infused with chocolate and sweet vanilla oak finishing with fine oak tannins.
94 pts Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate Issue #221 Oct 2015 (LPB)
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Shiraz Basket Pressed is a little closed though reveals really lovely aromas of red and black fruits preserves,dark chocolate and cloves with hints of dusty earth and violets. Rich and full in body, the grainy tannins and freshness provide structure through the long finish.
It was an absolute pleasure to finally pay Bruno Tait a visit at his winery in the much under-rated Lyndoch township of Barossa Valley. I have to commend Bruno for keeping it real with regards to pricing. He always aims to over-deliver on value, exemplified by what must be one of our most consistent 90 point rated wines for under US$25: The Ball Buster. I was treated to a vertical of Tait’s Basket Pressed Shiraz during my visit – a classic Barossa beauty – which proved that it ages slowly and gracefully with the very best of Barossa’s Shirazes…at a fraction of the cost.
It is our philosophy that all quality wine starts in the vineyard. The Barossa fruit we use is always very low yielding and produces highly concentrated flavours and aromas. We use traditional winemaking methods including open fermentation, extended maceration and basket pressing – we feel our wines display our uncompromising pursuit of excellence.