Blended of 77% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, Tait’s 2010 The Ballbuster gives a very deep garnet purple color and pronounced notes of spiced blackberries, blueberry pie filling and stewed plums with hints of freshly cracked black pepper and fenugreek. Very full bodied and richly fruited, it has a good line of crisp acidity lending lift and a medium to firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long and peppery. Drink it now to 2016.
In the Sicilian dialect, “Lamùri” means “love,” which is a good way to describe the romance surrounding this lush, graceful Sicilian wine. Winemaker Alberto Tasca credits the elegance of the finished wine to the unique sandy soil and cool microclimate of his vineyard, which is set at an altitude of 2,500 ft. This wine is made entirely from hand-harvested Nero d'Avola grapes, aged in French oak barriques for one year after fermentation to add additional finesse.