Tait Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 60976
  • red wine
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

An old vine Barossa Shiraz from one of our favorite producers. Dark purple and inky with colors that stain the teeth, the flavors and aromas are all Barossa. Black plum, blackberry fruit and black raspberry preserves with chocolate and pepper spice woven in come to the fore on the nose. The palate exhibits sweet, voluptuous, mouth filling black fruits with a dark chocolate edge, exceptional intensity and weight with a sleek tannin structure and a long warm finish. This is the total package for a Barossa Shiraz, rich textured, loaded with gobs of sweet fruit and a warm alcohol note on the finish.

"The blockbuster 2001 Shiraz should have been named the "Super Ball Buster." Classic Barossa Shiraz, it boasts a dense purple color in addition to a huge nose of melted tar intermixed with pepper, blackberry liqueur, and a hint of wood. Full-bodied, with loads of glycerin, and a monster finish, it should drink well for 10-12 years, possibly longer. Importers Ken Onish and John Gorman told me that proprietor Bruno Tait likes his wines "pitch black and packed with stuffing," which is somewhat of an understatement."
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Tait Map ItMap It

Tait Wines is a family owned winery located in the famous Barossa Valley, in South Australia. The Tait name has been involved in the wine industry for more than 100 years, practising the art of cooperage. Tait Wines is continuing this involvement by producing premium quality wines. The inspiration behind Tait Wines was Giovanni Tait (1927-1997). Giovanni Tait migrated to Australia...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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