Ruby-red. Fresh cherry and blackberry aromas show very good clarity and energy. Offers intense, juicy cherry and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and spiciness with aeration. Shows impressive power without undue weight and finishes spicy and long, with sneaky sweetness and just a trace of dusty tannins.
Bruno Tait has a knack for making decadent, intense, basket pressed wines, and Tait’s 2012 The Wild Ride is certainly decadent and intense, but more importantly, it is a pure pleasure to drink. Made from 60% Shiraz, 20% Grenache and 20% Mataro (also known as Mourvèdre), the 2012 The Wild Ride displays a deep ruby color, stunning aromatics and plenty of intense fruit. By basket pressing this heady GSM, fresh cherry and blackberry aromas jump from the glass and sink surreptitiously into the marrow of the wine. The result is a smooth intense wine of great energy and focus. In the mouth, the wine’s intense fruit flavors meld with delightful spice tones and dusty tannins to amplify the senses. With aeration, the wine grows even more decadent and powerful, without losing its focus. Tait’s The Wild Ride will certainly fill the mouth, and like all of Bruno Tait’s wines, it makes a bold, beautiful statement from start to finish. Enjoy this superb GSM at cool room temperature (60°-65°F) after at least 15-20 minutes of aeration, if you can wait that long. After one sip of this wine, you’ll know why the 2012 The Wild Ride garnered many 90+ point scores, including 91 points from Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Enjoy!