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2008 Heartland Stickleback Red

Appellation: South Austraila

Tasting Notes: 61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon,  14% Dolcetto, 5% Lagrein.  14.5% ABV  Color is a very pretty dark purple.   Nose is fruit bomb, blueberry and raspberry.  Attack is very fruity, but more balanced than I expected.  Very smooth mouthfeel, nice subtle tannin, a little oak, but not overpowering. More blueberry on the finish.  Like a pie.  Way too fruity for my tastes, but not offensive.  A little heat on the back end, kicking it a bit off balance.  I was really excited to try this wine given the interesting blend, but it remains an over the top Aussie Shiraz.  Not my thing, but I won’t dump it.

Rating: 2/5

Price: Unknown, was in a mixed case.  Cellartracker says it’s $13.75.

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