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