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15 March 2013 News

An article entitled “5 new-style Australian wines to try” was released by Dave McIntyre of The Washington Post on March 6, giving readers some great recommendations. On the list of 5 wines was Heartland’s 2009 Stickleback Red with the top score of 2 stars (meaning “exceptional”).  Read the tasting note below!


Heartland Stickleback Red 2009


South Australia, $13

(Great Value)

A delightful blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and the Italian varietals dolcetto and lagrein, this is made by famed Aussie winemaker Ben Glaetzer. There’s tradition here, in a hint of tobacco flavor that calms the more familiar Australian enthusiasm. Alcohol: 14.5 percent.