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Heartland Stickleback Red 2012

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There are 8 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Shelley Harris rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and dolcetto -- with deep berry, peppery and spice aromas and a smooth finish. This wine would pair well with a bbq chicken, heavily seasoned with a smoked paprika, oregano and garlic rub.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Ripe dark fruit aromas and a taste that matches nicely. Good acidity, and a little tannin for structure. All in all, a good red for a good rice.
Sean O'Regan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby/garnet - this unusual blend of Cab Sauv, Shiraz and Dolcetto shows plummy fruit, cherry, baking spice. Fresh on the palate, with tart red cherry/berry fruit and soft tannins.
Valérie Dufour rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ripe dark berries dominate the nose with aromas of spices. A fruit bomb in the mouth with pleasant acidity. Really great wine at a little price. Miam!
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dark fruit on the nose with plums, blackberries and pepper on the palate. The flavors weave together really well giving it a smooth fruity finish.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Stewed dark fruit and ripe plums on nose. Repeated on palate, with cloves and vanilla.
Lori Kilmartin rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

I purchased this wine because of the blends. 54% Cab Sauv, 37% Shiraz and 9% Dolcetto. There's a lot going on in the glass. Peppery notes from the Shiraz are prevalent as well as blackberry from the Cab. A good balance of tannins and acidity with a nice strong finish. Pair this with some ribs with a tangy sauce or a juicy grilled burger.
This is a great value wine!
Heather Wall rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and a splash of the early ripening, low-acid Italian grape Dolcetto. The result is an opulent deep ruby coloured wine with pretty floral notes over juicy black fruit. Charred wood, pepper, leather round out the aromas and flavours. Acidity is medium+ and tannins are polishing. Good length with a warm spice finish. This red blend is full-bodied and perfect for fine cuts of beef, ribs with BBQ sauce. Enjoy now or over the next 3 years.
Tasted: January 2015




Natalie's Review

Heartland Stickleback Red 2012, South Australia, Australia: This Ben Glaetzer wine delivers amazing quality and taste for the money. Redolent of big black plums and lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate. Great wine for hearty meat dishes. Finishes with black pepper and smoke. Highly recommended. Drink: 2013-2017. 116574 14.50% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 1, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine  Full Review

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