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Australia, Limestone Coast-Langhorne Creek


Heartland Spice Trader 2012

Heartland Spice Trader 2012 great value on this classic Australian blend of Shiraz & Cabernet

Tasting Notes

The nose leads off with a peppery top note that gives a spicy lift to the dark plum and cassis notes aromatically. Medium fuller to fuller bodied, supple textured and layered, the riper tannins helps give a polished feel to the mouth filling, juicy dark fruit base, while a backbone of acidity keeps everything bright and fresh leading to a very long finish. This is drinking perfectly and should hold up nicely over the next 2-3 years.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Wine Advocate Issue #212 May 2014
The 2012 Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color and shows off a pronounced cassis and black plum nose with hints of eucalyptus, star anise, cloves and pepper. Medium to full-bodied with lots of mouth-filling and juicy blackberry flavor, it is supported by medium level, grainy tannins and refreshing acid before finishing with very good length. Drink it now to 2017.
89 pts Wine Spectator 5/31/14
Dark and peppery, with blackberry and cherry fruit at the core, picking up licorice and a touch of char as the finish lingers against polished tannins. Drink now.

Winemaker Notes

This is a very dark glass of juicy and delicious red. A burst of intense primary fruit greets the palate with blueberries, blackberries and currants. These powerful fruit notes can engulf the uninitiated, but waves of spice can be discovered by seasoned flavor explorers.

Chemical Analysis




Alcohol - 14.5% by volume



Red Blend

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