May 12, 2008

2006 Heartland Stickleback - Southern Australia

Heartland Stickleback Australia 2006
Originally uploaded by jeff+caroline
The "Stickleback" not only has a cool name and get 3 types of grape in one bottle. It's 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Shiraz, & 15% Grenache in this Red Blend from South Australia. Very bold on the nose and tongue. In fact, let this bad boy cool out in a decanter for an hour or two. The first sip was strong, but two days later it's perfect. Smells of tobacco and very peppery, big flavors. Rich and juicy fruit in this one from Ben Glaetzer. Coffee flavors in the finish. I'm a big fan, but it's not for the faint of heart. 7/10 rating. $9 at Costco.

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