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Shiraz November 17, 2020
2016 Heartland Spice Traders Shiraz
Wine Rating 
 
92

Once again we are in ‘back up the truck’ territory. At a retail of $17, it is hard to imagine a better value full bodied red that showcases generous but varietal fruit and the additive effect of oak and clever winemaking.

There is a sweetness to plum and red cherry on the nose that is dusted with baking spice and coarser vanillin tones. The tannins are what define this wine with a mocha and coffee grind edge that gives wonderful contrast to fuller dark berry fruits and the generous vanillin lift. The finish has savoury impact but lingers with plum.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2020 - 2028
Date Reviewed
11 16, 2020

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