2008 Heartland Shiraz South Australia
Review Date: 03-20-2010
This would be a good buy at twice the cost; a real workhorse of the wine cellar, a go-to wine you can enjoy any day of the week, serve to guests with confidence alongside a wide range of fare, or pack on a picnic (it has a screw top). It starts out with plenty of fruit (blackberry, to my taste), but dosn't seem viscous and syrupy like some Shiraz can be. The mellow entry is complimented with some mineral accents and a refreshing amount of acidity, finishing with some understaed but present spices and tannins, all in very satisfying proportions. I recommend it highly.