Heartland Wines Spice Trader Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Matured in French and American oak for 12 months and suitable for vegans. Made by Ben Glaetzer.

Heartland Wines, Spice Trader, Cabernet Sauvignon, Langhorne Creek, 2014

Garnet coloured with slightly cherry red edges. Good Cabernet nose with blackcurrant, blackberry/pastille, spearmint, baking spices, coffee grounds, toasty oak nuances and a leafy vegetal lift. Medium to full bodied, with a core of sweet black fruit but lingering heat gives it a slightly jammy quality. The tannins are blockish, firm and mouth coating. Unfortunately comes across as a thing of structure with the fruit feeling out of balance. Maybe time in the bottle will assist.

RRP: $16.99
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 15/20

Wine sample courtesy of Heartland Wines

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