2013 Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz / Cabernet

2013 Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz / Cabernet

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92 Points Richard Caro
2013 Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz / Cabernet
92 Points Richard Caro

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Our best $20 Aussie? Ben Glaetzer dials it back to make a stunning all rounder, slurpy richness from Shiraz with Cabernet's deep cassis and fine tannins giving intensity and structure right though to a very long finish where, without wanting to sound silly, lingering earthy spices give the whole thing a genuinely sophisticated and exotic feel. Very, very good drinking for the price.

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$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $21.99 per bottle



Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

From vines 15-18 years old and aged in old oak for 12 months this is the first release of this new wine from Heartland and they have put their best foot forward to impress at the $20 price point. This certainly overdelivers as proven by Star Rating from James Halliday meaning it is a wine of excellent value for money.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Tony Love's Top 100 Wines, July 2016

"This blend can really deliver above price-based expectations, here with a lovely earthy, spicy, foresty, floral, herbal set of aromatics then the cabernet adding its varietal enticements that follow through with a good presence in the mouth from soft tactile tannins that allow some licorice-like nuances to lift and linger in the finish. Top easy drinking."

Windsor Dobbin, The Sunday Examiner May 17th, 2015

"A ripping everyday drinking red from Ben Glaetzer, brother of Tasmania's Nick, this is a blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon grown in the under-rated Langhorne Creek region of South Australia. It is quite a big wine with forward dark fruit, juicy, brambly and soft with restrained older French and American oak. An almost 50-50 split of shiraz and cabernet, this also has some attractive spice and herb notes and would be well matched with leg of roast lamb."

90/100 James Halliday

"Lines them up and knocks them down. Good value drinking to be tucked into here. It offers sweet plummy, clovey fruit with an edge of bitumen, floral highlights then giving a generally gutsy wine a bit of prettiness." Drink by 2020

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz Cabernet Blend

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2017 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with LAMB
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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