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Charles Cimicky Reserve Shiraz

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No shortage of flavour in this Barossan Shiraz - it's big and beautiful. Luscious too, with lovely black fruit flavours and soft, fine-grained tannins. In fact Barossa Shiraz doesn't get more inky and generous than this little number and its ready to go now.

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"The 2008 Reserve Shiraz gives a very deep garnet purple color and pronounced notes of warm black currant, crushed blueberries, mocha, licorice, bark and a bit of pepper. Crisp and very tight in the mouth, the tannins are still quite firm yet wonderfully fine and ripe lending a good backbone to the rich, opulent fruit. The finish is very long. Give this beauty another year or two to open and soften and consider drinking it 2012 through 2020. Charles Cimicky and his father purchased their Barossa valley property in 1972. At that time it was completely replanted and, upon discovering that some of their initial variety and site combinations were not working, Charles grubbed up and replanted some of the blocks in 2003. Most of the fruit for the wines is estate grown (100% for the top wines) with some purchased fruit from growers. Charles informed me that 2008 turned out to be an excellent vintage for him since he had brought in all his fruit prior to the heat-wave that hit in March that year."
94 Points - Review by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Wine Advocate # 192 (Dec 2010)

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Charles Cimicky Reserve Shiraz

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Saturated purple-red; a full-bodied palate, as rich and mouthfilling as the colour suggests; very much in the house style; a big frame, still to completely fill out.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Big, powerful blackberry fruit; persistent tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90

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