Charles Cimicky Reserve Shiraz 2005

$56.99

SKU 12

750ml

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The best of the best bunches from Charles' estate vineyards are selected to go into this 100% Reserve Shiraz. Gentle basket presses are used along with a roto-fermentor and finished with Cimicky's meticulous take on oak.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Charles Cimicky
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Wine AdvocateRemarkably, the 2005 Shiraz Reserve is even better than the Autograph. It spent 14 months in new oak, 60% French and 40% American. It, too, coats the glass with a thick purple film. Purple/black, it gives up a splendid perfume of cedar, Asian spices, pepper, violets, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. On the palate the wine is dense and plush, admirably combining elegance and power. There are gobs of sweet blue and black fruits, ripe tannins, and a pure, 60-second finish. Give it 3-4 years to blossom and drink it through 2025.

Jay Miller, October 2007