2010 Charles Cimicky “Trumps” Shiraz

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As Australian wines begin to trend upwards from the previous few years, Charles Cimicky Wines continue to produce well balanced and very palatable red wines. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charles Cimicky took over the families Karlsburg winery in the early 1990’s and re-named it under his name. The winery is located on the floor of the Barossa Valley in Lyndoch. Charles, a very quiet and shy individual is nicknamed the “Invisible Man” by his wife spends much of his time tending to his dry irrigated vines or in the winery away from most visitors where he crafts his meticulous wines. His winery is one of the few Australian wineries that have their own bottling and packaging lines so tight control can be kept over the entire process.

The 2010 Trumps Shiraz is 100% Shiraz from vines that average over 60 years old the wine is the both fermented and aged in new barrels that are mostly American oak for 17 months. Soft tannins along with mocha and blackberry fruit this well balance wine shows no sign of 14.5% alcohol. Pairing well with grilled meats such as pork and lamb along with BBQ. Suggested retail is $23.

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