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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Cimicky Trumps Shiraz 2006
Cimicky Trumps Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 93848)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The first Shiraz is the 2006 Shiraz "Trumps," a wine aged for 16 months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple in color, it offers aromas of cedar, smoke, pencil lead, and blueberry. This leads to a medium-bodied, smooth-textured wine with plentiful, ripe, spicy blue and black fruit flavors, well-concealed tannins, good length, and no hard edges. Drink this outstanding value over the next 6 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
90 Points
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About Cimicky:

Czech immigrant Karl Cimicky founded Karlsburg Winery in 1973. In the early 90’s Karl's son Charles began to take a keen interest in winemaking and the ‘good’ wines started turning into awesome wines. In addition to top of the line fermenters and barrels, Cimicky also has an estate bottling line, something of a rarity in Australia, allowing him to personally control all facets of production. Charles Cimicky produces rich, voluptuous, generous wines with superb balance. Apart from minor drip irrigation in January and February, the vines are dry grown, cover-cropped and organically fertilized. Now in his late forties Charles Cimicky is one of the most quality-driven, meticulous winemakers in South Australia.