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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Piping Shrike Shiraz 2004
Piping Shrike Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 86617)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"...A lush, flamboyant berry basket of a wine, with no tannins or rough edges. Dangerously easy to drink..."
-International Wine Cellar
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About Piping Shrike:

This Shiraz is produced at Charles Cimicky. 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. Piping Shrike Shiraz is named for the Australian magpie whose territorial diligence ensures the protection of the Barossa Shiraz grapes from thieving blackbirds.