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
after for the Australian Magpie whose territorial diligence ensures the protection of the Barossa
Shiraz grapes from thieving Blackbirds.
"Winemaker Charles Cimicky has fashioned a terrific value from 100% Shiraz aged in old American hogsheads and smaller French barrels. It is another example of what can be achieved by top quality winemaking in the Barossa's finest viticultural areas. This 2006 Shiraz exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with superb blackberry, spice box, pepper, and cedar characteristics. Full-bodied, opulent, and fleshy, this hedonistic offering should be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years."
-The Wine Advocate