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2002 Charles Cimicky Reserve Signature Shiraz

ITEM 8321185 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
winedude… 2 $35 $70
2 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8321185 2 $35 Jul 10, 2022
I8210547 1 $35 May 8, 2022
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RATINGS

94-96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...accompanied by sumptuous aromas of scorched earth, melted licorice, camphor, blackberries, and cherry liqueur. Full-bodied, dense, and well-delineated...

PRODUCER

Charles Cimicky

Charles Cimicky is in Barossa Valley. It was founded in the 1990s by Charles Cimicky, son of Karl Cimicky who started Karlsburg Winery in 1973. Charles succeeded his father and has impressed critics with his attention to quality. The estate makes Shiraz and Shiraz blends. Robert M. Parker Jr. often rates the estate’s wines in the 90s.

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.