Charles Cimicky Saint C Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ~ Barossa Valley South Australia
The 2013 vintage which was a good year in the Barossa has not been rated as yet but this is what they said about the 2010 vintage that we recently sold out of:
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar ~ "(60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Shiraz): Glass-staining purple. Smoky blackcurrant and blueberry on the nose, with subtle spice and floral qualities adding complexity. Fleshy and sweet, with deep dark berry preserve and floral pastille flavors, supple texture and bright mineral lift. Finishes with excellent, spicy persistence, gentle tannins and lingering florality.”
Charles Cimicky is a winemaker who devotes himself entirely and somewhat relentlessly to his craft. Over the past 30 years this reclusive and somewhat shy person has consistently sought growth and improvement in all aspects of his trade. His devotion knows no end; he has, however, no time and definitely no inclination to promote his fine product. 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. Now in his late forties Charles Cimicky is one of the most quality-driven, meticulous winemakers in South Australia.