Cimicky & Son Winemakers
2010 Invisible Man Barossa Valley Shiraz
Australia: Barossa Valley (South)
Wonder from Down Under
Love practicing your Aussie impression? A few sips of today’s Cimicky & Son Winemakers 2010 Invisible Man Barossa Valley Shiraz will put you in just the right frame of mind to perfect it.
Power packed with bold notes of blackberry and sweet plum, this wine begs to be paired with a bold meal that can stand up its hefty flavors.
What do you plan on throwing on the barbie?
Inky scarlet at the heart of the glass, with a pretty pink ring around the edge.
Very aromatic on the nose, with stewed fruit notes of blackberry and black plum with European licorice, dark baking spices, and touches of herbal black tea.
Bold and robust on the palate, with concentrated notes of black fruit compote, freshly tilled earth, saddle leather, espresso bean, clove, anise, and black peppercorn.
Powerful and lasting on the finish, with deep notes of black fruit lingering and fading into hints of dark spice.
A bold meal to go with a bold wine - a wild boar ragu served over pappardelle.
What the Winery Says
Charles Cimicky winery and vineyards are located 1 kilometer along the picturesque hermann Thumm Drive in Lyndoch, on the very floor of the Valley, surrounded by the beautiful Barossa Ranges. Apart from minor drip irrigation in January and February, the vines are dry grown, cover-cropped and organically fertilized.
92 Point Review - Stephen Tanzer … aromas of red and dark berry liqueur, with a peppery accent building with air. Juicy, penetrating and alluringly sweet, offering vibrant black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors braced by tangy acidity. Finishes smooth and very long, with resonating violet and cracked pepper notes.
- Charles Cimicky
- 92 Points - Stephen Tanzer
- Barossa Valley, Australia
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Shiraz
- 18 months in French and American oak
About the Winery
Charles Cimicky is the most Invisible Man of the Barossa. Probably Australia. He 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. So Jennie Cimicky calls him the Invisible Man. In this gregarious business he actively shuns publicity and adamantly avoids the media.
Invisible Man is very much Jennie Cimicky’s label - regarded with quite a degree of derision, and actual disbelief and disgust by the man himself who will naturally not be available to discuss the wine or travel the world to promote it. The wines must, as usual speak for themselves and to that end the Cimickys have decided that only Estate fruit will be used so that we can completely guarantee the quality from their patch of ground to the bottle. Consequently the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon hail from their original plantings of 1973. The release of the label also coincides with their 40th Anniversary.