Wine Advocate 97 points - The 2005 Syrah Piggott Range is quite backward currently. Glass-coating, it is deep crimson in color with mineral notes, violets, spice box, black pepper, espresso, smoked game, and blueberry aromatics. Deceivingly opulent, it has enough structure to merit 8-10 years of cellaring and should make old bones. Drink it through 2035. (Oct 2007)
The Piggott Range vineyard is a part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Grand Cru’ classification.
Unrivalled in its height and breadth of structure, this brooding and multi-dimensional cuvee demands a minimum of 15 years in a cold cellar to begin to emerge from its hermit shell.
Viscous in concentration and mouth feel but progressive in respect to character illumination, it has presence and aristocracy but sadly requires many years to develop and emerge. Recommended cellaring for a minimum of 15 years and enjoy for 50.
|Planted in 1965, in 2 inches of rich red loamy top soil. The slab of pure rock that lies beneath limits the vigor of the vines and appears to concentrate all components of the fruit - flavour, colour, tannin. The vineyard produces a intensely complex and long-lived syrah. It is considered a ‘Grand Cru’.
|Charles Cimicky Wines bills itself as the 'red specialists' , producing rich, voluptuous, generous wines with superb balance. Charles' father built the original winery in the seventies and produced good wines through the eighties. In the early 90's Charles began to take a keen interest in winemaking and the 'good' wines started turning into awesome wines--the kind of wines people go nuts over. If you visit the winery today you will see gleaming stainless tanks, spotless floors, and a mega wall of brand new French and American oak.
Now in his late thirties, Charles is one of the most quality driven, meticulous winemakers in South Australia. This attention to detail appears to be paying off- he has won top gold in the Barossa Wine Show the last two years for making the best Shiraz in the Barossa Valley.