Cimicky Trumps Shiraz 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Charles Cimicky Trumps has always been excellent value and is consistently rated above 90 points from the critics. Stylistically it is opulent with prune and plum flavours that carries its oak and alcohol really well.

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Member Reviews for Cimicky Trumps Shiraz

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,341
4.00 5
06/04/2011

Pretty intense wine with dark and rich flavors, mostly chocolate and blackcurrant. Thick viscosity, very jammy. Not very subtle, but still highly enjoyable. I agree with the 90 pts rating by Wine Spectator.


Snooth User: RonaldoGogolsian
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3.50 5
02/16/2011

I tried this based on the Wine Spectator 90 rating. I was a little underwhelmed. For the price, perfectly acceptable.

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Snooth User: quagm
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4.50 5
07/02/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Cimicky Trumps Shiraz

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Deep violet. Sexy aromas of candied blackberry, cherry cola and licorice, with a subtle floral element and sexy oak spices. Plump and smooth, the blackberry flavor showing superb sweetness and supported by a supple tannic structure. Finishes on an expansive note of dark berries, with a late hint of fine tannins. Excellent for the money.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2005 Shiraz Trumps (100% Shiraz from 10- to 60-year-old vines aged 16 months in used American wood) is one of the great values in South Australian Shiraz. This super-intense, mouth-staining, and mouth-filling cuvee is all about gorgeously pure black fruits kissed with sweet oak presented in a full-bodied, beautiful, multilayered, textural, hedonistic style. Consume it over the next 3-4 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2008 Trumps Shiraz was aged in predominately new American oak for 17 months. A glass-coating purple color, it displays a smoky, toasty, spicy nose leading to a fruit-filled, succulent Shiraz with a bit of underlying structure. This lengthy effort will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 6-8 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Sweet red currant flavors hold clean and fresh, even as the tannins keep the wine low and black. For braised lamb or gamey meats.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A great value, the outstanding 2004 Shiraz Trumps is a 100% Shiraz aged in old wood. It exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue along with a forceful, flamboyant nose of road tar, blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, and pepper. This opulent, savory, expansive cuvee will provide thrilling drinking over the next 2-3 years. For some reason, this high quality winery never receives the press it merits.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Clear, focused and detailed, delivering a juicy mouthful of plum, berry and tobacco flavors, hinting at clove and nutmeg as the finish lingers effortlessly. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Supple, round and generous, with a gently spicy edge to the toasty blackberry and cherry flavors, all of it persisting on the long finish. Needs to resolve some of the oak and tannins. Best after 2006.


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Charles Cimicky Trumps has always been excellent value and is consistently rated above 90 points from the critics. Stylistically it is opulent with prune and plum flavours that carries its oak and alcohol really well.

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