Piping Shrike Shiraz Barossa Valley 2006
Piping Shrike is a full-throttle shiraz produced by Charles Cimicky & Son Winemakers of South Australia, from grapes grown exclusively in Barossa Valley, Australia. It was aged in old American hogsheads and smaller French barrels.
A smooth cedar oil slides across your palate as the first note, followed by brighter berry fruit as follow up. The brighter red fruit is lifted with the high alcohol into your cheeks. An overall liqueur-like impression of black cherries follows throughout.