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Henschke Cyril Cabernet Sauvignon
"Concentrated yet graceful, showing impressive energy and power on a long, gently tannic finish"
- South Australia, Australia
"Vinolok stopper. 1% Cabernet Franc in this wine from a vineyard on sandy loam soils over gravel and bedrock, with patches of clay at 500 m. First vintage was 1976 when single-vineyard, unfortified wines were distinctly novel. The fruit was fermented in open-top, concrete fermenters. Maturation took place in French oak hogsheads, of which 20% were new, for 18 months before the final blend was assembled. Medium-intense blackish garnet with some evolution at the rim. Evolved and complex nose that is so much more South Australian than varietal. Nothing remotely showy here, and the alcohol is definitively not evident. Savoury balsam and dried herbs with nothing simply fruity about it at all. You could certainly drink this already and the skein of flavours is already intriguing enough to distract this taster from analysing the tannin and acid content. In build and comportment it reminds me much more of a Ridge Monte Bello than any Australian Cabernet I can think of immediately – though it will clearly continue to develop. Much subtler than previous vintages, and more dependent on Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite a triumph. My natural instinct would be to serve it from my young wine decanter but it doesn't give the impression of desperately needing aeration. 17.5 pts, Jancis Robinson
"From a great cabernet vintage in Eden Valley, this has a wealth of fresh-herb, forest-leaf and wood aromas with an assertive and richly fruited palate that has a strong core of ripe blackeberries and blackcurrants with subtly toasty oak and ripe, plush, velvety tannins. A blend of 99% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc. Drink over the next 15 years. Vino-Lok closure." 93 pts, james Suckling
The Henschke estate practises biodynamic farming; "I would like to see the next generation inherit a fertile and sustainable land. Using the principles of biodynamics and organics enables me to create the best environment for plant growth."
|Duty Paid / In Bond||Duty Paid|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Hearty Red|
|Winemaking||Biodynamic wines, Organic wines|
|Food Match||Fowl - Slow Roasted Duck, Occasions - Barbecue, Red Meat - Pork Belly, Red Meat - Roast Lamb|
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