This wine carries the name of Stephen’s father, Cyril Henschke (1924-1979), as a tribute to one of Australia’s outstanding winemaking pioneers, renowned for old-vine single-vineyard and quality varietal table wines. Cyril planted cabernet sauvignon at Henschke’s Eden Valley vineyard in the 1960s.
About the Vineyard
A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to the 2015 vintage after four vintages with below average yields. Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration.
Matured in 20% new and 80% seasoned French hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.
The grapes are from vines which are managed using biodynamic principles grown on the Henschke Eden Valley vineyard.
Deep crimson in color. Spicy and perfumed aromas of red and blackcurrant, mulberry and cassis, with nuances of violet and dried herbs, forest moss and hints of cigar box and cedar.
Concentrated flavours of black and blue berry fruits, ripe mulberry and blackcurrant are complemented by rich cedar and mocha, while balanced acidity and finely structured tannins provide focus and depth, for a beautiful, lingering finish.
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