Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Henschke has been in the Eden Valley since 1858 and the family have now been winemakers through six generations. Cyril pays tribute to fourth-generation winemaker Cyril Henschke, one of Australia's outstanding winemaking pioneers, renowned for the production of varietal table wines with the accent on quality and flavour. Cyril planted cabernet sauvignon at Henschke's Eden Valley vineyard in the 1960s and the elegant 2012 Cyril is worthy of the great man’s vision and undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest reds.
This 1997 Cyril is drinking superbly and shows deep crimson. With intense berry-fruits, cassis and sweet herbal aromas with a hint of soy, chocolate and mocha on the nose. Well structured, it shows great length exhibiting concentrated cedar, cassis, anise and tar. This is a wine to enjoy on its own or with roast lamb.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Beef Rib eye Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.3 Alcohol Volume % 14 Variety Cabernet Sauvignon Region Eden Valley Vintage 2012 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Henschke
- A quality Cabernet Sauvignon from the highly successful Henschke
- Henschke Cyril is drinking superbly and one of Australia’s finest reds
- With intense berry-fruits aromas, enjoy on its own or with roast lamb
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
Vintage 2012 - 79% cabernet sauvignon, 15% cabernet franc, 7% merlot, vinified separately, matured in French hogsheads (38% new) for 18 months. This is one of Australia's greatest cabernets, staring down Coonawarra and Margaret River (just for starters). The argument evaporates when you admit - as you must - that those wines are in such different styles it's an apples and oranges comparison. The real comparison is between this and Mount Mary. It has a purity and elegance that puts it in a class of its own. Drink by 2039