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Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

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The Henschke family has been making wine in the Barossa’s Eden Valley wine region since 1868. Today, fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his viticulturist wife Prue are recognised around the world for their exceptional quality wines, innovative spirit, focus on restoring native vegetation and organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard. The Henschke winemaking tradition now spans over 150 years and six generations, with vineyards in the Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, including acclaimed single-vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone. Henschke was the 2021 Wine Enthusiast New World Winery of the Year, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year, and has been recognised for outstanding efforts in sustainable wine production with the Robert Parker Wine Advocate Green Emblem.

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 the Henschke Eden Valley vineyard in the 1960s. The cabernet sauvignon vines, along with cabernet franc and merlot, are planted on a north facing slope, grown using organic and biodynamic practices. This wine celebrates the incredible beauty that emerges from the vibrant rows of the Eden Valley vineyard, revered for its texture, depth, complexity and fine-grained tannins.

The 2000 vintage was small and early. Another drought winter, frost at the end of October, poor flower development in spring and the unseasonal cool temperatures in late October/ early November led to low yields. This was compounded by searing summer temperatures and a large amount of rain at the end of February - 100mm of rain over 24 hours courtesy of a tropical cyclone up north.

Deep red with brick-red hues. Fragrant aromas of ripe blueberries, blackcurrants and dark plums are complemented by cassis and sweet spices, violet florals and secondary nuances of cedar and leather. A pleasingly youthful palate is beautifully structured with fine acidity and layers of fine-grained mature tannins, for a long and silky finish.

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal -  Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Merlot 5%
Country - Australia
Region - Eden Valley, South Australia
Vintage - 2000
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%

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