Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Eden Valley South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. The label carries the name of Cyril Henschke (1924–1979) as a tribute to one of Australia's cardinal winemaking pioneers. Cyril planted Cabernet Sauvignon in the Eden Valley during the 1960s and was instrumental in crystalizing the Henschke name as an internationally recognizable luxury brand.
Cyril was the fourth generation of the Henschke family, one of Australia's great winemaking pioneers and the man who in 1958 created the wine that has so captured the heart of red wine drinkers around the world, Hill of Grace. By the mid 1950s Cyril Henschke was well acknowledged as one of the leading pioneers in the Australian wine industry. He recognised the quality of Eden Valley fruit to be superior to that of the popular Barossa. Cyril is a mostly Cabernet Sauvignon wine with smaller components of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown to the Henschke property on the Eden Valley. Matured in a selection of mostly new French oak hogsheads for twenty one months prior to assemblage. Alcohol 14.0%
Deep magenta in colour. Sweet vanilla and cedar aromas mesh beautifully with the bouquet of blueberries, violets and cassis. The palate presents tight, well integrated fine grained tannins balanced perfectly with lush, dark berry fruit flavours.