1996 Henschke - Cabernet Sauvignon Cyril Henschke 750ml

Australia - South Australia - Eden Valley/ Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
1996 Henschke - Cabernet Sauvignon Cyril Henschke

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Full red-ruby. Warm aromas of redcurrant, plum, tobacco, truffle and road tar. Lively and fairly intensely flavored, with sound acidity contributing to the impression of spine. Finishes firm but not hard, and nicely persistent. Should gain in complexity with some bottle aging.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 91

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The heritage of Henschke spans 5 generations and 130 years. It is one of the longest and most well-established names in the Barossa Valley, with fifth generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue continuing the exceptional tradition of producing quality wines. Close ties to the vineyards and land, as well as minimal intervention in the cellar, are what make the wines consistent winners among critics and consumers alike. While well-known for the "Hill of Grace" bottling, Henschke also produces a variety of other Shiraz and white varieties, almost entirely under screw cap. These wines promote the unique character of the Eden Valley region of the Barossa Range, which is a honeycomb of site climates with its river valleys and undulating hills. The wines are ready to enjoy upon release, but have such a beautiful balance of fruit, structure and acidity that they are worthy candidates for cellaring.

Henschke, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Gracefully Does It

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