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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Henschke Eden Valley Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Henschke Eden Valley Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 103107)
screw cap wine
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The cabernet sauvignon label carries the name Cyril Henschke (1924-1979) as a tribute to one of Australia's outstanding winemaking pioneers, renowned for the production of varietal table wines, with the accent on quality and flavor. Cyril Henschke planted cabernet sauvignon at Eden Valley in the 1960s.

Deep crimson in color. Lifted and perfumed with violets, cassis, blueberries, plums, blackberries and spice with hints of vanilla and cedar. The palate is supple and shows soft, fleshy, nicely textured fruit with mossy notes and a long finish.

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About Henschke:

The Henschke family have been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard at Keyneton in Eden Valley in 1862. Cyril Henschke pioneered varietal and single-vineyard wines, including the world-famous Shiraz wines, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone in the 1950s. Fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue are one of the most lauded winemaking teams in the world, and international awards recognize the complementary nature of their roles, Stephen as winemaker and Prue as viticulturist. To protect their vineyards for future generations they have implemented an inspiring nursery program to preserve the genetic heritage of their oldest pre-phylloxera vines as well as continuing to lead the way with organic and biodynamic principals to enrich their land.