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Date Printed: 4/21/2014
Henschke Eden Valley Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Henschke Eden Valley Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 101498)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very deep crimson in color. Exhibiting sweet, lifted, spicy aromas of cassis, anise and violets; complex with hints of cedar and tar. The palate is lush, fleshy and layered with sweet fruit; concentrated and complex with good length.
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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.