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2015 Cyril Henschke

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$165.00

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Region
Eden Valley
Description

Deep crimson in colour. Spicy and perfumed aromas of red and black currant, mulberry and cassis, with nuances of violet and dried herbs, forest moss and hints of cigar box and cedar. Concentrated flavours of black and blue berry fruits, ripe mulberry and black currant are complemented by rich cedar and mocha, while balanced acidity and finely structured tannins provide focus and depth, for a beautiful, lingering finish.

From a great cabernet vintage in Eden Valley, this has a wealth of fresh-herb, forest-leaf and wood aromas with an assertive and richly fruited palate that has a strong core of ripe blackeberries and blackcurrants with subtly toasty oak and ripe, plush, velvety tannins.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 26 June 2019
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Product Information

Vintage
2015
Grape varieties
  • 99% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1% Cabernet Franc
Technical Details
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.6
Acidity
6.4g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
31 March - 14 April
Maturation
Matured in 20% new and 80% seasoned French oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.
Viticulture
The Henschke vineyards are nurtured under biodynamic principles
Background
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.
Serving Temperature
17°C
Cellaring potential
Exceptional Vintage, 25+ years (from vintage).
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Vintage Description

A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to the 2015 vintage after four vintages with below average yields. Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration. A dry, warm and windy start to January,
however, resulted in one of the worst bushfires in the Adelaide Hills in living memory, though well away from our Lenswood vineyards.  By the end of the first week, relief came with 60-75mm of rain and a record-breaking coolest January in 11 years. With the onset of veraison at the end of January, the rain was perfectly timed for the old dry-grown vineyards, and the mild weather that followed from February through to April provided for a fairytale vintage. Most of our white varieties and some Eden Valley shiraz were in before Easter, moving on to the rest of our Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills red varieties soon after, and eventually winding down at the end of April as the rain and cooler temperatures set in. The 2015 vintage has provided stunning and elegant shiraz from Eden Valley, that show extraordinary flavour, purity of fruit and acid balance with the potential for excellent ageing. 

Reviews

James Suckling www.JamesSuckling.com

June, 26 2019

"From a great cabernet vintage in Eden Valley, this has a wealth of fresh-herb, forest-leaf and wood aromas with an assertive and richly fruited palate that has a strong core of ripe blackeberries and blackcurrants with subtly toasty oak and ripe, plush, velvety tannins."

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