2012 CYRIL HENSCHKE, Henschke. Eden Valley, South AustraliaOrganic
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: A single vineyard in the Eden Valley (part of the hills known as the Barossa Range) which consists of river valleys and undulating hills covered with large gums, rocky outcrops and Aboriginal sites. It is a high-altitude area of between 400 and 500 metres, compared with the Barossa Valley's elevation of 200 to 300 metres. This makes for cooler nights, later ripening and more retention of freshness and distinctive varietal flavours.
Grape Variety: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot. Matured in French oak barrels (38% new wood) for 18 months.
Producer: The Henschke family settled in the Barossa in 1861 and now fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue uphold the family name and reputation, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively. Famous above all for the 'Hill of Grace', this is one of the most respected estates in Australia. All their vineyards are both organic and biodynamic.
Cellar Potential: 2017-2030
Old Bridge Rating: Very much a Cabernet from a Shiraz estate - in other words the accent is on ripe, luscious fruit above firmness or 'structure'. A hedonistic style, but not over-the-top; there is lovely freshness and elegance too.
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£110.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount