2009 Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon is made up with a blend of 81% cabernet sauvignon, 13% cabernet franc and 6% merlot. The fruit is grown in Henschke’s Eden Valley vineyard and the wine is matured in 57% new and 43% seasoned French hogsheads for 18 months. The 2009 vintage Cyril Henschke will cellar for 25+ years it was considered a very good vintage.
In the 1960’s Cyril Henschke purchased an existing dry grown vineyard located in the Eden Valley. In 1988 this vineyard was established by Stephen and Prue Henschke with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This vineyard is planted on well-drained duplex soils, typically sandy loam’s over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay. The vineyard is well exposed and north facing. Cyril Henschke Cabernet is a very good wine and highly sought by wine collectors.