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 Henschke’s Eden Valley vineyard in the 1960s.
The winter 2000 in Australia was quite dry and Spring was cold and miserable. Summer and Autumn had a few rainfalls through them, with temperatures were normal. The results were very low crops producing wines of nice fruit character and extremely juicy but not particularly tannic (below average). The wines are lovely fruit wines.