Henschke Cyril Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 750ml, Eden Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92+ pts - The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cyril Henschke'? includes 9% Merlot in the blend. It spent 18 months in new French oak. The wine offers a subtle perfume of toasty oak, wood smoke, cassis, clove, and black currants. Elegant on the palate with complex, intense flavors, it has enough structure to evolve for 5-7 years and provide pleasure through 2025. - Oct 2007
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 94 pts - Blackcurrant fruit with touches of mint and leaf lead into a medium- to medium-full-bodied palate; lively and long, it has abundant cassis and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of mint again apparent, but not excessive; has absorbed the new oak, and has very good structure. Date tasted 5 Apr 2007. Drink by 2030.
Wine Spectator - 92 pts - Supple, round and appealing for its plush texture supporting plum, prune, sage and thyme notes, which mingle well right through the long finish. A beautifully integrated wine, with impressive length and a real future. Best from 2010 through 2020. 35 cases imported. -HS Aug 31 2007