Sunday, 20 March 2016

2002 Henschke Cyril Cabernet

A change from Burgundy

20 March 2016

It took some persuading for Shell to abandon Burgundy for the evening.

Ox cheeks braised in red wine for most of the day was going to require something with a bit of weight.

We picked this up a few weeks ago from our 'not to be named' bottle shop for $80. Three of them in fact.

The challenge now is to convince Shell to drink the rest. She seems determined to auction them off for a profit. Is wine just another commodity to be bought and sold for profit? where is the romance in that. Drink it I say!

It remains a certainty the two will be sold. Shell is a difficult person to 'convince'.

2002 Henschke Cyril Cabernet

Deep red brown.

Savoury complexity on the nose. Dried herbs, liquorice, tobacco, notes of tar, cooked red meat and bitter chocolate. 

Velvet mouthfeel with balanced dusty tannins and terrific length. A quality cabernet in a great drinking window. 

Classy stuff. 

Drink now - 2026.

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