Cyril Cabernet Sauvignon (0.75 L)
The 1996 Cabernet Cyril Henschke’s high, tart acidity suggests to me that much of it was added, and not with a deft touch. There is good red currant, strawberry, and cherry fruit, medium body, but a compressed texture and short finish, no doubt because of the high level of acidity. I do not think this wine is going anywhere, although the acidity will certainly ensure a certain degree of longevity.
WA / RP: 86