An intensely powerful example of Margaret River Chardonnay, produced from vine over 30 years old,some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the region,
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
The only single vineyard McHenry Hohnen Chardonnay that comes from a site that doesn’t lie in the southern parts of the Margaret River. It comes as no surprise that it is more brash and fuller than the other two wines.
Ripe peach, fresh pineapple, honeysuckle and ruby grapefruit all vie for your attention. The oak is nutty, toasty and spicy; eminently suited to the fruit profile I’d suggest. The sweetness goes as far as caramel chews on the mid-palate. I’m intrigued by the refreshing mineral line which gathers and arranges these elements, preventing them from sprawling on the palate and providing the core strength to create a solid base from which the inherent power can operate.
92 points, Jeremy Pringle - winewilleatitself.com posted 19 February 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
30 year old vines have produced an intensely powerful example of Margaret River Chardonnay.
Multi-layered and complex the nose reveals ripe peach flesh, creamy cashew and sweet dough treats.
The palate is richly fruited and complex with textured layers of stonefruit, nutty nougat and wet stone minerality. A finely focused finish of citrus infused acidity adds controlled elegance to a compelling palate. Hard to resist...