McHenry Hohnen `Rocky Road` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

Fruit is sourced from the Rocky Road Vineyard which lies in the headwaters of the Chapman Brook, near Witchcliffe in the south of the Margaret River region. The rows are on a northerly aspect and the vines enjoy long days of sunshine, moderated by the vineyard’s southern location. The vines are cane pruned on a single bilateral cordon with a vertically trained canopy. It is a simple and practical format that maximises light penetration and maintains a balanced vine.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The Rocky Road estate vineyard is at the southern (coolest) part of Margaret River: the wine was wild-fermented, then matured in old (inert) oak or concrete vessels, with the successful aim of focusing on the fruit, which is fully flavour-ripe, (even a touch of dark chocolate); the tannins are ripe, the final stanza of a left of field wine. 94 Points. James Halliday's Top Cellaring Selections of 2013

Smells fantastic. Has a classy vibe right from the get-go - dark fruit, olive tapenade and a touch of the leafiness. Silky texture, dusty tannins drawn long, more dark fruit, briary and complex. Tannin sits in the mid palate and trims the wine through its super length. 94 Points. Mike Bennie Wine Business Monthly July 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Intense blackcurrant and ripe plums with cola and sweet mint in supporting roles.

Palate

An abundance of cassis and forest fruits fill a palate that is a complex mix of dark chocolate and black tea. A purist Cabernet; unfined, unfiltered this is raw as a hand full of fruit from the vine.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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McHenry Hohnen Vintners was established in 2004 and is a venture between pioneer Margaret River winemaker David Hohnen and his brother-in-law and vine-grower, Murray McHenry.

Their aim is to produce a range of wines which truly reflect their site and varietal origins with all the grapes for the venture sourced from family owned vineyards in the southern part of the region.

McHenry Hohnen vineyards are cared for according to the time honoured principle of common sense. Through recognising the importance of soil biology, healthy vines are grown, which in turn, produce grapes to create wines which are expressive of their particular site. The approach to winemaking is simple – close observation, careful nurturing, with minimal intervention. The resulting wines show outstanding varietal and vineyard integrity, with balance, harmony and great character.

The wines produced by McHenry Hohnen reflect Margaret River's strong suit with Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties, along with a focus on alternative varieties which are performing very well in the region's Mediterranean climate – Zinfandel, Roussanne, Marsanne, Mataro and Grenache.

Winemaking is handled by Trent Carroll, with mentoring and support from David Hohnen.

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