McHenry Hohnen Rocky Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
94/100 Nick Butler, The Real Review
86/100 Gabrielle Poy, The Real Review (2021 Vintage)
90/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2017 Vintage)
87/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2016 Vintage)
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2016 Vintage)
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson (2013 Vintage)
89/100 Tom Cannavan (2008 Vintage)
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Commended, International Wine Challenge (2009 vintage)
Bronze, International Wine Challenge (2008 vintage)
Bronze, Decanter World Wine Awards (2008 vintage)
Wine Companion Winery of the Year 2022
Nick Butler "Serious value here. It's grass and cured lemons, lemon curd and dried green herbs, an arm-wrestle of a wine. Ripe and open when sipped, grippy and challenging with time to reflect."
Gabrelle Poy "Fragrant lemons and barley sugar aromas lead into a fine and restrained core. There's flavour here but it feels like it needs some time to open and deliver even more" (2021 Vintage)
Huon Hooke "Light-ish yellow colour with fresh and dried herb, lemon aromas plus a subtle almond overtone. It's light, delicate, dry and clean on the tongue. It's crisply refreshing with a cleansing aftertaste. It's far from simplistic and scores highly for drinkability." (2017 Vintage)
Huon Hooke "The aromas are unusual and a little medicinal - almost eucalyptic. The wine is clean and fresh and lively, with crisp acidity and pleasant balance. The finish is dry, crisp and refreshing. A well-made if straightforward wine." (2016 Vintage)
International Wine Challenge "Crisp gooseberry with fleshy tropical fruits on the palate. Fresh, approachable style." (2008 Vintage)
Founded by one of the pioneers of the Margaret River winemaking region, David Hohnen, and his brother in law, Murray McHenry, an accomplished fine wine retailer. Both have been making wine in Margaret River since the early 1970’s. McHenry Hohnen vineyards are 100% biodynamic. Their three unique vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel’s) produce wines that are a reflection of the land. McHenry Hohnen focus on crafting site expressive wines and are known for producing some of the region's best wines.
"McHenry Hohnen is tucked away off Bussell Highway to the south of Margaret River. The wines have bound from strength, a comment never truer than under the stewardship of winemaker Jacopo (Japo). Under his leadership, the wines have been catapulted into a new realm of quality. The chardonnays particularly exemplify that hard-to-achieve balance of pleasurable on release, and capable of graceful ageing. The move towards organics and sustainable farming has had a positive impact on the quality of the wines, and it is a delight to witness so much diversity in the vineyards - from experimental clones and new plantings, to sheep, chickens, olives and vegetables. McHenry Hohnen is an estate on the move - divert your eyes at your peril - EL."
Margaret River is one of the best known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined cabernet sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces high quality Semillon-Sauvignon blends and Shiraz.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.
Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France (most notably Bordeaux's Graves district), where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties, and has more recently caught on in Australia (particularly Margaret River). The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world's most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon.