McHenry Hohnen Burnside Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
97/100 Ray Jordan - The West Australian
95/100 Mike Bennie - Wine Business Magazine
95/100 Gary Walsh - Winefront
92/100 Huan Hooke
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Ray Jordan "Another cracking good chardonnay from this marvellous vineyard. It's once again my pick of the McHenry Hohnen chardonnays after a year off last year. Has that deeper textured palate character that I love, but still with a controlled linear feel in the mouth that gives it length and sustained power. Slightly flinty with a nectarine/white peach character."
Mike Bennie "A supremely elegant Chardonnay of exceptional length, grace and finesse."
Gary Walsh "Burnside is one of the original Chardonnay plantings (1972) in Margaret River, and the only vineyard that’s sited on the river itself. Peach and lime, almond biscotti, a whisper of smoke and spice. Powerful but refined, with the crunch of mouth-watering stony acidity, and a strong current of white fruits rolling over it. There is oatmeal and almond softness, but that crystalline acidity pushes it long and fresh on the finish. It’s a beautiful thing."
Huon Hooke "...the palate is lively with refreshing acidity and dominant lemon flavours. Good focus, intensity and palate length..."
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 1970s.
McHenry Hohnen vineyards are 100% biodynamic, and their three unique vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel’s) produce wines that are a reflection of the land. McHenry Hohnen focusses on crafting site-expressive wines and are known for producing some of the regions best wines.
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 Semillon sauvignon blanc 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.