McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
96/100 James Halliday
95/100 Ray Jordan
92/100 Gourmet Traveller Wines
94/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
James Halliday "Estate grown in the coolest, southern part of Margaret River, the stone fermenter has 15% whole bunch inclusion, with partial wild yeast, five weeks on skins. Matured in old, inert oak, interlocking cassis/blackcurrant fruit, black olive and earthy tannins drawing out the finish. 14.5% alc; screwcap. 96 points; drink to 2042."
Huon Hooke "Some development shows in this wine, with briary, earthy and 'crushed ant' savoury complexities, and some floral and red fruit characters peeping through. It's big and brawny with rustic tannins and a chewy texture. Very ripe fruit is apparent. The finish is chewy and grippy. It certainly has character"
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide "Immensely powerful and concentrated cabernet from this excellent vineyard. It works a slightly minerally and leafy edge into the intense blackcurrant and slightly black olive nuances on the nose. On the palate, it delivers in spades with such power that holds its lines to a very long finish. Grainy but ripe tannins and beautiful oak work in harmony."
Gourmet Traveller Wines - "A full bodied cabernet, scented with vanilla and chocolate as well as dark berries. The palate is very generous and mouth-filling, the tannins soft and fine-grained and all lingers long."
Decanter World Wine Awards - "A massive wine, opening with saddle-leather, liquorice and mint aromas. The intense palate explodes with a fantastic cassis bomb, ably refreshed by mouthwatering acidity and bolstered by gorgeous tannins. Very complete, and very good quality."
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 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.