McHenry Hohnen Laterite Hills Chardonnay 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
94/100 - James Halliday
93/100 - Campbell Mattinson
93/100 - Mike Bennie
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
James Halliday 'Reflects the Southern Margaret River, bright and almost savoury juiciness, zesty phenolic grip to the finish.'
Mike Bennie - Winefront "...Expressive and interesting and great drinking....Quite funky, broad, nutty, savoury notes, really interesting, Jersey caramels and grilled nuts, fino, green apple too. SO much going on. Quieter in the palate with green apple, toast, nuttiness and more salty characters and a touch of Jersey caramel to finish but there’s great freshness too. Really like this character-filled wine."
Campbell Mattison "Fluid, steely, spicy and textural at once. When I say textural I don’t mean creamy, but it has a velvety aspect to the mouthfeel. It’s bright, varietal, not overdone, not underdone. White peach, chalk, meal, and cedar spice characters are all here but it moves through the mouth at a good clip, both impressing and pleasing as it goes."
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 region's 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.