McHenry Hohnen Rocky Road Cabernet Merlot 2016 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
90/100 The Wine Front (2015 Vintage)
91/100 James Halliday (2015 Vintage)
90/100 - Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage)
5-star winery - James Halliday
James Halliday "...Intentionally fruit-forward, this is a classic symphony...A straightforward Bordeaux blend with a vivid beam of cassis, anise, and pastille, supported by finely grained tannins and assuaging pillars of well-handled oak." (2015 Vintage)
Campbell Mattinson "It boasts tannin and length, structure well and truly taken care of, but the fruit rushes up to greet you in a fruit-forward way; in other words, it’s designed to drink well in its youth but it will cellar over the medium term, no problems. Cassis, bay leaves, dust, and a sweet balsamic/redcurrant note. Well played." (2015 Vintage)
Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Merlot (20%), Malbec (10%) and Petit Verdot (8%)."
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.