McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
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McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
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McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

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97/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin
93/100 James Suckling
91/100 The Real Review, Gabrielle Poy
91/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
97/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Campbell Mattinson (2016 vintage)
96/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2016 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
96/100 Decanter, Sarah Ahmed (2015 vintage)
95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Steven Creber (2015 vintage)
95/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2015 vintage)
95/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2015 vintage)
98/100 The West Australian, Ray Jordan (2014 vintage)
95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin MW (2014 vintage)
95/100 The Winefront (2014 vintage)
95/100 Decanter, Sarah Ahmed (2014 vintage)
92/100 Decanter, Andy Howard MW (2014 vintage)
90/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2014 Vintage)

5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Gold - Wine Companion

"Halliday Wine Companion - Australian Winery of the Year 2022 & 2023"

Top Rated Cabernet and Family of the Year 2024 - Halliday Wine Companion

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "Savoury, oak-driven and structured tannins are the standout feature here; shapely, finely knit and supple. They provide a frame from which the red berries and exotic spice can hang. Long and rippling, this is a wine of savoury succulence and longevity."

James Suckling "The berry and cherry aromas and flavors with some orange peel and lemongrass undertones are very persuasive. It’s medium-bodied with medium firm tannins and a fresh and driven finish. Outstanding quality for the cool 2017 vintage."

The Real Review, Gabrielle Poy "A wafty nose of roses, meat and geranium lead into a very ripe core that is richly fruited. This is a well-structured and powerful style, the fruit has been packed with loads of flavour. The tannins are fine, chewy and bitter, reining in the boisterous core of fruit."

Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023, Erin Larkin "We are coming to the end of the premium 2018 releases from Margaret River, so it is a thrill to be able to taste a few more before the tranche is exhausted. This is closed, restrained and cooling, with layers of graphite tannins and salty mineral acidity ... the fruit is supple and elegant, defined wholly by blackberries, mulberries and raspberry coulis. This has eons left in the tank. It would be impatient of you to drink it earlier than 2025 (we would forgive you if you did though, because it is already delicious)." (2018 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Campbell Mattinson "It sits on the bolder side of medium weight, but it's superbly elegant and superbly persistent. It presents a velvety flow of blackcurrant, dark chocolate, gravel, peppercorn and wood smoke-like flavours and, while the pull of tannin is strong, the flow of fruit will not be halted. Sensational example of a Margaret River cabernet blend." (2016 Vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deepish red colour with a tint of purple. The bouquet is chocolaty and cedary, Bordelais oak-infused complexity, the palate full-bodied and stately, with good density and drying, savoury tannins. A marvellously elegant, complex, multi-dimensional red, cabernet-driven and follows the Bordeaux model closely. A terrific glass of wine now and for many years hence." (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "This blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot and petit verdot has rich, earthy style with ripe dark berries and plums on offer, as well as dark spices, graphite and forest wood. The medium-bodied palate has an appealing, elegant feel and red-plum and berry flavors to close." (2016 vintage)

Decanter, Sarah Ahmed "A significant mid-February rain event delayed ripening but, with low yields, full tannin and flavour ripeness was attained. Soaring dried rose and white pepper aromas with juicy plum and concentrated blackcurrant on a hurtling attack. These flesh out through the velvety, bitter chocolate mid-palate (40% new oak), before reeling in. Finishes firm and very long, with signature gravelly tannins, a bloody iron tang and a spicy green peppercorn edge. Great potential!" (2015 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Steven Creber "A blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot and petit verdot from the Hazel Vineyard; essentially a barrel selection of the best of the Bordeaux varieties. It's not quite the finished article, but it has the components in the making for a complex and long-lived wine. The fruit has elegance and depth to go with it, the tannin ripe and persistent." (2015 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, rich colour, the bouquet likewise rich, ripe, chocolate and toasty, with definite cabernet cassis, cedar and leafy notes. It's full-bodied and firm in tannin, with good extract and density. Lashings of ripe, mouthcoating, supple tannins. A glorious cabernet of real panache and presence. It already drinks well and will repay cellaring." (2015 vintage)

James Suckling "Some very rich, ripe aromas here with currants, plum paste and dried dark berries, as well as mint and other dark-leaf roasting herbs. The palate is very ripe, bold and rich with a powerful, weighty finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot and petit verdot." (2015 vintage)

Ray Jordan “I expected this to be very good and it is. In fact, it’s the best release yet of this blend of Cabernet Malbec Merlot and Petit Verdot. There is a graceful stylishness, with aromas of light cedar and pure black fruits. The palate is a feature; perfectly balanced with grainy tannins and beautifully weighted oak. There is an effortless feel in the mouth as the palate drives to its long, controlled and focused finish.” (2014 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin MW "... this is a polished, forcefully ripe and assiduously structured blend. The wave of dark fruit aromas, the waft of cedar and reassuring bite of high-quality French oak (18 months in largely 2 and 3yo old barrels) and the stiff-upper-lip of acidity melded to finely woven grape tannins, are all class. This is best laid down as a test of mettle and patience." (2014 vintage)

The Winefront "Deep and deeply savoury style, all black olive, bitter dark chocolate, and roast beef, yet not without floral perfume and bay leaf top notes. Rumbles with gravelly tannin pushes firm with flavour, and rides long in the palate. It’s a wine of distinct personality and interest. Acidity feels ‘minerally’ and well settled. The contributions from Malbec and Merlot seem significant here and in a very good way. Yes." (2014 vintage)

Decanter, Sarah Ahmed "The wettest winter for some time followed by a dry, warm spring and summer with sunny days and cool evenings, leading to good ripeness and acid retention. Perfumed eucalyptus, dried roses, violets, gunpowder green tea and bitter chocolate, which follow through on the palate. Juicily persistent, with well-defined fresh blackcurrant and berry fruit, and powdery, dusty tannins. Long and precise finish, with a bloody ironstone tang." (2014 vintage)

Decanter, Andy Howard MW "Powerful, quite pungent and dominated by dark-fruit characters: there is no shortage of intent here. Fleshy, quite showy on the palate, but with refined glossy oak and fine-grained tannins. A serious wine with the depth and concentration to age very well. A classic Margaret River example, well worth buying and laying down for several years." (2014 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "The bouquet and taste are quite oaky, the wine is full-bodied, dry, savoury and bold, with a firm grip to close. The finish is very firm and drying, and the wine needs food. A good wine in a fairly dry, strongly-oaked style, which seems to need a bit more time." (2014 vintage)

48% cabernet sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Malbec and 12% Petit Verdot.

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.

97/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin
93/100 James Suckling
91/100 The Real Review, Gabrielle Poy
91/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
97/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Campbell Mattinson (2016 vintage)
96/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2016 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
96/100 Decanter, Sarah Ahmed (2015 vintage)
95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Steven Creber (2015 vintage)
95/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2015 vintage)
95/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2015 vintage)
98/100 The West Australian, Ray Jordan (2014 vintage)
95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin MW (2014 vintage)
95/100 The Winefront (2014 vintage)
95/100 Decanter, Sarah Ahmed (2014 vintage)
92/100 Decanter, Andy Howard MW (2014 vintage)
90/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2014 Vintage)

5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Gold - Wine Companion

"Halliday Wine Companion - Australian Winery of the Year 2022 & 2023"

Top Rated Cabernet and Family of the Year 2024 - Halliday Wine Companion

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "Savoury, oak-driven and structured tannins are the standout feature here; shapely, finely knit and supple. They provide a frame from which the red berries and exotic spice can hang. Long and rippling, this is a wine of savoury succulence and longevity."

James Suckling "The berry and cherry aromas and flavors with some orange peel and lemongrass undertones are very persuasive. It’s medium-bodied with medium firm tannins and a fresh and driven finish. Outstanding quality for the cool 2017 vintage."

The Real Review, Gabrielle Poy "A wafty nose of roses, meat and geranium lead into a very ripe core that is richly fruited. This is a well-structured and powerful style, the fruit has been packed with loads of flavour. The tannins are fine, chewy and bitter, reining in the boisterous core of fruit."

Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023, Erin Larkin "We are coming to the end of the premium 2018 releases from Margaret River, so it is a thrill to be able to taste a few more before the tranche is exhausted. This is closed, restrained and cooling, with layers of graphite tannins and salty mineral acidity ... the fruit is supple and elegant, defined wholly by blackberries, mulberries and raspberry coulis. This has eons left in the tank. It would be impatient of you to drink it earlier than 2025 (we would forgive you if you did though, because it is already delicious)." (2018 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Campbell Mattinson "It sits on the bolder side of medium weight, but it's superbly elegant and superbly persistent. It presents a velvety flow of blackcurrant, dark chocolate, gravel, peppercorn and wood smoke-like flavours and, while the pull of tannin is strong, the flow of fruit will not be halted. Sensational example of a Margaret River cabernet blend." (2016 Vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deepish red colour with a tint of purple. The bouquet is chocolaty and cedary, Bordelais oak-infused complexity, the palate full-bodied and stately, with good density and drying, savoury tannins. A marvellously elegant, complex, multi-dimensional red, cabernet-driven and follows the Bordeaux model closely. A terrific glass of wine now and for many years hence." (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "This blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot and petit verdot has rich, earthy style with ripe dark berries and plums on offer, as well as dark spices, graphite and forest wood. The medium-bodied palate has an appealing, elegant feel and red-plum and berry flavors to close." (2016 vintage)

Decanter, Sarah Ahmed "A significant mid-February rain event delayed ripening but, with low yields, full tannin and flavour ripeness was attained. Soaring dried rose and white pepper aromas with juicy plum and concentrated blackcurrant on a hurtling attack. These flesh out through the velvety, bitter chocolate mid-palate (40% new oak), before reeling in. Finishes firm and very long, with signature gravelly tannins, a bloody iron tang and a spicy green peppercorn edge. Great potential!" (2015 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Steven Creber "A blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot and petit verdot from the Hazel Vineyard; essentially a barrel selection of the best of the Bordeaux varieties. It's not quite the finished article, but it has the components in the making for a complex and long-lived wine. The fruit has elegance and depth to go with it, the tannin ripe and persistent." (2015 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, rich colour, the bouquet likewise rich, ripe, chocolate and toasty, with definite cabernet cassis, cedar and leafy notes. It's full-bodied and firm in tannin, with good extract and density. Lashings of ripe, mouthcoating, supple tannins. A glorious cabernet of real panache and presence. It already drinks well and will repay cellaring." (2015 vintage)

James Suckling "Some very rich, ripe aromas here with currants, plum paste and dried dark berries, as well as mint and other dark-leaf roasting herbs. The palate is very ripe, bold and rich with a powerful, weighty finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot and petit verdot." (2015 vintage)

Ray Jordan “I expected this to be very good and it is. In fact, it’s the best release yet of this blend of Cabernet Malbec Merlot and Petit Verdot. There is a graceful stylishness, with aromas of light cedar and pure black fruits. The palate is a feature; perfectly balanced with grainy tannins and beautifully weighted oak. There is an effortless feel in the mouth as the palate drives to its long, controlled and focused finish.” (2014 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin MW "... this is a polished, forcefully ripe and assiduously structured blend. The wave of dark fruit aromas, the waft of cedar and reassuring bite of high-quality French oak (18 months in largely 2 and 3yo old barrels) and the stiff-upper-lip of acidity melded to finely woven grape tannins, are all class. This is best laid down as a test of mettle and patience." (2014 vintage)

The Winefront "Deep and deeply savoury style, all black olive, bitter dark chocolate, and roast beef, yet not without floral perfume and bay leaf top notes. Rumbles with gravelly tannin pushes firm with flavour, and rides long in the palate. It’s a wine of distinct personality and interest. Acidity feels ‘minerally’ and well settled. The contributions from Malbec and Merlot seem significant here and in a very good way. Yes." (2014 vintage)

Decanter, Sarah Ahmed "The wettest winter for some time followed by a dry, warm spring and summer with sunny days and cool evenings, leading to good ripeness and acid retention. Perfumed eucalyptus, dried roses, violets, gunpowder green tea and bitter chocolate, which follow through on the palate. Juicily persistent, with well-defined fresh blackcurrant and berry fruit, and powdery, dusty tannins. Long and precise finish, with a bloody ironstone tang." (2014 vintage)

Decanter, Andy Howard MW "Powerful, quite pungent and dominated by dark-fruit characters: there is no shortage of intent here. Fleshy, quite showy on the palate, but with refined glossy oak and fine-grained tannins. A serious wine with the depth and concentration to age very well. A classic Margaret River example, well worth buying and laying down for several years." (2014 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "The bouquet and taste are quite oaky, the wine is full-bodied, dry, savoury and bold, with a firm grip to close. The finish is very firm and drying, and the wine needs food. A good wine in a fairly dry, strongly-oaked style, which seems to need a bit more time." (2014 vintage)

48% cabernet sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Malbec and 12% Petit Verdot.

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.