McHenry Hohnen Hazel's BDX 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
96/100 James Halliday
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
James Halliday "Still has good depth of colour, and the components - fruit, oak, and tannins - have come together convincingly. The mouthfeel is totally delicious, seeming to create a line of juicy flavour that grows as it travels along the mouth, peaking as it reaches the back-palate"
Julian Grounds (Winemaker) “On the Hazel’s vineyard itself we have a big mix of Bordeaux varietals. The BDX reserve is effectively a different take on a Bourdeaux blend. But, we want it to be enjoyed young. It’s the best flavoursome red blend we make.”
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.