McHenry Hohnen Rocky Road Shiraz 2016 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
90/100 - The Wine Front
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Ned Goodwin "A gorgeous magenta sheen, this kicks off with a parade of blue to dark fruits whipped along by a skein of peppery acidity, spindly tannins, and a reductive terseness. This combination is slathered with black olive tapenade"
Tanners Wine Merchants "Rich aromas of currant muffin, plum, briar berry and smoked ham-hock lead to a lush and rich palate. This is all tied together with firm but assertive tannins and gentle acid" Louis
Latour Agencies "On the nose, this wine shows fresh blueberries with strawberries and cream confection giving way to cherry cola and white pepper notes. The palate brings ripe blueberries, Satsuma plums, and red berry sweets together. These fruit flavours are complemented by underlying milk chocolate, fresh vanilla pods, and sweet spices."
Francis Fine Wines "Medium bodied with gentle, ripe tannins and a round finish. The fruit is rich and earthy with rounded plum and bramble fruit supported by farmyard characters and herbal hints."
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. 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.