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McHenry Hohnen - Hazel's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 McHenry Hohnen - Hazel's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

McHenry Hohnen - Hazel's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Single Bottle:

$69.00
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Type:Red

Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14.5%

Region:Margaret River

Country:Australia

Tasting Notes

Stunning example of New world Cabernet Sauvignon. Fragrant aromas of wild thyme, violets and black currant are tempered with savoury black olive tapenade, tobacco leaf and a gravel dust undertone. The fleshy palate reveals maraschino cherries, cassis and graphite supported by a framework of firm but fine tannins providing length and definition to the palate.

Technical Info

Brand:McHenry Hohnen

Closure:Screw Cap

Organic Certification:ACO - 12956

Country of Origin:Australia

Serving Temperature:18-20°C

Drink By:2035

Wine Ageing:14-month in fine French oak (20% new) and stone vessels

Winemaking Style:Modern / low-intervention

Harvest:The 2015 harvest at McHenry Hohnen broke records on various fronts. A mild and warm winter in 2014 resulted in a very early bud-break exposing sensitive young shoots to wild early spring conditions. The result was a significant reduction in yields across all varieties.

Winemaking:Single parcels of sustainably grown fruit undergo partial wild fermentation and maturation with minimal additions. Unfined and unfiltered.

Viticulture:The fruit for the single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from an outstanding parcel at our Hazel’s Vineyard in southern Margaret River. The southernmost vineyard is characterised by coarse ironstone gravel loam soil, Southern Ocean breezes, a northerly aspect and plenty of Margaret River sunshine.

Food Pairing:Slow-roasted lamb shank, Filet mignon with a red wine reduction sauce, Beef Wellington, Rack of lamb with rosemary and garlic, Braised short ribs, Char-grilled ribeye steak, Blue cheese and walnut-stuffed figs.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

93

Halliday Companion - James Halliday

From the most easterly estate cabernet block, fermented in concrete, no extended maceration, matured in barriques (30% new). Has exemplary colour for a 3yo wine, and the bouquet is expressive of variety and place. The tannins need to soften a little more, or a large chunk of flame-grilled beef should accompany the wine. Has potential.

91

The Real Review - Huon Hooke

Deep, dark red colour with a trace of purple remainining. The bouquet is char-oaky and savoury with some soy sauce and tapenade notes, the blackberry/blackcurrant fruit came up after prolonged airing. The palate is medium to full-bodied and sinewy, with a certain leanness and a degree of elegance. There's a good whack of firm tannin which lingers at the end.

88

The Wine Front - Gary Walsh

Dark fruit, raisins and dark chocolate, some bay leaf and mint. It’s dark and savoury, thick in tannin, ferrous almost, but a bit too broad, and the acidity is a little unhinged (as it were). Not so long, and kind of muddy, really. I do like the heft of tannin (points for that), but it’s not really a cohesive whole.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

McHenry Hohnen

Murray McHenry, the founder, has a rich background in the wine industry and has established successful wine stores and a renowned restaurant in Perth. He began planting vines in Margaret River in 1984 and later expanded their vineyard holdings. Jacopo Dalli Cani, the head winemaker, hails from Italy and embarked on a winemaking career after graduating from the Viticulture and Oenology University of Conegliano. He gained experience in various wine regions worldwide and ultimately settled in Margaret River. His winemaking philosophy aligns with minimal intervention, crafting honest, single-vineyard wines with distinctive character. McHenry Hohnen Winery prioritizes sustainable vineyard management through ecologically, economically, and socially responsible practices. Their viticultural methods promote biodiversity within soil microbiology and attract insects and animals to healthy crops. The vineyards follow 100% biodynamic practices, which enhance soil vitality, similar to organic farming.

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