2019 McHenry Hohnen Burnside Chardonnay

Highly Rated
Thought-provoking and fascinating Chardonnay from Margaret River. On the richer side of the Chardy spectrum.

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You'll be sure to fall in love with this medium-to-full sized Margaret River Chardonnay - a single vineyard wine from the Burnside vineyard, laying right by the river bank and just a stones throw away from the ocean.

Lots of rich tropical fruit, roasted nuts and a creamy long finish, but there is a flavour and textural complexity here, with some exotic florals and spices, and some ringing acidity.

It's powerful, focussed and layered. It's a wine to sit down and contemplate.

100% Burnside Vineyard. Located on the bend of the Margaret River, this old vineyard grows on unique micaceous black soils. The chardonnay rows are on a steep northerly aspect running in a north-west, southeast orientation.

Grapefruit, grilled peach and freshly baked pastry give way to flinty complexities. Wild ferment and extended time on lees contribute to a delicious savoury character to the palate which is both powerful and defined by a core of natural acidity.

Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and transferred directly to oak with full solids. Fermented by the native years in barrique (approximately 30% new). Post ferment, barrels are left cool but unsulphured for 4 months to encourage autolytic activity. Batonnage every two weeks based on flavour and partial MLF to balance the high natural acidity of this vintage.

95 Points - "Layered aromas of struck-match, grapefruit pith, bacon fat, grilled nuts and white flowers—complex gear. Powerful and focused flavours: there's white peach, grapefruit, honeydew melon and spice. The oak frames the wine nicely and the acidity and phenolics bring structure, savouriness and cut to the palate." - Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)

95 Points - "All 3 single-vineyard chardonnays are made in the same manner: hand picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild ferment in barrel (25% new) with full solids, partial mlf. From the oldest vines (planted 1981) the Burnside is the smoothest, most cohesive, most consistent of McHenry Hohnen's 3 single-vineyard chardonnays. This consistency on the palate breeds richness somehow, with mlf building density and resonance." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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