2019 McHenry Hohnen Hazel Vineyard GSM

Margaret River, WA

A classic GSM blend from the south of Margaret River that bursts with flavour.



This is delicious and serious.

Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

About This Wine

From the most southern vineyard in the McHenry Hohnen stable, the fruit is grown biodynamically and with great care.

The wine drives with aromas of dark berries over perfumed purple flowers and Asian spice. Lots of lift to the nose, and while the palate is initially juicy and sweet, it moves to a structured spice and savouriness. Great finish here as well, with length, and fine gravelly tannins.

Fruit, flowers, spice, this wine has it all. Well made, with thoughtful growing, nothing here not to like, a great expression of an Aussie Grenache blend..

About McHenry Hohnen

David Hohnen, not content with founding both Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay, also established McHenry Hohnen in 2004. It was a partnership with his brother in law, Murray McHenry, a well-known hotelier and retailer, who had planted his first vines twenty years earlier, supplying fruit to Cape Mentelle! An intricate web...

Though Hohnen retired in 2017 his pioneering work in organics and biodynamic viticulture continues.

The McHenry Hohnen wine estate now comprises twelve different varieties planted across the Hazel and Calgardup single sites, and the large Rocky Road farm, that is responsible for some great value entry level wines.

The biodynamic vineyards of McHenry Hohnen
The biodynamic vineyards of McHenry Hohnen
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

100% Hazel’s Vineyard - certified biodynamic in 2020. Our southernmost vineyard characterised by coarse ironstone gravel loam soil, Southern Ocean breezes, a northerly aspect and plenty of Margaret River sunshine. Preceded by cooler than average temperatures during Spring and Summer, coupled with wet conditions and reduced solar exposure, the 2019 Vintage was a labour intensive season.

Blend : Grenache (67%), Syrah (24%), Mataro (5%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Co-founder David Hohnen
Co-founder David Hohnen
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Hazel's vineyard was only planted in 1999 and already this smacks of pedigree. Let's start at the finish: this is a ripping wine. It has both radiant and pretty fruit on nose and palate. Firm, structuring tannins pervade every aspect of the experience and the oak serves to hold it altogether in an unseen way. This is delicious and serious. Brilliant winemaking and craftsmanship. What a pleasure." Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)


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