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2024 Halliday Wine Companion Ratings + Reviews | by Jane Faulkner



2024 Wine Companion RATINGS & REVIEWS

By Jane Faulkner


2022 McHenry Hohnen Sauvignon Blanc

"If you’re making sauvignon blanc in a market flooded with fresh, cheery and sometimes boring examples, it’s a tip-top idea to make it good, real good, maybe a fumé style. Like this, with texture aplenty. Expect a fragrance of makrut lime and curry leaves, it’s smoky and a little flinty, citrusy with finger lime pop and some creaminess. It’s a fantastic drink, refreshing and lively yet complex and detailed."
Jane Faulkner 2nd August 2023

2022 Apiary Chardonnay

"A ‘natural’ chardonnay that's mighty good. Cloudy with a lovely straw hue, dare I say it has a minerally character with flavour aplenty ranging from citrus, lime jelly and ginger spice to lemon curd. It’s long and pure with texture, depth and fine-acid structure. It’s ultra-refreshing and so damn drinkable. Deceptive, because it’s not a simple wine. It has detail and layers. I could drink this all day. Or night."
Jane Faulkner 2nd August 2023

sold out 23 vintage coming soon

2021 Laterite Hills Chardonnay

"Laterite Hills is about sourcing fruit off several sites and blending it into one harmonious wine. It works a treat. This is composed, delicious and stylish. Expect white peach, grapefruit, tangy zest and finger lime pop. There’s texture, a slip of creaminess and neat acidity to bring it all together."
Jane Faulkner 2nd August 2023

sold out 22 vintage now available

2021 Calgardup Brook Chardonnay

“Precision, definition and length. Chardonnay from McHenry Hohnen has been a bit of rock ’n’ roll of late, and Calgardup Brook just pips the others with a chartbuster. There’s the usual citrus theme going on here, the pink grapefruit and pith, zest and juicy acidity. There’s also the flintiness, the seamless integration of oak, the attention to detail throughout and mostly, the energy and drive. Complex and complete.”
Jane Faulkner 27th June 2023

2021 Hazel's Vineyard Chardonnay

"McHenry Hohnen's trio of single-vineyard chardonnays are made identically, so the result is a reflection of site for each, yet Hazel’s Vineyard also reveals more of the winemaking inputs in its youth. Great wine though. Yellow stone fruit, grapefruit and pith plus a range of spices. The flavours build across the generous palate filled out by creamy, nutty lees and some chicken stock flavours, which are lees derived. Yup, moreish and savoury."
Jane Faulkner 2nd August 2023

2021 Burnside Vineyard Chardonnay

"Apart from being one of the most exquisite piano pieces, Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1 reminds me of Burnside. Seriously. Years ago, reading about the ‘simple’ chords, deceptively simple of course because it is how you play the piece, the writer wrote three words to describe some of the chord progressions: Yum. Ooh. Woah. Three words I use when describing this wine. It’s citrusy, fine and flinty with delicate sulphides. Yum. It builds and unfurls with a subtle line of lees and texture. Ooh. And then explodes with racy acidity and electrifying energy to ensure it finishes long and pure. Woah! As an aside, gymonpedia derives from an ancient Greek word for a festival where young men danced naked. Careful drinking this wine, then.”
Jane Faulkner 2nd August 2023

2021 Hazel's Vineyard GSM 

“A split with 68/22/10% grenache/syrah/mataro vinified separately in concrete fermenters, destemmed except the grenache and aged in 2800L oak foudres for 10 months. This is smokin’. Lovely, tangy, juicy fruit all spiced up with pepper and cinnamon, sarsaparilla and turmeric, cured meats making an appearance. Lots on the go with raw silk tannins, plenty of refreshing acidity and evenness across the medium-bodied palate.”
Jane Faulkner 2nd August 2023

2021 Hazel's Vineyard Zinfandel 

“While there is no new oak, thankfully, it is aged in used French and American hogsheads for 16 months, so there are some smoky, woodsy nuances. Zin’s natural tannins need no extra bolstering from oak as it is, they are firm and decisive yet tethered to the dense fruit and savoury flavours. It’s rich and ripe yet not OTT as lots of acidity keeps it buoyant.”
Jane Faulkner 2nd August 2023


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