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  • An alluring and powerful example of a Margaret River Chardonnay
  • Displays both power and grace - for several years now this one of the very best Chardonnays from WA.
  • Organically/biodynamically farmed, this is one of the healthiest vineyards in all of Australia.

Tasting Notes

Colour Golden-Yellow
Nose Aromas of ripe loquat and peach flesh give way to nuances of fresh pineapple and light brioche dough.
Palate The palate is multi-layered with ripe peach, crème caramel and underlying natural ferment characters. Textural layers are supported by persistent mineral acidity, combining power and grace.
Food Pairing Roast chicken, turkey.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes "Our oldest vines have produced an alluring and powerful example of a Margaret River Chardonnay." McHenry Hohnen Wines
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Margaret River
Country Australia
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Margaret River
Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.

The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.

In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.
Gary Walsh
Burnside is one of the original Chardonnay plantings (1972) in Margaret River, and the only vineyard that’s sited on the river itself.

Peach and lime, almond biscotti, a whisper of smoke and spice. Powerful but refined, with the crunch of mouth-watering stony acidity, and a strong current of white fruits rolling over it. There’s oatmeal and almond softness, but that crystalline acidity pushes it long and fresh on the finish. It’s a beautiful thing.

Drink : 2018 - 2026


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