Larry Cherubino Wines

Larry Cherubino Wines

Beginning with a single vineyard shiraz in 2005, Larry Cherubino Wines has since grown to include 45 wines across five distinct ranges: Ad Hoc, reflecting and expressing classic regional/varietal qualities; The Yard, premium single vineyard WA wines; Pedestal, exclusively Margaret River vineyards producing classic wines; Laissez Faire, the most natural wine with little to no additives; and Cherubino, presenting the best of his wines from the South West region.

OWNERS
Larry Cherubino
WINEMAKERS
Larry Cherubino
ESTABLISHED
2005
VINEYARD LOCATION
Various
ANNUAL CRUSH
250 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Grenache, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Mourvedre/Mataro, Fiano

WINE PRICES
$15.99 – 110
PHONE
9382 2379
EMAIL
cellardoor@larrycherubino.com
WEBSITE
www.larrycherubino.com
DISTRIBUTION
Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Cherubino Laissez Faire chardonnay 2015 ($39)

This is a wine Cherubino makes with minimal intervention in the vineyard or the winery. It’s naturally fermented and designed to produce a subtle wine of texture and pleasing mouthfeel. Fine light brioche and citrus characters with a slightly mealy influence. Nice mineral cut gives definition.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 5 years

Cherubino Margaret River chardonnay 2015 ($49)

The fruit is sourced from south of Margaret River at Karridale, and Cherubino uses several clones including the standard WA Mendoza. It’s one of the lowest alcohol chardonnays I can recall, yet there is so much flavour intensity and persistence through the palate. There’s a crunchy cereal and light mineral, nutty character. It has such a beautiful mouthfeel.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 6 years

Cherubino Laissez Faire syrah 2014 ($39)

This is back to basics winemaking and viticulture. The fruit is sourced from low-yielding Great Southern bush vines, while the winemaking is very much a hands-off minimalistic approach. Yet the wine has such poise and presence with a beautiful softness and richness delivered elegantly and effortlessly. Super stuff.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 6 years

Cherubino River’s End cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($39)

This is from Margaret River and Frankland, and it makes a compelling case for more combinations from these great regions. It is so exquisitely balanced and with some much intensity and fruit concentration. Leafy blackcurrant notes with a slightly meaty character. On the palate she really comes to life with that deep and powerful intensity a feature. Tightly coiled oak and fine purposeful tannins lace it up perfectly. A wine with a great future.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 15 years

Cherubino Beautiful South Red Wine 2014 ($39)

This is a stunning blend of cabernet sauvignon merlot and malbec off the Riversdale vineyard in Frankland. It is so bright and lively on the nose and the palate. Bursting with life from the brilliant fruit characters on the nose through to the juicy and plush palate. The tannins keep it honest and the oak has been neatly laced into it. Excellent.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

Cherubino Frankland River shiraz 2015 ($55)

Ripe, juicy and delicious. This is a mouthful of powerpacked flavour intensity that puts you almost into palate overload. Spicy blue fruits on the nose which is highly perfumed. The palate delivers ripe satsuma plumminess with an understated amount of oak. The ripe tannins help it along beautifully. Spices and cloves with so much happening at every twist and turn down a long palate path. Super.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 12 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017