Larry Cherubino The Yard Riversdale Shiraz 2015
Black spices, plum and red flowers with delicate oak characters. The tannins are fine and long. Earth and red flowers and spices dominate the flavours, finishing with a soft texture.
Cherubino wines started in 2005 by Larry and Edwina Cherubino with the release of a single vineyard Shiraz from Frankland River situated in The Great Southern wine region of Western Australia. The Cherubinos have a vineyard in Frankland River, which is the focus for their premium wines. In addition to this, fruit is also sourced from Margaret River, Pemberton and the Porongurups. There is a penchant for making traditional varieties best suited to these regions, as well as experimenting with new varietals - the latter being recent and exciting additions to their vineyard. Larry’s winemaking philosophy is very simple. He spends most of the year focusing on vineyards and grapes ensuring that only the best fruit ends up in the winery. This enables him to showcase regional and varietal pairings and highlight single vineyards from around Western Australia. James Halliday Wine Companion Five Star Rated Winery and Winery of the Year 2011.