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This Shiraz is about drinking pleasure, pure and simple.
Cherubino fully believes in Frankland River’s potential to produce some seriously classy Shiraz, and given the quality of this offering, he’s definitely on to something.
The 2015 received 95 points from James Halliday, a wine of remarkable quality for the price this year.
High praise for the wine, and well deserved praise, too. Looking for a more supple, spicy style of daily drinking Shiraz? Well, here it is…
What It Tastes Like
“Bright crimson hue; I doubt that Larry Cherubino is seriously suggesting Frankland River is either the middle of everywhere or of nowhere, the labels posing the questions, but never the answers. This is a vibrantly fresh wine, black pepper with spice, juicy black and purple fruits a jet stream across the middle of the palate, the hypnotically spicy/savoury tannins of the finish repeating endlessly. Ready as soon as you are.” - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)
95 points. “Bright crimson hue; I doubt that Larry Cherubino is seriously suggesting Frankland River is either the middle of everywhere or of nowhere, the labels posing the questions, but never the answers. This is a vibrantly fresh wine, black pepper with spice, juicy black and purple fruits a jet stream across the middle of the palate, the hypnotically spicy/savoury tannins of the finish repeating endlessly. Ready as soon as you are.”
- James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)
Grown across various vineyards in Frankland River.
Hand-picked, fermented in small batches then aged in new and 1-year-old oak for 6-8 months before bottling.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2020
About the Producer
A recent winner of James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year Award, Larry Cherubino is one of the real superstar winemakers of Western Australia. Sourcing fruit from established vineyards throughout Margaret River and Great Southern, Larry waves his wand to craft what is one of the most consistently high quality and comprehensive wine ranges in the country. As Halliday said himself, “The range and quality of his wines is extraordinary, the prices irresistible.” Welcome aboard Larry!
Frankland River is rapidly becoming one of WA’s most important wine-producing regions. With a cooler climate than Margaret River, it offers amazing scope for the exploration of varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Shiraz. The wines have an elegance and a finesse to them and at this point are remarkably good value. One of the jewels of the Great Southern area that has a big future ahead of it.
Long held up to the rest of the world as Australia’s flagship red variety, the mighty Australian Shiraz has undergone something of a renaissance over the past two decades. While our robust styles of Shiraz from powerhouse South Australian regions such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale may have put Australian wine on the map, Shiraz from our cooler regions are giving the variety a new look. Wines from Canberra, all parts of Victoria, the Adelaide Hills, and the Great Southern, are all delivering wines of finesse and spice set to a lighter framework. The tapestry of Australian Shiraz is richly diverse, and will only continue to develop and mature into the future.
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