Larry Cherubino Pemberton Chardonnay 2016 ~ Western Australia, Australia
97/100 James Halliday
96/100 Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide (2013 vintage)
93/100 Mike Bennie, Wine Business Monthly (2013 vintage)
92/100 Huon Hooke (2013 vintage)
90/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (2013 vintage)
'Best Value Winery' ~ James Halliday
James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery
James Halliday "...The palate has a juicy, almost sherbet-like, intensity... it also has a startling precision and length, fruit, rather than artefact, paramount....Cool/dry conditions resulted in low crops with small bunches, night-harvested, gently destemmed, cool-fermented with wild yeast. "
James Halliday "The range and quality of his wines are extraordinary, the prices irresistible." (2013 vintage)
Larry Cherubino has had a distinguished winemaking career, first at Hardys Tintara, then Houghton, and thereafter as consultant/Flying Winemaker in Australia, NZ, South Africa, the US and Italy. All the wines Cherubino produces are single region wines. The runaway success of the business has seen the accumulation of 120ha of vineyards, the appointment of additional winemakers, and Larry's own appointment as Director of Winemaking for Robert Oatley Vineyards.