Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Syrah 2015 ~ Western Australia, Australia
James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery
94/100 James Halliday
Wine Companion Awards 2017 - Best Value Winery
James Halliday "The range and quality of his [Larry Cherubino's] wines is extraordinary, the prices irresistible." From dry grown bushvines, the grapes hand-picked and sorted before a wild yeast fermentation. While the cool climate and modest alcohol impose a stamp on the wine, the savoury and black fruit components of the palate are well balanced, the finish offering a reprise of the flavours encountered along the way. All the Cherubino Shirazs of this vineyard are deeply, but brightly, coloured".
The Winemaker "A bouquet of earth, red cherries and spices with a subtle mineral/slate quality, oak providing support. Red flowery fruits flavours dominate, with subtle slate like minerality. All framed by a light structure and fine tannins."
Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com - 90 Points
Lester Jesberg, Winewise Bulletin - 4 Stars
Campbell Mattinson, Winefront - 95 Points
James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion 2017 - 96 Points
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2016 - 96 Points
Royal Queensland Wine Show - Bronze Medal
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com - 17.5/20 Points
Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Magazine - 95 Points
Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide - 96 Points
Mike Bennie, Wine Business Monthly - 95 Points
James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion 2015 - 96 Points James Halliday, Wine Companion Magazine - 96 Points
Barry Weinman, www.finewineclub.com.au - 18-18.5 Points
Mike Bennie, Wine Business Monthly - 94 Points
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion - 97 Points
Nick Stock, The Aged Good Wine Guide 2013- 94 Points
James Halliday, Top 100 Wines of 2012 - 97 Points
Campbell Mattinson, Winefront - 93 Points
Larry Cherubino has had a particularly 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 his wines Cherubino produces are single region wines. The range and quality of his wines is extraordinary, the prices irresistible. 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.