Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Syrah 2016 ~ Western Australia, Australia
James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery (2015 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)
Wine Companion Awards 2017 - Best Value Winery
James Halliday "The range and quality of his [Larry Cherubino's] wines is extraordinary, the prices irresistible."
James Halliday "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...From dry grown bushvines, the grapes hand-picked and sorted before a wild yeast fermentation."
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."
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 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.