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Larry Cherubino Ad Hoc Wallflower Riesling

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Cracka Review

Inner beauty, we all possess it, and it needs to be discovered over time. We like what Winemaker Larry Cherubino has done with this wine, he’s created a shy and delicate Riesling from the best parcels of Mt Barker fruit. It’s got the pristine and pure fruit that we love in Riesling with lemon and lime aromas and a spicy intensity. The palate is pure citrus driven by a persistent acid finish. Shuck some oysters in celebration of this wine and revel min its beauty.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense lemon and lime with white spice and underlying wet stone nuances. The wine is softly textured with citrus flavours following through onto the palate. The acid is long and persistent with a flavoursome finish.

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Larry Cherubino Ad Hoc Wallflower Riesling

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Clear quartz; the bouquet has a range of spice, apple and blossom aromas, the palate crisp and fresh, reflecting the low alcohol (for a dry riesling); guaranteed to flourish for many years, if not decades.
2032
Wine Companion Dec/Jan
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Cherubino effortlessly shows his winemaking talents across all points of the price sprectrum and all varieties. Quartz-green colour; the flowery, fragrant bouquet doesn't prepare you for the sunburst of ripe citrus fruits on the palate, held together by a fine, high-tensile wire of acidity. Excellent now, even better in the years to come.
to 2021
Halliday's Top 100 Aussie Wines 2011
95
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Larry Cherubino has conjured four refreshing Great Southern rieslings this year, and this is the one that's price for the masses. A well-gauged lick of sweetness makes it the most approachable of all, while still learning from the crunchy apple and pear and zesty lime tricks of its big sisters.
2011-2016
Wine Taste Special Edition 39
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The striking, varied label design shouldn't distract you, for neither it nor the flowery, blossom-accented bouquet give warning of the exceptionally intense and long palate that follows, lime and lemon juice drawing saliva from the mouth, and lingering into the finish and aftertaste. Great now or later.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
Andrew Graham (2009 Vintage) says

A softly toasty, gentle style with green fruit, honeyed green bean and grapefruit. Palate too is quite forward and soft but tightens up markedly on the finish. Sprightly and fresh. Good.

89
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Has a highly toned and expressive bouquet with perfumed white flower aromas, then a bright but quite tight palate with touches of apple and citrus.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
Matt Skinner (2009 Vintage) says
While all of Larry Cherubino's latest rieslings are worth seeking out, Wallflower is not only drinking beautifully now, but also represents insane value for money. Produced from a number of vineyards that vary greatly in soil type, elevation, position, vine age and planting density, this is a great, dry riesling. Aromas of lemon sherbet, lime skin, blossom, and minerals combine to make this the perfect partner for whole fried snapper with green papaya salad.
Matt Skinner's Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light, bright green-straw; very appealing passionfruit characters dominate the bouquet and palate; clean, long, balanced finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A spotless apple blossom bouquet; a delicate and fine palate with apple, lime and pear flavours, seemingly early picked.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91

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