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Larry Cherubino Porongurup Sauvignon Blanc

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Larry Cherubino Porongurup Sauvignon Blanc

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A scintillating wine from the outset, with complex grapefruit and green mango fruits - very fragrant and exotic - a citrus edge and the merest hint of barrel fermentation savoury complexity. The palate's very bright, crisp and evenly textured; again there's the merest hint of barrel-derived character here. Tangy green-mango finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Such is the sorcerer's touch of Larry Cherubino that even the short frog life of sauvignon blanc is transformed into a long-ruling prince. Coiled-up restraint, tremendous persistence and chalky structure will see it to the end of the decade.
Wine 100, March 2012
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Finely-woven layers of hazelnut cream, coffee, preserved lemon, grapefruit zest, golden delicious apples, guava and almost ripe passionfruit. Yet for such a maelstrom of complexity, it finishes finely poised and mineral.
WINE100 2012
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; although The Yard gets a Burgundy bottle, this has a high-shouldered, dark green Claret bottle, and the flavours are more towards the tropical end, although more finely structured and focused than The Yard, with a touch of ripe citrus, and great overall intensity and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A smooth and rather polished oak-matured sauvignon whose bright, floral perfume of gooseberries, lychees, mineral and spice is underpinned by a smoky whiff of cooperage. Smooth and seamless, it slips easily down the palate with a faint oiliness but with pleasing richness and weight of fruit.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Larry Cherubino has two 2010 Pemberton Sauvignons and the bottle with his name on it is the pick. It's zesty and honed with ice pick lime juice, fresh guava and lemon zest, perfectly offset by hazelnut cream oak notes and tremendous spice complexity. A razor edge of acidity that will allow it to grow and develop in bottle for the medium-term.
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a wine that creeps up on you, initially spotlessly clean but reticent, but then revealing a seamless core of perfectly ripened fruit, balanced on a knife's edge between citrus, stone fruit and tropical fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale green-straw; citrus and herb, rather than tropical, aromas precede a blaze of flavour on the highly charged, intense and long palate. The barrel fermentation is not the least obvious.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A sauvignon blanc with as much to do with texture, structure, length and balance as with aroma and flavour; has some affinity with white Bordeaux, and will age.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A powerful expression of sauvignon, with the texture augmented by fermentation in 100% new French oak, and 5% semillon; nuances of apple and passionfruit
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008

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