Price:  £14.75 | Case Rate: £14.75
Ex Tax: £12.29

Larry Cherubino - Apostrophe Possessive Reds 2016

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Western Australia
  • Wine Area: Great Southern Range
  • Wine Maker: Larry Cherubino
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: Shiraz 90%, Grenache 8%, Mourvèdre 2%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Accompanies grilled red meats, barbequed food and gourmet sausages

Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 16 (2014) JH: 91 (2015) Misc: 4 Stars (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Approachable, striking and modern, this red blend oozes complexity - with the Shiraz's earthiness tempering the Grenache's muskiness, which softens the Mataro's steeliness. Two may be company, but in this case three is perfection.

Winery Information

Larry Cherubino

Named 'Winery of the Year' in James Halliday's 2011 Wine Companion, Larry Cherubino wants his wines to be distinctive and to speak clearly of their variety and vineyard site. He believes in spending time in the vineyard, in paying attention to canopy and water management, and most importantly, picking at the right time with minimal interference in the winery. From delicate whites to big reds his wines have class and finesse.

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2014)16 pts

Oct 2016 - Unnecessarily heavy bottle. Deep, glowing crimson. Paper-fine texture, with the dark fruit of Frankland Shiraz and the sweetness of Grenache. Well packaged and well priced. Moreish and elegant if not especially concentrated. GV (JH)

James Halliday (2015)91 pts

Hand-picked and sorted, small batch-fermented, matured in used and 1yo oak for 6-8 months. There's rhyme and reason, says Cherubino: shiraz's earthiness tempers grenache's muskiness, which softens mourvedre's stalkiness. Add the impact of the oak and you have a bargain of massive proportions. Yummy.

Miscellaneous (2014)4 stars

WordfromaWineGlass - "There are times where you wonder when the right time is to use an apostrophe but, how cool is it to have an Apostrophe that contains wine, that you can use anytime you damn well like, and you won’t get any complaints or get corrected! Now, the label’s not exactly flash but that doesn’t matter here. It’s what is behind it that counts. The colour is like a blushing ace of spades. The mouth-watering aromas are pretty intense with a bombardment of berries which is no different when you eventually get around to tasting it (keep smelling it by all means). Lots going on right about now too. The berries keep on giving and it seems to drench your mouth with flavours galore. It sounds pretty full on I know, and it is but, it’s also nicely balanced by some slightly drying tannin, and I mean only slightly. The richness of the fruit carries these along perfectly. Sorry but I have no idea where to get this wine and I’d love to get some more. Larry Cherubino made this and he should stand up and accept the applause. He has done an amazing job considering the ridiculous price. Great value indeed!"

Vinification Notes

The fruit was hand-picked and sorted, followed by fermentation in small lot fermenters. A moderate extraction was aimed for, thus ensuring vineyard characters were fully expressed. The wine was then aged in new and one year old oak, for six to eight months.