Tuesday, October 20, 2009


 - Mt Barker, WA
 - $16-$22
 - Screwcap (Stelvin-Lux)
 - 12.3%alc

In a short period of time Larry Cherubino has carved a solid reputation for his own brand. I'm particularly impressed by his 2009 releases of Ad Hoc Straw Man Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (90pts) and Ad Hoc Wallflower Riesling, each of which present clean, crisp and fresh expressions of their respective styles.

A pleasant clear-straw colour, Larry Cherubino's 2009 Wallflower Riesling reveals scents of citrus zest, lavender and talc, preceding a clean and pure palate of zingy freshness and clarity. It finishes in a tangy fashion with persisting mineral, juicy riesling fruit characters scored by a deft touch of clean acids.

ü A very soft, gently structured, cleanly fruited and approachable example of Mount Barker riesling. It's very fair on the hip pocket and makes an ideal entry point into the world of riesling. Drink to 2014.
90 points


  1. He's a clever man is Mr Cherubino. Definitely worth seeking out his 'The Yard' and Cherubino wines too, particularly the Riesling & Shirazes.

  2. Had this on Friday. Similar notes and score.