Any conversation about the Western Australian Wine scene needs to include Cherubino Wines. Winemaker Larry Cherubino’s deft touch in the Budworth has created a superlative premium Cabernet Sauvignon. This noble expression of one of the region’s trophy varieties is an impressive and complex affair that some reviewers have likened to a young Bordeaux.
Hand-picked, crushed, and de-stemmed, the fruit is macerated for over a month before being pressed to tank. Bright red fruits bounce out of the glass, with purity the name of the game in this wine. Mouthwatering and utterly joyous, this is sophisticated Cabernet from a master.
Such impressive red plums and mulberries are delivered in bright, pure style here with dark, violet florals. Then there’s a wealth of savory notes, such as cedar, gun flint and cloves. It is so complex already. The palate delivers a very convincing array of purple-berry and plum flavors that completely coat the mouth. So harmonious, the resolve, depth and purity this wields is so impressive. Long and pure dark-berry flavors abound. Like a great young Cos d’Estournel! Drink or cellar for 15 plus years.
99 points, JamesSuckling.com (March 2020)
Hand picked, crushed/destemmed and held on skins for 2 months. Great colour, deep but vivid crimson/purple. Cedary French oak and blackcurrant fruit are joined at the hip by superb tannins that reflect the day-by-day assessment of the must during the latter weeks of maceration. The mouth-watering savoury aftertaste is the coup de grace for this great cabernet.
98 points, Wine Companion (September 2020)