2009 Larry Cherubino Frankland River Shiraz

imageAnother compelling argument for Great Southern Shiraz, albeit more voluminous than the 2011 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz reviewed recently. Some reductive rubbery arse to begin with (which I actually enjoy) but it blows off quickly.

Amazingly savoury considering its dark and dense fruit profile. Black licorice provides a glint of sweetness. Excellent form from the entry to the conclusion with full-bodied depth and power deftly harnessed. The acidity seems particularly silky and comfortable, enhancing a velvet mouthfeel. Graphite tannin stretches its legs on the finish. Measured levels of predominantly pepper spice. Some warmth but I don’t find it distracting myself. Certainly no spiky, spirity heat. The balance is fine. 93

Region: Great Southern
Alcohol: 14.9%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $65
Tasted: April 2014


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2 Responses to 2009 Larry Cherubino Frankland River Shiraz

  1. You love the smell of a rubbery arse, or a rubbery arse itself? :)

  2. This isn’t really a blog so my private fetishes shouldn’t come into it…at least not that specifically ;)

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