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Larry Cherubino / Ad Hoc, ‘Cruel Mistress’, Great Southern, Australia 2021






This great value Pinot Noir nose shows graphite, minerals and juicy black cherries. A hint of spicy oak plays a supporting role. The palate is softly textured, fresh and vibrant, the flavours of black cherry and earthy beetroot carried along by a fine, long acid finish. Perfect with pheasant or a game stew.

5 in stock (can be backordered)

Great Southern, Western Australia
Pinot Noir
Now to 2027
Game birds, poultry and guinea fowl

Larry Cherubino is wine-making royalty Down Under, winning a stack of awards and accolades over the years, including being named winery of the year by James Halliday and Matt Skinner. He believes in paying meticulous attention to the vineyard, canopy and water management, picking at the right time and then employing minimal intervention in the winery.

Larry has relationships with growers across Western Australia, including Margaret River, Pemberton and Great Southern – which is where the fruit for this wine comes from – enabling him to choose the best vineyards for each variety. The fruit for this wine was fermented using a combination of wild fermentation and selected yeasts, and matured in a selection of one- to three-year-old French oak barrels for six months, giving the wine a judicious lick of oak.



“A pale ruby; fragrant with florals, cherries, forest-floor and mint. It’s light across the palate with tangy-tart fruit, juicy though with supple tannins and a slight bitter finish.” (2018 vintage) 90 points Silver
Halliday’s Wine Companion