A deliciously smooth wine which delivers rich, intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry and subtle hints of toasty oak. Opulent with juicy berried fruits, a unique mineral character and subtle nuances of vanilla and cedar box, the palate is velvety soft with beautifully integrated tannins and a long, elegant finish.
Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Pemberton Chardonnay by Larry Cherubino, from Western Australia, is a rich, buttery wine, aged in French oak barrels. The wine shows aromas of citrus and melon, with a soft yet intense palate, bursting with flavours of lemon butter and gentle spice, with a long, fresh finish.
A juicy and vibrant blend with aromas of raspberry, blackberry and cherry lifted by notes of violets and sweet spice. This easy drinking wine is bright, lively and brimming with red fruits framed by soft, tannins and a touch of spice on the finish.
Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir Ad Hoc, from the Great Southern region of Western Australia, is modern in presentation (the tongue-in-cheek note reads "hints of lipstick and leather!") But inside the bottle, this is a sappy, refined Pinot, with lovely cherry, red fruit aromas and a soft, velvety palate vibrant acidity.
Larry Cherubino Ad Hoc Wallflower Mt Barker Riesling, from Western Australia, was described thus by wine critic james Halliday: "Has a highly toned and expressive bouquet with perfumed white flower aromas, then a bright but quite tight palate with touches of apple and citrus."
Golden Grape Wooded Chardonnay is medium-bodied with great fruit intensity and texture, and soft acid on the finish. The nose shows a great mixture of citrus, white stone fruit, some oak spice as well as just a hint of complexity.
Ad Hoc Middle of Everywhere Frankland River Shiraz, from Western Australia, is aged for 8 months in 30% new and 2-year old French oak barrels. Aromas of blueberries, gentle spice and white pepper. On the palate, soft berry fruit and nuances of aromatic spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied, with a persistent finish.
The complexity that comes with ages shines with lifted honeysuckle and toasty notes on the nose. The rich and honeyed palate is brimming with lemon citrus fruits and finishes with a chalky, mineral freshness.
Varietally expressive with ample plum and blackberry fruits, there is a warm earth and spicy savouriness that immediately appeals with a backbone of fine, opulent tannins and a rich, persistent finish.
Distinctive cassis, dark plum and mulberry notes are enhanced by nuances of Asian 5 spice, mint and touches of mocha. Deliciously approachable now, a ripe tannic grip underpins the fruit and leads to a hint of spice on the persistent finish.
This is classic Cabernet: a nose showing Bordeaux-style cigar box aromas, along with leafy, blackcurrant nuances. On the palate it is smooth and velvety, elegant, richly styled but with lovely freshness. A full and long-lasting finish.
The perfect combination of power and finesse, the nose displays an array of orchard fruits combined with toasty French oak notes. The palate mirrors the nose, finishing with lingering fruit, appealing savoury notes and perfectly balanced acidity.
Dark crimson red, loaded with blackberry, raspberry and hints of pepper, finishing with a luscious mocha espresso quality. There is ample tannin, but with a soft gentle presence., and aromas of berry fruits with hints of violet.
Pale yellow with a floral bouquet and hints of Thai basil, incredibly complex stone fruit aromas with delicate herbal undertones. On the palate the texture is unforgettable and the complexity continues, with a lasting long spicy and uplifting finish.
Pedestal Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, from Larry Cherubino, Western Australia shows savoury aromas of pea pods, minerality and citrus. The crunchy acidity is softened by layers of texture, which is due to partial oak fermentation. The palate is intense and focussed, yet soft and immediately drinkable.
Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet shows dark fruit characters of blackberry and plums, with a hint of choc mint and smoky oak aromas. The palate encompasses all of the trademark Langhorne Creek fruit sweetness and soft tannins.