Cherubino Porongurup Riesling

Larry Cherubino’s 2012 was magnificent, and here’s proof it was no fluke, the first serious competition in the West for Frankland Estate’s iconic Isolation Ridge. Breathtaking fragrance of the most pure and delicate lemon blossom flows undeviating from start to finish, gently supported by desperately pure kaffir lime zest, granny smith apple, fennel and lemon juice. Elegance and restraint meet enduring persistence and laser-aligned definition, with pristine acid line and fine chalk mineral mouth feel uniting in a seamless and dazzling display of purity. $30 at My Cellars (2012).