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St Johns Brook

best drinking summer wine

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

St John’s Brook Reserve chardonnay 2014 ($50)

Wild ferment, partial malolactic and some astute use of oak all contribute to this classy expression of chardonnay. IT’s rather light bodied but loses nothing in palate intensity. Has a steely minerally thread with savoury touches that extend through to the long palate finish. Balanced with a deep intensity. Just starting to show some toasty development.

Score: 93/100     Cellar: 5 years

 

St John’s Brook Single Vineyard chardonnay 2015 ($24)

The is a lightly framed chardonnay from Margaret River. Aromas of brioche and cashew with a splash of citrus. The palate is neatly balanced with good oak and fruit integration. The oak has been particularly well handled. Slightly creamy with some subtle savoury influences.

Score: 89/100     Cellar: 4 years

 

St John’s Brook Reserve cabernet 2014 ($50)

A cabernet of refinement and class that has been structure to handle some extended cellaring. Like the fruit intensity with its dry wet cement characters and leafy black fruits. There’s power and elegance in a compelling package supported by sinewy tannins and a decent lick of oak. Focused and effortlessly long.

Score: 93/100     Cellar: 8 years

 

 

 

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

 St Johns Brook Single Vineyard sauvignon blanc semillon 2015

The little piece that gets some oak action lifts this nice wine adding a slightly lemony textural feel to it and cutting back on the obvious tropical grassy fruit characters. A well-structured and balanced blend with plenty of persistence on the palate. Low alcohol makes for light summer drinking yet with some further short term ageing potential.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 4 years

St Johns Brook Single Vineyard chardonnay 2014

A single site chardonnay where the use of oak has been well judged. It’s had a portion of malolactic fermentation to add some textural feel to the palate. Creamy lightly roasted nuttiness with some rather beautiful rich flavours that carry through to the long finish.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years

St Johns Brook Reserve chardonnay 2014

Wild ferment, partial malolactic and some astute use of oak all contribute to this classy expression of chardonnay. It’s rather light bodied but loses nothing in palate intensity. Has a steely minerally thread with savoury touches that extend through to the long palate
finish. Balanced with a deep intensity. Promising wine.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 5 years

St Johns Brook Single Vineyard cabernet merlot 2014

Leafy pure classic signature cabernet merlot. Loads of tobacco leaf, black olive and an underlay of richer sweet blackcurrant fruit characters. Has good balance of fruit and oak with some firmish dry tannins worked through the palate. A wine for the medium term.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years

St Johns Brook Reserve cabernet 2014

A cabernet of refinement and class that has been structured to handle some extended cellaring. Like the fruit intensity with its dry wet cement characters and leafy black fruits. There’s power and elegance in a compelling package supported by sinewy tannins and a
decent lick of oak. Focused and effortlessly long.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 10 years

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