St Johns Brook

St Johns Brook

St Johns Brook is a significant vineyard of 37 hectares that was planted in the northern part of Margaret River in 1998. No herbicides and minimal chemicals are part of the vineyard management practices. Excellent single vineyard and reserve ranges.

St Johns 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 Johns Brook Single Vineyard chardonnay 2015 ($24)

This 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 Johns Brook Reserve cabernet 2014 ($50)

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 8 years

Optimus The Terraces shiraz 2014 ($75)

Super concentrated Blackwood shiraz from a particular patch of dirt that seems to produce fruit of extraordinary intensity and power. It’s got a bit of alcohol but the balance and poise is such that it’s all so controlled and comfortable. Deep earthy dark black fruits on the nose and the palate with a liqueur chocolate richness. A wine with extended cellaring potential.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 12 years

OWNERS
Latitude 34 Wine Company
WINEMAKERS
Craig Newton and Giulio Corbellani
ESTABLISHED
1998
VINEYARD LOCATION
Margaret River
ANNUAL CRUSH
360 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot

CELLAR DOOR
City Cellar Door, Unit 5, 28 Hammond Road, Cockburn Central
OPEN
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$18 – 85
PHONE
9417 5633
EMAIL
wine@latitude34wineco.com
WEBSITE
www.latitude34wineco.com
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online, Other

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017