Newton Johnson

HEMEL-EN-AARDE, SOUTH AFRICA

Founded in the mid 90s by Dave Johnson and his wife Felicity (née Newton) they have built their reputation over the past twenty odd years as producers of some of South Africa's best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first vintage was in 1997 and made from bought in fruit, before they bought their current farm in 2001. Untouched by chemicals, they began using their own fruit in 2009. Now in the hands of the next generation, Newton Johnson is not just continuing the family business, but every year improving on it.

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Pablo y Walter Malbec 2018 75cl
A partnership between Paul (pablo) Boutinot and renowned winemaker Walter Bressia is one that is very fruitful (get the pun?). Using 25 year old malbec vines this is a wine with a fairly intense ruby colour, notes of violets and...
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11% offFalse Bay "Old School" Syrah 2017 75cl
Very smart varietal Shiraz, savoury but polished and seriously appealing. Dark garnet with a violet rim. Fresh lifted berry fruit that draws you in! Full yet elegant with bramble aromas and cream, cassis and black cherry flavours on the palate...
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15% offThe Listening Station Malbec 2017 75cl
Intense ripe blackcurrant aromas with aromatic spices, tarragon, then clove and vanilla. Black current and black berry fruit flavours are backed by fine, well structured tannins . The ripe fruit is sumptuous and lingers on the palate with a touch...
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Only 1 leftDomaine Rochebin Pinot Noir 2016 75cl
"Bright red berries with a lovely clod of earth thrown in - just a delicious bottle of Pinot." Situated in a region packed with historical interest, this award-winning Domaine is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Saône Plain in Mâcon....
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Only 2 leftLucha Rocosa Carignan 2018 75cl
This wine is edgy, with good acidity and tannins but also has a lovely purity of blackberry and mulberry fruit. It has a long, fresh finish leaving you wanting more! A cassoulet pairing with this will work brilliantly.
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Primordial Soup / Prime Cut Red 2016 75cl
A rich and bloody bouillabaisse of the Western Cape’s classical cultivars, packed with juicy life, red in tooth and claw. It has a nose of creamy summer pudding and a palate of crushed cherries with a cranberry tang and texture....
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Bellefontaine Chardonnay 2018 75cl
"Very pure and bright with an attractive orange blossom nose. Zesty acidity is nicely complemented by some richness and peach notes on the palate." Made by Samantha Bailey and Guillaume Letang, this Chardonnay taken from two different regions, Gascony for...
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Borsao Macabeo 2018 75cl
Fresh and floral nose with ripe peach and lemon. Nutty stone fruit characters are matched by a broad, textural palate and clean, fruity finish. Contains Sulphites
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Only 2 leftFalse Bay "Slow" Chenin Blanc 2016 75cl
Wild yeast fermentation is key to this benchmark Chenin Blanc. The long wild yeast ferment provides bready aromas and additional complexity to the wine. Dried herbaceous notes, including fennel and aniseed from the nearby Fynbos, dominate the nose, followed by...
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15% offThe Listening Station Shiraz 2017 75cl
Soft supple Victorian Shiraz, dangerously moreish by the glass. Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of naughty bacon fat and white pepper. True to the varietal. This vintage is our brightest, most dangerously drinkable Shiraz...
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Araldica Barbera 2017 75cl
"A juicy red with aromas of blackberries, plums and black cherries. These characters follow through to the palate, which has considerable fruit weight along with soft tannins and a savoury spiciness. Refreshing acidity on the finish."  
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8% offDomaine Font-Mars Picpoul de Pinet 2019 75cl
"Fresh green apples and white flowers. Bright acidity and a lovely clean, zesty finish. Perfect for Seafood." Jean-Baptiste de Clock runs this superb 5 hectare property right in the heart of Picpoul de Pinet country, 38km south west of Montpellier,...
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Only 1 leftCline Cellars Lodi Zinfandel 2016 75cl
Seeing six months in French oak (35% new), this Lodi Zin is pretty much like liquidised Black Forest Gateaux. Chocolate, cream, black cherries and vanilla notes, it is a perfect Friday night drinker with a pizza and a movie. Contains...
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8% offChateau Haut Rian Rose 2018 75cl
"A little dusty earth coming off with fresh floral notes coming off. Loads of strawberry and a hint of white pepper coming off. " Peter's Points: 89 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent...
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Bodegas Lacus Inedito 3/3 Rioja 2017 75cl
"Light, bright and fruity. Some red berries and then some hints of Cherry and blackcurrant. A very nice soft palate, all fruit with a little earth on the finish." Lacus is situated in Aldeanueva de Ebro in the Rioja Baja...
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Emiliana Adobe Carmenere 2018 75cl
"Rich cherry fruit, hints of capsicum, clove and black pepper on the nose with a palate of smooth berry fruit, robust and full-bodied with ripe well-balanced tannins and a refreshing sappy flavour to the finish." Contains Sulphites
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Angeline Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 75cl
Peter's thoughts: "It is rich, loads of blueberries and freshly picked blackberries. The palate is balanced, a spicy note with a core of tobacco and leather and an elegant long finish. 90/100"  Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley and...
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La Jara Organic Prosecco Frizzante 75cl
This is the "Prosecco of the Year" according to Matthew Jukes in the Daily Mail. While we don't agree with the Daily Mail about a lot of things, this I certainly do! Jukes says 'This is my favourite Prosecco and it's...
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Only 2 leftVieux Chateau Bayard 2016 75cl
"I love this wine - sweet black cherries, some subtle mint notes, nice balance with a slight earthy hint." 90/100 Peter's Points Vieux Château Bayard has been in the same family for eight generations and always run by women. Marie-Laure...
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Cline North Coast Viognier 2017 75cl
A rich, perfumed varietal, this wine has pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, with accents of floral and citrus notes. Pairs well with Gruyere or Camembert cheese, sushi, or tarragon chicken. Contains Sulphites
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Miroglio Soli Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
After a year away, this comes back onto my shelf - one of the best value Pinot Noirs in the world. Bulgaria is perfectly suited to this delicate grape, PLEASE don't let where it comes from put you off. Fresh,...
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Saint Jacques de Siran 2016 75cl
"This wine is made from vines on the border of Margaux, so is classified as AOC Bordeaux Superieur. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, from vines with an average age of 26 years, it is a perfect...
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Domaine de l'Espigouette Cotes du Rhone 2017 75cl
"Dark fruit with black pepper, cloves and liquorice mixed with just a touch of tobacco. Massively good value for a Cotes du Rhone." Domaine de l’Espigouette has now become an impeccable source of delicious wines which offer very good value....
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9% offChateau Thieuley 2015 75cl

Chateau Thieuley 2015 75cl

£14.50 £16.00

"Lovely fruitbasket aromas, more red than dark frruit, lead to a brisk attack with touches of toast and more fruit. The tannin is smooth and the finish pleasingly medium" 88 points Decanter Magazine Château Thieuley is situated at La Sauve...
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