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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Borsao Garnacha 2017 75cl
We love the bigger brother of this wine, so we thought we'd find out what the entry offering was from Borsao. It was fab - a medium weight spicy red that is super cheap! Contains Sulphites
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6% offFalse Bay "Old School" Syrah 2017 75cl
Tasting Note: 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...
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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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7% offBrigaldara Valpolicella DOC 2018 75cl
Tasting note:This is what Real Valpolicella is all about, a single vineyard wine made in the cellars of one of the regions best producers in the hills above Verona. A wine to confound the critics this is the real McCoy....
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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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Le Fou Pinot Noir 2018 75cl
Le Fou means 'The Madman', possibly because they are trying to make Pinot Noir in southern France. Thing is, this is fab! No oak, all fruit, lovely. Contains Sulphites
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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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8% offDomaine Font-Mars Picpoul de Pinet 2020 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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0% offBodegas Ontanon Rioja Crianza 2017 75cl
Big aromas of cherry with some sweet pipe tobacco and vanilla emerging. The palate is nicely rounded with some wood spice coming out - firm tannin but very well integrated. The finish is warm and tasty. 89pts Contains Sulphites
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6% offFalse 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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Only 1 leftAraldica 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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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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Canicatti La Ferla Nero d'Avola 2018 75cl
Tasting note: A delicious cherry fruit and damsons emerge from the glass and then a palate of velvety soft fruit and a delightful long finish. Producer: This recently modernised co-operative has its vineyards in the south of Sicily around the...
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9% offCicada Red 2019 75cl

Cicada Red 2019 75cl

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Rich, pungent fruit, good balance of sweet berries and a lovely manure nose. A bit of beef juice as well. The palate is nice, easy, fresh and clean with good spice, dark berries and then fresh slightly underripe cherry. Good...
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Chateau Graville Lacoste Graves Blanc 2019 75cl
"Bright, light and with a lovely delicate lemon and melon aroma. The palate is so soft and subtle, more lemon and peach skin flavours. Very very good." Peter's Points 92pts Owned by Herve Dubourdieu, the vineyards were planted in 1951...
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Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur 2016 75cl
“An attractive nose of oak overlaying seductive dark red fruits with hints of blackcurrant leads onto a complex palate with silky tannins. Soft, earthy flavours of dark cherry and blackcurrant matches silky tannins to finish.” Decanter, World Wine Awards 2017,...
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Sierra Grande Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Produced from old vine Sauvignon Blanc grown on the cool, hilly farm of the Martin family, this has fresh, crisp, ripe citrus fruit and is packed with lime zest and kiwi fruit flavours. Think of cool glacial streams and enjoy...
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Emiliana Adobe Carmenere 2019 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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Sierra Grande Merlot 2015 75cl
Restrained and elegant with fresh bramble fruit flavours and hints of dark chocolate and spice, well-balanced with smooth tannins. This is a lovely example of cooler-climate Merlot and an excellent food wine.
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9% offChateau des Demoiselles 2015 75cl
Tasting Note: "You loved the 2010 vintage, and this is better, just a bit younger. Mind you, I was drinking the 2010 since it was 3 years old, and I have every intention of enjoying this wine at 3 years...
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Bodegas Barreda Mono Tempranillo 2020 75cl
"A delicious Tempranillo, all red berries, crisp and bright, with some delicious herby notes and a long, spice note on the finish." The Barreda family have been making wine since the 18th Century in the town of Corral de Almaguer,...
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6% offChateau Haut Rian Rose 2019 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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Vieux 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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Bodegas Lacus Inedito 3/3 Rioja 2019 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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Primordial Soup White Blend 2016 75cl
A concoction of the Western Cape's brightest cultivars is alive with firm, fleshy fruit. On the nose, it has notes of jasmine and white stone fruit. It has a nuanced citrusy palate and tangy finish.
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