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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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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6% 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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7% offBrigaldara Valpolicella DOC 2018 75cl
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. It...
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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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Ca di Ponti Nero d'Avola 2016 75cl
Deeply coloured, full-flavoured, spicy red with aromas of wild plum and black cherry accentuating savoury, liquorice characters. The palate combines dark fruit flavours with lightly smoky notes, a hint of bitter chocolate and structured tannins.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Domaine Rochebin Macon Villages 2018 75cl
"Oh, so so so tasty, and such good value for money. Light and fresh with a hint, just a hint, of oak. A roast chicken will go with this perfectly." Situated in a region packed with historical interest, this award-winning...
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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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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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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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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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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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Alianca Dao 2019 75cl
A blend of Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Touriga Nacional, this wonderful wine from the Dao is full of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry fruit. One of Portugal's most progressive producers,making wine in five regions from the Douro in the...
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Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap White 2019 75cl
"The nose is clean, fresh and inviting with its green apple, white peach and yellow plum aromas, with whiffs of angelica and lemon zest. The mid-palate shows an array of stone fruit with flavours of nectarine, pear, cling peach and...
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6% offFalse Bay "Bush Vine" Pinotage 2014 75cl
Perfect Pinotage - youthful, vibrant and fruity. This wine has a bright nose of summer pudding and cream. The palate has a savoury earthiness redolent of its sandy provenance. An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay...
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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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