One of our first stops on our South African tour of 2017 and they don’t come much better than Newton Johnson. Located in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde region near Walker Bay. A wonderful tasting in the beautiful Newton Johnson cellar door with assistant winemaker Dean.
Outstanding: runner-up in best Pinot Noirs outside of Burgundy in Decanter April 2016 issue. “Sweet cranberry nose, quite intense; smoky bacon and toasted oak. Real drive and persistence on the palate. Fine backbone of acidity, giving some tension and bite. Silky, dynamic, nuanced, long.”