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. 80% Syrah, 18% Grenache and 2% Mouvedre.
Brooding black fruits and liquorice dominate the nose, laced with black and white pepper, and sweet floral notes appearing after some time. Full liquorice flavour, with juicy red fruits in the periphery, and chewy tannins lasting in to the finish.
If you like this then you’ll LOVE the Granum Syrah.