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.
$.5 Stars Platter and one of the wines of the trip. A sturdy, evolving vintage. Layers of mature black fruits, cured meats, and sleek graphite edge mark the nose, with high notes of warm spices. Complex, grainy tannin and concentrated flavour, with some succulent, stemmy grip. Acidity from the cooler vintage gives real focus in the finish.