2018 Family Vineyards Chardonnay, Newton Johnson, Hemel-en-Aarde

Nice reduction, quite pure and driven, with plenty of delicacy and dry extract. So fine and saline, and long. More substance, nice texture, and good length. Texture, fine and long, with texture and depth, really good purity. Grapefruit.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£20.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£124.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2024
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2018 Family Vineyards Chardonnay, Newton Johnson, Hemel-en-Aarde

TASTING NOTES

The Family Vineyards bottling is a cuvée of three vineyards, two of them north-facing and one south. Fermented with full malolactic in 2018 because of high natural malic acid levels, this is youthful, weighty and complex, with assertive oak and a fine, chiselled, refreshing finish.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
94/100