From the finely structured decomposed granite and clay soils of the Domaine in Hemel-en-Aarde. Pure and precise characters of fragrant cherries, currants, earthiness, and spice. The perfume and silky smooth tannins are complemented by depth provided by the red clay deeper in the soil.
The emphasis is on fragrance, reconciling power with grace, and is quite a diverse expression from the substance and muscle of the wines Newton Johnson make from Elgin.
With several years of consecutive Platter 5 star ratings this wine is developing a superb track record of delivering consistent quality at a level that should make Burgundy sit up and take notice.