Juvé & Camps Brut Nature Gran Reserva is a great reason for all those who, over the last decade have turned their backs on Spanish sparkling wine, in favour of ‘that Italian wine’…..(I forget its name….), to perhaps reconsider the merits of a really good, traditionally made Spanish fizz. This particular 2017 vintage is a rich medium gold, medium intensity on the nose, but giving a hint of the Pear, Honey and Peach that is abundant on the palate. Very slight residual sugar gives way to some ginger & spice, then rich and toasty elements due to its time on the lees and around 36 months ageing in bottle. At a price point of around £15 this represents absolutely fantastic value for money and gives a very credible alternative to its…..grand frère. — a month ago
We are stopping for a glass at the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town after a day touring the nicer parts of coastal Cape Town as shown in the photos. It’s beautiful but, can’t wait to get to Stellenbosch tomorrow.
Newton Johnson is one of good SA producers in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Hermanus, which is SE about an hour and forty minutes from Cape Town.
The nose reminds me of Sonoma Chardonnay without being hammered by new oak. Green apple, lime edging towards candy, pineapple, green melon, blended tropical fruit mix, white peach, butter but, not overdone, honeysuckle, light herbaceous notes, touch of saline, beautiful soft chalkiness, limestone minerals, fruit blossoms, yellow lilies & spring flowers.
The body is full, heavy and waxy. It’s rich. It also has a sense of tannins. The fruits are nicely ripened. Green apple, lime edging towards candy, pineapple, green melon, blended tropical fruit mix, white peach, vanilla, butter but, not overdone, honeysuckle, light herbaceous notes, touch of saline, beautiful soft chalkiness, palate penetrating volcanic minerals, limestone, some flinty notes, fruit blossoms, yellow lilies & spring flowers. The acidity is quite perfect. The finish is the definition of; rich, lush, elegant and well balanced. It’s persists for two to three minutes. Really nice! Also, appreciate the 13% ABV.
Photos of, The Mountains surrounding Camps Bay, the Waterfront area and the bar in the Cape Grace Hotel. — 2 years ago
Vintage 2016 | Reserva | Biowine | a hommage to the grape Xarel lo, which is 100% in this Cava. Refined smell with vague yeast, citrus and a blurred impression of peach. Powerful taste with a solid body. Very high acidity. Paired yesterday with shrimp tortillas and tomato mayonaise, and for Sunday breakfast with scrambled eggs and smoked eel. I prefer this cava with food. — 2 months ago
Simply amazing, a little flowery — 9 months ago
14.8% alc. 446 cases produced.
From the good ol' (gutsy) days of Pax.
There's always been a lot of talk about IPOB vs. Big/Bold and I've never really understood it....
My own cellar is quite "deep" and able to fit different moods.
This specific wine is high alc, ripe while well balanced and just tasting amazing at age 12...so why choose to be only in one of the camps?
— 5 years ago
Magnificat Juvé & Camps — 5 years ago
Refreshing — 3 months ago
Beautiful, if young. Classic right bank rendition that has one foot in both camps. Polished, but clearly red fruit Merlot driven. — 4 years ago