With this wine all of the components come from our Estate. The wine has a delightfully savoury nose, filled with Tabacco, spices and pencil shavings. On the palate the Cabernet Franc comes to the fore and gives a lovely Black Olive and Fynbos palate. The Merlot makes the wine velvety smooth and rounds of the tannins structure beautifully.
Platters Wine Guide: 4.5 Stars
Tim Atkin: 89 Points
Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot
After the harvesting of the grapes the must has been cold soaked for 7 days at a temperature of 7°C. Thereafter it was fermented for 8 days in open concrete tanks with 5 punch downs a day. Finally the must was oaked for 12 months in French Oak barrels. After 12 months only 3 of the best barrels were chosen to make up the compenents for The Lynx 2016. The wine was in the end matured for a total of 24 months in 50% 1st fill and 50% 2nd fill.
This wine drinks beautifully with slightly heartier meals, like Pot-Roasted Lamb Shanks or strong cheeses. Winter evenings in front of the fire is also a great pairing.
Drinking well now, but perfect after aging for 4-15 years.