30 April 2016
WoTM Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2012
My Wine of The Month for April 2016 is Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2012.
I've enjoyed some cracking wines from Lyngrove, but I regret the winery is below my radar. I've never visited them, something I must rectify on my next visit to the Cape.
The 2012 was a Pinotage Top 10 Winner in 2013. The last time I tasted it was in 2014 and I think the wine now is even better and 'a point'.
It has a lovely dark colour with a hint of cedarwood on the nose. In the mouth it is soft with integrated sweet fruit and a tangy finish.
Fifteen months of aging in 40% new French oak barrels adds support without dominating. This is a beautiful elegant wine.
Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage, 2012
Blend: 100% Pinotage
Winemaker: Danielle le Roux