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
ABV: 14.5%
Blend: 100% Pinotage
Region: Stellenbosch
Winemaker: Danielle le Roux 

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