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Lynx Wines

Dieter Sellmeyer owns and runs this delightful small estate on the edge of Franschhoek. Dieter traded his life as an engineer to start a vineyard, which meant grubbing up the planted table grapes, replanting and then producing his first vintage in 2002. Concentrating mainly on reds he has succeeded in making one of the best Cabernet Francs in the whole of South Africa. But don’t miss his great value “house wines” or indeed his wonderful Viognier. Recently featured in the February 2014 Decanter magazine this is a vineyard to watch.
Brand new to Newton Wines this summer.

Blanc de Noir 2017

I have been thoroughly enjoying this wine over the summer and it is running out fast! A beautiful pale rose made from 100% Merlot grapes, this has a touch of ripe peach and strawberries on the nose leading to a delicious summer berry mouth fill which is all balanced nicely with good acidity and structure. A wine that offers great quality and therefore value at its price point.

Grapes: Merlot     Alcohol: 12.5%

Lynx Vino Blanco 2017

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A totally dry, unwooded, white blend of Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Fresh floral nose with green apple, pear and apricot following through to a spicy and crisp finish.

Grapes: Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne     Alcohol: 13%

Lynx Vino Tinto 2016

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The winemaker’s own blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Unassuming, well balanced fruit driven red blend with rustic charm. This has been aged for about six months in old oak which allows the wine to develop but still with lovely blackberry and blackcurrant fruit to the fore. It has won the Best Value Award from WINE Magazine 3 years running now.
Fantastic value!

Grapes: Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Shiraz and Mourvèdre     Alcohol: 13.5%

Lynx Viognier 2016

Newton Wines - Lynx Viognier 2013

Dieter has made a subtle and complex Viognier. The grapes are picked early so as to keep some freshness and then 50% is barrel fermented and aged. So layers of pineapple, peach and apricot develop in the mouth with spice and oak. Although rich, fruity and floral this is delightfully firm and dry.
Well worth its 4 Star Platters rating and a mention in Decanter (February 2014).

Grapes: 100% Viognier     Alcohol: 13.5%

Lynx Xanache 2016

Newton Wines - Lynx Xanache

This is a blend of four Bordeaux varietals – again showing Lynx’s pedigree.
Lovely, fresh and complex nose of blackcurrant and spice tinged with mint. Sweet fragrant blackcurrant continues to the palate supported by cedar spice and an almost bittersweet chocolate finish. A wine that is made to drink now but I can see this ageing extremely well.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.     Alcohol: 14%

Lynx Cabernet Franc 2016

Newton Wines - Lynx Cabernet Franc 2012

Probably the best value Cabernet Franc coming out of South Africa!
Very fresh on the nose with blackberry fruit and wild herb perfume. The palate is smooth and rich with black fruits, smoke and liquorice. Ripe and fine grained tannins give the wine structure and backbone. A long finish with some bitter chocolate notes.

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc     Alcohol: 14.5%

Lynx SMV 2015

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A rich and complex blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier.
This wine has all the richness and body of a Shiraz, with rustic Mourvèdre to fill the gaps! With a splash of Viognier to soften – this is a complex rich and lengthy wine.

Grapes: 86% Shiraz, 12% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier     Alcohol: 15%

Lynx Grenache 2015

Brand new in, light in colour, full in flavour. This is an unusual and interesting wine. A real pleasure with smooth fine grained tannins, strawberries and balsamic combine with tobacco leaf, coffee and lovely spice to keep the wine enthusiast happy. I feel this is best drunk after twenty minutes in the fridge.

Grapes: Grenache     Alcohol: 14.5%

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Dieter surveying his vines.
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