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South Africa, Franschhoek


Lynx Cabernet Franc 2017

Lynx Cabernet Franc 2017 94 pts Tim Atkin MW

Tasting Notes

A savory cast to the dark fruit on the nose brings forth earth toned notes, a floral lift, some of the varietal’s leafiness, as well as a touch of pencil lead/graphite aromatically. Medium fuller bodied, the palate shows beautiful balance, textural mid palate suppleness with tannins that are finer grained and framing the dark fruit flavors perfectly with a note of graphite on the finish. There are no angular edges here; this is almost seamless with noted length and a finely tuned elegance that speaks of the wine’s pedigree. A real beauty that is showing well now, this should drink wonderfully over the next 2-3 years quite easily.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

94 pts Tim Atkin MW 2018
Consistently among my favourite Franschhoek producers, Lynx offers wines at approachable prices too. This is a case in point, delivering an amazing amount of flavour, texture and perfume at the price. With 30% new oak, it’s a fine, violet-scented red complemented by granular tannins and leafy complexity. 2019-25.

Winemaker Notes

Elegantly structured with fresh mintiness and mulberries on the nose leading through to dark forest fruit and liquorice on the palate.

Chemical Analysis




14.5% Alc.



Cabernet Franc

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