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Thelema Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

Thelema Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


South Africa

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Product details

  • Winemaker

    Gyles Webb, Rudi Schultz
  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • This wine has a complex nose of mint, blackcurrant and chocolate and the palate is juicy and ripe. There is a good layer of toasty oak in the background to complement the black cherry and cassis fruit flavours and grippy mid-palate tannin. Very long, clean and elegant on the finish..
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  • When to drink

    Drink now or keep for 2-3 years
  • Bottle

  • Style

    Smooth, Medium Bodied Red

Press ReviewPress

Blended with a generous dollop of 15% Petit Verdot, the 2011 Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon has a fresh, slightly minty blackberry and red plum-scented bouquet with a touch of cedar and tobacco coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with a tobacco-tinged entry. I like the acidity here, nice and fresh, quite linear in the mouth with a welcome graphite tinged on the finish that has moderate length. Enjoy this over the next 5-7 years. 91/100.

Neal MartinWine Advocate

Sourced from the estate’s best blocks at around 400 metres, this contains Petit Verdot for added colour and muscle. It’s a bold, strapping wine that still has a lot of ageing potential, with plenty of dense black-fruited flavours and structure. Drink: 2015-20. 92/100.

Tim Atkin


Sourced from selected parcels planted between 1998 and 1999 in Hutton soils (decomposed granite) at a density of 3200 vines per ha. Vineyard practices include vertical hedge trellising, pruning to 2 bud spurs every 15cm and supplementary drip irrigation. Harvest was carried out by hand from 11th March to 1st April and the yield was 6t/ha. The bunches were de-stalked and the berries hand sorted before crushing and fermenting in stainless steel tanks. Pump overs were performed for 6 days before a further maceration of 5 days. After pressing, the wine was then racked to 50% new French oak barrels for malo-lactic fermentation and 20 months ageing.

Food recommendation

The intense berry fruit in this wine make it an excellent partner to dishes like roast turkey or try with a fine piece of British beef.

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  • Additional Varieties

    15% Petit Verdot
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