Thelema Stellenbosch Shiraz

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Thelema Stellenbosch Shiraz

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Tasting Note

Opaque, almost black in colour with an aromatic and complex nose of blackberries, currants, liquorice and spices. Full bodied and structured, well balanced with ripe fruit and a lash of vanilla on the firm finish.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Warm & Spicy

  • Thelema

  • Gyles Webb, Rudi Schultz

  • South Africa

  • Stellenbosch

  • Shiraz / Syrah

  • 2015

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 15%

  • 2.6g/l

  • 4.7g/l


Sourced exclusively from Thelema Estates' vineyards, which were planted in 1997 in decomposed granite soils at a density of 1970 vines per ha. The vines are spur pruned to 2 buds every 12cms with a vertical hedge trellis and yield 6 t/ha, irrigation is with a supplementary drip system. Hand harvested during the middle 2 weeks of March, the whole bunches were de-stemmed, crushed and pumped into stainless steel tanks where fermentation takes place at 28 degrees C for 6 days with pump overs and 5 days static. After a gentle pressing and malo-lactic fermentation the wine ages for 18 months in 225 litre barrels, 80% French oak, 20% American, 30% of which are new.

Food Recommendation

This full bodied Shiraz is perfect to partner grilled, roasted, pan fried or char-grilled red meat such as beef or lamb. Perfect with a rare pan fried ostrich steak or haunch of venison.


  • You have to get Shiraz really ripe,” says Gyles Webb, “so you end up with hig alcohols.” That may be true, but the wine can still display serious pepper spice and acidity as well as concentration and a touch of mint. Well-balanced stuff. 92 points

    • 2013 South Africa Report
    • Tim Atkin

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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