Thelema Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

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Thelema Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Note

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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  • Red Wine

  • Red - Smooth, Medium Bodied

  • Thelema

  • Gyles Webb, Rudi Schultz

  • South Africa

  • Stellenbosch

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 15% Petit Verdot

  • 2016

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14.5%


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.


  • 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.

    • Wine Advocate
    • Neal Martin
  • 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

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