Thelema 'Sutherland' Chardonnay

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Award Winning Thelema 'Sutherland' Chardonnay

GBP 13.95
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Tasting Note

Masterfully understated and nuanced on the nose, with citrus and greengage, sesame oil, flint and a suggestion of oak. Fresh and zesty in the mouth, with a richness that gradually builds on the palate. This is great to drink now, and it will gain further roundness and complexity over the next 3-5 years. Delicious!

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • Rich & Complex White

  • Thelema

  • South Africa

  • Elgin

  • Chardonnay

  • 2015

  • Drink now

  • 75

  • 13.5

  • Yes


Chardonnay clones CY 270, CY 548A, CY 95/96 and 277D, grafted to Richter 110 and 101 – 14 Mgt rootstock and planted on Tukulu soil at a density of 2300 – 2500 vines per hectare. Vines planted in August 2004. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 228 L French oak barrels. The wine spends 10 months on its gross fermentation lees, with the lees being stirred on a regular basis. Yeast : Davis 522. Fermented at 15 degrees Celcius.


  • 95/100 - It is hard to deny the complex nose of struck match reduction on this wine, which mingles with green pears and dusty granitic minerality. Lean and austere, just like a young premier cry Burgundy: super linear with rapier acidity. Serious stuff - I love it.

    • Decanter Magazine, April 2017
    • Greg Sherwood MW
  • 96/100 - An alluring meaty, aromatic, reductive nose - complex stuff. It is dense, smoky and mineral, as well as long and savoury with tangy acidity. This has lovely focus and a fine, tapering finish. Very classy!

    • Decanter Magazine, April 2017
    • Tim Atkin MW
  • 96/100 - Struck match complexity comes through to the fore; it is modern and very expressive. A truly fine Chardonnay. Spice and tightly wound richness combines with excellent freshness underpinning the whole. How can this be under £13?! This is where South Africa rules the roost - exceptional, unbeatable value in the mid-price tier.

    • Decanter Magazine, April 2017
    • John Hoskins MW

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The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands parcel delivery: £15.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 irrespective of quantity
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles

Click & Collect

Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. 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 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.