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..

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Smooth, Medium Bodied Red

  • Gyles Webb, Rudi Schultz

  • Thelema

  • South Africa

  • Stellenbosch

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 15% Petit Verdot

  • 2013

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75

  • Cork

  • 14.5%

Winemaking

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 Recomendation

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.

Press

  • 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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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.