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2012 Thelema Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Stellenbosch

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Our Price: $49.99 / bottle (RRP: $60.00 ) Case: 12 x 750ml

'A suave, old-school style, featuring mature singed cedar and vanilla notes along the edges of a core of gently mulled currant, cherry and plum fruit.'
Wine Spectator

  • Gyles Webb bought Thelema, a charming dilapidated fruit farm, in 1983 with the help of his wife’s family. Fruit orchards were pulled out and vines were planted. The manor house was restored and the first wines under the Thelema label were released in 1988. By the mid 90’s Thelema’s wines sold out within a month after release, making it one of the most sought-after wine estates in South Africa.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    2012 saw a dry season with cool weather during the ripening period resulting in ideal conditions for production of elegant, well balanced wines. The fruit was destemmed, hand sorted, crushed, and then pumped into stainless steel tanks. Wild ferment with naturally occurring yeasts, pumped over for 8 days and then left for 3 days before pressing. Racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then left to mature for 18 months in barrel with 45% new French oak, and the balance in older barrels.

    TASTING NOTES

    Complex and stylish, with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate and pencil shavings. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet fruit character on the palate, with a lovely long finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'A suave, old-school style, featuring mature singed cedar and vanilla notes along the edges of a core of gently mulled currant, cherry and plum fruit. Lovely mint accents weave throughout, with a light loam echo at the very end.'
    Wine Spectator



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