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.
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. The ripe pure-fruited wines were a revelation to many and it wasn’t long before the romantic tale of a run-down old fruit farm became the success story of an avant-garde winery. 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.
ANTHONY MUELLER - ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a classic core of black and red fruit tones with blackberries, dark plum cassis and black cherry. Oak and floral spice aromas flutter just underneath a healthy set of fruit expressions. The palate has good focus and structure with the mid-palate still showing a tight grip in youth. With precision and a firm tannic edge on the finish, the full-bodied wine is food-friendly with a long complex lingering finish. 40,000 bottles made.