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Sold for

R 12 898
Lot 21
  • Thelema; Cabernet Sauvignon; 1993; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 12 898
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Cabernet Sauvignon, 1993
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Thelema, the Greek word for ‘will’, was a charming dilapidated fruit farm until Gyles Webb came along and purchased the farm with the help of his wife’s family in 1983. Placed at the top of the Helshoogte Pass, Thelema is one of the highest and coolest estates in the area, its deep red soils make it ideal for premium quality wine grape production. At a time when the South African wine scene was focused on quantity rather than quality, Webb was a trailblazing pioneer on a mission to craft world-class wines. Construction began on the winery in 1987, and Thelema produced its first vintage in 1988. Winemaking since 2000 has been in the capable hands of Rudi Schultz, with Gyles's son Thomas involved in running the business.
Few wines of the 1990s have aged as well as Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon.

Critics Ratings

'Unashamedly New World style gem, supple-textured, warm, richly flavoured, with typical Thelema luscious ripeness, sweet mintiness - and blackcurrant noises off. Plus unusually dark plum colour. Perhaps overpowering for fanciers of more austere, harder vinosity; but the majority of punters scrabble more intensely each year for this wine.' - John Platter SA Wine Guide 1997, Best of the Bunch

Provenance

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