The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
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. The mint-laced section of the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon has been produced separately since 2004 and has received a cult following since.
Sold for R 6 500
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 7 397
Estimate R 7 500 - 9 500
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'Matured in French oak for 18 months (50% new), the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon The Mint does exactly what it says on the tin, with a well-composed minty nose that is not powerful but is crisp and lively. The palate is well balanced with ripe, tensile tannins, crisp acidity and pure blackberry and raspberry fruit laced with (you guessed it...mint!) It is a very fine Cabernet to enjoy over the next 6 to 8-years'. Drink now-2020. – Neal Martin RobertParker.com 90/100 (2012)