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Lot 323

Thelema
Merlot, 1997
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. Gyles Webb was Diner’s Club Winemaker of the Year in 1994 and 1996. Thelema is renowned for making some of SA’s best Merlot’s and this cool 1997 vintage is at fully maturity.

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An altogether different kind of hedonism is captured in Webb’s “other red”, in spite of the fact that the terroir of these v’yds seems to blur identities of merlot and cab. And confer on both the Thelema thumb-print: ripe berry bouquet; fleshy, luscious palate; warm balanced finish. Barrel sample 97 promises too, some grassy and venison hints.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide (2000)


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Estimate: R 5 000 - 7 000 

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