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Lot 343

Thelema
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 1991
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. Few wines of the 1990s have aged as well as Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has been checked and re-corked by Amorim cork at Thelema under supervision, assuring providence, quality and long life.

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Barrel selections of 100% Cabernet. Idea has been to distil essence of cabernet above, with all new oak bottlings. Both spicier, firmer than regular label. 91 – excellent dry vintage – is immense, dense, ripe and spicy – with great power (13,8% alc.). Now also slight chalky, less fruit quality on nose; layer of secondary flavours developing.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide (1993)

This red caresses your palate with masses of silky tannins and plenty of earthy, berry, minty aromas and flavors. Really polished... 300 cases made.’ – Wine Spectator 91/100 (1995)

This was a good growing season resulting in wines with concentration and length.  The best wines in barrel, 50% new, were selected for this 300 case blend which has matured gracefully, showing both freshness and complexity after 26 years in bottle. – Thomas Webb (2019)


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Estimate: R 7 000 - 9 000 

Sold for R 7 000
Which is R 7 966 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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