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Lot 50

Cabernet Sauvignon, 1994
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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Probably the finest Cape example of a New World style gem – supple, warm, richly flavoured, with typical Thelema luscious ripeness, sweet mintiness – and blackcurrant notes. Unusually dark plum colours. A little overpowering for fanciers of more austere, harder vinosity maybe, but the majority scrabbles for it more intensely each year. Last release was 94 WINE (4*), Diners Club Winner, with usual forward, sweet-ripe, earthy scents among mint; spicy fruity sweetness (about 15% merlot incl,).’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide (1998)

A fine and flavorful Cabernet whose subtle flavors expand on the finish, building layers of complexity. It's deep in color, spicy in aroma, currantlike in flavor, firmly tannic but smooth--a class act all the way around.’ – Wine Spectator 90/100 (1997)

This was a hot vintage which produced a good crop of ripe, dense fruit.  This was a trouble-free vintage resulting in clean, flavoursome wines, which has shown to mature very well. – Thomas Webb (2019) 


Estimate: R 7 000 - 9 000 

Sold for R 6 000
Which is R 6 828 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT

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