Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 14 070
Lot 55
  • Thelema; The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon; 2006; 12 (1 x 12); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 14 070

About this Item

2006 The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon
12 (1 x 12) 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.

The Mint is from a special vineyard that produces unique aromas, along with Thelema’s elegant styling.

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

Critics Ratings

'Sleek and reserved, with a gorgeous mint- and cocoa-filled nose followed by velvety, fine-grained tannins that support the dark plum and macerated currant fruit. The long, silky finish lets the ripe fruit linger with style.’ - Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Mar 2009)

'Savory, sultry dark chocolate, red berry and pepper aromas lead into full, rich black currant, plum and pepper flavors in this alluring Cabernet. Full-bodied and spicy but with a velvety mouthfeel, the wine has power and elegance.' - Susan Kostrzewa, Wine Enthusiast, 90/100 (Sep 2009)

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