Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 2 932
Lot 684
Thelema; Cabernet Sauvignon; 2005; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 3 000 - 4 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 2 932

About this Item

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005
3 (1 x 3) 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.

Critics Ratings

‘Webb’s flagship is a modern classic. Decadent cassis and scrub notes on ‘05 in harmony with perfectly proportioned mouthful; classy and assured. 20 months in French oak, 50% new.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2008, 4.5*

‘Well-rendered, with a sense of precision to the fine-grained tannins and the blackcurrant, plum sauce, cocoa and loam notes that carry through the lengthy finish.’ -  James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 91/100 (Dec 2007)

Provenance

Private Client


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