Thelema Riesling Stellenbosch 2008
In July 1983 the McLean Family Trust bought the old fruit farm Thelema, situated on the top of the Helshoogte Pass about 6 kilometers outside of Stellenbosch. This purchase was the culmination of a long search by Gyles and Barbara Webb for that rare location where exceptional wines could be made, for this is their sole intention. The farm comprises 157 ha of land on the slopes of the Simonsberg. The elevation ranges from 370 to 640 meters above sea level of mainly south-facing slopes, making Thelema one of the highest and probably coolest wine farms in the Stellenbosch area. This Riesling is off-dry in style. It is fragrant, pungent orange blossom with a lime character that is sweetish on the palate, and has a long finish. Will reward cellaring.
This is a lovely, mouth-filling, off-dry Riesling that explodes with juicy white pear and honey and a long, smooth and satisfying finish. One of the best OD Rieslings I've ever tasted and a great value.