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Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch the Mint 2007

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This is sourced exclusively from the original Cabernet block to be planted at Thelema and truely expressive of its specific place of origin. The Mint Cabernet is deep, brooding purple in colour with inky black depths and an explosive, jam packed nose redolent of The pallet is concentrated, structured and highly polished, boasting a multi-layered, well integrated lash of oak supporting the black fruit medley of flavours.blackcurrants, black cherries, spicy oak and plenty of mint aromas!

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Thelema Mountain Vineyards:
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. Although wine had been made on the farm in the early part of the century and table grapes produced until the late 1960's, there were no vines on th... Read more
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. Although wine had been made on the farm in the early part of the century and table grapes produced until the late 1960's, there were no vines on the farm at the time of purchase. The 25 ha under cultivation consisted of plums, apples and pears in varying stages of degeneration. The neglected state of the farm could not detract from its charm - there are spectacular views of the Simonsberg, Drakenstein and Jonkershoek Mountains and the farm is dotted with enormous oak trees. It has, however, involved an enormous effort to convert Thelema into a wine farm. The farm workers housing has been renovated and new cottages built and the old Cape Victorian farmhouse restored. The orchards have gradually made way for vineyards and virgin mountainside cleared and prepared to increase the arable land to about 40 ha. Detailed tests of the soil have revealed them to be high potential decomposed granite with excellent water-retention capacity. Read less

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11/30/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch the Mint

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Thelema The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon 2007: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (20 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Thelema Mt. VineyardsRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: 1,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,25 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
04/19/2010

The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Thelema: The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Rotwein von Thelema Mt. VineyardsBeim The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon können Sie vordergründig Aromen konzentrierter Johannisbeere, Mocca und schwarzer Schokolade erleben. Im Hintergrund finden Sie ganz behutsam später den leichten Minzton. Hier ist die Balance zwischen Frucht und Tanninen perfekt. Zu Lamm trinkt sich dieser Wein besonders gut. James Molesworth (Senior editor, New York, Wine Spectator) meint ganz begeistert: "Gorgeous mint and warm coffee aromas give way to a plush, stylish core of black currant, melted fig and açaí berry flavors. Roasted vanilla, loam and black tea notes weave through the finish. Seamless, complex and long. Drink now through 2015."Weingut: Thelema Mt. VineyardsLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,25 g/lRestsüße: 2,25 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CLagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: in Barriques gereift (20 Monate)Auszeichnungen des Thelema The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon 2007:5 Platter Stars92 Punkte Wine Spectator Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch



This is sourced exclusively from the original Cabernet block to be planted at Thelema and truely expressive of its specific place of origin. The Mint Cabernet is deep, brooding purple in colour with inky black depths and an explosive, jam packed nose redolent of The pallet is concentrated, structured and highly polished, boasting a multi-layered, well integrated lash of oak supporting the black fruit medley of flavours.blackcurrants, black cherries, spicy oak and plenty of mint aromas!

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