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Thelema Shiraz Stellenbosch 2007

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"Nicely rendered, with a powerful core of dark plum and crushed currant fruit held in check by lots of graphite, espresso and roasted earth. A dark undertow moves through the finish. Needs to settle in a bit, but there’s plenty here...92" WS 02/11

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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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Member Reviews for Thelema Shiraz Stellenbosch

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Snooth User: DWCPSC
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4.00 5
11/30/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: avitus
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/08/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Thelema Shiraz Stellenbosch

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Vintage: 2006 05/03/2010

Shiraz 2006 - Thelema: Shiraz 2006 - Rotwein von ThelemaEin Charmeur von der üppigen, reichhaltigen und robusten Sorte ist der Thelema Shiraz 2006. Sein Aroma strotzt vor reifen schwarzen Früchten und Gewürzen, schmelzendem Lakritz, Mokka und Feigen, der Abgang zeigt feine getoastete Anklänge. Passt zu Gerichten mit Rind, Lamm oder einem feinen Schokoladendessert.Weingut: Thelema Mt. VineyardsLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5 g/lRestsüße: 2 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 5 bis 7 JahreFassreife: 18 Monate in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°CAuszeichnungen: * 4 Platter Stars* 92 Punkte Wine Spectator Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


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Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Thelema Shiraz 2006: in Barriques gereift (20 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Thelema Mt. VineyardsRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein


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Vintage: 2005 04/21/2010

In der Nase zeigt er schöne Noten und Aromen von Beerenfrüchten. Der Körper ist kräftig, trotzdem elegant und ausgewogen. Ein schöner Gaumengenuss mit einem klaren Abgang mit integrierten Tanninen.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Thelema Shiraz 2005: in Barriques gereift (20 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C,Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Thelema Mt. VineyardsRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein



"Nicely rendered, with a powerful core of dark plum and crushed currant fruit held in check by lots of graphite, espresso and roasted earth. A dark undertow moves through the finish. Needs to settle in a bit, but there’s plenty here...92" WS 02/11

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