Thelema Merlot Reserve 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R550
In stock
(3 In Stock)

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95
TA
‘Thelema's Reserve uses the French 343 and the Italian 192 clones to produce this dense, fleshy, world class Merlot from the slopes of the Simonsberg. Minty, cut grass and pencil shaving aromas segue into a palate of plum, black cherry and dark chocolate and palate-caressing tannins. 2024-32’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 95/100

‘This wine is a limited release of the finest Merlot of the vintage. On the nose, ripe cherries, succulent raspberries, and delicate blackcurrant notes intertwine elegantly with hints of cedar, sandalwood, and baking spices. The palate offers a symphony of red fruit flavours, led by strawberries and black cherries, balanced by refined acidity, velvety tannins, and subtle minerality. This Merlot exemplifies elegance and balance, offering a sophisticated yet approachable expression.’ – Winemaker

More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 100% Merlot
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Merlot
Rating TA 95
Technical analysis RS: 1.7 g/l | TA: 5.6 g/l | PH: 3.54
Producer information The name Thelema comes from the Abbey of Thélème, a place dreamt up by François Rabelais. He was a monk, a doctor and a writer in sixteenth-century France and his utopian Abbey went against the religious ideals of the day. Rabelais’ motto was ‘laughing and drinking are the proper characteristics of man...for by wine we become divine.’ Since Rabelais spent a lot of time thinking about and writing memorable quotes on wine, Thelema saw it fitting to name their vineyards after him.
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