Thelema Rabelais 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R850
Out of stock
97
TA
‘Rudi Schultz eschewed Merlot in the Rabelais blend in 2021, preferring to use Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Sourced from vineyards above 440 metres, it's a wonderfully intense, polished red with focus, elegance and finesse to spare. Leafy and detailed, it has violet, damson and black cherry notes and the structure to age beautifully. 2025-35’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 97/100

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Condition New
Alcohol 14%
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating TA 97
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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