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Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Does what it says on the label.

Back in the 1990s, Thelema in Stellenbosch was one of the front-runners when it came to Sauvignon Blanc but  as vineyards with more maritime locations came on stream in the 2000s, more dramatic styles (for which read: high-pyrazine, high-acidity wines) ensued and Thelema Sauvignon Blanc lost at least some of its cachet.

On a whim, I purchased the 2012 Thelema  over the weekend (R67.99 from Aroma Drop Inn as opposed to R70 from the farm) and was really impressed. Lime through granadilla, a little palate weight , coated acidity. Not the most complex or arresting  but readily drinkable. What more do you want from a pre-Sunday lunch aperitif? Score: 16/20.


  1. Thanks for your kind comments. I love the balance and drinkability of this wine, fundamental wine traits that are sometimes overlooked

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