Thelema “The Mint” Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Intense plum, cassis and dark chocolate flavours, with hints of the characteristic minty showing. Fine tannins with a long, mocha finish. Great to pair with roast lamb or game. Will reward cellaring.


Character will keep developing for 8 more years

Food Pairing

Roast lamb!

Winemaker's Comments


The most likely source of the “mint” character could be attributed to the airborne transfer from the Eucalyptus trees, which border this specific Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard, to the grape berries. It is believed that the berries outer wax layer could adsorb Eucalyptol, a compound responsible for the aroma, released into the air by the trees. It subsequently becomes dissolved during the fermentation process, which takes place on the skins, inevitably giving the wine a “minty” character unique to this vineyard.

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