Thursday, November 08, 2018

MENU’s Wine of the Week. Thelema Sutherland Petit Verdot


is one of the highest scoring Wines of the Year in the just released 2019 Platter SA Wine Guide. An unusual varietal that we believe has never before won 5 stars, we have enjoyed it many times in a wine from the same wine Estate, blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Made by Thelema winemaker Rudi Schultz, it is the Thelema Sutherland 2015 Reserve Petit Verdot
Now available from the farm at R300 a bottle. Lynne made sure that she tasted it after the Platter awards presentation and it knocked her socks off. So impressive, this wine was made with serious intent from beautiful fruit and has some of the expected violet perfume on the nose. Good supporting wood, it has lovely berry fruit in layers, a touch of salt, savouriness, warmth and depth with light chalky tannins. Do try and taste it before it sells out. It is young and will benefit from cellaring for a few years, if you can resist it now

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