5 Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Always-impressive crafting & balance. 17 ***** (95 pts). Intensely perfumed & flavoured, cassis & spice, hint of graphite supported by fine-grain tannins, toned 18 months (as all these reds unless noted) in 45% new oak. Refined & elegant, with musculature for a long life, like 16 (94 pts).
92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2020
Two mountain slopes next to Thelemas’s neighbor, Tokara, supply the fruit for this impressive Cabernet, which expresses everything that’s good about the 2017 vintage. Dense, sinewy and refreshing, with a youthful core of cassis and dried herbs and underlying minerality. 2022-29
A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity
Complex and stylish, with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate and pencil shavings. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet fruit character on the palate, with a lovely long finish.