Webb Ellis 2010

When I ask Neil Ellis if the Webb Ellis 2010 is the best wine to have ever come out of his cellar, he thinks for a while and then says, “To me, it’s more about emotion”. The wine has nothing to do with the Rugby World Cup and nor is it a collaboration with Gyles […]

June 2, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Thelema Rabelais 2010

The flagship red blend from Stellenbosch property Thelema called Rabelais came about in the aftermath of Gyles Webb’s resignation from the Cape Winemakers Guild – he’d already put together a wine from the 2007 vintage for sale at the annual auction but after giving up his membership, had to find a new route to market […]

December 5, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Thelema Merlot 1994

If Merlot hasn’t already taken over from Pinotage as the most problematic red wine category in South Africa, then it should. Even so, there are a handful of producers that can make excellent wine from the variety, Thelema in Stellenbosch being one of them. Last night the 1994 and who would’ve thought local Merlot could […]

April 9, 2011
by Christian
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Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2009

Conundrum out of Rutherford, California is a multi-varietal white blend, the components of which the producer attempts to keep secret but are said to include Chardonnay, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. Some years ago my late dad and I bought a bottle back from the US to show to interested parties and I have […]

July 8, 2010
by Christian
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