Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2012
By Christian Eedes, 26 February 2013
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.