Thelema Rabelais top-scores in Winemag ‘Cape Bordeaux’ Blend Report

FOR THE third annual South African Bordeaux-Style Red Blend Report by, see here. There were 60 wines from 45 producers assessed by a panel comprising the website’s editor Christian Eedes (chair) with Roland Peens and James Pietersen of the Wine Cellar in Observatory, Cape Town. Twenty-five wines were rated 90-plus, with Thelema Rabelais 2013 emerging as the trio’s favourite on the day.


Allée Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014
Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2013
Beyerskloof Field Blend 2013
Creation Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot 2015
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2014
Holden Manz Big G 2013
Knorhoek Pantére 2014
La Vierge Nymphomane 2015
Laibach The Ladybird Organic 2015
Longridge Ekliptika 2014
Morgenster Reserve 2011
Morgenster Reserve 2012
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red 2014
Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2013
Mvemve Raats De Compostella 2014
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2014
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2015
Simonsig Tiara 2011
Spier Creative Block 5 2014
Thelema Rabelais 2013
Tokara Director’s Reserve Red 2013
Villiera Monro 2013
Vondeling Philosophie 2015
Vriesenhof Kallista 2011
Zorgvliet Richelle 2015

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