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2008 Thelema Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay Stellenbosch
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2009

Bright medium yellow.  Crystallized lemon peel, peach, nutmeg, minerals and toasty oak on the lively nose.  Then minerally, firm and backward, combining lovely grip and a light touch.  Quite bracing for a chardonnay from Thelema, due in part to the cooler vintage.  With its fresh acidity and strong underlying minerality, this very persistent chardonnay will be interesting to follow for the next several years.  (ST)

88 Points | Wine Spectator

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