The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Thelema Mountain Vineyards


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Ripe red berry, cassis and dark chocolate flavours are complimented by hints of mint and on the palate. The wine has fine tannins with a long, mocha finish. According to the winemaker, the source of the “mint” character is attributed to the airborne transfer from the Eucalyptus trees, which border this specific Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard, to the grape berries. The berries’ outer wax layer adsorbs eucalyptol, the compound responsible for the aroma, released into the air by the trees. It subsequently becomes dissolved during the fermentation process, which takes place on the skins, giving the wine a “minty” character unique to this vineyard.