Vilafonté, Series C 2015 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Paarl
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SKU
Vilafonté_SeriesC_750ml_2015
R1,975

Critic Score

96
GS

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Tasting notes:
'57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 9% Malbec aged 22 months in 67% new French oak. 44 barrels produced. A superbly distinguished classical red blend with a lush opulent bouquet of black cassis, espresso, dried sage, sweet tobacco, graphite spice and buttered brown toast. What a wonderfully proportioned wine that really takes South African red wine quality to the next level. Purity and precision, seamlessly integrated oak with effortless power, concentration and balance. This has all the hallmarks of greatness.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 96/100

'C stands for Cabernet Sauvignon, which never represents less than half of the blend. The brilliant 2015 has 19% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 9% Malbec, but it’s Cabernet Sauvignon that provides the backbone. Rich, structured and serious, with lots of cigar box perfume, fine-boned tannins and considerable potential. Drink 2022-30.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 96/100

'Dense yet refined cab-led Bordeaux blend with merlot, cab franc & malbec (19/15/9), 2015 deserves lengthy cellaring, 22 months in French oak (67% new) adding to structure, poise & persistent cedarwood perfume.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

Alc: 14.5%

About Vilafonté:
Vilafonté has been creating vinous luxury since 1996. 24 years ago, this brand saw the light of day as a collaboration between wine industry greats, Mike Ratcliffe from South Africa and Phil Freese with Zelma Long from the United States. The philosophy speaks to the pursuit of perfection with an international perspective. The Vilafonté wines are based on a contemplation of quality and designed luxury.
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Alcohol 14.5%
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Blend information 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 9% Malbec
Rating GS 96
Winemaker Chris de Vries
Drink to Drink or cellar
Producer information Vilafonté has been creating vinous luxury since 1996. 24 years ago, this brand saw the light of day as a collaboration between wine industry greats, Mike Ratcliffe from South Africa and Phil Freese with Zelma Long from the United States. The philosophy speaks to the pursuit of perfection with an international perspective. The Vilafonté wines are based on a contemplation of quality and designed luxury.
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