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Sold for

R 23 898
Lot 30
Vilafonté; Series C; 2009; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml
  • Vilafonté; Series C; 2009; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 18 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 23 898

About this Item

Series C, 2009
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Vilafonté is a high-profile collaboration between the well-known American winemaking team of Zelma Long and Phil Freese and South Africa's Mike Ratcliffe. On the Paarl side of the Simonsberg mountain, it was founded in 1996 and their first release was the stellar 2003 vintage. Meticulous viticulture and modern cellar practices ensured that Vilafonté was at the cutting-edge of fine wine. The Merlot and Malbec dominated Series M offers more spice and flair, while the Cabernet Sauvignon based Series C is serious and more structured. Maiden vintages offer perfectly mature, poised wines almost two decades down the line and Series C and M are of the highest scoring Bordeaux-style reds in South wines. Today Vilafonté is South Africa’s most luxurious red wine brand.

Critics Ratings

The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant (54% plus Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec) big brother in the series, from the highly celebrated 2009 vintage.

“...dark chocolate and vanilla, demonstrating great precision on the finish with a hint of cappuccino on the aftertaste. This is superb. I have a lot of respect for the superlative Vilafonté wines, where Zelma Long is at the helm, and their pair of 2009s do not disappoint. " - Neal Martin, Robert Parker 94 points

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