Alheit Vineyards | Sadie Family Wines | Vilafonté

Live Virtual Auction, 10 October 2021

Fine Wine

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ZAR 15 243
Lot 61
  • Vilafonté; Series M; 2015; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml
  • Vilafonté; Series M; 2015; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 15 243

About this Item

Series M, 2015
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Vilafonté is a high-profile, internationally collectable wine founded in 1997. Meticulous viticulture and modern cellar practices ensured that Vilafonté is at the cutting-edge of fine wine. The Merlot and Malbec dominated Vilafonté Series M offers more spice and flair, while the Cabernet Sauvignon based Vilafonté Series C is a serious and more structured wine. The maiden vintages offers a perfectly mature and poised wine almost two decades down the line. Series C and M are of the highest scoring Bordeaux-style reds in South wines, recently rated in the 2024 Robert Parker Wine Advocate report as the highest scoring red wine from South Africa, ever. Today Vilafonté is South Africa’s most luxurious and collectable red wine brand.

'rich and evocative' - Zelma Long

A Malbec and Merlot dominant blend, opulent in nature, with a defining structure of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Critics Ratings

‘More succulent, velvety blend of 40% Merlot, near-equal Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, 2015’s deep-piled black and blue fruit is fine textured and already accessible, seamed with delicious subtle earthiness. Cocoa powder and vanilla spicing after 22 months in oak, 18% new.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2019, 4.5* (93/100)

‘Rich, thick palate with indulgent black fruit yet soft, pampered tannins. Long, fragrant palate with a lot of potential for age. Gets the balance of New World ripeness and classic savoury structure just right.’ - Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20 (Sept 2018)

‘There’s more Cabernet Sauvignon (31%) in this 2015 M release than usual, although Merlot retains its dominant slot. M is sometimes seen as a supporting act to C, but this year it (almost) deserves equal billing. Intense and concentrated with notes of kirsch, dark chocolate and cassis, it has very fine tannins indeed. 2021-28.’ - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

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