Alheit Vineyards | Sadie Family Wines | Vilafonté

Live Virtual Auction, 10 October 2021

Fine Wine

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ZAR 22 278
Lot 80
  • Vilafonté; Series C; 2010; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml
  • Vilafonté; Series C; 2010; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 22 278

About this Item

Series C, 2010
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.

'firm and deep' - Zelma Long

Critics Ratings

'A ripe, flavoursome Cabernet-based blend (hence C) with lesser amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, this takes its inspiration from Australia and California rather than Bordeaux. Rich, oaky and flirting with over-ripeness, it's a bold statement of a wine with lots of sweet, fleshy plum and blackberry fruit. Drink 2015-22' - Tim Atkin, SA Wine Report 2013, 93/100

‘Intense black fruit aromas, cassis and almond notes on plush and concentrated 2010 - Cab-dominated as always, with 25% Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec. Opulent, brocaded textures and real mid-palate weight are defining features of this iconically styled wine, a near clone to super-rich, finely balanced 2009.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2013, 4.5*

The bouquet of this wine is immediately full and lush, with aromas of brambly blackberry, cassis, crushed violet and cocoa-dusted raspberry. The flavors are similarly ripe and juicy on the palate, but don't taste overly so, with rich notes of black cherry, berry and toasted sweet spice. The texture is round yet structured, with medium tannins that linger through the finish.’ - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast, 92/100 (Jul 2014)

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