Peter Veldsman & Dirkie Christowitz Private Collection

Live Virtual Auction, 15 May 2022

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 5 863
Lot 123
  • Vilafonté; Series C; 2004; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 863

About this Item

2004 Series C
2 (1 x 2) 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.

'refined' - Zelma Long

Critics Ratings

‘Clearly Cab led (52%), which the name implies: more austere, imposing than the Series M, though influential 35% Merlot adds sweet-fruited mid-palate flesh. ‘04 has a serious tannin grip but also verve and freshness to balance the riper style, ensuring ageing potential. Seasoned with Cabernet Franc and Malbec (9/4%). Seamlessly polished by 19 months in  ±70% new barriques. IWC gold.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2007, 4.5*

‘Series C is the Cabernet-dominated version of a wine that brings together the winemaking talents of California winemaker Zelma Long and her viticulturist husband Phil Freese, along with Warwick Estate's Mike Ratcliffe and San Francisco-based importer Bartholemew Broadbent. Coffee, chocolate and dark berry fruits dominate this brooding wine that shows intensity and power. Yet it never becomes heavy or overripe—here there is a good sense of balance that lifts the wine, especially in the aftertaste.’ - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 94/100 (Nov 2006)

Provenance

Private Client

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