Online-Only Auction, 12 - 19 October 2020

Sold for

ZAR 10 553
Lot 571
  • Vilafonté; Series C; 2010; 4 (1 x 4); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 9 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 10 553
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Series C, 2010
4 (1 x 4) 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

'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

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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