Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 8 794
Lot 66
  • Vilafonté; Series M; 2012; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 794

About this Item

2012 Series M
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.

'supple and delicious' - Zelma Long

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

Critics Ratings

‘M is for Merlot and Malbec, which typically dominate this Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon. 2012’s (48/45/17) opulent berry fruits, dark chocolate nuances give way to earthy, spicy notes, grippy structure, hint of minerality. Like perfumed 2011, satisfying now, even better in 5+ years.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2016, 4.5*

‘In a more elegant vintage, the richness of the Vilafonté style is more restrained. Spice, texture, finesse, subtle oaking and the floral perfume of both varieties all contribute to the wine, which is one of the best Vilafonté releases yet. Drink: 2015-25.’ - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2015, 95/100

‘Very ripe and suave, with gorgeous blackberry, blueberry and plum notes that glide together seamlessly, while alluring spice and black tea accents infuse the background. The long, refined finish has a well-inlaid graphite spine that adds counterpoint to the fruit. A beauty. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2022.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (Apr 2015)

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