Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 14 070
Lot 67
  • Vilafonté; Series M; 2009; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 14 070

About this Item

2009 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.

'sensuous and inviting' - Zelma Long

Provenance

Coats Family Cellar

Critics Ratings

‘Spicy, cedarwood, tealeaf aromas on the 2009 where the oak is evident but integrating. Here perfume, not texture, is the keynote. Previous 2007 wasa near-equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec, but here the juicy, fruity Malbec dominates with 46% and a tiny drop of Cabernet Franc. Lighter oaking (60% new) than Series C.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2012, 4.5*

‘Dark black cherry colour with an inky core. Perfumed oaky nose – violets and oak sweetness and some leafy Cab notes. Rich and savoury and dense on the palate, lithe but chewy tannins. Full of fruit but not simple. Excellent concentration and still refined. Very long. You could drink it now, just, but there's a lot more to come.’ - Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Oct 2012)

‘Vanilla cream and raspberry sauce lead the bouquet of this Bordeaux-style blend, followed by darker fruit tones of boysenberry, plum and black cherry. Those notes continue on to the palate, filling the mouth and lending lushness to the crushed velvet texture. Strong but balanced, with a long, evolving finish that ends with a spicy, sweet-smoke accent.’ - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast, 92/100 (May 2013)

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