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Online-Only Auction, 20 - 27 September 2021

Wine

Sold for

ZAR 15 243
Lot 614
  • Vilafonté; Series C; 2011; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 18 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 15 243

About this Item

2011 Series C
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.

Critics Ratings

'Seductive Bordeaux blend, cab-based as name hints, with merlot & Malbec (26/14), drops 10’s cab franc in bold & concentrated 11 (5*). Classic claret markers – ripe cassis, graphite & spice (courtesy 80% new oak). Smoothly delicious now & more so given time.' – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015, 5*

'Very dense, with a loamy hint backing the core of licorice snap, black currant paste and warm fig fruit. This shows ample grip but remains polished and integrated, while espresso and black tea accents fill out the finish. Impressive. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc... 541 cases made. '– Wine Spectator  93/100 (2014)

'The 2011 Series C was apparently the shortest vintage in history with warm days and cool nights. It is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% merlot, 14% Malbec and 9% Cabernet Franc, aged for 22 months in new and used barrels. There is a tangible “coolness” on the nose: not as intense of as exuberant as the previous two vintages, but replete with fine blackberry, autumn leave and mineral scents, suggesting a higher percentage of Cabernet than there actually is. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple entry. This is rounded and smooth with greater depth that the nose suggests. Here the Merlot plays a more conspicuous role than on the nose, fleshing and rounding out the finish that is harmonious and long. Very fine.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 92/100 (2014)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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