Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Additional Finds

Sold for

ZAR 2 932
Lot 145
  • Vilafonté; Series C; 2005; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 932
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

2005 Series C
1 (1 x 1) 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.

'dark and luxurious' - Zelma Long

It's hard to believe that the powerful and deep 2005 was only the third vintage produced of now well established and sought-after Series C.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

'Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, as name implies (66%, with 22% Merlot, 6% each Malbec and Cabernet Franc), in this powerful but seamless & polished red; ’05 rich, scented, resolute but ripe tannins, harmonious oaking (90% new French)' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2008, 4.5*

'Still tight, but with impressive concentration and precision to the layers of plum, red currant, roasted vanilla, espresso bean and mineral. Focused, almost sleek on the finish, with fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. This young project from Mike Ratcliffe (Warwick Estate) and Zelma Long is getting better every year.' - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Feb 2009)

'An alluring nose of mint, mocha and blackberry leads into like flavors in this elegant, mouthwatering red blend from Zelma Long. Lush and unfolding, the wine offers ripe tannins and a long finish. Overall, balanced and confident.' - Susan Kostrzewa, Wine Enthusiast, 90/100 (Mar 2009)

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