Live Auction, 8 June 2019

Sold for

R 11 380
Lot 149
Vilafonté; Series M; 2005; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml
  • Vilafonté; Series M; 2005; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 9 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 11 380
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Series M, 2005
6 (1 x 6) 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.

The Series M is a Merlot-inspired blend and 2005 is rated as one of the finest Stellenbosch vintages of the last two decades.

Critics Ratings

The 2005 Series M has a perfumed, floral bouquet of dark cherries, pressed iris, a touch of cigar box and light minty scents. The fresh, vibrant palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, mint-infused black cherry and boysenberry fruit and a potent, spicy, white pepper finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent.’  Neal Martin, Vinous.com, 92/100

Provenance

Private Client

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