Live Auction, 8 June 2019

Sold for

R 11 380
Lot 50
Vilafonté; Series M; 2007; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 11 380
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

Series M, 2007
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.

From the long, slowly ripening 2007 vintage, the Series M is a Merlot-inspired blend that impresses when young and with age.

Critics Ratings

‘A dense red, showing layers of fig, plum sauce, hoisin sauce and melted licorice snap flavors, allied to a strong graphite spine. Offers lots of grip, with extra notes of maduro tobacco and anise weaving in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc ... 950 cases made.’  Wine Spectator, 92/100

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