Vilafonté Series C 2013 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Paarl
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'Just nosing ahead of its stable mate, Series M, in 2013, this Cabernet Sauvignon-based cuvée with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec is the best release yet from this South African/American collaboration. Dense, serious and yet beautifully refined, it’s a balanced, refreshing, herbal, plum and incense-like red. One to cellar. Drink: 2017-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2016, 95/100

'Cab-based blend, as name hints, with malbec, merlot & 8% cab franc in 2013. Richly styled with blackcurrant, graphite & cedar spice, polished tannin structure. Balanced, approachable (but best decanted); preferable to cellar 10 years, at which time also-bottled 1.5 & 3L formats will be released!' – Platter's Guide, 4.5*

'Red, blue and black fruit plus notes of vanilla, chocolate, earth and oak spice. It really is immaculately well made – luscious on entry, soft on the finish but not glib or ingratiating. If you like a fruitier style of red wine with less aggressive tannins, then you can’t go wrong.' – Christian Eedes,, 92/100

'2013 is a vintage of great substance for Series C. The wine exhibits an incredible deep red-black colour. Captivating mineral notes are present with blackcurrant preserve, liquorice, espresso roast and wet pebbles distinguishing the complex aromas and bouquet. On the palate series c shows great focus, a very well balanced tannin structure and beautiful density of flavour contributing to an expected and extended cellaring potential for this wine.' – Winemaker
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Condition New
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating TA 95
Producer information Vilafonté has been creating vinous luxury since 1996. 24 years ago, this brand saw the light of day as a collaboration between wine industry greats, Mike Ratcliffe from South Africa and Phil Freese with Zelma Long from the United States. The philosophy speaks to the pursuit of perfection with an international perspective. The Vilafonté wines are based on a contemplation of quality and designed luxury.
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