Vilafonté Series M 2013 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Paarl
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‘This is a wine that shows an ethereal smokiness as well as herbs, oyster shell, jasmine and sweet spices. Sweet blackberry fruit. The palate is velvety and so elegant, mingling between peppery charcuterie and freshly picked forest fruits. Wonderful now. A blend of 45% malbec, 34% merlot and 21% cabernet. Why wait?’ – James Suckling,, 95/100

‘Due for release in March 2016, the 2013 Series M is a blend of 45% Malbec, 34% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, and matured for 20 months in 17% new oak - the sixth year in the row that the leading grape variety has alternated. I much prefer the nose on the 2013 than the 2012: much more control and finesse, great detail and fine mineralité developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with the Malbec very expressive and lending to Argentinean flair. There is good structure here, touches of spice sprinkled over the finish and a little surliness that will be abraded by time in bottle. Give it 4-5 years. 2019-2030’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 91/100

‘More herbal and leafy than the 2015, and that gives it a lovely flash of freshness on the palate. Luxurious, svelte and lengthy. 2018 – 2033’ – Richard Hemming MW,, 17.5/20

‘Solidly ripe, with a core of dark boysenberry and fig fruit flavors coursing through, inlaid with anise and black tea details and backed by a singed alder note. Stays very polished in feel overall, with nice length and definition. Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2019.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 90/100

‘Deep red and black fruit leads this Malbec driven vintage. A nose of blackberries, black cherries, raspberry and beef bouillon is followed by balsamic, dried flowers and chocolate with a beautiful perfume undertone. The palate is soft and inviting with good weight and composure.’ – Winemaker

More Information
Condition Secondary market
Winemaker Martin Smith & Zelma Long
Blend information 45% Malbec, 34% Merlot & 21% Cabernet Sauvignon
Variety Blend
Rating JS 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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