Vilafonté Series M 2014 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Paarl
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‘The 2014 Series M comes from 17 different blocks each vinified separately. It is a blend of 39% Merlot, 36% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is matured in French oak for 20 months, just 3% new oak mainly, as it turned out to be a larger vintage than expected according to winemaker Zelma Long. It has a rich bouquet, ripe and generous with kirsch, crushed strawberry and blueberry, later just a smear of creme de cassis. The palate is soft and rounded on the entry, a little smudged perhaps, yet still nicely balanced with a sprinkle of white pepper towards the finish. Perhaps it just needs a little more persistence on the aftertaste compared to vintages that I have tasted in the past, but still a fine Series M. 2018-2028’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 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
Variety Blend
Rating WA 90
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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