Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Paarl
R270
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(9 In Stock)

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This vintage has not been rated yet, see tasting notes on 2019 vintage below:

'This wine casts an attractive plummy purple-black colour and offers up vibrant notes of candied Parma violets, crème de cassis, sun raisined black cherries and hints of blueberry confit with an overlay of graphite and cedar spice. There is a lovely youthful maritime salinity and black liquorice nuance that melts into notes of iodine and Chinese five spice. The palate is medium bodied, fresh and supple but slowly unfurls to reveal a solid frame of creamy mineral tannins, ample Cabernet Sauvignon extract and a long, pleasingly drying grippy structure that is bolstered by salty cassis, taut black orchard fruits, stewed black cherries and hints of complexing bay leaf herbal spice. The 2019 vintage yielded wines with freshness, structural classicism, mineral tension and harmony and this superb new release from Vilafonte speaks honestly of the vintage and continues to fly the flag for premium second wines that offer exceptional quality, value for money and age-ability. Drink this on release with some lovely slow roasted lamb or age for 2 to 3+ years to allow it to open its shoulders further. A great wine for the savvy fine wine drinker.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 92+/100

'The 2019 Seriously Old Dirt comprises 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It has a savory nose of dusky black fruit and a touch of smoke and bacon fat. The palate is medium-bodied with quite dry tannins on the entry, moderate depth and a slight attenuation toward the finish. Just a little austere for my liking. Drinking window: 2021 - 2026’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 87/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Chris de Vries
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
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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