2012 Vilafonté Series M

Estate: Vilafonté Luxury Wines
Region: Paarl, Coastal Region, South Africa
Vineyard: Vilafonté Vineyard


Tasting Note:December 18, 2015

Favorite of the two Vilafonte produced wines today. Wine was a thick ruby red with purple hues that coats the glass with each swirl. Very complex nose. First hits you with some black currants and black cherries. Which turned more savory with time. Notes of baking spices, dried herbs, smoke, cigar box and a little leather. Palate was just as savory as the bouquet. Started off with some oregano and moderate plus drying tannins (6.5/10). Full bodied Merlot-led bordeaux blend. Very fry finish that sticks around. Very well balanced and structured. This will definitely benefit from aging and can easily last 10 years. Absolutely delicious and will only improve with time.

Series M is Vilafonté's Bordeaux blend led by Merlot and Malbec with a little Cabernet Sauvignon for structure. The blend breakdown is 48% Merlot, 35% Malbec and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon all from the Vilafonté Vineyard. This is aged for 16 months in French oak and then an additional year in the bottle prior to release.

Drink Dates:

2015 till 2026.


93+ points.

Price Point:

$$$ - Can be purchased through Cape-Ardor for $80.00.