2013 Vilafonté Series C

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


Tasting Note:December 18, 2015

Not as approachable as the 2012 Series M. Wine was an opaque purple that coats the glass. A little tight to begin. Started out with cassis, anise, wet stones and a little savory meat. Palate was a little harsh to start. Slightly savory with some meat and black pepper notes. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Grips the front of your mouth and the mid palate, also has some nice fur to the mouth feel. Long and lingering finish. Needs time to fully integrate, give it at least another year or two and continue to drink over the next 15 or so years. A ton of potential in this bottle!

Series C is Vilafonté's bordeaux blend led by Cabernet Sauvignon and built for aging. The blend breakdown is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot , 13% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec all from the Vilafonté Vineyard. This is aged for 22 months in 60% new French oak.

Drink Dates:

2017 till 2032.


91+ points.

Price Point:

$$$ - Can be purchased through Cape-Ardor for $95.00.