Vilafonté has been creating vinous luxury since 1996. 22 years ago, this brand saw the light of day as a collaboration between wine industry greats, Mike Ratcliffe from South Africa…

Vilafonté has been creating vinous luxury since 1996.

22 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.

Series M. takes its name from the Malbec and Merlot which predominantly define the style of this wine. With the Vilafonté Series M 2015 they’ve managed to merge opulence with elegance. Intense and dense fruit purity with a fine and delicate tannin structure. It’s crafted from 40% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% of Malbec.

‘2015 vintage was ‘the best I’ve tasted in 26 years of writing about the country’s wines.’ – Tim Atkin MW

At almost half the price, yet the same attention to detail as the celebrated Vilafonté Series C, we believe that this wine from the renowned 2015 vintage, is the perfect wine to invest in.

Tasting notes:

Vilafonté, Series M 2015 – R600
The Series M 2015 is being eased into the market and it’s sure to please its many fans. A blend of 40% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Malbec, the nose shows black and blue fruit, incense, cocoa powder plus a touch of black olive and earth. The palate is rich and smooth textured – these wines are always about fruit power and this is again extraordinarily dense and deep although it somehow doesn’t sacrifice all balance and refreshment value. A wine of great technical acumen, it would be churlish not to like it. – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

 

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