Vilafonte Series ‘C’ 2017

Single Bottle Price £70.50
Mixed Six Price £67.50

Country of Origin: South Africa
Growing Region: Paarl
Producer: Vilafonte
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot
Vintage: 2017

This wine is part of the 'Mixed Six' offer. If you buy any 6 or 'Mixed Six' bottles, you will get all bottles at the 'Mixed Six' price.

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Series C 2017 showcases beautiful purity, striking intensity and a remarkably long finish of dark fruit with a touch of clove spice. Twenty-two months in seventy percent new French oak barrique, with the balance in older French oak. Series C 2017 consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (fifty-seven percent), Merlot (twenty-one percent), Cabernet Franc (thirteen percent) and Malbec (nine percent). Forty-six barrels were produced.

This blend displays a deep, intense ruby colour. The nose offers a remarkably complex fruit expression, opening with blackcurrant, blueberry and fresh juniper berry interwoven with sensuous violet perfume. Composed dark fruits transition to hints of chocolate and hazelnut praline. A subtle slate/lead-like minerality underlies a bittersweet, spicy Cola note. The entry is plush and weighty, with an abundance of fine-grained tannins across the palate – most reminiscent of crushed velvet. Although immediately engaging, this blend will mature most gracefully, rewarding the patient collector.

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