Vilafonté

Series C Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.32 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Paarl, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

The nose shows ripe, powerful; dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries & haunting blueberries. Sweet vanillin, black berry cola/licorice, granitic soils, black fruit tea, sweet, dark, rich soils, herbaceous notes, leathery notes, just a touch of graphite with bright, dark, red, blue, purple and violet florals.

The body is full with meaty, dark, sticky tannins. The fruits are ripe with amazing florals. Dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries & haunting blueberries. Sweet vanillin, black berry cola/licorice, dark spices, granitic soils, black fruit tea, sweet, dark, rich soils, herbaceous notes, leathery notes, just a touch of graphite with bright, dark, red, blue, purple and violet florals. The acidity again is perfect. The finish is balanced, elegant, beautiful, delicious, floral evolving into palate heating spice.

This one was exceptional! For around $65-$70, I would drink this over a number of similarly or more expensive Cabernets from more well know Cabernet regions.

Photos of; their vineyard during harvest, the granite soil structure of their vineyard, Our host, Sophia Hawkins and their Cellar Door facilities.

The nose shows ripe, powerful; dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries & haunting blueberries. Sweet vanillin, black berry cola/licorice, granitic soils, black fruit tea, sweet, dark, rich soils, herbaceous notes, leathery notes, just a touch of graphite with bright, dark, red, blue, purple and violet florals.

The body is full with meaty, dark, sticky tannins. The fruits are ripe with amazing florals. Dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries & haunting blueberries. Sweet vanillin, black berry cola/licorice, dark spices, granitic soils, black fruit tea, sweet, dark, rich soils, herbaceous notes, leathery notes, just a touch of graphite with bright, dark, red, blue, purple and violet florals. The acidity again is perfect. The finish is balanced, elegant, beautiful, delicious, floral evolving into palate heating spice.

This one was exceptional! For around $65-$70, I would drink this over a number of similarly or more expensive Cabernets from more well know Cabernet regions.

Photos of; their vineyard during harvest, the granite soil structure of their vineyard, Our host, Sophia Hawkins and their Cellar Door facilities.

May 4th, 2019
Peter Brush

Peter had this 7 months ago

Peter had this 7 months ago

Jan 3rd, 2021