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2007 Vilafonte Series C Paarl
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2007 Vilafonte Series C Paarl

Producer: Vilafonte
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011

(74% cabernet sauvignon, 11% merlot, 9% cabernet franc and 6% malbec; aged for 25 months in 94% new French oak):  Full bright ruby.  Crushed cassis, licorice and violet on the nose, complicated by minerals, mint and graphite.  Juicy, intense and weighy, with a downright 3-D texture to its black fruit, bitter chocolate, mineral and mint flavors.  This powerful and extremely unevolved wines needs time to harmonize its firm, slightly spiky tannins.  Should be a knockout in five or six years.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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