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2007 Vilafonte Series C Paarl
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.