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vintage library

— collecting and enjoying your wines —

The Vilafonté journey has always been premised on crafting wines that will show great endurance over time.  There is a certain romance in opening and enjoying an older wine – an indelible imprint of time. A snapshot of nature in full swing captured in a bottle – evocative and ever evolving. Born from this ideology and forming part of our philosophy here at Vilafonte, we invite you to be part of this passage.  Membership have limited access to older vintages.  Vintage bottle price on application.

investment wines

— our philosophy —

An uncompromising attitude towards quality defines Vilafonté.  Our customers ultimately remain the sole custodians of our reputation.  We judge ourselves against the international investment grade wine market, but here alone quality is not enough. The most demanding wine collectors seek  pedigree, desirability and historical propensity to retain and accumulate value.  Vilafonté will strive to consistently emulate these traits to compete in this demanding market.

series c

2003Potent and Rich

Deep black fruit and complexity are hallmarks of this wine.  Intensity of flavours with an elegant and silky palate.

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2004Refined

A lighter vintage overall.  Lifted aromas of jasmine flowers and leather with caramel notes on the palate.

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2005dark and luxurious

This is a powerful vintage with aromatics of expressive sweet and sensuous black fruit and chocolate.

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2006Elegant and Powerful

Concentrated multiple layers of dark chocolate, espresso bean, blackberry and dark cherry flavours.

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2007Massive and Potent

2007 was a Cabernet year.  Opulent aromas of black current, dark cherry, liquorice, chocolate and leather with well integrated oak.

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2008Unique and Refined

A deep red-black wine with abundant primary fruit and secondary savoury aromas; black currants, Morello cherry preserve, cocoa powder and balsamic.

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2009RICH AND POWERFUL

An outstanding vintage with excellent conditions produced a dark blue-black wine with significant fruit weight, intensity of flavours and great length.

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2010FIRM AND DEEP

Intense fruit concentration and fruit sweetness layers;  aromas of preserved black berries and currants, espresso, dark chocolate and graphite.

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2011COMPLEX AND LAYERED

A concentrated wine, deep in colour with an expressive nose of currants and crème de cassis.  Majestic richness, great fruit purity and incredible elegance.

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2012The Tenth Vintage, Luscious and Intriguing

Lifted and early complex aromatics of spice, blueberry, black raspberry and lilac.  Notes of chocolate cream add to this inviting palate.

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2013RICH AND DENSE

2013 is a vintage of great substance. Captivating mineral notes are present with blackcurrant preserve, liquorice, espresso roast and wet pebbles distinguishing the complex aromas and bouquet.

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2014PURE AND HARMONIOUS

Complex aromas of warm cocoa, toasted bread and blackberry jelly; denser than just primary fruit.
The wine is layered with concentrated bright, ripe black fruit

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2015NUANCED AND SCINTILLATING

This wine exemplifies both freshness and concentration of fruit with great potential to mature and evolve over the next decade or more.

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2016SENSUOUS AND REFINED

Quietly powerful, showing alluring elegance. Although immediately engaging, cellaring will reward the patient collector.

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series m

2003PRETTY AND INTRIGUING

Open and seductive aromatics which are redolent of red plums and black raspberries. Spicy notes and floral undertones.

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2004INTRIGUING

Distinctive and pleasant spice with dried herb aromatics, all spice with a hint of cinnamon.

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2005SILKY AND COMPLEX

A lush and accessible wine immediately pleasing with a firm core for ageing.  The wine has amazing spice characters, cloves, fruitcake and brown sugar with pleasant maturation on the nose for added complexity.

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2006REFINED AND LAYERED

This wine characteristically shows black cherry jelly, dried flowers, hints of almonds and pine nuts.  Perfect combination of elegance, supple fruitfulness and hidden concentration.

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2007INTENSE AND EXPRESSIVE

Rich on the palate from start to finish, the complexity of the flavours of cocoa powder, floral notes and black cherry make this wine a great expression of the estate vineyard site.

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2009SENSUOUS AND INVITING

An outstanding vintage producing a Malbec driven blend with lifted aromatics of black cherry preserves, chocolate and fruitcake.

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2010DEEP AND VIBRANT

This spectacular wine has a brightness to it showing hints of caramel, fruitcake and spice.  Primary nuances include inviting blueberries and cocoa powder that fills the glass.

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2011RICH AND REFINED

This wine is full and layered, big in structure but very accessible.  A deep red-black wine displaying  an intense nose of black currants, dark chocolate and liquorice.

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2012SUPPLE AND DELICIOUS

The purity and clarity of aromatic expression characterises this elegant blend.  Underlying the red fruit characters are more mature aromas  of dried fruit flowers, balsamic and fruitcake.

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2013DEEP FRUIT AND EXPANSIVE FLAVOURS

Deep red and black fruit leads this Malbec driven vintage. A nose of blackberries, black cherries, raspberry and beef bouillon is followed by balsamic, dried flowers and chocolate.

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2014FRESH AND LUSCIOUS

Vivid dark red fruit leads this Merlot-Malbec blend of Series M. The aromas are immediate, fresh, bright pure and expressive, including freshly picked dark cherries and black raspberries. Undertones of lightly perfumed citrus flowers are present.

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2015RICH AND EVOCATIVE

A succulent richness, with an opulent core, leading to exceptional concentration and length of fruit on the finish.

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