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Vilafonte Series C 2016

14.5% - South Africa
Tim Atkin 96/100

The Series C 2016 displays plummy hues with an inky, red-black colour. A deep, primary wine with concentration of dark berry fruits, including black cherries and dried blackcurrants that segue to darker chocolate, liquorice, molasses, and hints of pencil shavings. The wine is subtle and continues to reward with time in the glass, blossoming with sophisticated violet notes and characters of blonde tobacco and spice.

The palate offers a sensuous and inviting overture. Tannins are firm yet plush, giving structure and velvety depth of flavour. A surprisingly soft entry, this wine builds in intensity, showing fullness of body and a long finish, interlaced with complex dark fruit. Series C 2016 is quietly powerful showing alluring elegance. Although immediately engaging, cellaring will reward the patient collector