Vilafonté Series M 2006, Wo Paarl is being released in Vintages on April 2nd: Blend, South Africa, $39.95 (7757)
Reviewed by John Szabo, Canada's first and currently only Master Sommelier, earning the title from the Court of Master Sommeliers in London, England in 2004.
Bordeaux blend. Classy, elegant, generously ripe and oak influenced, but the balance is maintained; flavours wander nicely through the dried red berry to ripe black and blueberry spectrum, with plenty of spice and roast coffee notes along the way. Long finish. Nice wine. Tasted February 2011. Value Rating: ** (90)
The regal Series M blend starts with aromas of dark juicy plum and black currant, coffee and chocolate, rolling into an array of bright, spicy black fruit, tobacco and cedar. Rich and savory on the palate but enlivened by good minerality, it’s a classic South African red with world-class balance. Score: 90 (Steven Kolpan, Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2010)
Release Date: Apr 02, 2011
Agent: HOBBS & CO. WINE MERCHANTS
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