Vilafonté, Seriously Old Dirt, 2018, Coastal Region

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“Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, the 2018 Seriously Old Dirt displays electric red and purple highlights and gives up aromas of chocolate-covered cherry, crème de cassis, elegant baking spices, dusty flowers and juicy plum essence. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is ripe and rich, with juicy black cherry flavors and bitter black tea tannins that prop up the wine’s structure, offering a delightful, dark berry expression and mineral tension in the mouth. The wine concludes with a thoughtful and lingering finish that unpacks and evolves over a few moments. It’s a delightful wine that offers complexity and elegance.” The Wine Advocate, #253

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Producer

Vilafonté

Colour

Red

Vintage

2018

Origin

South Africa

Region

Coastal Region

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot

Size

750ml

Robert Parker

89

Alcohol Content

14%

Drinking Window

Now-2028

Closure

Cork

Style Guide

Medium bodied, Dry, 14%

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Vilafonté, Seriously Old Dirt, 2018, Coastal Region

26

“Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, the 2018 Seriously Old Dirt displays electric red and purple highlights and gives up aromas of chocolate-covered cherry, crème de cassis, elegant baking spices, dusty flowers and juicy plum essence. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is ripe and rich, with juicy black cherry flavors and bitter black tea tannins that prop up the wine’s structure, offering a delightful, dark berry expression and mineral tension in the mouth. The wine concludes with a thoughtful and lingering finish that unpacks and evolves over a few moments. It’s a delightful wine that offers complexity and elegance.” The Wine Advocate, #253

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Producer

Vilafonté

Colour

Red

Vintage

2018

Origin

South Africa

Region

Coastal Region

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot

Size

750ml

Robert Parker

89

Alcohol Content

14%

Drinking Window

Now-2028

Closure

Cork

Style Guide

Medium bodied, Dry, 14%

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Reviews

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Soham Phillips

    This amazing powerhouse from Ribera del Duero. Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012 - Bodegas Alejandro Fernández. Decanting is advised 👌🍷 delicious cherry, vanilla, leather and cederbox with cigars. Milk chocolat, forrest floor, laurel. Great lenght and depth Amazing wine!

  • Gregor Jagermeister

    90 pts Given the quality of the Crianza I really was delighted to find this Reserva, needs way more time to fully flower however, still very enjoyable for me now. The Crianza is ready now, but this shows sleeping intensity and great future potential and longevity, wait a few years however.

    Typical earthy red fruit with good use of oak, dusty vanilla. Weighty, full with a long finish, it will be a star in the future.

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

Reviews

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Soham Phillips

    This amazing powerhouse from Ribera del Duero. Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012 - Bodegas Alejandro Fernández. Decanting is advised 👌🍷 delicious cherry, vanilla, leather and cederbox with cigars. Milk chocolat, forrest floor, laurel. Great lenght and depth Amazing wine!

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

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