Seriously Old Dirt 2015
By Christian Eedes, 12 April 2020
Seriously Old Dirt, the less ambitiously price, supposedly earlier drinking offering from Paarl property Vilafonté, tends to be made in the house style of being ripe and soft, the 2016 rating 88 and the 2018 87 in last year’s Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report.
Drinking the not previously rated 2015 recently shows what an exceptional vintage this was. A blend of 43% Malbec, 29% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, the nose shows dark berries, dried herbs, liquorice, earth and spice while the palate has good fruit definition and freshness and just the right amount of tannic grip, the finish long and dry.
CE’s rating: 90/100.
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