An evening with Mike Ratcliffe - Owner of Vilafonté: 16th May 2022

Vilafonté tasting - wimbledon wine cellar
Monday, 16 May, 2022 - 18:30

"An evening with Mike Ratcliffe - Owner of Vilafonte"

Mike Ratcliffe and Zelma Long are two giants of the wine industry. They, together, have created the iconic brand of Vilafonté. With the wine of South Africa becoming more elegant and stylish than ever before, come and taste these exquisite Cabernets and Malbecs from this unique winery. Elegance and finesse is very much the style of the winery here.

Wines to be tasted:

Seriously Old Dirt 2020

Series M 2010

Series M 2013

Series M 2019

Series C 2019

An introduction to the Series C 2020

This is most definitely one of the most powerful, potent and heady wines produced in the Series M range to date displaying an impressively ample fine wine self-confident personality. Drink this wine in its youth or cellar for 20+ years. Wine Safari Score: 97/100 Greg Sherwood MW on Series M 2019

Well priced, always over-delivering and increasingly available in the correct off-trade and on-trade retail channels, I have long punted this wine to be one of South Africa’s best global ambassadors for premium red offerings making every new release highly anticipated..... Yet another very polished wine with age-worthy credentials that will appeal to seasoned collectors and the man in the street alike. A serious wine that is also seriously delicious! Drink from release and over the next 10 to 15 yearsWine Safari Score: 92/100 Greg Sherwood MW on Seriously Old Dirt 2020

...beware all the seductive sex appeal on this wine because only the foolish would drink all their bottles on release before allowing this serious blend to hit its straps after 8 to 10+ years ageing. A deliciously accomplished wine. Wine Safari Score: 96+/100 Greg Sherwood MW on Series C 2019

When: 16th May @ 6.30pm
Food: Charcuterie and cheese
Price: £90 pp

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