This distinctively different 2016 vintage characterized by substantial drought conditions through the proceeding winter and into the growing season. Severe drought conditions led to Vilafonté’s smallest per-hectare crop on record, producing lean, well-balanced wines for medium to long-term ageing.
The Series M 2016 displays a dark mulberry hue, with inky depth. Attractive in its subtlety, this wine displays pure, elevated aromas of cranberry, ripe raspberry and sour cherry fruit. The aroma palette is further nuanced by vanilla, pencil shavings, cedar and toasty baking spice. Finally, fragrant Lilac invokes a delicate floral headiness. Lean and poised on entry, a fine core of acidity supports its succulent mid-palate. The tannins are
fine-grained and velvety, adding plushness. Nothing is rushed with this wine. It continually builds in intensity, showing fullness of body and a long finish of blue fruit. Series M 2016 is quietly assertive. Although immediately engaging, cellaring will reward the patient collector.
Only 75 barrels were produced.
Bordeaux Style Blend
50% Malbec, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Cabernet Franc