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De Compostella

Mvemve Raats, De Compostella 2016

R1,300

1 in stock

Notes

The latest vintage of the Mvemve Raats de Compostella is, once again, spectacular! With 94 from Neal Martin and 95 from Tim Aktin MW, its incredibly consistent string of local and international ratings makes it arguably SA’s top Bordeaux blend. There was strict selection during the 2016 vintage and volumes are down drastically. The finely-tuned, supremely elegant 2016 has the highest-ever Cabernet Sauvignon component and is built for serious ageing.

The formation of MR de Compostella epitomizes the meeting of two strong winemaking minds and an existing friendship between Mzokona Mvemve (the M) and Bruwer Raats (the R). de Compostella itself refers to a constellation of stars, with each shining star being a tiny addition to the larger blend of the galaxy that makes for something spectacular. Together, the MR de Compostella is driven neither by style nor variety, but by its leading star component – quality.

Tasting notes:
'Our idea is to make a consistent, world class ultra premium wine,' says Bruwer Raats of MR de Compostella, the wine he makes with Mzokhona Mvemve. No one would deny that they’ve succeeded. Year after year, this Cabernet Sauvignon-based red blend is close to the top of the pile. Built to last, this is an ambitious, stylish, polished wine with restrained power, fine tannins and scented oak. 2022-35.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'The 2016 MV de Compostella contains the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever, at 63% and it was bottled the first week in May (see the 2015 vintage for the maturation details). It has a strict, almost broody bouquet of dense, graphite-infused black fruit. The palate is more a mixture of red and black fruit and fine-grained tannin, very harmonious in style; touches of pencil lead appear on the precise, sustained finish. While this lacks the sheer precision of the previous vintage, it is a very worthy follow-up.‘ – Neal Martin Report 2018, 94/100

The latest vintage of the Mvemve Raats de Compostella is, once again, spectacular! With 94 from Neal Martin and 95 from Tim Aktin MW, its incredibly consistent string of local and international ratings makes it arguably SA’s top Bordeaux blend. There was strict selection during the 2016 vintage and volumes are down drastically. The finely-tuned, supremely elegant 2016 has the highest-ever Cabernet Sauvignon component and is built for serious ageing.

The formation of MR de Compostella epitomizes the meeting of two strong winemaking minds and an existing friendship between Mzokona Mvemve (the M) and Bruwer Raats (the R). de Compostella itself refers to a constellation of stars, with each shining star being a tiny addition to the larger blend of the galaxy that makes for something spectacular. Together, the MR de Compostella is driven neither by style nor variety, but by its leading star component – quality.

Tasting notes:
'Our idea is to make a consistent, world class ultra premium wine,' says Bruwer Raats of MR de Compostella, the wine he makes with Mzokhona Mvemve. No one would deny that they’ve succeeded. Year after year, this Cabernet Sauvignon-based red blend is close to the top of the pile. Built to last, this is an ambitious, stylish, polished wine with restrained power, fine tannins and scented oak. 2022-35.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'The 2016 MV de Compostella contains the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever, at 63% and it was bottled the first week in May (see the 2015 vintage for the maturation details). It has a strict, almost broody bouquet of dense, graphite-infused black fruit. The palate is more a mixture of red and black fruit and fine-grained tannin, very harmonious in style; touches of pencil lead appear on the precise, sustained finish. While this lacks the sheer precision of the previous vintage, it is a very worthy follow-up.‘ – Neal Martin Report 2018, 94/100

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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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