Mvemve Raats De Compostella 2015 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R1,900
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98
GS
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‘I have been one of Bruwer Raats’ biggest MR de Compostella followers in the UK market since the maiden 2004 vintage release, and we have tasted the MR pre-release every year together since then, discussing the wine’s blend and vintage complexities over a few bottles of MR and fine left bank claret. So after a great amount of anticipation, we got to taste the MR 2015 together last Friday. This is an absolutely gorgeous, coming of age wine. A blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, the 2015 is genuinely a compelling wine with a classic nose more reminiscent of a fine, opulent Cru Classe Pauillac than a Stellenbosch Bordeaux blend. There are beautiful perfumed notes of assorted purple flowers and fresh violets that melt away to reveal ripe, intense notes of crème de cassis, blueberry crumble, cherry kirsch liquor and damson plum. The wine has gravitas, intensity and a room-silencing presence that is neither heavy nor overpowering. Like all MR vintages, it has impressive laser-like precision, a fine grained focus and an amazing fruit purity and concentration that is a hedonistic pleasure to experience. What extract, what fine piercing acids, what power, but all delivered in a sublimely harmonious chorus of black cassis fruits, blueberry confit and graphite spice. It is impossible to tire of this wine, with its palate freshness reigniting your senses continuously. More structured and intense than its riper, plumper predecessor 2014, the 2015 delivers more intensity, with tannic restraint and brooding classical Pauillac’esque depth. Drink this young if you will, but this MR is the closest Bruwer and Mvemve have come to perfection since they started this project in 2004. I expect the 2015 to be going strong in 30 to 40 years time and continuing to seduce connoisseurs and collectors globally.’ – Greg Sherwood MW, 98/100

‘This is the eleventh vintage of this outstanding Bordeaux style blend and it may well be the best yet. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon based, with some Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec completing the line up, it’s a floral, scented, finely crafted delight, showing stylish oak, filigree tannins and layers of mocha, graphite, green herbs and dark, refreshing fruit. 2019-28’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 96/100

‘This has alluring aromas of black tea, singed savory, sandalwood and tobacco leaf, backed by a dense yet supple core of warm cassis and blackberry preserve flavors. Light sanguine and iron threads score the finish. Refined, showing sneaky depth and length. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 2019 - 2026.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100

More Information
Condition Secondary market
Winemaker Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve
Alcohol 14.5%
Blend information 40% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating GS 98
Producer information Mvemve Raats is a collaboration between good friends and winemakers Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats – a king of Chenin Blanc. Together, they have quietly built their reputation as the masters of the New World Bordeaux blend. The focus of de Compostella is quality, and this Bordeaux blend has been an ultra-premium wine from the get-go, with multiple 95+ ratings. The lengthy task of choosing each individual component that goes into the wine ensures that each vintage is completely unique with a consistency in quality.
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