Single owner private wine collection

Timed Online Auction, 3 - 11 April 2023

Single owner private wine collection
About the Session

The wines have been sourced from a private collector, whose wines have been stored in an immaculate custom-built cellar. The collection showcases the best of the wine-making world and offers a range of options to suit any palate.


Sold for

ZAR 17 588
Lot 35
  • Mvemve Raats; De Compostella; 2008; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 9 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 17 588

About this Item

2008 De Compostella
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

Mvemve Raats, or MR for short, is a collaboration between Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve. De Compostella, meaning ‘field of stars’, is their icon with an international reputation for being a stellar Cabernet Franc-driven Bordeaux blend – with all the trophies to prove it. It stands today as the highest rated Bordeaux-styled red wine from South Africa by the Wine Advocate and was lauded by Neal Martin as ‘one of the most memorable wines in the world’. It was also named one of the Top 10 Reds from South Africa for 4 consecutive vintages in US publication Wine Spectator.

Critics Ratings

A blend of 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 7.5% Petit Verdot and 7.5% Merlot aged for 24 months in 1/3 new oak barrels, the sensational 2008 De Compostella has a very pure, seductive nose that carries that oak discretely, displaying the intensity of precision of a top quality Claret. The palate is medium bodied with very fine tannins, very fresh and seductive with a beautifully polished, seamless finish that is simply world-class. This sensual, consummate Bordeaux blend should age gracefully over a decade. Bravo! Drink 2014-2025.’ - Neal Martin 96/100, Wine Advocate (2011)

Provenance

Private Client

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