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R 15 243
Lot 657
Mvemve Raats; De Compostella; 2011; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

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R 13 000 - 15 000
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R 15 243

About this Item

De Compostella, 2011
6 (1 x 6) 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

‘Returns to Cabernet Franc dominance (52%) in superb 5-way Bordeaux red blend, but 2011 follows standout 2009 (5 stars) in style. Polished and elegant dense black fruit with whiffs of violets, cedar, cassis, beautifully handled tannins and promising, gritty length. Shyer, and earlier released than normal, deserves more time.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2014, 4.5*

‘The 2011 MR de Compostella comes from separately vinified parcels that are assessed blind after 12 months, the highest rated barrels spending another 12 months in wood, a tripartite mixture of new, one and two-year-old oak. It has a seductive bouquet that is beautifully defined: blackberry, raspberry and blueberry fruit wrapped up in judicious new oak and hints of cedar and sandalwood that come through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp red berries, soy and hints of spice. It is perfectly controlled with more finesse on the finish than the twenty odd South African samples I tasted before this. To sum up this wine in two words: world class. Ignore at your own risk.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 95/100 (Oct 2013)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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