Mvemve Raats, De Compostella 750ml 2017

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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R1,500

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98+
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Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon; 17% Cabernet Franc; 12% Malbec; 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot

Tasting notes:
Superbly bright and lifted, this classy wine reveals attractive perfumed notes of cherry blossom, violets, lilacs and fresh rose petals underpinned by seductive chocolate coated red cherries, crème de cassis, sweet sappy sandalwood spice, bay leaves, fresh pencil shavings and crushed granite rocks. Super fine and minerally tightly focused, the vivacious palate shows layers of cigar box, maraschino cherry, crushed black berries, cedar spice and fine-grained mineral sandy tannins. With little to no perceptible oak character, this impressive blend finishes with a very long, minerally accented persistence that is both compelling and incredibly pretty. A profound wine of beauty and certainly this winery’s most noteworthy release since its blockbuster 2015.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 98+/100

'43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot. Matured for 24 months in French oak, 30% new. Red and black fruit, fresh herbs and pencil shavings on the nose. The palate, meanwhile, shows pure fruit, fresh acidity and fine tannins. Relatively medium bodied and austere, this is as classy as ever.' – Winemag Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2020, Top 10

'The price has taken a bit of a leap since the last release, but there's no denying the quality or track record of this exceptional Bordeaux red blend. Cabernet Franc-led, with 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot providing the supporting cast, this is a focused, youthful, appealingly self-assured red that combines fine-grained tannins, with scented 55% new wood and fine red berry, tobacco and blueberry fruit. 2022-29.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 96/100

'Quite classic on the nose and palate, this is still a vibrant, youthful wine with much more to give. Weighty and concentrated on the palate, with vibrant dark-fruit notes. Fresh acidity, well-integrated oak and fine tannic structure; this will age very well. Refined and complex. Drinking Window 2022 - 2030' – Decanter, 95/100

Alc: 14.5%

About Mvemve Raats:
Mvemve Raats is a collaboration between good friends and winemakers Mzokona 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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Alcohol 14.5%
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Blend information 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot
Rating GS 98+
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Producer information Mvemve Raats is a collaboration between good friends and winemakers Mzokona 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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