MR DE COMPOSTELLA
STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA 2015
As 2015 has been exalted as one of the greatest-ever vintages in South Africa’s viticultural history, the stage was set for Bruwer Raats to create a masterpiece with his 2015 MR de Compostella. The collaboration between winemakers Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats has brought on critical acclaim for this top-notch Cabernet blend, and since the bottling’s first release in 2004, the extremely limited production of MR has been followed diligently by wine aficionados around the world. Sourced from South Africa’s most prominent red wine producing region, Stellenbosch, this compelling and incredibly gorgeous blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec (reminiscent of an opulent left bank Bordeaux) just goes to show you the unlimited potential of the Cape’s premier wine-producing region.
Though the reputation of South Africa’s winemaking history has been seemingly disconnected (labeled a “New World” region, yet its winemaking dates back to the 17th century), in the past decade its reputation for producing powerful, complex wines of incredible prominence and prestige is starting to shine through. The wines being produced here are certainly in the same wheelhouse as the world’s top reds and contend on a world stage with their extremely high-quality bottlings, all while representing a tremendous value in the market. Add in the best all-around vintage in the history of the region along with significant advances in technology, viticulture and terroir over the last decade, and these wines are prime candidates for exploration and absolute rock-solid investments.
Today’s wine represents everything you could ask for in a top-notch, extremely limited production from a winemaking master. Noted by Master of Wine Greg Sherwood: “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....the 2015 delivers more intensity, with tannic restraint and brooding classical Pauillac’esque depth...I expect the 2015 to be going strong in 30 to 40 years time and continuing to seduce connoisseurs and collectors globally.”
Boasting a whopping 95-Points, this wine is being shipped directly from the winery in South Africa and we’re elated to have the opportunity to share it with you today.
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