Cabernet Franc MR de Compostella 2021 - IN BOND

MR de Compostella 2021 - Wimbledon Wine Cellar

“…a spellbinding, timeless classic in the making” 99 points, Greg Sherwood, MW

We are thrilled to be releasing this wine now. The result of an incredibly cool, long and slow maturing vintage, the MR de Compostella 2021 vintage is an exceptional wine, and in Bruwer’s own words, the finest vintage of MR that he has made to date. Its launch in the UK comes a matter of weeks after Bruwer Raats was awarded the prestigious title of WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2023 by Tim Atkin MW in his Special South Africa Report 2023, and it receiving a lofty score of 99/100 from Greg Sherwood MW, Wine Safari. 

“The MR de Compostella from Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve possesses one of the most successful critical track records out of almost any red wine produced in South Africa let alone just in the Cape Bordeaux Blend category. The newest 2021 release astonishingly takes this wine to yet another higher niveau of quality with a blend of 26% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Made from vines aged between 9 and 22 years old, all grown on deep decomposed dolomitic granite soils with table mountain sandstone, the aromatics are wonderfully bold and exuberant displaying seductive notes of blackberries, crème de cassis, violets, sweet cherry tobacco, black cherries and tart black plum. The lifted perfumed intensity is incredibly pure and piercing with salty liquorice, cedar spice and beautifully detailed maritime oyster shell nuances. In the mouth, the concentration and focused steely intensity is astounding – tart, bright and architecturally soaring, shaping this wine into a powerful, linear, multi-dimensional masterpiece. Packed full of salty cassis, tart plum and black currant, the tightly wound core of power, refined extraction and polished marble tannins leave you in no doubt that this harmonious, vibrant beauty is a spellbinding, timeless classic in the making. Drink this beauty from 2024 and savour over the next 30+ years.” 99 points - Greg Sherwood MW

“The latest MR de Compostella confirms the wine's standing as one of the best red blends in the Cape, especially in a vintage like 2021. It’s a beautifully structured, nuanced cuvée with violet and pencil shaving aromas, subtle wood, plenty of underlying power and structure and a youthful, refreshing finish”. 96 points - Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2023

Tasting: Deep, dark and intense ruby colour. Blackcurrant and black cherry fruit with hints of violets, cedar and cinnamon. Rich and complex with mineral, blackberry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of the five Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominate. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile with a polished and well-defined finish.

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Cabernet Franc
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£330.00 a case (6 x 75cl)