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New Vintage Release MR de Compostella 2020

By December 12, 2022General

MR de Compostella 2020

“MR de Compostella returns with one of their most iconic releases to date – with no 2019 vintage produced, this 2020 is bold and trumpets the return of this incredible benchmark Cape classic”
Greg Sherwood MW

“It is brilliant and reinstates why it is revered as one of the Cape’s most eminent wines.”
Neal Martin MW

The story of MR de Compostella inspires all who hear it. With its consistent quality, this cult wine has been carved into history as one of South Africa’s most eminent and collectable red wines. And finally, after much anticipation and skipping a vintage, the wait is over.  We are thrilled to present you with MR de Compostella 2020.

Mvemve Raats released the maiden vintage MR de Compostella 2004 in 2006, guided by an ambitious philosophy of achieving the very best final quality blend through ruthless vineyard and barrel selection and an overriding obsession with the consistency of quality, vintage after vintage. All five Bordeaux varieties are tasted and evaluated in a rigorous blind scoring process selected from the best barrels of that particular vintage in order to create the final blend. The variety scoring the highest becomes the leading component of that vintage. Should the blend not be equal to or better than previous vintages, the wine is not released as was the case in 2010 and 2019.

What developed is an outstanding wine with breath-taking complexity, depth, and notable age-ability. A wine not driven by a particular style or variety but by what was best from that vintage. A wine driven purely by Quality.

To celebrate our 2020 vintage, we have curated a limited New Release MR de Compostella 2020 offer for our Raats Private Cellar members & subscribers.

“We don’t measure our success through a single vintage but rather by analysing a decade of achieving consistent quality. The wine business is one where we think and plan in decades, not years.”
Bruwer Raats

“MR is a wine based on passion and friendship, a desire to be the best. A wine driven by quality and consistency.”
Mzokhona Mvemwe


MR de Compostella 2020 x 6

FOR R10 800,00


MR de Compostella 2020

“The portfolio sees a return of MR de Compostella that was declassified in 2019 due to March rain, the first time this difficult decision was made since 2010 for the same reason. It is brilliant and reinstates why it is revered as one of the Cape’s most eminent wines.”
– Neal Martin MW

“Bruwer Raats is a larger than life character making larger than life wines from both his Raats Family Winery in Stellenbosch as well as his cult wine label MR de Compostella at which he is partnered with by the accomplished Zulu winemaker Mzokhona Mvemve. An iconic wine that flirts with perfection.”
– Greg Sherwood MW

“The wine displays a real intensity in the glass with a ruby red rim and a red/black plum heart. The aromatics are vibrant and fabulously perfumed, bursting from the glass with expressive notes of red and black berry fruits, black currant, raspberry, red and black cherry before earthy blueberry emerge with suggestions of pressed violets, lavender, sweet sandalwood, star anise and graphite spice. On the palate the vintage’s regal elegance emerges with exhilarating acids framing the plush opulent red and black berry fruits, saline cassis, tart red cherry and a blueberry confectionary generosity.  This is a wine with beautiful bright acid freshness and weight concentration.  A wine with a mixed palette of colours, flavours and fruits and the most seamlessly elegant finessed velvety tannins. A breathtaking wine on many levels and one of the most iconic releases to date.”  Greg Sherwood MW

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