MR de Compostella 2016

R1,300.00

producer Raats Family Wines

cultivar Blend

style Dry Red

origin Stellenbosch, South Africa

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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Additional Information

ageing potential Will drink even better in time and can mature for more than 15 years if cellared correctly

blend information 63% Cabernet Sauvignon; 17% Cabernet Franc; 12% Malbec; 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot

food suggestions Well-aged sirloin / Rib-eye or Filet mignon /  Hard cheeses

Accolades

2016 Scored 94 points by Neal Martin (August 2018)
2015 Scored 96 points by Neal Martin (August 2018)
2015 Scored 91 points by James Suckling (July 2018)
2015 Scored 93 points by Wine Spectator Insider (April 2018).
2015 Scored 95 points “Cellar Selection” by Wine Enthusiast (April 2018)
2015 Scored 95 points by Wine Enthusiast (February 2018)
2015 Chosen as one of SA TOP 10 Red Blends (2018)
2015 Scored 5 stars John Platter (2018)
2015 Scored 98 points by Greg Sherwood, Master of Wines (September 2017)
2015 Scored 96 points by Tim Atkin SA Report (September 2017)
2014 Scored 92 points by “Cellar Selection” by Wine Enthusiast (December 2017)
2014 Rated Best Bordeaux style blend at the SAWi awards (2017)
2014 Scored 93 points by Winemag for the Cape Bordeuax Red Blends Report (June 2017)
2014 Scored 92 points in “Year’s Best South Africa” by the Wine & Spirits Magazine Review (May 2017)
2014 Scored 93 points by Wine Spectator (January 2017)
2014 Scored 5 stars John Platter (2017)
2014 Scored 95 points by Tim Atkin – 2016 South Africa Special Report (September 2016).
2014 Scored 93 points at the Riscura Redhot Wine Awards (June 2016)
2014 Scored 91 points by the Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2016)
2014 Scored SAWI Platinum Award (June 2015)
2013 Scored 92 point at the RisCura Redhot Wine Awards and was selected one of the TOP 2 wines (2015)
2013 Scored 94 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (December 2015)
2013 Scored 5 stars John Platter (2016)
2013 Scored 95 points by Tim Atkin (2015)
2013 Scored SAWI Platinum award (2015)
2012 Scored 94 points by Wine Enthusiast and was chosen as one of the TOP 100 Cellar Selection (December 2015)
2012 Scored 91+ points by Stephen Tanzer (June 2015)
2012 Nominated 4½ stars John Platter (2015)
2012 Scored 96 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (October 2014)
2012 Scored 94/100 by Wine Journalist, Jamie Goode on his wine blog (July 2014)
2012 Scored 95 points by Tim Atkin (July 2014)
2012 Scored 97 points and also one of the highest rated wines by SAWI (June 2014)
2012 Scored 5 stars John Platter award (2014)
2011 Scored 94 points from Wine Enthusiast (December 2015)