MR De Compostella 2021 is a blend of 26% Cabernet Franc; 35% Cabernet Sauvignon; 17% Malbec; 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot
A vintage marked by many winemakers as near perfect. Cooler weather conditions helped winemakers to decide on picking dates more carefully and resulting in fantastic fruit ripeness and acid balance. A tough call after the exceptional 2015 and 2017, but the proof is in the wines we taste as they hit the market. And we have to agree, 2021 is exceptional. According to Bruwer Raats, this is the finest MR to date.
Tim Atkin named Bruwer Winemaker of the Year in his 2023 report, Greg Sherwood scored this vintage 99/100 and Corlien says it’s a must buy for any serious wine collector.
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.
ANALYSIS: ALC 14 % | ph 3.59 | RS 1.9 | TA 5.85
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Always in the pursuit of perfectionism, every vintage marks the start of a new challenge for Mzokona and Bruwer.
A serious wine demanding attention
Dense dark fruit with graphite and firm tannin structure. There’s an elegance to this well-balanced wine with a fresh lift on the finish.
The aim with this wine was to take each of the five components and make a varietal wine in it’s own right. The wines were then tasted blind after one year in barrel. The wines that scored less than 90 points were not considered for the final blend. The percentage components of the blend were determined by the scores achieved in the blind tasting. The resultant cuvee is called De Compostella (‘The Compilation of Stars’).
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