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2021 Mvemve Raats South African (Red Blend) "MR de Compostella"

Mvemve Raats 2021 MR de Compostella

Winery: Mvemve Raats

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "MR de Compostella"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 17% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $75

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 95.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 7, 2024

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon based wine from South Africa opens with a black currant and cigar box bouquet with hints of pine, salami, and eucalyptus. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, savory, and fresh. The flavor profile is cedar influenced red currant and black licorice blend with notes of bay leaf, cured meat stick, and tart cranberry. We also detected hints of tangy red plum and menthol. The finish is dry, and its flavors and moderate tannins linger and last for quite a while. The Tasting Panel would pair this red blend with braised wild boar or duck confit. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Deep, dark, and intense ruby color. 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 dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavor profile with a polished and well-defined finish.

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