Stellenbosch wine producer Bruwer Raats has been honoured with their third 5-Star rating from South Africa's definitive Platter's Wine Guide for their 2014 MR de Compostella Bordeaux blend. This is the third vintage to receive the coveted award, following in the footsteps of the 2009 and 2013 vintages.
The MR de Compostella, or "constellation of stars", is a joint effort that saw its first vintage in 2004, made by winemakers Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve. It is an elegant Bordeaux blend that has consistently received high praise from wine critics both in South Africa and abroad. Other accolades for the MR de Compostella include:
MR de Compostella 2014:
- 95 Points from Tim Atkin SA Report
MR de Compostella 2013:
- 94 Points from Tim Atkin SA Report
- 95 Points from Neal Martin in the Wine Advocate
MR de Compostella 2012:
- 96 Points from Neal Martin in the Wine Advocate
- Top 100 Cellar Selection in Wine Enthusiast (2015)
Winemaker Bruwer Raats says that this consistent excellence is one of the benchmarks they have set for themselves. "The MR de Compostella has gained a name for itself as being a consistently high quallity wine and having the Platter Guide confirm this with its third 5 stars makes it really special." The Platter Guide was the first of its kind in South Africa and 36 years on, it remains very popular amongst consumers there. Raats continues, "A five-star rating is not easily achieved, so we are very pleased."