Master of Wine, Richard Kelley is on mission as The Liberator “to uncover – and liberate – the hidden gems of the Cape... to procure precious vinous orphans and consign them to a better home.” There is no set style or quantity. No fixed price point.
The Liberator - Episode 32 is a red blend of 71% Shiraz, 16% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc from Constantia. Only 1000 cases are produced of this exclusive wine.
The inspiration behind the wine is the idea that in relationships, opposites attract. Here the choice of grape varieties reflects this concept by pairing the Shiraz; peppery and structured with merlot; soft and fruity. The bottle design and part inspiration, is based around a pack of cards, depicting the Shiraz as the Queen of Hearts and the merlot as the King of Spades. The Cabernet Franc is the wildcard, the Joker, thrown in to stir things up a bit!
All sounds a bit bonkers... but in our experience, Rick’s wines are rare treasures which often over deliver. Get it while you can!
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