About The Liberator: Beyond the periphery of South Africa’s conventional vineyard regions lie great vinous treasures, resigned to anonymity; forgotten, abandoned or just simply undiscovered. it is the mission of Rick, our intrepid Cape Crusader, to seek out and liberate these rare wines, consigning them to the table of the most inquisitive and discerning imbiber. Each episode represents a precious parcel that is both unique and finite.
On his regular jaunts around the Cape, seeing the number of great wines that are resigned to a tragic fate of being blended away or disposed of in bulk confounded Rick. It might be an occasional experimental batch, or possible an interesting off-cut from some proud winemakers latest premium release. Whatever their provenance, it’s Ricks mission as The Liberator to procure these precious vinous orphans and consign them to a better home.
Inevitably, each wine discovered by The Liberator comes with its own story; a tale of its untimely existence. Every release has its testimony recounted, in a bottle and on screen, as a unique and evocative episode.
Description: This wine is a one off limited edition. Limited stock available.
This wine is part of the superb parcel of wines “Liberated” by MW Richard Kelley. This single barrel of Cape “Port” is aged in cask for 2 years. Amazingly sprite and lively on the palate with sweet blackcurrant and lovely acidity. Tannins are very smooth. Wonderfully persistant flavours with a strawberry finish. Great length. A wonderful alternative to Port.
What the press says: “This offers marvellous bang for your buck. It’s a wonderful alternative to traditional Port featuring vibrant cassis on the nose and a luxurious red berry finish with notes of vanilla and gentle spice. A delight when served with poached prunes and vanilla mascarpone. It also has excellent ageing potential” Cathal McBride, Sunday Business Post