The Liberator, Chenin No.5, Western Cape, South Africa, 2019Regular price £5.00
“Best canned wines I have tasted recently were The Liberator… They look great too.” – Jancis Robinson
Rick, the Cape Crusader would be the first person to embrace innovation and help pioneer new formats. The wine trade has been speculating about the future of wine in cans for some time now. Many have tipped them to be the ‘next big thing’, whilst others would not be seen dead opening ‘a cold one’…
Whatever side of the tin fence you sit, there's no denying that this is a wine of sheer quality. The wine is deeply concentrated with lots of lovely ripe fruit and a subtle, well balanced addition of oak. The most complex, interesting wine in a can that we've tasted? Definitely. But don't take our word for it when Jancis Robinson is weighing in on the matter...
Chenin N°5 comes from a very good address in the Cape, but Rick is sworn to secrecy as to the actual source. If our Cape Crusader were to divulge its origin, he would probably then have to kill you.
A note from importer, Rick (the alter ego of Richard Kelley, MW, one of the world's foremost experts on the subject of South African wine):
"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 single discovery; a precious parcel that is both unique and finite".