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The Liberator Episode 4 The Pie Chart 2011 Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Liberator Episdode 4 The Pie Chart
Vintage
2011

Region Stellenbosch, South Africa
Colour/Style Dry white, fermented and aged 15 months in oak barrels
Grapes 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food White meats, fish, mushrooms, risotto
Next day
Really good
Drink Now, or over the next 3 to 5 years
The Liberator labels are never less than quirky and amusing, not to mention eye-catching - but this one is the best yet. The teacher pig, the rather unequal pie chart and the confused rabbit would suggest that the proportions of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are equal. But of course, they are not. For an interesting take on the art of blending and some clarity on the tale of the pig and the rabbit, see this little story from The Liberator website.

So what about the wine? Well, it really is delightfully fresh on the nose, with lots of zingy lemon, elderflower, cut grass and wet stone/mineral aromas and subtle notes of herbs and creamy orange. The palate too is wonderfully fresh and citrus-tinged, with plenty of concentration and amazingly mouth-watering acidity. It is rare for a Cape wine to be quite so similar in profile to its northern hemisphere counterpart - in this case, a bit of a ringer for a rather good white Bordeaux. It gets better and better with more air, and by the second day, it really sings, with intense, grassy, pea pod and elderflower aromas and a real "prickle", even on the nose, with hints of orange and tart apple. The palate too seems even more intense, focused and grippy than on day 1, with all sorts of white fruit, gooseberry and rhubarb things going on. It really is delicious stuff!
 

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We deliver only to UK and Northern Ireland addresses. The minimum order value is £75 (plus the delivery charge). You may of course choose a mix of any wines in our range. Orders between £75 and £200: delivery charge is £7.50. Orders over £200: delivery is free! (If your order is over £200, please remember to change the delivery charge in checkout to £0.00). Please note: Delivery to non-mainland addresses (Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, etc.) is usually possible, but may not be on a next-working-day basis. It is also more expensive than delivery to mainland addresses, so will be charged at cost (for orders under £200) but with a small discount for orders over £200 - please call us for a quote.

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