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The Liberator 'Le Merle Noir' Merlot, Paarl 2020

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15% petit verdot adds a little spice and perspective to this rich, chocolatey, velvet-glove merlot. A hedonistic South African wine to indulge in.
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Code: SA20211

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Merlot
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2028
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, diam

The Liberator

The Liberator is the persona behind a range of limited-edition parcels of wine, sourced from some of South Africa's most exciting and celebrated winemakers, all with their own back story.

It was those winemakers who inspired the project that was to become The Liberator – they and some exceptional wines which otherwise faced the all too common fate of being blended away into obscurity, the right place under any other guise not having been found for them, despite the wine's inherent quality and potential.

The project is the invention of normally perfectly sensible UK wine merchant and Master of Wine, Richard Kelley, with the innovative help of some bright young creatives. We came in already party to information otherwise confidential to the project, and were lucky enough to be in the right place (cellar, actually) at the right time to be able to snap up the very first Special Edition parcels to merit inclusion in The Liberator's eclectic portfolio.

Richard calls these parcels 'vinous orphans' and we have been happy to adopt many of them as limited-edition exclusives. These are always one-off parcels and thus available in limited quantities. Go to to discover more about our selections and the wider range available in South Africa and elsewhere.

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