Episode 28 - All This Untamed Beauty Pinot Noir 2015
Tattoos, Pinot Noir and one of the greatest vintages South Africa has ever known; wines simply don’t get much cooler than All This Untamed Beauty.
As a panel taster for South African Wine Magazine, a contributor to the highly respected Platter’s South African Wines Guide and a certified Master of Wine, Richard Kelley is one of the most respected authorities on South African wine in the world. Over three decades in the industry, this Cape Crusader has made a lot of friends throughout that great winemaking nation. Every time he visits the Cape, he pops in to see his buddies and rummage through their cellars, uncovering great wines that don’t quite fit in the winery’s portfolio, are deemed too experimental or that they plan to simply fill into big blends. On discovering these gems, Richard – going by his alter ego Rick – ‘liberates’ them, bottles them and sells them under the small-batch label The Liberator. Each one is completely unique and when it’s gone, it will never be repeated. This one is Episode 28 in the series, and only 500 bottles were ever made.
This rare wine was presented to Rick, unlabelled, by Rianie Strydom of Strydom Vineyards. It comes from a plot in Napier, a ward in the Cape South Coast Region rarely seen in the UK. Matured in French oak for 10 months, it was bottled in 2016, which means it now has another four years of bottle age on it. The result is a delicately ornate and elegant wine that must be tasted to be believed.
And just in case you were wondering, the heavily inked lady on the label is Maud Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist in America. Maud was a circus performer covered from head to toe in hand-poked tattoos. She was the epitome of an untamed beauty.
£3.73 per 100.00ml
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