The Liberator 'The Bishop of Norwich' Cape Tawny NV 75cl


Tasting Note

Light, bright and honeyed with a delicious raisin and prune aroma. Really gentle, pruney palate - almost a bit like Christmas pudding, Christmas cake and sticky toffee pudding rolled into on. Some nutty elements on the finish. Even though it says 'NV Tawny', this actually comes from one barrel of 300 bottles that was last touched in 2006, so the wine is at least 17 years old. An absolute gem of a wine.

Please note that this wine is arriving the last week of November 2023


Over the past 25 years, Richard Kelley MW has become one of the most respected authorities on South African wine in the UK and beyond. Between 1995 and 2002, he lived and worked in the Cape, witnessing the renaissance of the post-apartheid wine industry. Throughout this fruitful period, he established a healthy rapport with the great and the good of the local wine scene, affording him access to their distinguished cellars. 'The Liberator' is his project where he visits producers in South Africa and 'liberates' small parcels of wine that either the producer has no use for or would normally be blended in with lesser wines. He then brings these to the consumer as one-off, small parcels of wine.

This limited 300 bottle release comes from the cellars of father and daughter team – Carel and Margaux Nel, who are considered to be the most celebrated ‘Port’ style producers in the Cape. Located in the sleepy dorp of Calitzdorp, the wine is believed to be 100% Tinta Barocca. No one can remember and official harvest records would be too challenging to find…

Country: South Africa | Region: Western Cape | Alcohol: 18.5% | Grapes: Believed to be 100% Tinta Barocca