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Chateau Libertas Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault 2021

By , 13 October 2022

To honour Francis “Duimpie” Bayly, one of South Africa’s most distinguished wine personalities, who died last year, producer-wholesaler Distell have launched a limited-edition wine under the Chateau Libertas label.

Consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cinsault, the former was matured for some 12 months in first-, second- and third-fill barrels while the latter was matured in concrete. Only 2 800 magnums (price: R900) and a small batch of standard 750ml bottles (R450) are being released – the Chateau Libertas brand celebrates its 90th anniversary this year and the magnums are packaged in a commemorative wooden box – purchases can be made via Vinoteque.co.za. Commentator Michael Fridjhon, Bennie Howard, one of the first Cape Wine Masters and I gave input on the blend so no rating.

Proceeds are going to the establishment of a centre to be situated on the historic Welgevallen farm that will function as a repository of wine knowledge, the University of Stellenbosch on board to assist with set-up.   


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