B Vintners Liberté 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R300
In stock
(Only 38 left)
The B Vintners Liberté 2018 was named Best Pinotage in the Winemag Prescient Top 20 Wines South Africa 2020 Report.
94
WM
'20% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 18 months in older French oak. An enticing nose with notes of red currant, cherry, pomegranate and musk. The palate is light-bodied and energetic – pure fruit, fresh acidity and crunchy tannins. This is precisely made, being wonderfully clean and linear.' – Winemag Prescient Top 20 Wines South Africa 2020 Report, 94/100

'Elegance triumphs over muscle in perfumed, subtle 2018, expressing varietal charm with lithe body, vibrant & spicy red fruit, restrained tannin structure. 16 months in mostly older 300L barrels, like 2017 (93 pts), allows fruit to take centre stage.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'Cousins, Bruwer Raats and Gavin Slabbert, make this Pinotage like a top Pinot Noir, with evident whole bunch notes, subtle wood and fine textured tannins, wrapped around a core of raspberry and pomegranate fruit. Drink 2021-26.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'The 2018 Pinotage Liberté has a sense of airiness on the well-defined nose of blackberry, briar and hawthorn. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a crisp line of acidity and a compelling, granular and mineral-driven finish that lingers in the mouth – curiously, not that far removed from a Bandol. Drink 2022-2030.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 92/100 (Apr 2021)

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer
Blend information 100% Pinotage
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinotage
Rating WM 94
Producer information Gavin Bruwer, one of our Young Guns, has teamed up with his well-known winemaker cousin, Bruwer Raats, to launch a new set of wines under B Vintners Vine Exploration Co. Together the passionate team are incorporating their love of local heritage with their dynamic and innovative winemaking philosophy.
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