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The Liberator Episode 35. Dial P for Pinot 2020

14% abv

Vol- 75cl

So, Rick asks, where exactly would one store weapons grade uranium needed to detonate an atomic bomb…? Well, inside a bottle of 1934 Pommard, of course…

A passionate oenophile, film director and master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock’s decision to secrete the uranium ore within a bottle of 1934 Pommard as part of the plot in his 1946 motion picture Notorious, reflects his passion for fine Burgundy.

But Hitch’s love of introducing his audience to the delights of the Côte d’Or doesn’t end there. In an early scene within the 1954 movie, Rear Window, there is another Burgundy mentioned, when Grace Kelly (no relation to Rick) pours an eyebath of a glass for James Stewart and whispers with soft excitement ‘It’s a Montrachet’.

Except there’s an unexpected mystery here. The original movie was filmed in black and white but later ‘restored’ to colour when, if one observes closely, Le Montrachet miraculously turns from white to red…

Surely an erroneous error by the people at Technicolor…? One which would have had Hitchcock outraged with their lack of attention to detail…

Dial P for Pinot Noir, obviously.

£18.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Good stock

Some say that The Liberator conjures up images of a disguised, cloaked superhero, charging around the Winelands rescuing bottles in distress. But this is no Superman. He’s just plain Rick; a Cape crusader perhaps, but one where cloaks are exchanged for a rather tatty Harris Tweed jacket and any superhuman powers are substituted by a supposedly blessed palate.
On his regular jaunts around the Cape, Rick is confounded by the number of great wines that are resigned to a tragic fate of being blended away or disposed of in bulk. It might be an occasional experimental batch, or possibly an interesting off-cut from some proud winemaker’s latest premium release. Whatever their provenance, it’s his mission as The Liberator to procure these precious vinous orphans and consign them to a better home.

Inevitably, each wine discovered by The Liberator comes with its own story; a tale of its untimely existence. You’ll find that every release has its testimony recounted, in bottle and on screen, as a unique and evocative Episode.

Reference #:
16386
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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