80 Years old next year.
That’s the vintage of this fine South African brand.
Statesmen, Generals, Kings and a few Queens (I’m sure) have savoured it’s easy drinking style since it was first blended by the American medical doctor, Dr.W.C. Winshaw back in the 1930’s.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, many a South African will nostalgically remember it as a wine they drank as a “housewine in a steakhouse” when they were young.
To give it a more modern revitalised look Distell have redesigned the packaging to feature a cleaner lable that moves from the yellow colour, while still incorporating the Cape Dutch homestead that has featured on the label since the 1930’s.
The cork closure is also retained, no screw cap here.
To celebrate the redesign Distell are running a promotion on the necktag which will enable two winners to do a makeover on their house to the value of R100,000 each. The makeover will be assisted by the design team at Tuis/Home magazine and a before and after feature will be done for next year’s May edition, in time for the Chateau Libertas 80th birthday.
At only R19.99 a bottle in Pick n’Pay you can’t go far wrong.