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Fortified Wines

Whilst the vast majority of our fortified wine range comes from the Douro Valley – the home of Port – we have more recently expanded our focus to include our range of sherries and madeiras.

Madeira wine might be one of the most storied wines, with its history synonymous with that of the island’s own. Madeira has long been popular, notably with reports of George Washington advising to ‘drink a pint of Madeira daily’. Madeira has undergone a renaissance in recent years in part because of its versatility as a dessert wine due to its natural high acidity. Its unique taste comes from alternately heating and cooling the wine for six month intervals but there are four traditional styles which correspond to the different grape varietals used in the production of Madeira.

Back onto the mainland is the truly magical home of Port in the Douro Valley. Port’s perception, again, has changed dramatically in recent years; it is no longer merely just a drink for the Christmas table. The focus here is on red ports with multiple styles including Vintage, Tawny, LBV, Colheita, Reserva and Single Quinta. The illustrious Port houses are consistently producing wines that offer world class quality at affordable prices, something that is virtually unmatched across any other classic wine region.

Finally, we head South-East to Jerez; the home of sherry. Sherry starts its life as a dry-fermented white wine, then fortified with the addition of grape spirit. Sherry’s uniqueness comes from the use of the solera system (wine being drawn from the bottom-row of barrels then replenished with younger wines from the rows above). Once again, sherry has enjoyed a resurgence in both the drier fino styles and the longer matured sweeter styles like Olorosso.

Port

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1963 Croft btls DP 0 1 £95.00 btls -
Red 1963 Warre's Vintage Port btls DP 0 2 £130.00 btls 87 (RP)
Red 1966 Graham's Vintage Port btls DP 1 0 £2,450.00 cs -
Red 1969 Graham's Single Harvest Tawny btls IB 0 2 £950.00 btls -
Red 1970 Warre's Private Cellar btls IB 0 1 £115.00 btls -
Red 1977 Dow's Vintage Port mags DP 1 0 £1,025.00 cs -
Red 1977 Fonseca Vintage Port btls DP 0 3 £165.00 btls 93
Red 1977 Taylor btls DP 8 0 £1,450.00 cs 96
Red 1985 Dow's Vintage Port btls DP 9 0 £600.00 cs 87
Red 1992 Taylor btls DP 0 1 £135.00 btls 100
Red 1997 Fonseca Vintage Port btls DP 12 8 £430.00 cs 93
Red 1997 Taylor btls DP 2 6 £575.00 cs 97 (NM)
Red 2000 Cockburns btls IB 0 3 £50.00 btls 95 (RP)
Red 2000 Dow's Vintage Port btls IB 2 6 £420.00 cs 94
Red 2000 Gould Campbell btls IB 2 0 £330.00 cs -
Red 2000 Graham's Vintage Port btls IB 1 0 £450.00 cs 94
Red 2000 Taylor (Ex Oporto) btls IB 0 6 £54.17 btls -
Red 2000 Taylor Quinta da Vargellas Vinha Velha btls IB 0 2 £115.00 btls -
Red 2000 Taylor's Vintage Port btls DP 8 0 £500.00 cs 98
Red 2000 Warre btls IB 0 6 £33.33 btls -
Red 2003 Niepoort Vintage Port btls IB 9 2 £430.00 cs 95 (JS)
Red 2003 Niepoort Vintage Port btls DP 0 6 £35.83 btls 95 (JS)
Red 2003 Taylor's Vintage Port mags IB 0 3 £73.30 mags 95
Red 2003 Taylor's Vintage Port btls IB 6 0 From £552.00 cs 95
Red 2004 Quinta Do Noval Nacional btls IB 0 2 £510.00 btls -
Red 2007 Taylor's Vintage Port btls IB 2 6 From £480.00 cs 97
Red 2009 Warre's Vintage Port btls IB 0 6 £36.67 btls -
Red 2011 Croft Vintage Port btls IB 2 6 From £350.00 cs 92-95
Red 2011 Graham's Vintage Port hlvs IB 0 12 £28.08 hlvs 95-97
Red 2011 Quinta Do Noval Nacional btls IB 0 1 £1,050.00 btls -
Red 2013 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port btls IB 3 6 £523.00 cs 95 (WA)
Red 2016 Croft btls IB 1 0 £470.00 cs -
Red 2016 Dow's Vintage Port btls IB 0 6 £51.67 btls -
Red 2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port btls IB 13 0 £600.00 cs -
Red 2016 Sandeman Vintage Port btls IB 0 6 £53.33 btls -
Red 2017 Cockburns btls IB 3 6 £480.00 cs -
Red 2017 Croft Quinta de Roeda btls IB 3 0 £1,200.00 cs -
Red 2017 Dow's Vintage Port btls IB 0 3 £112.67 btls -
Red 2017 Fonseca Vintage Port btls IB 2 6 £640.00 cs -
Red 2017 Graham's Vintage Port btls IB 10 6 £660.00 cs -
Red 2017 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port btls IB 3 6 £618.00 cs -
Red 2017 Quinta do Vesuvio btls IB 2 0 £540.00 cs -
Red 2017 Taylor Quinta da Vargellas Vinha Velha btls IB 2 6 £1,500.00 cs -
Red Mixed Krohn Assortment (1x1863, 1x1896)
Krohn
btls IB 1 0 £7,500.00 cs -
Red NV CROFT MIXED CASE: 1 BOTTLE EACH - 91, 94, 00, 03, 07, 09 btls IB 1 0 £250.00 cs -
Red NV Dow's - Crusted Port (bottled 2004) btls IB 0 2 £15.83 btls -

Sherry

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
White NV Fino 'En Rama'
Colosia
50 cl IB 0 27 £14.17 50 cl -

Madeira

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
White 1850 Verdelho
D'Oliveira
btls DP 0 3 £890.00 btls -
Red 1957 Bual
Blandy
btls IB 1 0 £2,300.00 cs -
Red 1957 Bual
Blandy
hlvs IB 1 6 From £2,380.00 cs -
Red 1969 Bual
Blandy
hlvs IB 0 6 £90.00 hlvs -
Red 1975 Sercial
Blandy
hlvs DP 0 6 £69.70 hlvs -
Red 1998 Colheita Verdelho
Blandy
50 cl IB 0 6 £31.67 50 cl 91 (NM)
White NV Verdelho 10 YO Reserves
Barbeito
btls IB 1 1 £230.00 cs -

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