Fortified Wines

Port, Sherry and Madeira - they dominate the fortified wine market, but there are others. Mind you, I'm such a port buff they have to really over perform to get listed!

Fortified wines are wines that have had a spirit, nearly always brandy, added and have a higher alcohol level to table wine.  This process was to preserve the wines, and while the three aforementioned wines are the most famous, other fortified wines include Marsala, Vermouth and Rutherglen Muscat.  There are also wines from the numerous new world countries that produce their own versions of port.

Sold outKrohn Ambassador Ruby Port 75cl
Krohn's 'entry level' is in a different category to most Ruby Ports - mature and versatile with a deep red colour and a concentration of fresh, plummy fruit aromas. The palate has plenty of lively cherry and more plum fruit...
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Sold outMaestro Sierra Fino 37.5cl
15% alcohol. Wonderfully rich, complex and aromatic. Salty, nutty and expressive, with lovely perfume. The palate is rounded and nutty with a savoury, tangy edge. Thrilling stuff: really complex and broad. 94/100
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Fernando de Castilla Classic Fino NV 75cl
One of the most exceptional of the small, independent sherry houses, Fernando de Castilla was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen - a Norwegian with a passion for top quality sherry. Pale in colour with just a hint of straw...
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Porto Pocas Ruby Port 75cl
Very rich with bold, strong full bodied berries, coffee and a little spice coming through. A fabulous Ruby Port. Pocas was founded just before the end of the First World War when Manoel Domingues Pocas Jr decided to set up...
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Sold outPorto Pocas White Port 75cl
"Very refreshing, lots of tropical fruit focusing on pineapple and banana. A delicious white port." Pocas was founded just before the end of the First World War when Manoel Domingues Pocas Jr decided to set up his own port company....
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19% offKrohn Late Bottle Vintage 2013/5 75cl
Deep ruby colour with upfront aromas of black plums, spice and dried herbs, firm and evident tannins and a rich, long finish. The generous plummy characters, freshness and pure berry fruit characterise Krohn LBV. Peter's Score - 89pts Contains Sulphites...
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Quinta do Silval Magalhaes Tawny Reserve 70cl
Reddish auburn colour. Complex with simultaneous notes of fresh dried fruits and reds. Elegant with smooth tannins." Quinta do Silval has been a well known port producer since the 1800’s. The Estate has 22 hectares of vineyards spread across the...
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Sold outQuinta do Sagrado White Port 75cl
A fabulous white port from this lovely producer. Minerally, lemon and salty flavours. The emotional link of the Calem family to the Douro & its wines began with the foundation of their company in 1859. Five generations later they continue...
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Maestro Sierra Fino 75cl
15% alcohol. Wonderfully rich, complex and aromatic. Salty, nutty and expressive, with lovely perfume. The palate is rounded and nutty with a savoury, tangy edge. Thrilling stuff: really complex and broad. 94/100' Contains Sulphites
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Churchills Dry White Port 50cl
This ten years old Dry White Port is a delicious aperitif wine, but also goes perfectly with smoked salmon, olives, almonds... it is so so flexible. With nutmeg and eucalyptus aromas, there is a lovely, long, complex spicy palate. Perhaps one...
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Barao de Vilar LBV 2014 75cl
This superb Barão de Vilar LBV 2012 is a blend of full, rich and fruity wines of a single year which has been specially chosen for ageing from 4 to 6 years in oak casks prior to bottling. The grapes...
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Sold outMaestro Sierra Oloroso 75cl
In 1832 the master carpenter Jos_ Antonio Sierra founded El Maestro Sierra. As one of the top coopers in the area, Jos_ Antonio was the person who made the barrels for all of the big Sherry houses. After years of...
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Churchill Late Bottled Vintage Port 2005 75cl
One of the most popular styles of port - you get complexity, but drinkability at an affordable price. Bigger, more dark berries abound with some rich, dried fruit, lots of sweet chocolate, mint and cherry. Graham Family (Owners) Contains Sulphites...
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Sold outMar 7 Manzanilla Sherry 75cl
Vinos Mar 7 are found in the centre of Sanlucar de Barrameda in a unique and privileged spot, given that it is a site on which a century old winery began. The location, from which wines have been cultivated since...
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Only 1 leftPocas 10 Year Old Tawny Port 75cl
A brilliant 10 year old Tawny Port, rasisined, with lovely prune, honey and allspice." Pocas was founded just before the end of the First World War when Manoel Domingues Pocas Jr decided to set up his own port company. Still...
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Sold outRamos Pinto LBV 2014 75cl
"Deep red in colour with an intensely fruity aroma of ripe raspberries and a hint of chocolate. Elegant on the palate, with excellent body and power. Ripe tannins and a long, decadent, anise spiced finish." Founded in 1880 by Adriano...
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Sold outKrohn Colheita 1999 75cl

Krohn Colheita 1999 75cl

£24.50 £31.50

This 20 year old Tawny port has some of the red berry fruit of the LBV, but with the lovely dried fruit, spice and nutty elements of a tawny. Silky, pure and delicious. Peter's Score - 89pts Contains Sulphites
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Churchill Crusted Port 75cl
Bottled in 2005, this is a blend of two vintage ports, which spend a further six months in barrel before bottling, where it spends the majority of its life ageing slowly. This has delicious big, bold blackberry aromas, with spice...
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Sold outPorto Pocas Vintage 1996 75cl
"Full red. Very rich of ripe red fruits. Notes of rock-rose and violets. Full bodied and rich on the palate, showing a remarkable, long lasting and persistent finish." Pocas was founded just before the end of the First World War...
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Sold outSandeman Quinta do Seixo Vintage Port 2015
"Deep purple in colour, almost opaque. Intense, powerful aromas of cherries, raspberries, plums and blueberries mingle with spicy notes reminiscent of pepper and nutmeg, and touches of resin and cedar wood. It has a taut structure with firm tannins, good...
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