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Fonseca Crusted (1x75cl)

Powerful aromatic bouquet. Dark berry fruits on the nose and mouth. Great layers of complexity and flavour. Plump raisin, spice, eucalyptus notes as well as the berry fruit flavours. An elegant and finely balanced wine.
Serving Suggestions
Fonseca Crusted is the perfect finish to any meal. It benefits from being decanted and should be served in a generously proportioned wine glass so that its rich fruity nose can be enjoyed to the full. Excellent with fully flavoured cheeses. It is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or berry fruits.

£15.75

Quinta Do Crasto Late Bottled Vintage Port 2010 (1x37.5cl)

The earliest records mentioning Quinta do Crasto and wine production date back to 1615. It later received Feitoria status (the highest vineyard classification of the time), together with the other noteworthy estates of the Douro Valley. Between 1758 and 1761, the Marquis of Pombal ordered the installation of 335 granite markers to delineate the first ever Demarcated Region in the world. One of these stone pillars, or “marcos pombalinos” can still be seen today at Quinta do Crasto. In the early 20th century, Quinta do Crasto was bought by Constantino de Almeida and it is now being run by the fourth generation of his family.

The grapes for the LBV port were harvested from old vines, then taken to the winery in plastic boxes. On arrival in the winery they were rigorously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes with their stems were then slightly crushed and transferred to a traditional stone tank (“lagar”) where they were foot trodden. After this, the grape spirit was added to stop the fermentation and fortify the wine.

The port was aged in large oak vats (9,000 litres) for about 4 years. It was then bottled without fining or filtration; a light sediment may form in the bottle over time so we would recommend that you decant this port if possible.

The Quinta Do Crasto LBV 2010 has a deep purple colour. Its aromas are pronounced with fresh notes of wild berry fruit and delicate hints of cocoa. The palate is elegant in the beginning then leads to a wine with a solid backbone of firm, finely-textured tannins that are beautifully combined with wild berry notes. This is an engaging wine that finishes with great freshness and persistence.

£9.55

Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado (1x75cl)

Valdespino is one of the oldest and very few family-owned bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry production going back six centuries. Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought for the city of Jerez with King Alfonso X, against the Arabs in 1264. As a reward for his efforts he was given land in the Jerez region. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, and they own 750 hectares of their own vineyards in Jerez, which is rare in this region, and allows them close control over grape quality. 

The soil where the Pedro Ximénez grapes are grown in the Jerez region is high in silica and calcic carbonate. It is deep and has a good oxygen content, and produces grapes with high sugar levels.

When the Pedro Ximénez grapes are harvested, they are left out in the sun to dry for at least two weeks. This concentrates the sugars through evaporation, turning them to raisins. A very sweet must is then obtained through pressing, which is fermented and then fortified to around 17%, using grape spirit of 96%. The wine is then aged in a Solera system made up of three ‘criadera‘ and a solera, made from American oak casks, and fractionally blended. The wine is aged 100% oxidatively and has an average age of ten years. The final wine must meet requirements to show standard characteristics and parameters expected of a Pedro Ximénez sherry. 

A deep mahogany colour. Intense aromas of dried fruits, raisins, figs, and subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. Smooth and velvety on the palate, with great length and balance.

 

£18.75

Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Non Vintage (1x 75cl)

Dry and refreshing, with apple, straw and nutty flavours all underscored by a salty tanginess. Lightweight and balanced, zesty and refreshing.

£11.00

Bodegas Hidalgo Prestigio Amontillado Seco Napoleon Non Vintage (1x 50cl)

Aroma: rich hazelnut. Full and long on the palate. Taste: nutty full flavour, dry and refined. Amontillado Seco Napoleon is originally aged to become a Manzanilla using the traditional solera system in butts of American oak. However, certain casks show a deeper, nuttier character, and are transfered to a separate solera to age oxidatively as part of the Amontillado blend. The name originates from the days of the Peninsula War, when the Hidalgos sold wine both to the French and the British!
£10.74

Bodegas Hidalgo Prestigio Pedro Ximenez Triana Non Vintage (1x 50cl)

Produced by the Hidalgo Family bodega, established in 1792 in Sanlúcar. Made using grapes dried on straw mats, fermented and fortified, then aged under the solaria system. One of the sweetest wines in the world, PX is about as sweet as things can get!Taste: Aromas of raisins, molasses, figs, toffee, caramel, nuts, the palate is incredibly thick, dense, with an oily texture, massive concentration and unsurpassed sweetness and prolonged length.The ultimate sweet wine!
£14.10

Croft Pink Port (1x 75cl)

Attractive floral notes underline the pungent, aromatic raspberry fruit aromas. The palate is full of deliciously ripe cherry flavours with lovely nuances of honey and grapefruit.How to servePink Port is best served chilled and is an excellent aperitif accompanied by roasted almonds or olives. It is also a delicious accompaniment to lighter desserts andfruits. Also try it over ice and with soda water..
£11.16

Ferreira Vintage Port in Wooden Box (1x 75cl)

Ferreira 2011 is a wine of such a dark red as to appear almost totally opaque. An intense, complex yet harmonious aroma presents notes of rockrose, heather, pine and cedar. Spices, such as pepper, as well as a hint of iodine, are also worth pointing out. Lively on the palate, with good acidity and robust tannins, flavours of red berries, such as strawberries, and hints of spice, such as pepper, come to the fore. A long and well-balanced finish. This magnificent Porto Ferreira Vintage 2011 was bottled in April 2013 with no further treatments and has huge ageing potential.
£54.96

Fonseca Aged Tawny 10 Years Old (1x 50cl)

Russet in colour with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plumy finish.
£16.34

Fonseca Bin 27 half bottle (1x 37.5cl)

Deep youthful ruby colour. Intense rich fruity nose crammed with pure blackberry, cassis, cherry and plum aromas interwoven with notes of spice. The palate full bodied and round, with a smooth velvety texture balanced by firm mouth filling tannins. The juicy black fruit flavours linger into the rich luscious finish.Pairing suggestionsThe rich black fruit flavours of Bin 27 are a perfect match for chocolate and berry fruit dishes. Also excellent served after a meal with bitter chocolate with a high cocoa content or a plate of chocolate brownies or truffles. Like all youthful red Ports, Bin 27 is an excellent match for soft ripe cheeses and can be served on its own at the end of the meal or any other relaxed occasion in a generously proportioned wine glass.
£7.57

Fonseca Bin 27 quarter bottle (1x 20cl)

Deep youthful ruby colour. Intense rich fruity nose crammed with pure blackberry, cassis, cherry and plum aromas interwoven with notes of spice. The palate full bodied and round, with a smooth velvety texture balanced by firm mouth filling tannins. The juicy black fruit flavours linger into the rich luscious finish.Pairing suggestionsThe rich black fruit flavours of Bin 27 are a perfect match for chocolate and berry fruit dishes. Also excellent served after a meal with bitter chocolate with a high cocoa content or a plate of chocolate brownies or truffles. Like all youthful red Ports, Bin 27 is an excellent match for soft ripe cheeses and can be served on its own at the end of the meal or any other relaxed occasion in a generously proportioned wine glass.
£3.84

Fonseca Siroco White Port (1x 75cl)

Pale, straw colour. A superb balance of ripe fruit, delicate acidity and elegant notes of wood aging. Full and fruity on the palate this wine has a glorious lingering finish and an attractive, refreshing crispness.Serving SuggestionsFonseca Siroco is traditionally enjoyed as an aperitif, served chilled in a white wine glass. It can also be poured over ice in a high ball glass and topped up with tonic water and a leaf of fresh mint or a slice of lemon as a refreshing summer long drink. Accompanied by salted almonds and some plump, juicy olives, it is the perfect aperitif.But why stop there? Siroco brings an extra dimension of flavour to many dishes, for example when added as a finishing touch to a warm leek and potato soup or a cool summer gazpacho. Use it in place of white wine to provide an original aromatic accent when cooking clams or mussels.
£16.25

Henriques & Henriques 3 Year old Medium Rich (1x 75cl)

A darkish fruity wine, its smooth and mellow flavours make it an ideal accompaniment for desserts or strong cheeses.
£11.22

Hidalgo Amontillado Napoleon Vors 30 Years Old NV (1x 50cl)

Produced according to the traditional methods. The ageing method used for all sherries is known as the solera system which consists of a continuous blending of young sherries with older ones resulting in a sherry of consistent quality. Matured in solera, in casks of American oak in the sherry town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. The maturation is first ‘biological’, i.e. under a veil of yeast or flor followed by the ‘oxidative’ process, which begins as the yeast dies off due to lack of nutrients available in the Sherry. Then follows several (over 30 years) of ageing in cask, to give a dry, complex wine.Wines of such age are designated VORS, (Very Old Rare Sherry). Aroma: Intensely rich hazelnut, beeswax. Taste: dry, very nutty, full bodied. A pungent aperitif, but also great with many foods: Tapas, soup, dry cheeses and even beef.
£48.00

Hidalgo Pasada Pastrana Manzanilla NV (1x 75cl)

This old (pasada) Manzanilla comes from the heralded Hidalgo family where it is blended by the head 'capitaz' Antonio Sanchez. To acquire such knowledge as a capitaz requires a lifetime of dedication, as they must be familiar with the taste of every cask in the Bodega. Taste: An intense nose of apple skins and nuts leads on to a palate characterised by classic notes of almonds, orange peel and a salty twang. A prolonged finish marks this out as a wine of real quality.
£13.08
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