Made from the traditional Barossa tawny port varieties – Grenache and Shiraz and harvested late in the season to achieve maximum ripeness and complexity. After fortification with premium quality brandy spirit it is aged in old oak casks for an average of ten years. The bouquet displays intense raisin and nutty rancio characters which carry on to the mellow, dried fruit palate. The lingering finish is rich and full of flavour, with pleasant, well integrated tannins and brandy spirit.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
Aromatic and complex on the nose, slightly pungent, with notes of Pedro Ximenez. Medium golden in colour with hints of red amber. Very harmonious on the palate, with an agreeable touch of sweetness at the first moment, giving way to a nutty complexity and a long clean finish. A traditional match to soups, Sandeman Character Medium Dry Amontillado is a good accompaniment to pâtés , smoked meats, rich seafood dishes and some cheeses. Well chilled it is excellent as an aperitif.
Pale brick colour with broad amber rim. Mellow nose of succulent ripe berry fruit with aromas of butterscotch, figs and prunes interwoven with attractive nutty and spicy aromas. Smooth and round on the palate, full of rich strawberry jam flavours.
Deep ruby in colour, it has a potent nose of concentrated fruit, crammed with blackcurrant, plum and liquorice flavours. Its luscious texture is supported by a firm tannic structure giving the wine restrained elegance for which Taylor’s Ports are famous.
Deep purple-black with narrow magenta rim. Powerful, exuberant, fresh blackcurrant and cherry nose. Lovely floral notes. Firm, but well integrated tannins on the palate. Fresh, ripe, mouth filling black fruit and plum flavours. Long, lingering blackberry and dark chocolate after taste. A very balanced, stylish wine.