Madeira & Other Fortifieds

Fortified wine dates from the days when table wine really didn’t travel well, the fortifying spirit bringing the alcohol level up to a level that kills vinegar-producing bacteria. The British, surprise, surprise, were instrumental in setting up a string of fortified wine producing areas conveniently placed for re-supply, such as Madeira on the way over to the Americas or Marsala where Nelson’s fleet was victualed in 1798. By and large these wines are sweet with the spirit stopping the fermentation before the natural sugar has been used up. This makes their consumption more of a challenge in these days of drier tastes. Whenever we show them at tastings however, customers rave about them and delight in suggesting food pairings or recipes that their addition would improve. We suggest just pouring glasses and handing them out, no questions asked!

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  1. Marsala Fine IP, Cucina, Lombardo
    Marsala Fine IP, Cucina, Lombardo
    Grillo 17.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Marsala
    Lombardo has been making Marsala on Sicily since 1881. This particular one has been made with the...
    £10.30 per bottle
  2. Moscatel de Setúbal, Bacalhoa
    Moscatel de Setúbal, Bacalhôa 2015
    Muscat/Moscatel 17.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Mid & S Portugal
    An unusual, complex wine which has flavours of chocolate and raisins and is smooth and sweet with a...
    £11.95 per bottle
  3. Marsala Superiore Old, Secco, Lombardo
    Marsala Superiore Old, Secco, Lombardo
    Grillo 18.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Marsala
    Marsala as is should be, full of character with great complexity. Spices and a distictive nuttiness...
    £13.30 per bottle
  4. Stanton & Kil. Muscat, Rutherglen - Half
    Stanton & Killeen Muscat, Rutherglen - Half
    Muscat/Moscatel 17.5% Vol
    Other Fortified > Victoria
    This late-harvested and lightly fortified Muscat comes from Rutherglen in Victoria, the home of...
    £14.70 per bottle
  5. Catherine Marshall Myriad, VDN - Half
    Catherine Marshall Myriad, Vin Doux Naturel, Western Cape 2009 - Half
    Pinot Noir 18.0% Vol
    Other Fortified
    A fine curio! Fully ripe Pinor Noir and Merlot grapes partially fermented then lightly fortified....
    £14.95 per bottle
  6. Blandy's Duke of Sussex Dry
    Blandy's Duke of Sussex Dry Madeira
    Tinta Negra Mole 19.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    A delicate dry Madeira with a lovely citrus and apricot fruit character and a fresh nutty finish,...
    £15.80 per bottle
  7. D'Oliveiras 3 Year Old Sweet Madeira
    D'Oliveiras Sweet Madeira
    Tinta Negra Mole 19.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    In the style of a good Malmsey, this has a distinctly sweet, fat palate with a sharpness so typical...
    £16.80 per bottle
  8. Henriques & H 10 YO Malmsey - 50cl
    Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Old Malvasia (Malmsey) Madeira - 50cl
    Malvasia 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    Christmas cake and flaming plum pudding on the nose with touch of burnt sugar. Intense and sweet in...
    £19.95 per bottle
  9. Barbeito Sercial 10 Years Reserva Velha
    Barbeito Sercial 10 Years Reserva Velha, Madeira
    Sercial 19.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    An attractive greenish gold colour. WIth a prominent nose of dried fruits pine and resin. On the...
    £38.00 per bottle
  10. D'Oliveiras Verdelho vintage
    D'Oliveiras Verdelho Madeira, vintage 2000
    Verdelho 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    Dark colour. Almost beefy on the nose. Very gentle with nice cinnamon spice notes and utterly...
    £47.00 per bottle
  11. D'Oliveiras Malvazia vintage
    D'Oliveiras Malvazia Madeira, vintage 1991
    Malvasia 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    Sweet and intense aromas lead to succul;ent molasses and citrus flavours with great purity....
    £58.00 per bottle
  12. Henriques & H 20 YO Terrantez
    Henriques & Henriques 20 year old Terrantez Madeira
    Terrantez 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    Dried fruit and nuts abound on the nose and palate, the palate is medium dry with a tangy finish....
    £82.00 per bottle
  13. D'Oliveiras Sercial vintage
    D'Oliveiras Sercial Madeira, vintage 1977
    Sercial 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
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    £110.00 per bottle
  14. D'Oliveiras Terrantez vintage
    D'Oliveiras Terrantez Madeira, vintage 1977
    Terrantez 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    Honeysuckle and fig flavours with a dry, savoury finish. Terrantez is now a very rare grape...
    £120.00 per bottle
  15. Henriques Tinta Negra 50 Yr Madeira - 50cl
    Henriques & Henriques Tinta Negra Limited Edition 50 Year Old Madeira - 50cl
    Tinta Negra Mole 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    A seriously complex wine with aromas of toffee, herbs, spices, fruit, honey, tobacco, pepper,...
    £165.00 per bottle
  16. D'Oliveiras Bastardo vintage
    D'Oliveiras Bastardo Madeira, vintage 1927
    Bastardo 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    With 60g of residual sugar this is classified as a medium dry and is definitely on the drier side...
    £399.00 per bottle

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