A fabulous dated Tawny with real depth and masses of fruit, like a liquidised Christmas Cake with added alcohol so what’s not to like. Niepoort is to vintage Port what Krug is to Champagne. They are both small houses in a world dominated by large competitors, but they are producing outstanding wines that very few can match. - James Suckling.
"Burgundy for kings, champagne for duchesses, claret for gentlemen."
40 YEARS OLD TAWNY half’s
ORIGIN: Portugal - Douro Valley
Colour: Amber with greenish tonalities.
Aroma: Intense aromas of dried fruits and refined smoky flavours
Palate: Round and dense in mouth, rich in dried fruits, with a superb long lasting finish.
£59.00 per half bottle
Bethany Old Tawny
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
Rioja Bilbao Luggage Case £89.00
The fabulous 2016 limited suitcase of Ramon Bilbao Rioja. We’ve championed the super smoth wines of Ramon Bilbao for years but just as exciting as the taste is the style and this year they have surpassed themselves with this superb wooden luggage case.
Dows 1991 VP
Dows Vintage Ports have always been on the softer more rounded side of what many see as the norm for this type of wine. Lashings of sweet dark fruit with chocolate and hints of spice. This is a cracker with a rich Stilton Cheese.
£69.95 in the shop
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
Yes, it does say Whitehaven on the label but this isn’t a product made for us, it’s actually from the fabulous Whitehaven Winery in Marlborough New Zealand.
Masses of tropical fruits on the nose with crisp clean resfreshing flavours on the palate. Great on it’s own but fabulous with fish or light pasta dishes.