Category Archives: 10-30 fortified

Delicado Amontillado 12yo

Bodega Gonzalez Byass, Delicado 12 y.o. Amontillado, Jerez, Andalucia, Spain, NV An amontillado is the result of two successive ageing processes, both in solera – firstly biological as a fino under flor, then oxidatively in oak. It normally starts life … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Chip Dry White Port NV

Taylor’s Chip Dry Port, Extra Sec, Douro, Portugal, NV This wine: a malvasia dominated blend, along with rabigato, esgana cão, viosinho and gouveio; produced using the same methods as for red port, at Atkinson Lodge/Cellar; bottle number 363479, natural cork stopper, … Continue reading

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Barao de Vilar Pink Port NV

Barao de Vilar, Pink Port, Portugal, NV. This wine: a blend of the port varieties – touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta barroca, tinto cao, tinta roriz; natural cork stopper, 19.5% abv, 50cl, Ann et Vin, ~£13 (02/17) Consumer tasting note: a … Continue reading

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Barbeito Boal Madeira NV

Barbeito, Boal Reserva, Vinho Madeira, NV This wine: varietal boal (aka bual), canteiro method of ageing, blended from wines aged for 5 years in old French oak casks, 500ml, 19% abv, Weavers, £16 (10/16) Consumer tasting note: a strident nose … Continue reading

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Justinos Madeira Colheita 1996

Justinos, Fine Rich Colheita Madeira, Portugal, 1996 This wine: a blend of predominantly tinta negra mole from the single year, a black variety, harvested 1996, aged in oak casks for an unspecified period, bottled when? natural cork stopper, 19% abv, Delilah … Continue reading

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H&H 10 Y.O. Bual

Henriques and Henriques, Bual (aka boal) 10 Year Old, Madeira, Portugal. A blend of 10 year old wines, natural cork stopper, 20% abv, 500ml, Vintage Wines, £22 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity amber, showing tears. Nose: … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Banyuls 1986

M Chapoutier, AOC/AOP, Banyuls, 1986 A grenache noir dominant blend vin doux naturel, unfined, natural cork closure, 18% abv, Gauntleys,  £19 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity tawny, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of … Continue reading

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