Category Archives: FORTIFIED WORLDWIDE

Martinez Marsala NV

Martinez, Marsala Superiore Reserva, Dolce, DOC Marsala, NV, Sicily, Italy On marsala There is a bewildering (for the consumer) range of styles, and ageing requirements [1]: fine – minimum 1 year, including 8 months in barrel superiore – minimum 2 … Continue reading

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Croft 10 y.o. Tawny Port NV

Croft, 10 Year Old Tawny Port, NV, Portugal This wine: a blend of the port varieties, which may include touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta barroca, tinto cao, tinta roriz; bottled 2015, natural cork stopper, 20% abv, widely available, ~£20 (02/16) Consumer … Continue reading

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D’Oliveiras Terrantez 1977

D’Oliveira, Terrantez, Madeira, Portugal, 1977 According to Madeira Wine Guide (MWG) and BBR, there are two vintage terrantez styles, both are richly flavoured, but one is rather sweet and the other very dry, not unlike sercial. A differentiating characteristic, according to MWG, is … Continue reading

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Williams and Humbert PX Solera

Williams & Humbert, Very Sweet Pedro Ximenez, DO Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain, NV Pedro ximenez production Commonly abbreviated to PX, pedro ximenez is famously used to produce luscious naturally sweet wine, but also at the other of … Continue reading

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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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