Pale, bright topaz colour with a golden tinge, fresh with dry fruit, wood and citrus flavours with a fresh and nutty persistent finish. Excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with flambees, dried fruits and spicy cheeses
Blended for consistency of character and quintessentially Fonseca in style, this reserve blend provides reliable and affordable value. Intense rich fruity nose, a smooth velvety texture, and juicy black fruit lingering into the rich luscious finish.
Graham's 40 Years Old Tawny shows a golden amber colour, with a pale green tinge at the rim, denoting great age. Very complex with a powerful fragrance that belies its age. An array of flavours, from delicate fruit & raisins to toasted toffee & chocolat
Blandy's Alvada was aged for 5 years in American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Rich blackberry aromas and a well-knit structure. Velvety, luscious black fruit and chocolate flavours. Intense lingering finish. Best served on its own or at the end of a meal with cheese. Bottled for immediate drinking so no need to decant.
This white Port is a revelation; fresh, quite dry and moreish. Flavours of tangy lime, salt, cream, almond and grapefruit make this a great aperitif. You can even mix this with tonic, ice, lemon and mint for a super-quaffable alternative to a gin & tonic.
Intense apple, ginger and spice with a note of Earl Grey, walnut and coffee flavours with dry depth and a hint of marzipan. salted caramel flavours, long and luxurious.” Varietal Verdelho Trophy Winner, IWC Awards 2016
A fine and rare type of port much loved by CWM. The wine forms a crust adding both depth of flavour and character to the wine, and therefore will require decanting before serving. Definitely worth the wait.
A novel invention from Adrian Bridge, David Guimaraens, and the winemaking team at Croft - made in the style of a white Port but with red grapes. Gentle extraction provides a vivid pink colour. Elegant, fruit, and not too sweet. Check out the website for some exciting cocktail ideas.
Delicate orange-greenish coloured. Its splendid bouquet is a complex marriage between dried fruits, spices and fine wood notes. The taste is dominated by rich and concentrated flavours with a long and velvety finish.
Traditional Douro grape varieties
Intense brown colour with brick-coloured hues. Rich and concentrated bouquet, laden with
dried fruit aromas and a refined note of spice. In the mouth, it is smooth and velvety. It is
harmoniously structured and closed. A long and delicate finish.
87pts CellarTracker - Crystalline citrine colour with straw tones. Presents an exuberant nose of tropical fruits well combined with attractive floral notes. Smooth in the taste, dry, with a great structure and a stupendous balance.
"Intense and beautifully concentrated. Raspberries and raisins on the nose lead to a fruit-basket of flavours on the palate, supported by silky tannins and a strong sweet finish. Decanter December 2014 Edition
Simply wonderful aged tawny port from the masters of the style, Graham's. Aromas of coffee, caramel and mulberry dominate the nose and there is a lovely ruby colour in the centre of the tawny, showing that it is young and fruity. Perfect small gift
A perfect tawny combining great complexity and harmony. This is the master blender’s quest for perfection, capturing the perfect balance between young and aged port wines being matured for over 20 years in seasoned oak casks that contain 543 litres of port, only being released once they have reached perfection.
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. Try over ice, with a splash of tonic.
Made from local Arinto, Gouveio and Rabigato grapes fermented in stainless steel and aged without oak. Fresh and elegant, Douro whites are really finding their feet and are a great alternative to more formulaic whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Warre’s was alone for many years in continuing to make LBV in the same way as it had been made for generations; bottled without any fining or filtration after some 4 years of ageing in cask. This Port is then matured in bottle for at least another 4 years.This prolonged bottle ageing is crucial to the development of the superb “nose” and flavour which lend this Port a style and complexity very much akin to that of Vintage Port. Warre’s LBV is generally acknowledged to be the finest of its type. Food pairing suggestion: This wine is superb with cheese, nuts and dried fruits after a meal.
Made at the great Esporão winery in the Alentejo from a blend of local grape varieties, this is a fabulous rosé that is packed with lovely strawberry and redcurrant fruit, dry, crispy and textured wine.
So funky and eccentric and natural. Winemaker Dirk Niepoort regarded as one of the most exciting stars in Portugal. Effectively Port (all grapes are Port grapes) but made non-fortified as a table wine. Big but in no way over-done.
Jancis Robinson Master of Wine and her wine review website approves:
"(The red and white) stood out for two things: their delicious, refreshing drinkability and their great value."
"this dark-red-fruited well of pleasure as juicy and fresh, cheerful, bright and long. It’s delicious already as the oak influence is subtle and the tannins very fine but there’s absolutely no hurry to drink it.' "Deep cherry red, really juicy, fresh and ripe-fruited. A happy, cheerful and bright wine, persistent too. So much drinking pleasure."