A very serious and austere Sherry with the classic greenish amber tint, typical of aged amontillados of a rich golden colour. There is a real tang to both nose and palate with orange peel, eucalyptus, varnished wood, fennel and a myriad of other flavours and sensations singing subdued screams against the background canvas of stark dryness and tense acidity defeated by the overwhelming complexities - a really sublime wine.Ideal with consommé, hard cheeses or tapas dishes such as oxtail of chorizo sausage. Highly recommended with chicken liver parfait.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Grapes are sourced from Fernando de Castilla's partners vineyards in the Jerez district. The soil type is Albariza. Picking takes place in early September. Fernando de Castilla deals only in prestigious, premium wines. The sherries are all from individual soleras. They are bottled without blending, cold stabilization or filtration of any kind in order to preserve the subtlety, purity and distinctive aromas of these premium wines. The products are all bottled in clear glass to show off the wonderful colour of the wines. Fernando de Castilla Antique Amontillado comes from a very old Fino (8 yrs old) which is refortified from 15.5% to 18.0% ABV and introduced into a solera of Amontillado where it spends a further 12 years. This Sherry is the winner of numerous awards and medals.
Delightful amber colour. The smooth aromas tell of ageing in wood and reveal a touch of cinnamon; These same characteristics appear on the palate. Smooth and honest with a pleasant persistence.Serve with appetisers such as ham, nuts and cheeses. Try with fish such as dogfish or hake. Also great with clams and hot soups. It even goes wll at the end of a meal with fruits such as mandarin, orange and peach.
Amber colour with olive green
hues. The nose has hints of
toffee and coffee with raisins
and mandarin peel. Unique and
delicious flavours of rich raisin
and dried date fruit with hints of
citrus peel and caramel flavours.
Concentrated and viscous with
lingering aged complexity.
Enjoy with Christmas pudding or
sticky date pudding. Try poured
over vanilla ice cream or with a
cheese platter after dinner.
Sweet / Medium bodied. Winemaking
When the botrytised Semillon grapes
are being harvested for Noble One,
a parcel of fruit at approx 20-22
baume is selected to produce the
Black Noble intense and ripe botrytis
flavours. Very little fermentation
occurs before fortification with a
neutral grape spirit is added to
inhibit any further fermentation.
Black Noble is then clarified, a touch
of brandy spirit added for further
complexity before being transferred
into used Noble One barriques.
The wine has been aged in
barrel and is designed for current
consumption but will keep in the
bottle for several years.
Amber medium dark colour, with a golden green reflection (nuance) and a slow teardrop. With a characteristic Madeira bouquet, very fine floral tea with dry fruits, toffee, wood (oak-toasted), old brandy notes and some vanilla. It’s sweet, full rich, smooth, bodied, and has a long aftertaste, fresh with fine notes of vanilla and honey, with some notes of caramel and wood.Blandy's Harvest is fined and does not require decanting. It is an excellent accompaniment to rich desserts and cheese. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.Blandy’s Harvest Malmsey was aged in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system. The ageing was done in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the wine is gradually transferred from the higher lodges’ attics, where the natural warmth of the sun contributes to the concentration of the wines, and temperatures are higher, to the middle floors, where temperatures are milder, and eventually, to the ground floor where temperatures are cooler. During this ageing, the wine underwent regular racking, and before finally being bottled, all wines are fined. All through the ageing process, the primary fruit flavours of the wine are gently transformed into tertiary dried fruit notes that produce Madeira unique hallmark bouquet.
4 Bottles of each of the following City of Cambridge Ales.Boathouse Bitter 3.8% volA light copper coloured session bitter, quenching and dry with a pleasant aroma created from the distinctive floral and citrus cascade hops. Hobsons Choice 4.2% vol A light golden bitter with a pronounced hop aroma, contributing to the refreshing aftertaste. Atom Splitter 4.5% volAn amber coloured beer with plenty of character.
Classic tawny colour with streaks
of amber. An array of aromas
are on display with dark raisined
fruits, mocha, hints of vanillin oak
and nutty aged barrel characters.
Initially luscious, nuances of mocha
and coffee have integrated over
time, barrel aged flavours in
harmony resulting in a smooth,
lingering drying finish.General Characteristics Sweet / Medium bodied.
Tawnys are a traditional after
dinner wine that can be savoured
with a platter of cheeses or a rich
fruit or chocolate dessert. Wine making: Fruit is allowed to stay on the vine
until very sweet and an intense
concentration of flavours has
developed. After crushing and
partial fermentation to retain some
sweetness, the wine is pressed and
then fortified with a neutral spirit
prior to maturation in small and large
format oak casks.
Cellaring: With an average age of 21 years,
Old Boys Barrel Aged Tawny can be
cellared for extended maturation in
bottle but is blended to be enjoyed
on opening at any time.
This wine has a deep amber colour with copper hues, smooth aromas of hazelnuts and vanilla notes. Smooth as silk, with flavours of honey, chocolate and toffee, balanced by refreshing acidity leading to an elegant finish.The perfect Port as an aperitif or when indulging in desserts or dark chocolate and dried fruits.