Rich and long with greater depth and complexity than a standard Fino. Appealing salty tang and a long citrus finish. Very fresh and pure.This should be served cool, but not very cold. It pairs well with smoked fish, Spanish charcuterie and mature cheeses. Also with scallops served with herbs and garlic.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. The wine is made from the first pressing of grapes to give a light fresh style. Fermentation takes place at relatively high temperatures to reduce fruit flavour. This makes a very neutral wine which is perfect for the production of sherry. The wine then undergoes natural malolactic fermentation, converting harsh malic acid to softer lactic acid. In the February after harvest, the wine is fortified with grape brandy up to 15% abv. Once at this stage the wine is then added to the youngest Criadera in the Solera. The wine then begins its ageing process under flor, a special type of yeast. Antique Fino is carefully selected from the classic fino and is aged for a further 4 years without any movements, except for monitoring the condition of the Flor yeast. The wine is fortified again, prior to bottling and this time, to 17% Alcohol.
Dark garnet in colour, this wine is full of dark berry fruit such as blackberry, blueberry and black cherry. Oak ageing has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavours promised. The red fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the palate.Delicious served with bold dishes like rib eye steak or roast pheasant.Suitable for vegetarians
The wine has a lovely shimmer and is a pretty golden colour with green reflections. The rich and complex nose is characterised by pleasant and subtle floral and mineral aromas. It has a wonderful, fat structure in the mouth with minerality and charming aromas of butter, brioche and meadow mushrooms. It is a harmonious wine that is not only fine and elegant but also has an excellent aromatic persistence. Best drunk cold with oysters, shellfish, fish, chicken, turkey and goats cheese.
This is a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape serious and brooding and benefits from a little time to breath
and open up. The palate is complex with herby, tapenade flavours and ripe textured tannins balancing
the significant 15% alcohol which is expertly managed and integrated. Try with traditional roast lamb, lentil and vegetable moussaka and any rich hot-pot that heavily
features aromatic 'herbes de Provence'. The soils of the vineyard are made up of clay and chalk covered with a layer of the classic large
peebles ('galets') found in this area, which naturally keep yields low. The vines are over 60 years old
and situated near the plateau de Carbières (close to Château Montredon). Harvesting is by hand, with
selective sorting of the grapes. The grapes undergo a traditional long 'cuvaison' at quite high
temperature and with extended maceration on the skins, 21-24 days to extract plenty of colour, fruit
and tannins. This is followed by ageing for between 14-18 months in 'foudres' (large oak barrels), 70%
vats, 30% Burgundian pieces and casks.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetarians
Vibrant black fruit aromas with a touch of spice. On the palate layers of ripe plum, blackcurrant and juicy black cherry balance spicy, developed flavours. A well structured and complex wine with ripe tannins and bright acidity on the finish.The wine is made in the Uggiano estate South of Florence. the wine is aged in large oak casks for six months, this gives a nicely mature wine with impressive depth of flavour.Drink with casseroles and roast meats.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
A black-cherry colour with terracotta nuances in the rim and a deep robe. The oak and fruit in the complex nose are well blended and balance perfectly with the dense, rich palate. This is a magnificent wine with an expressive nose, followed by an elegant and silky palate. With more time in the glass, its complexity and grandeur increase even further.The wine is aged for 60 months in the barrel and the bottle with at least 24 months in oak barrels and a minimum 24 months in the cellar.This Gran Reserva is made from the best grapes from vineyards located in the rolling hillsides of Laguarda and Lapuebla de Labarca in the medium to high altitude zones with their favourable clay soils. The vines are an average of 30 years old.A perfect accompaniment for red meat or game in roasts or stews, cured meat, oily fish and mature cheese.Highly Recommended in Decanter magazine March 2021.
Outstanding complexity and elegance, a
frank, intense and complex nose with milky and strawberry fudge hues and herbal hints.
The palate is fresh, with an outstanding,
harmonious fruity expression and marked by balanced tannins.Bodegas Covila owns some 250 vineyard hectares in Lapuebla de Labarca, Elciego
and Laguardia, some of the best locations in
The grapes are fermented under
controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Part of them is de-stemmed meanwhile remaining grapes are fermented using the carbonic
maceration method. We achieve fruity
aromas and a very soft and fresh wine.
One of the best examples from this great vintage. The port is impressive, complex and drinking well now but can also be kept.“A fine, classic Dow nose with notes of cloves, raisin and a touch of fig. Not incredibly complex but refined and inviting. The palate is sweet and fleshy, again cloves, red-berried fruit, a touch of spice and dates towards the finish. Moderate weight, certainly not an imposing, alcoholic Dow, but refined with great elegance and refinement.” 92 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Labels may be scuffed / missing as this came from a College cellar. 1985 Vintage Port Description ...The Dow's 1985 Vintage Port is an excellent vintage port that will continue to drink for decades to come and the vintage was the first all-round vintage declared since 1975. The majority of the fruit was sourced from Dow's very own vineyards, Quinta do Bomfim and Senhora da Ribeira, located in the sub-regions of Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. The harvest session in 1985 was very wet, followed by a late spring and a very hot dry summer, with harvest occurring mid to late September. The resulting vintage port, bottled in 1987 is robust and will age beautifully for years to come.
Concentrated flavours of berries, ripe plums and cherries
with a firm structure and fine overtones. The wine is smooth and medium-bodied
with ripe blackcurrant fruit and good length.Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegans East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) care for
life-threatened children across East Anglia, as well as supporting their
families. Their family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care,
symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies,
counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the
individual needs of the child, young person and whole family. When time is
short, they help families make the most of their precious time together and
create memories that last forever. Find out more @ each.org.uk TJ Wines is proud to support East Anglian Childrens
Hospices ( EACH ) with a range of wines. For every bottle of EACH labelled wine
sold, TJ Wines will donate 50p per bottle to this local charity. There
are four varieties of wine available. These are Chilean Merlot, Sauvignon
Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The price is £7.49 per bottle and
these can be mixed when ordering.By
purchasing these wines you will be will be supporting a local charity and helping
EACH to continue to their care for life threatened children and their families
across East Anglia.
There is a minimum spend of £25.00 for free delivery for
those who live within a 10 mile radius of St Ives, Cambridgeshire. For those
outside the area the cost will be £9.99 per 12 bottles. These are sent out by
This wine is bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, generous
aromas of strawberries and red cherries stand out, with spicy
complexity coming from the oak ageing. It is vibrant and supple
on the palate with elegant tannins, delicately balanced acidity
and a lovely fresh finish.The Guedes family had always rated the quality of the Herdade
do Peso grapes – they had been using them in their Vinha do
Monte wines since the early 1990s – and jumped at the
opportunity to purchase the estate in 1996. Situated in the south of
the Alentejo, in the sub-region of Vidígueira, the Herdade do Peso
estate covers a total of 457 hectares, 160 hectares of which are
currently planted with vines. Winemaker Luís Cabral de Almeida
makes expressive and generous wines that reflect the warmer
climate of the Alentejo.
Despite its southerly location, Vidígueira is one of the cooler
Alentejo sub-regions and benefits from cool Atlantic air funnelled
inland from the coast by a gap in the surrounding mountains.
Limestone soils help to control vine vigour and lend elegance to
the wines. All of the Herdade do Peso vineyards are sustainably
farmed and an on-site dam provides much-needed water to
irrigate the vineyards during the Alentejo summers.
Following full destemming and gentle crushing, maceration and
fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks at a controlled
temperature of 26ºC over a period of around eight days. After
malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in second, third and
fourth fill French oak barrels for around six months. It underwent a
light fining and filtration before bottling.
An intense garnet red colour. The nose has aromas of red and black ripe fruit such as kirsch and wild blackberry. The mouth is full, with blackcurrant and spice with harmonious tannins. The finish is elegant with hints of liquorice and vanilla which give the wine length and complexity.The grapes are aged in vats with about 10% of the final wine aged in oak barrels.Lirac is located on the opposite side of the river to Chateauneuf du Pape in the Rhone Valley.
Concentrated flavours of berries, ripe plums and cherries with a firm structure and fine overtones. The wine is smooth and medium-bodied with ripe blackcurrant fruit and good length.Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegansTJ Wines is proud to support our
local Air Ambulance charity, Magpas Air Ambulance, with a new range of wines. For
every bottle of Magpas Air Ambulance label wine sold, TJ Wines will donate 50p
per bottle to this local lifesaving service. There are four varieties of wine
available. These are Chilean Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The price is £7.49 per bottle and these can
be mixed when ordering.By purchasing these wines you
will be will be supporting a local charity and helping Magpas Air Ambulance to
continue to save lives whilst enjoying some great tasting wines! There is a
minimum spend of £25.00 for free delivery for those who live within a 10 mile
radius of St Ives, Cambridgeshire. For those outside the area the cost will be
£9.99 per 12 bottles. These are sent out by APC courier.Magpas Air Ambulance bring the
best pre-hospital emergency care, in the air or on land 24/7, including
treatments normally only available in hospital. By providing this advanced care
to patients across Cambridgeshire and the East of England, the charity not only
saves lives but limits disability. Find out more at magpas.org.uk
This excellent wine is made by the family run De Bortoli winery from grapes grown in the Yarra Valley. The resulting wine is perfumed and complex with characters of red fruits, spice and smoky oak.Good to serve with pork and fennel sausages and lentils.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Grapes are hand and
machine harvested from 30 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines within a 22 hectarevineyard on the hill
of St Andelain on a mix of Silex and Kimmerigian clay. The estate undertakes
disease and pest
control measures by maintaining natural balance ("lutte raisonnée")
and works the soil
in a traditional way.
Individual parcels are vinified separately. The grapes are gently pressed
to fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the must is naturally clarified by
some of the grapes are macerated on the skins for a short period to maximise
wild or selected yeasts are used, depending on conditions - indigenous yeasts
believed to add more
character. The fermentation is cool and slow over 3 weeks and the wine remains
on the fine lees. The gravity fed cellar
is on two levels and all temperature controlled.
Linty and herbal,
this is a concentrated wine yet with real elegance, complexity and power.
Best served chilled
with shellfish, grilled white fish or chicken and soft cheeses or on its own as
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
This wine has a complex bouquet with notes of ripe plums, vanilla, tobacco and mellow harmonious structure that carries through to the palate. 10% of the wines is aged in oak. Made by the family run winery, Francesco Minini who have been making wines since the 1920s.An ideal partner to tasty and spicy food, seasoned cheeses and Mediterranean dishes.
The complex nose presents citrusy and grapefruit and lime notes with a subtle touch of white pepper and delicate herbs. The smooth palate bursts with freshness balanced by good volume and persistence.Ideal with shellfish and lighter fish prepared with lemon, such as ceviche. It also makes a good companion for sushi and pastas with seafood sauces, or to enjoy as an aperitif with fresh cheese.Casablanca Valley is hugely influenced by its proximity to the cool breezes which blow in of the chilly Pacific Ocean. The vineyard soils are alluvial in origin, with sandy textures, high permeability, whose shallow depth restricts yield. These cooler temperatures and poor soils, in consequence, give great character in both flavour and aroma, especially for aromatic white varieties like Sauvignon Blanc. The landscape generally consists of rolling hills that rise toward the east and the Coastal Mountains. The poor, shallow soils are alluvial in origin with sandy loam textures, good permeability, and relatively low yields with respect to other Chilean wine regions. Cool climate conditions allow the fruit to ripen more slowly, resulting in grapes with a tremendous concentration off aromas and flavours in white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and others.Suitable for Vegetarians.Suitable for Vegans.This wine is Organic.
A complex and elegant wine with intense aromas of blackcurrant, crushed lemongrass and thyme, mingled with passionfruit and melon highlights. On the palate underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes from grapes grown in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough combine well with the more tropical notes of passionfruit and melon from the Wairau Valley vineyards.A stylish and pleasingly rich wine with vibrant aromatics and a fine balance of acidity leading to a lingering finish.The winery is sustainableSuitable for vegetarainsSuitable for vegans
This superb 20 Year Old Port is patiently matured for 20 years in seasoned oak casks, acquiring a softened mellow texture with an intense complex nose which compliments the appealing raisiny fruit.Ready to drink. it is a delicious dessert wine and is the prefect finish to any meal or to accompany mince pies, cakes, milk chocolates, walnuts, nuts and cheeses.Once opened it can be left for a couple of months.