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GOLD

Fonseca Unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage 2011
Sweet fruited, ripe fruits, fig and raisin. Attractive chocolate and clove notes. very dense yet finishes with warm and freshness

 

SILVER

Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Old Sercial
Intense and concentrated with a gorgeous nose of salted nuts, toffee, candied orange peel. Fabulous length with piercing acidity and a warm, lingering finish.


Henriques & Henriques 15 Year Old Verdelho
Intense characters of caramel, toasted walnut apricot jam, figs. Fresh acidity with candied peel.


Henriques & Henriques 3 Year Old Full Rich
Cashew nuts and pistachio with raisins, coffee, prunes and figs. Rich, long and layered with maple syrup finish.


Croft Late Bottled Vintage 2011
Relatively developed already showing dried fruits. Whilst retaining floral lift. Dense, rich, generous, lasts well. Already smiling surprising well.


Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage 2012
Classic, cool, refined aromas - black olive. Black pepper liquorice. Sweetty fruted, composed, textural, lingering herbal scents. Fresh, persistent, very fine.


Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny             
Intense, spicy palate with a warming generous finish combined with sweet, dried plums.


Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana Pedro Ximénez Triana
Rich, concentrated chocolate cake, juicy dense palate, dates and caramel with a touch of candied peel.


Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana Amontillado Seco Napoleón
Burnt sugar and fragrant lemon zest with salty green olives. Chewy with tugging finish and loads of length.


Fonseca Guimaraens 1998
Dried black plums and mulberry infused with dried thyme along with a chocolate mocha finish.

 

BRONZE

Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Old Malvasia
Roasted nuts, beeswax and coffee with lively acidity and a sweet finish.


Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Finest Medium Rich
Walnuts, marzipan, orange blossom and caramelised pear with a sweet finish.


Fonseca Bin 27
Red fruits and nutty wine with dark chocolate. Soft and approachable.


Fonseca Crusted
Chocolate, prune, anise, kirsch, very textural; barley sugar with balsamic on finish.

          
Fonseca Terra Prima
Hugely spirited with fig, chocolate, caramel - all the sweet things.


Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas 2002
Dried figs, plum, cherry, eucalyptus and a hint of coffee; Christmas cake in a glass!


Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana La Gitana Manzanilla
Delicate fresh saline nose. Tangy palate with warm spicy finish.


Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana Pasada Pastrana Manzanilla
An intense, pungent wine with salty characters, nicely balanced with some complexity and a long finish.

 

         
COMMENDED

Taylor's Chip Dry Port


Croft Fine Ruby


Croft Triple Crown

 

 

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