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Dessert, Fortified & Port | Cognac

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We select our bottles carefully and naturally hope to offer really interesting drinkable wine at reasonable price points, of course if you don’t agree we will replace the bottle without question.

Dessert & Fortified

Chateau Septy '10, 13% alc/vol, Monbazillac, Bordeaux, France, £18.25
The secret with dessert wines is balance. Sweetness is to some extent a misnomer as it is more about concentrated ripeness. Here we have a delectable nose, rich in a combination of exotic and citrus fruit, with honeyed notes. The palate is richly-textured yet has a vibrant flash of zest which gives focus and direction - a great introduction to dessert wine.

Grape: 90% Semillon, Sauvignon 10%
Style: Dessert: Full-bodied & sweet
Closure: Cork
Drinking: Now-2030
Food Match: Intense chocolate puddings

Sauternes '10 (50cl), 14% alc/vol, Maison Sichel, Sauternes, France, £21.75
Sauternes is a magical name which is known worldwide. The topography of this very specific area has created a microclimate all of its own and the only area capable of producing such wines. From one of the most famous of all Sauternes vineyards - the Chateau does not produce a second sweet wine, so this is made with the same noble grapes as the legendary Grand Vin – 2010 was one of the great Sauternes vintages. Pale gold with an extraordinary complex nose of summer fruits, peaches and apricots. Rich and concentrated.

Grape: 80% Semillion, 20% Sauvignon
Style: Dessert: Sweet
Closure: Natural Cork
Drinking: Now-2025
Food Match: Foie gras, salt-cured ham, oysters, Roquefort terrine

VAT 5 Botrytis Semillon '07 (37.5cl), 12% alc/vol, Deen De Bortoli, New South Wales, Australia, £18.25
Founded in 1928 family-owned de Bortoli is one of Australia's largest producers and this wine is popularly seen as the little sibling to their legendary 'Noble One'. A sweet white wine made from Semillon affected by Noble Rot (botrytis cinera) this intensely citrus wine is oak matured for 12 months for greater complexity. Classic botrytis characters of dried apricots and marmalade are supported by a touch of vanilla oak in this luscious wine from the Riverina.

Grape: 100% Semillon
Style: Dessert: Deep & honeyed
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking: Now
Food Match: Blue cheese, crème brûlée

Elysium Black Muscat '10 (37.5cl), 15% alc/vol, Andrew Quardy, California, USA, £19.75
This is a sweet, unique and intense wine with rich flavours and of great class. Delicious and easy to like, this wine has tones of honey and black cherry. It is not too sweet, however, and contains a good balance or fruity acidity as well as a long and divine finish. Delicious and exceptional.

Grape: 100% Black Muscat
Style: Desset: Medium–bodied
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking: Now / Now or Keep / Keep
Food Match: Fruit or black forest cake, runny or blue cheese.

Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos '08 (25cl), 11.5% alc/vol, Tokaji, Hungary, £22.50
Tokaji is produced by blending hand-picked shrivelled or 'aszu' berries with top quality base wines. Sweet & succulent with terrific freshness Tokaji is a medium amber colour with a nose of orange peel, figs and cinnamon. The sugar on the palate is well balanced by the fine acidity, leading to clean, refreshing finish.

Grape: 100 % Furmint
Style: Dessert: Medium-bodied
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking: Now / Now or Keep / Keep
Food Match: Blue cheeses of fruit desserts

Ramos Pinto LBV '09, 19.5% alc/vol, Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal, £35.00 per bottle or 50ml £3.50
Established in 1880 the Ramos Pinto House makes very good port from amongst the best grapes of the Douro Delimited Region. While vintage port is bottled in the second year after the vintage, late bottled vintage is generally kept in cask until the fourth year. As a result it is usually smoother, more developed and easier to drink — but still powerful and harmonious. This wine is unfiltered and so may contain sediment.

Grape: 60% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Fanca, 10% TintaRoriz
Style: Fortified: Rich & dark
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking: Now-2025
Food Match: Chocolate brownie, hard cheese

Port

Ramos Pinto LBV '09, 19.5% alc/vol, Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal £35.00 per bottle or 50ml £3.50
Established in 1880 the Ramos Pinto House makes very good port from amongst the best grapes of the Douro Delimited Region. While vintage port is bottled in the second year after the vintage, late bottled vintage is generally kept in cask until the fourth year. As a result it is usually smoother, more developed and easier to drink — but still powerful and harmonious. This wine is unfiltered and so may contain sediment.

Grape: 60% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Fanca, 10% TintaRoriz
Style: Fortified: Rich & dark
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking: Now-2025
Food Match: Chocolate brownie, hard and soft cheese

Cognac

Courvoisier V.S. Napoleon Cognac
40% alc/vol
Aged longer to give distinctive character and a more rounded taste. Colour; Amber
25ml

£ 2.85

Remy Martin V.S.O.P. Fine Champagne Cognac
40% alc/vol
Taken from the best two crus only this flagship brand is well structured and balanced with a smooth complexity. Colour; Yellow amber
25ml

£ 3.50

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