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  • Taylors 10 years old Tawny Port 75cl
    An exceptionally fine old tawny blend, aged for an average of 10 years in oak casks. Elegant and smooth, combining delicate wood notes and rich mellow fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. Excellent with soft cheeses such as brie; and a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made wi...
    £22.99
  • Warres Otima 10 years old Tawny Port 50cl
    Classic tawny colour. Complex nose of nuts, almonds and raisiny fruit. Very soft, mellow palate and a long, delicate finish.
    £16.65
  • Gonzalez Del Duque 30 years old Gonzalez Byass Sherry 21.5% 37.5cl
    Del Duque Amontilldao sherry has been matured in 30 years in oak. A fine nutty bouquet, excellent with mature cheese.
    £23.65
  • Quinta do Passadouro 2000 vintage Port 75cl
    The Pinhao valley property on Quinta do Passadouro makes quite different ports to those under the Niepoort label, due to the very particular terroir found here. The stamp of Dirk Niepoort is unmistakable, though, and since the first vintage Port in 1992, Passadouro enjoys a loyal following all of...
    £42.00
  • Apostoles Palo Cortado 30 years old Gonzalez Byass 20% 37.5cl
    TASTE A fruity intensity, mellowed by old oak wood. Well-balanced. BOUQUET Deep, full and harmonious. Aromas of old oak and caramel. GRAPE VARIETY Palomino Fino/Pedro Ximenez. MATURING SYSTEM Criadera y solera. DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN JEREZ-XS-SHERRY VI...
    £23.65
  • Gonzalez Byass Leonor Sherry Palo Cortado 20% 75cl
    The leonor Palo Cortado is a very elegant wine. Complex and powerful with notes of dried fruits, vanilla and mature wood achieving a refined character. Slightly chilled this wine is the perfect accompaniment to red meats and game
    £16.00
  • Campbells Rutherglen Muscat 17.5% 37.5cl
    Bright amber gold with copper tints. Fresh raisin fruit backed by subtle oak characters. Luscious mouthfilling raisined fruit combine with the oak flavours to produce a wine of great length. Blended for optimum flavour and balance at the time of bottling, this wine will not improve...
    £12.99
  • La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry Hildago 15% 75cl
    Manzanilla La Gitana is produced according to the traditional methods as stipulated by the controlling body of the Denomination of Origin Manzanilla-Sanlcar de Barrameda. The vines are planted in Albariza soil in the areaBalbaina andMiraflores in the Jerez Superior District (200 Ha approx). The w...
    £12.25
  • Antique Oloroso Sherry Fernando de Castilla 19% 50cl
    One of the most exceptional of the small, independent sherry houses, Fernando de Castilla was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen, a Norwegian gone native with a passion for top quality sherry with 15 years experience at Osborne. After taking over the cellars of the Sherry shipper Jose Bustamant...
    £29.99
  • Kweichow Maotaizhen 5 years old Moutai 50cl
    This Moutai is a Chinese spirit made from sorghum also known as Baijiu and is one of the most popular spirits drank in China. This one has been aged for 5 years. Presented in original gift box.
    £137.00
  • Akashi Tai Sake Honjozo Genshu 30cl
    Akashi Tai undiluted honjozo Akashi-tai is a satisfyingly full-bodied sake. This is the drink the brew masters reach for at the end of a working day. Because it is undiluted, this is perhaps the most direct way to savor the full palate of our sake. The flavor continues to mellow pleasingly over t...
    £12.99
  • Niepoort Vintage 2007 20% 75cl
    This vintage continues Niepoorts tradition to create balanced ports with great concentrationwhile simultaneously fine and delicate. Once again, at Niepoort, we believe that we managed toproduce a Vintage Port to last for decades...VinificationAfter several dry winters, the...
    £72.50
  • Blandys Verdelho 10 years old Madeira 19% 50cl
    Blandys 10 Year Old Verdelho was aged for 10 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional Canteiro system, whereby the casks of this wine are gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor wh...
    £20.99
  • Quinta do Bom Retiro 2014 Vintage Ramos Pinot 19.5% 75cl
    This is a limited edition bottling of vintage port from Ramos Pinot with only 9000 bottles being produced each bottle being individually numbered. 2014 was a complex year but one that produced grapes of unapparelled quality in the Quinta do Bom Retiro.
    £51.50
  • De Bortoli Black Noble 10 years old 17.5% 50cl
    Amber with olive green hues. This is a unique, delicious rich wine, with hints of toffee and coffee with raisins and mandarin peel. Concentrated and viscous with lingering aged complexity. Food Match Enjoy with Christmas pudding or sticky date pudding. Try poured over vanilla ice cr...
    £21.99
  • Niepoort LBV 2013 150cl
    Niepoort LBV 2013 (Late Bottled Vintage) has been aged for between 4 and 6 years in old oak casks. This LBV is vibrant and rich in its red colour. Aromas of dark fruits and a little hint at chocolate. On the palate sweet grainy seductive tannins will give you a superb taste of elegance and balanc...
    £44.95
  • Niepoort Tawny Dee Port 20.5% 375ml
    Brick red/tawny in colour, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits. On the palate, very well balanced with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish. Niepoort Tawny Dee, with an average age of three and a half years, originates from low ...
    £8.75
  • Dixons Double Diamond 10 years old Tawny Port 20% 75cl
    A superb Tawny port aged for 10 years in the dark lodges of Nova de Gaia where it has developed into a smooth wine with dried fruit and nut characters. Serve slightly chilled with chesse as an aperitif or with desserts.It takes its name form the Charles Dickens novel ' Nicholas Nickleby' wh...
    £26.50
  • Calem 10 years old Tawny Port 75cl
    Situated on the south bank of the Douro River, this wine estate has an area of 300 hectares, 100 of which is occupied by the best vineyards of the Douro Demarcated Region. Calem only bottles its tawny ports when an order is received, therefore ensuring freshness of that particular bottling. The b...
    £21.99
  • De Bortoli Show Liqueur Muscat 50cl
    This lovely 8 year old muscat shows rich, concentrated old wood characters ad aromas which continue to the palate showing muscat flavours of raisins, coffee and caramel. The oak is beautifully integrated with a long, lingering finish that is smooth and delicious. Food Pairing:
    £16.00
  • Pellegrino Marsala Superiore Riserva Oro Dolce 75cl
    Marsala is one of the world's great fortified wines, made exclusively in and around the town of Marsala in the far west of Sicily southern Italy. Produced by Canine Pellegrino, one of Sicily's most important wineries and one of three of the original 19th century Marsala trade founders.
    £19.99
  • Taylors Quinta de Vargellas 2004 75cl
    The 2003/2004 winter was very dry, having only rained 1/3 of the quantity registered the previous winter. The lack of water during the early part of the growing season led to very little pressure from disease. Taylor's concern that in July it was mainly doubt that the vines capa...
    £30.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras Miniature Gift Pack 5 years old 4x5cl
    A delightful and traditional looking gift pack containing 4 matures of different styles of 5 year old aged Madeira wines. Madeira 5 Year Old Sweet - This distinguished sweet Madeira characteristically velvety, generous properties, attained by the minimum of five years ...
    £17.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras Miniature Gift Pack 10 years old 4x5cl
    A delightful and traditional looking gift pack containing 4 matures of different styles of 10 year old aged Madeira wines. Madeira 10 Year Old Sweet - This distinguished sweet Madeira characteristically velvety, generous properties, attained by the minimum of...
    £19.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras 10 years old Dry 50cl
    A Madeira produced on this Island by the careful selection from traditional wine varieties, followed by the meticulous process of elaboration and maturing for ten years in old oak casks. The result is a wine with good structure, darkened in colour with improved bouquet and a pleasant touch of woo...
    £28.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras 10 years old Medium Sweet 50cl
    Produced by the combination of grapes from traditional vine varieties grown on this Island and enhanced by a minimum of ten years maturing at favorable temperatures in old oak casks. It is characteriesed by its intermediate sweetness with a woody flavour and a full bodied and pronounced bouquet. ...
    £28.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras Sercial 1989 75cl
    This is a very old Madeira wine classified as Frasqueira that was part of the wine collection of the family that own this wine company. It is made from sercial, a noble grape variety in years when the quality is high and the harvest is excellent, using grapes from the best vines of Madiera whe...
    £90.99
  • Madeira D'Olveiras Sercial 1999 75cl
    This special harvest of Madeira wine was selected from a year of very fine vintage of single grape variety, the production of which was assured by control of the quality of the grapes, ideal ripening conditions and a process of vinification which combines the modern technology with their art o...
    £63.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras Sercial 1969 75cl
    This is a very old Madeira wine, classified as 'Frasqueira' that was part of the wine collection of the family that own this wine company. It is made from sercial, a noble grape and a variety of years when the quality is high and the harvest is excellent, using grapes from the best vines of Ma...
    £170.00
  • Niepoortland Mixed Gift Pack 3 x 375ml
    A gift set well presnented in a black card carrier. Containing three of the favourite Niepoort bottlings. Set contains:1 x Niepoort Tawny Dee Half Bottle1 x Niepoort Dry White Half Bottle1 x Niepoort Ruby Dum Half Bottle
    £30.00
  • Calem 40 years old Tawny Port 75cl
    The Calem 40 years old Tawny Port is the result of a careful blend of wines aged for 40 years in oak casks. With a tawny green colour, it presents a bouquet of wood, spices and nuts. On the palate it is very velvety and intense with a long grand finish. Ideal and suite...
    £91.99
  • Turkey Flat Pedro Ximenez 375ml
    This fortified Pedro Ximénez was made from grapes grown in one of the last remaining Pedro plantings in the Barossa Valley. Pedro Ximénez are amongst the last grape varieties to be harvested each vintage in the Barossa Valley. The grapes are hand picked, crushed, and after maceration for 4 days, ...
    £21.99
  • Fonseca Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port 2004 Wood Gift Box 75cl
    Fonseca Quinta do Panascal is a single estate Port wine with all of the grapes sourced from the highly regarded Panascal estate in the Douro. Rich and voluptuous with mouth filling fruit, think ripe cherries, black plum with a hint of liquorice. Fleshy, rich and round with smooth tannins which...
    £26.50
  • Fonseca 1985 Vintage Port 75cl
    Fonseca Vintage Port is a selection of the very finest wines from a single classic year, they are then bottled after two years in wood. Only when the wines of a particular year are judged to be of exceptional quality and concentration is a Fonseca Vintage declared. This rare wine succeeds 150 ...
    £89.99
  • Don Guido Pedro Ximenez 20 years old Williams & Humbert 18% 50cl
    Now in a new 50cl bottle Don Guido is bottled with an average age of 20 years this Pedro Ximenex or 'PX' as it it known is a wondeful rich sherry which is deep mahogany in colour and lusciously sweet and perfumed. The perfect desert wine which goes very well with Christmas pudding, mince pies etc.
    £25.00
  • Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port 75cl
    The 2017 vintage is a lovely deep rich purple colour with great character. The aromas are of youthful dark fruit and on the palate it is fresh on the mid palate and rich velvety dark fruit on the back palate. It is bold, dry lengthy and a slightly green tannic finish. All the fruit for...
    £78.00
  • The Norfolk Selection PX 50cl
    English Whisky meets Pedro Ximenez! A perfect winter delightful treat and a dream combination for a spirit drink. The English Whisky Company have in the past used PX barrels to age their whisky in and it only seemed right to make this luscious dark warming delight while experimenting. ...
    £19.90
  • Williams & Humbert Palo Cortado 20 Year Old 50cl
    Bright hues of very old gold and amber. Pungent, intense and complex on the nose, with a subtle note of filberts and dried fruits. Dry, with excellent acidity; a long, full-bodied and elegant palate. An incredibly expressive and unforgettable finish. Sherry with an amontillado nose and an olor...
    £25.00
  • Duke of Sussex Dry Madeira Blandys 19% 75cl
    Blandy's Duke of Sussex was transferred to 'estufa' tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45C and 50C over a period of 3 months. After 'estufagem' the wine was aged for three years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend w...
    £14.99
  • Warres Warrior Special Reserve port 20% 75cl
    The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warres finest Reserve Ports since the earliest days of the firm. The traditional style has been maintained over the years and it is today a classic full-bodied wine with wonderful richness and balance. Warrior is drawn from Quinta da Cavadinha and Quin...
    £14.45
  • Blandys Sercial 10 years old Madeira 19% 50cl
    Blandy s 10 Year Old Sercial was aged for 10 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional Canteiro system, whereby the casks of this wine are gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor wh...
    £20.99
  • Krohn LBV 2013 Port 20% 75cl
    Krohn Late Bottled Vintage Port has a deep ruby colour with upfront aromas of black plums, spice and dried herbs, firm and evident tannins and a rich, long finish. The generous plummy characters, freshness and pure berry fruit characterise Krohn LBV.Producer DetailsKrohn are a s...
    £16.35
  • Grahams 40 years old Tawny Port 20% 75cl
    GRAHAMS 40 Years Old is a witness to immemorial tradition. Grahams Master Blender composes this blend from wines put aside in the cellar by his great-grandfather, his grandfather, his father and his uncles.The Master Blender also sets aside wines for future generations. This Port is for those who...
    £100.00
  • Churchill Late Bottled Vintage 2005 20% 75cl
    Excellent quality LBV Port with a nice bit of bottle age, compared to other Houses. Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage 2005 has a full matured ruby colour with violet tones. A complex nose, combining herbal and resinous notes with touches of mint and white pepper. On the palate, it opens to reveal ...
    £22.00
  • Grahams LBV Port 2014 20% 75cl
    Graham's Late Bottled Vintage is a superb port from an excellent year, produced from grapes grown on Graham's own Qunita dos Malvedos and other top quality vineyards in the surrounding valleys. The special characteristics of Graham's Ports are their richness, depth of flavour and powe...
    £14.99
  • Harveys Fino Extra Dry Fino 15% 50cl
    Harveys Fino sherry is pale straw in colour. It has dry, clean and fresh with and elegant finish. The perfect apertif sherry, served chilled.
    £10.75
  • Duke of Clarence Rich Madeira Blandys 19% 75cl
    Blandy's Duke of Clarence was transferred to 'estufa' tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45C and 50C over a period of 3 months. After 'estufagem' the wine was aged for three years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend...
    £14.99
  • Drysack Oloroso 15 years old Sherry Williams & Humbert 37.5cl
    Type of grape: Palomino and Pedro Ximnez. Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbana and Carrascal.Alcohol content: Minimum 20.5 % Alc. /Vol.Type of wine: Medium Sherry.Sugar content: 82 gr./l.Production: Bud musts. Controlled fermentation at 28 C. Fortified with ...
    £22.12
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Wines that have had a form of spirit added to them are referred to as fortified wines. The purpose of fortifying wine is to increase its alcohol volume while injecting the flavours and characteristics that come with certain spirits.

What is Fortified Wine?

One of the initial reasons for fortifying wine was to preserve it because ethanol is a natural source of antiseptic. While other methods of preservation have since been created, the production of fortified wine is still very popular because the finished product has such a vast range of flavours.

The most common ingredient added to fortified wine is grape brandy, but a wide variety of flavours, scents and characteristics can also be introduced including grain and sugarcane. This makes the range of fortified wines available immensely diverse, with a huge range of flavours, scents, and characteristics.

Variations of Fortified Wine

Port

Port wine (typically known as Port)originates in the Douro Valley of Portugal's northern province. It tends to be a sweet red wine, but can also come in dry, semi-dry and white varieties.

Sherry

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near a town in Spain called Jerez, and "sherry" is actually the English word for Jerez. After fermentation, sherry is fortified with brandy. Due to the fact that fortification is carried out after fermentation, the majority of sherries are initially dry, with sweetness being added later.

Madeira Wine

Madeira is a fortified wine named after its place of origin, the Madeira Islands. Madeira wine is made in a variety of styles, such as dry wines to be consumed on their own, or sweeter wines that are more commonly consumed with dessert. Maderia wine is heated and oxidised (maturation process), resulting in a longer lifespan and a vast range of delicious flavours.

Marsala

Marsala wine is available in both fortified and unfortified variations and originates from Sicily. It was originally produced in 1772 by John Woodhouse, an English merchant, as a budget-friendly alternative to sherry and port wine, and is named after the island's port, Marsala. Both styles are blended with brandy. ‘Fine’, the slightly younger and weaker version, is at least 17% proof and aged for four months or more; while the ‘Superiore’, is at least 18%, and must be aged two years or more.

Are you looking for wine that offers more in regards to its strength and flavour? DrinkFinder’s comprehensive range of wine includes a number of fortified wines from all over the world. Check out our fortified wines online or get in touch if you have any queries.