Whilst a whisky and spirits shop by trade, we also have more than a little penchant for the noble grape. To this end, we stock a variety of the world’s finest Wine and Champagne from the Old World and the New World. Whether you’re after a light, elegant, fruity Barbera, or a full, oaky, buttery Chardonnay, you’re sure to find the perfect quaff here.
Our Champagne selection is legendary, and we’ve a great range of vintage, non-vintage, prestige and large format sparklers. We also stock the New World’s top wines, from regions such as New Zealand, Australia, Chile and the USA…
This big and vibrant port with ripe notes of dark cherry, plum and damson. From the renowned Fonseca House, the wine is from an undeclared but very good vintage, 1996, hence the more moderate price point.
From the Spanish, family owned Bodegas Faustino, the 2001 Faustino I Reserva is made with mostly Tempranillo grapes, along with Graciano and Mazuelo. It was aged in a mix of French and American oak barrels for 26 months before being bottled. A good red wine also calls for a gorgeous bottle, hence why this comes in a frosted bottle with a traditional portrait on the label.
A cream sherry from Barbadillo, this is made with Manzanilla and Moscatel sherry and offers a fruity, soft and sweet character.
A rich, syrupy Pedro Ximenez from Gutierrez Colosia. Like boiled down date and walnut cake, this stuff is absolutely divine.
The 2010 Domaine du Rempart Châteauneuf du Pape is a lighter style Chateauneuf which will drink younger but don't rush, it will still be drinking for a few years!
Wine Spectator awarded this 94 points! Croft vintages are only declared a few times a decade, when a remarkable year has been had. This is a rounded, supple port with a phenomenal mouthfeel. Will continue to keep for another five or so years.
Croft Original Sherry. In a bottle.
Located in the Marlborough region, the vineyards of Cloudy Bay are spread out to maximise diversity of micro-climates and soil types for their grapes. Without this, we wouldn't have their fantastic Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013, which has a varied and fantastically bright selection of fruity notes, including sharp citrus, stone fruits and lemongrass.
This white port is mostly made at Dow's Quinta do Sol winery using white grapes from the Douro valley. This port has been fermented off the skins, at a temperature of between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. Aged for around three years.
Elderberry port is often a treat made at home, or at least it was back in time. For us unlucky souls without time machines, Blackdown Spirits have started bottling their own. Seductively sweet and supremely nostalgic, the Sussex Elderberry Port is like a tasty time machine in itself.