Varietal

Dessert, Sherry & Fortified

The World of Stickies and Fortifieds is a tasty one indeed.

In Australia we tend to end a meal with them. In other parts of the world they start with them! Think the delicious fortifieds of Banyul’s in Southern France, or, the Sauternes and Barsacs of Bordeaux.

You’ll find styles that made from grapes that are left to hang on the vines, concentrating their sugars, often under the influence of botrytis AKA ‘noble rot’, like Sauternes and Tokaji from hungary. Following fermentation they are left with considerable residual sugars.

You’ll often see the name ‘Late Picked’ or ‘Late harvest on the labels of these wines.

Then you’ll find fortified wines both dry and sweet like Port, Sherry, and Maderia where 75-98% ethanol spirit is added to increase the alcohol levels and in some cases stop the fermentation leaving the desired amount of sugar in the wine.

Fortifieds make some of the most unique Australian wines.

Rutherglen in Victoria is home to exceptional fortified wines that undergo long barrel ageing, including:

Topaque also known as Muscadelle after the grape variety they are made from (previously named Tokay with the name changed to meet EU naming laws).

Muscat named after the grape from which it is made also goes by the names: Moscato Bianco, Moscatel, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat of Alexandria and White Frontignac.

All of these are just the tip of the iceberg … which reminds me there’s Ice Wine too, made in very cool climates by letting grapes freeze on the vines pressing them to extract the concentrated juice leaving the frozen water behind! I feel for the pickers harvesting those grapes!


Chambers Rosewood's Legendary Rares & Grands


The Muscats

Chambers Rosewood ‘Grand’ Muscat 375ml NV

1 of only 4 Aussie wineries to hit the Top 100 Wineries of the World & with good reason. Chamber's Muscat & Muscadelle fortified are truly unique and very special wines!
$110
$105ea in any 3+
$100ea in any 6+

Chambers Rosewood ‘Rare’ Muscat 375ml NV

1 of only 4 Aussie wineries to hit the Top 100 Wineries of the World & with good reason. Chamber's Muscat & Muscadelle fortified are truly unique and very special wines!
$290
$280ea in any 3+
$270ea in any 6+

The Muscadelles

Chambers Rosewood ‘Grand’ Muscadelle 375ml NV

1 of only 4 Aussie wineries to hit the Top 100 Wineries of the World & with good reason. Chamber's Muscat & Muscadelle fortified are truly unique and very special wines!
$76
$72ea in any 3+
$68ea in any 6+

Chambers Rosewood ‘Rare’ Muscadelle 375ml NV

1 of only 4 Aussie wineries to hit the Top 100 Wineries of the World & with good reason. Chamber's Muscat & Muscadelle fortified are truly unique and very special wines!
$290
$280ea in any 3+
$270ea in any 6+


The Wines of Château Rieussec


The Carmes

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The Rieussec

Nectar of the Gods!

Château Rieussec, 1er Cru 375ml 2015

Rieussec along with Climens, de Fargues, Doisy-Daëne & of course d'Yquem is one of my favourite sweet whites from Bordeaux.
$97
$93ea in any 3+
$89ea in any 6+
Nectar of the Gods!

Château Rieussec, 1er Cru 2015

Rieussec along with Climens, de Fargues, Doisy-Daëne & of course d'Yquem is one of my favourite sweet whites from Bordeaux.
$185
$178ea in any 3+
171ea in any 6+

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Another Coup from Equipo Navazos!

Equipo Navazos “I Think” Manzanilla En Rama 375ml Saca 2019

The perfume is entrancing with peaks that exceed an "entry" level Manzanilla. Now a staple in my fridge!
$33
$31ea in any 3+
$29ea in any 6+

Château Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes 375ml 2017

The 2nd Wine of Château Rieussec, Carmes has to be the absolute bargain of all Sauternes at the Moment!
$45
$41ea in any 3+
$38ea in any 6+
Medium Dry

Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Old Medium Dry Verdelho

A bouquet of orange rind, grapefruit and attractive baking spice emerging with aeration. The palate bright with juicy fruit and superb acidity for balance; notes of candied peel, honeyed fruit and an earthy funk give way to a spicy finish.
$61
$58ea in any 3+
$55ea in any 6+
Medium Sweet

Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Old Medium Sweet Boal

The  10-Year-Old Boal is an excellent example of the complex flavour profile that result from the madeirisation process, combining rich, sweet fruit with savoury, often funky, characters. The nose blossoms in the glass with notes of opulent dried fruit, toffee and brown sugar notes along with hints of char and mineral rancio character. The palate is smooth in texture with a nice zing of acidity. Flavours of candied citrus, caramel and sweet spice balance with intriguing savoury character, culmi
$61
$58ea in any 3+
$55ea in any 6+

Chambers Rosewood ‘Grand’ Muscadelle 375ml NV

1 of only 4 Aussie wineries to hit the Top 100 Wineries of the World & with good reason. Chamber's Muscat & Muscadelle fortified are truly unique and very special wines!
$76
$72ea in any 3+
$68ea in any 6+
Medium Sweet

Henriques & Henriques 15 Year Old Medium Sweet Boal

"The  15-Year-Old Bual is initially reticent, but it blossoms in the glass to reveal notes of nutmeg, cloves and honey, although the toffee-ish element is conspicuous. The palate is very smooth with toffee notes on the entry." Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
$76
$73ea in any 3+
$70ea in any 6+
Medium Dry

Henriques & Henriques 15 Year Old Medium Dry Verdelho

"It has a terse, orange rind, California raisin and dried apricot-scented bouquet with attractive resinous aromas emerging with aeration. The palate is well-balanced with superb acidity, crisp, honeyed fruit and a delicious spicy finish that is focused and tense. This is one of the best in their range." Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
$76
$73ea in any 3+
$70ea in any 6+
Sweet

Henriques & Henriques 15 Year Old Sweet Malvasia

Bright, amber-coloured and light golden nuances. This wine offers us a complex aroma of dried fruits, jam and some wood. Full-bodied, rich and smooth with a taste of nuts and honey. Very pleasant aftertaste. Henriques & Henriques
$76
$73ea in any 3+
$70ea in any 6+
Such Expression!

Equipo Navazos La Bota 71 de Manzanilla “Navazos”

If "I Think" is entry level Manzanilla, La Bota de Manzanilla No.71, has an IQ heading towards 180!
Medium Sweet - 80-100g/l

Pereira D’Oliveiras 5 Year Old Tinta Negra Medium Sweet (20% Boal)

A real head-turner. Aromas of maple syrup, bitter orange marmalade and a touch of iodine. The palate is rich and full-bodied; silky on the tongue, it gives prunes, raisins, sweet spice and bitter almond, culminating in a sweet-smoke finish. Such clearly defined flavours highlight the unique winemaking processes at work, and its well-balanced structure makes appears like a much drier wine through the palate. My personal pick of the Five Year Old Reserves – this is seriously compelling wine!
$80
$76ea in any 3+
$72ea in any 6+
Dry - up to 60 g/l

Pereira D’Oliveiras 5 Year Old Tinta Negra Dry (20% Sercial)

A fantastic entrée to D’Oliveiras range, with an enticing nose with notes of bitter orange, raisined fruit, sweet spice and a touch of charred wood. Lithe and lively on the palate with an excellent balance of fresh acidity, sweet citrus and an almost meaty, rancio nuttiness.
$80
$76ea in any 3+
$72ea in any 6+
Medium Dry - 60-80 g/l

Pereira D’Oliveiras 5 Year Old Tinta Negra Medium Dry (20% Verdelho)

Very impressed by the harmony of primary fruit and secondary characters; definitely a wine that keeps you coming back for more. The nose is initially savoury with hazelnuts, smoke and pine needles that open up to candied peel, baking spice and fruit mince. Higher sugar levels lend a mouth-filling richness, complemented by pithy citrus flavours and balanced by hints of spice and dried herbs. A long savoury finish.
$80
$76ea in any 3+
$72ea in any 6+
Sweet - 100+g/l

Pereira D’Oliveiras 5 Year Old Tinta Negra Sweet (20% Malvazia)

A very elegant nose with a touch of rancio volatility that sings against a rich backdrop of toffee, prunes and a prickle of baking spice and sweet liquorice. Weighty but wonderfully fresh on the palate with sweet dried fruit, warming spice and a touch of something savoury, charry, almost medicinal. This wine walks the tightrope of richness and finesse beautifully.
$80
$76ea in any 3+
$72ea in any 6+
Nectar of the Gods!

Château Rieussec, 1er Cru 375ml 2015

Rieussec along with Climens, de Fargues, Doisy-Daëne & of course d'Yquem is one of my favourite sweet whites from Bordeaux.
$97
$93ea in any 3+
$89ea in any 6+

Chambers Rosewood ‘Grand’ Muscat 375ml NV

1 of only 4 Aussie wineries to hit the Top 100 Wineries of the World & with good reason. Chamber's Muscat & Muscadelle fortified are truly unique and very special wines!
$110
$105ea in any 3+
$100ea in any 6+

Quinta do Passadouro Vintage Port 2019

A stunning new addition to the Noval range!
$121
$116ea in any 3+
$111ea in any 6+