Fortified

Fortified wines hold a proud place in Australian wine history and continue to hold a special place in the hearts of aficionados of fine and dessert-style wines.These wines are sometimes described as “liquid sunshine”, as the grapes are generally left on the vine much longer than usual. This allows the berries to store more natural sugar while drying out slightly in the warmth of Australia’s autumn days.Wine fortification, which generally involves the addition of a small amount of brandy spirit to the partly fermented red wine, ensures that colours and flavours are retained, regardless of the wines’ storage or treatment.After fortification, the wine is generally left to mature in small oak barrels, sometimes for decades, maturing into complex, aromatic wines, with immense depth and concentration of flavour.In the 1850s, the infant Australian wine industry adopted the wine fortification process within a few years of white settlement as it overcame the tyranny of distance from the English markets and the challenge of getting wines safely across the equator. The technique was also suited Australia’s relatively warm climate and the red grape varieties, which were brought by the pioneers – Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre.
  1. Auldstone Liquer Muscat

    Region: Australia, VIC, Rutherglen

     

    $22.50 by the dozen $25.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (11 in store)


  2. Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat 500mL

    Region: Australia, VIC, Rutherglen
    James Halliday 92 points!
    $45.00

    Low Stock (8 in store)


  3. Campbells Liquid Gold Classic Topaque

    Region: Australia, VIC, Rutherglen
    James Halliday 93 Points!
    $45.00

    Low Stock (3 in store)


  4. Campbells Rutherglen Muscat 375mL

    Region: Australia, VIC, Rutherglen
    James Halliday 92 points!
    $21.00

    Low Stock (7 in store)


  5. David Franz A.D. 1979 Cabernet Shiraz Vintage Port

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley

    "Superb" - Gourmet Traveller Magazine

    $41.85 by the dozen $46.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (15 in store)


  6. Delord Bas Armagnac 1988

    Region: France, (Other)
    $125.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  7. Dolin Vermouth Dry

    Region: France, (Other)
    Vermouth de Chamb?
    $26.10 by the dozen $29.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  8. Dolin Vermouth Rouge

    Region: France, (Other)
    Vermouth de Chamb?
    $26.10 by the dozen $29.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  9. Dow's 10 YO Tawny Port

    Region: Portugal
    'BEST IN CLASS' GOLD MEDAL - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2009
    $61.65 by the dozen $68.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  10. Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Sherry 375m

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    González Byass - Best Spanish winery in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 by WAWWJ!

    (World Association of writers and journalists of wines and spirits)

    $18.00

    Low Stock (11 in store)


  11. $20.00

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  12. Kalleske JMK Vintage Port Shiraz 2016

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley

    Halliday Wine Companion 5 Star Winery!

    $22.05 by the dozen $24.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  13. Niepoort Dry White Port

    Region: Portugal

     A rare style of dry white port, made by fifth generation Duoro Valley winemakers.

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (11 in store)


  14. Niepoort Ruby Port

    Region: Portugal

     An expressive and fruity port, made by fifth generation Duoro Valley winemakers.

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  15. Orlando Tawny Port 1963 (Minor Damaged Label)

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley

     A vintage tawny with incredible age. Made only in the best years!

    $115.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  16. Penfolds Grandfather Vintage Port S6 1945 (Minor Damaged Label)

    Region: Australia, SA, (Other)

    A wine steeped in history: the second ever commercial release of the Grandfather!

    $345.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  17. Penfolds Great Grandfather Rare Tawny

    Region: Australia, SA, (Other)

    Robert Parker 96 points!
    Ralph Kyte-Powell 96 points!

    $320.00

    Low Stock (3 in store)


  18. Romate Oloroso 'Don Jose' Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)

     

    $37.80 by the dozen $42.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  19. $35.00

    Low Stock (17 in store)


  20. Tio Pepe En Rama Fino Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    'Great stuff.' - Jancis Robinson 17/20 Points!

    González Byass - Best Spanish winery in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 by WAWWJ!

    (World Association of writers and journalists of wines and spirits)

    $36.00 by the dozen $40.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (3 in store)


  21. Torbreck Highland Fling VP 2012

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley
    $50.00

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  22. Trevor Jones Barossa Old Tawny N.V 375mL

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley

     Robert Parker 98 Points!

    $180.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  23. special

    Valdespino Pedro Ximenez Black Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)
    Ralph Kyte-Powell 93 points!

    RRP $26.95

    NOW $24.00

    Low Stock (19 in store)


  24. Vale Dona Maria LBV Port 2013

    Region: Portugal

    "This wine has definite aging potential" - Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points!

    $35.00

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  25. $72.95

    Out of stock