All Port, Sherry and Dessert Wines are On Sale All January at Taylor’s Wine Shop!
10% OFF 1-5 Bottles and 15% OFF 6 or More Bottles
JANUARY’S WINE SALE – FEATURED WINES
Kopke Dry White Port ~ $18.99 750ml, 10.99 375ml
“Crystalline citrine colour with straw tones this port presents an exuberant nose of tropical fruits well combined with attractive floral notes. Smooth in the taste, dry, with a great structure and a stupendous balance.” – Tasting Notes
Hardys Whiskers Blake Classic Tawny ~ $15.99
Winemakers Notes: Whiskers Blake was a longstanding employee of the Hardy family in the 1900s, he was responsible for scaring birds away from the grapes, ensuring that their quality was maintained. As thanks for his hard work he was regularly asked to ‘test’ the end product of his beloved grapes and his dedication to ensuring their quality led us to name our Tawny Port after him.
Made primarily with Grenache and Shiraz grapes and aged on average for 8 years, our Whiskers Blake port blends several vintages to ensure its rich, smooth and nutty flavors.
Broadbent 5yr Reserve Madeira ~ $24.99
Aged in oak casks for at least 5 years. A delicious, full-bodied and rich dessert wine, with an excellent balance between sweetness and acidity.
Ferreria 2011 Vintage Port – 97 Points (WE) ~ $87.99
97 Points, Wine Enthusiast – “This is a hugely rich, yet approachable wine. It’s powerful, bold and ripe, and concentrated both in tannins and texture. All the elements are there, linked by firm tannins and freshness from berry acidity.”
93 Points, Wine Spectator – “A chiseled, floral style, with notes of violet to the lively raspberry, plum and black fig flavors. Very fresh and juicy, showing peppery and sanguine accents on the elegant, crisp finish.”
Valckenberg 2004 Eiswein ~ $23.99 375ml
Hints of apple, honey, oak,vanilla on the nose. Sweet, honey, apple, vanilla, oak on the palate. Light body, light acidity, light intensity. Pairs well with classic pastries.
Quady Electra Moscato 2014 – 93 Points ~ $12.99
“A heady mix of jasmine and orange rind, Quady’s Electra packs a lot of flavor into a light amount of alcohol… Slightly effervescent, it’s subtle and light, ready to serve as a happy mixer in a range of cocktails, much the way and elder flower liqueur might work.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2014
93 Points – Tastings.com
Winemakers Notes: Soft bubbles float over flavors of sweet citrus, peach and melon. A bouquet of wildflowers refreshes the senses. Electra is a Moscato d’Asti style picnic wine for drinking outside, in warm weather, chilled or on the rocks.
Serengeti Marula Fruit African Cream ~ $18.99
Soft caramel color with notes of caramel and chocolate. A mouth feel of caramel flavored heavy cream. Desert or before dinner the choice is yours. Drink it on ice, in your coffee make a hot chocolate, pour it over your dessert. Make a Martini. The options are endless.
La Guita Manzanilla Sherry ~ $9.99 375ml
Nose: fresh, with typical Manzanilla aromas. Green olives, chamomile and a yeastiness of flor. Gently briney. Some flowers and melon fruits in the background, bringing some feminine touches to this wine.
Mouth: medium body, very dry and slightly tangy with hints of chalk and salt. Lime. Light breadcrust and minerals, as well as subtle nutty flavours. Medium long finish, still full and nicely balanced.
Quinta de la Rosa “Tonel 12” 10yr Tawny – 90 Points (WS) ~ $34.99 500ml
90 pts Wine Spectator | 92 pts Revista de Vinhos
It is a rich and elegant blend with wonderful aromas exuding the heat of the Douro. On the palate it is complex with powerful dried fruit, figs, honey and almonds with a long pleasing finish. It should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling.
Served chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fois gras or maybe with that special dessert or cheese. Best of all serve Tonel 12 on its own and savour the complexity and extraordinary flavours of such a wonderful port. This Port has been lightly filtered and does not require decanting.