The 2002 vintage of Croft's excellent single Quinta (estate) port, Quinta da Roeda. Single quinta ports are intended to be earlier drinking than their main vintage counterparts and begin to drink well from 10 years after vintage, although as with all vintage ports, there's no rush!
Excellent aged white Pineau des Charentes from pre-eminent producer Chateau de Beaulon, also producers of outstanding quality cognacs. For best results, try this delicious pineau well-chilled from the fridge.
This very old Palo Cortado is a rare sherry that has originally begun ageing in the normal style, but which subsequently loses its flor (the thin layer of yeast that protects the sherry from the air) and ends up ageing oxidatively like an oloroso. The result is a dry wine with the freshness of an amontillado and the depth and body of an oloroso.
From one of the most famous names in fortified wine, Harvey's Rich Oloroso is, as the name suggests, a rich, sweet sherry with plenty of flavour intensity. A treat for lovers of the genre, and a must-try for fans of heavily sherried malts.
A rosé Pineau des Charentes from a traditional pineau producer whose vineyards sit on the hillsides facing Charentes. This pineau is unfiltered and may drop some sediment, so make sure to let the bottle sit before pouring.
A red Pineau des Charentes made with cognac distilled in coal fired stills and aged in Limousin oak barrels. Made from Merlot grapes, this is lightly filtered to retain aromas and flavours of raspberries and Morello cherries.
A premium sake made using Yamada Nishiki rice and brewed for 72 hours to produce a full-bodied and fruity sake. Produced by Akashi, a company with a history going back to the end of the Tokugawa period in the late 19th century.
A gift pack containing a bottle of 1996 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port and a decanting funnel. Only made in non-declared port vintages, Guimaraens vintage is one of our biggest hits at Christmas, this is terrific stuff for the money.
Romate's Ambrosia Moscatel is a nectar-like sweet wine with buckets of fruit. Very rich, more aromatic though not quite as syrupy in texture compared to Pedro Ximenez, this will pair well with chocolate based desserts or even as an alcoholic ice cream sauce.
A single quinta 2001 vintage port from Taylor's using wines from just the Quinta de Vargellas, Taylor's finest vineyard. It's situated in the upper Douro and has been producing wine for the company since they acquired it in 1893.
A well aged Tawny port from Cockburn's, the leading port brand in the UK, this has been aged a full two decades in old oak casks and arrives in stylish contemporary packaging - very unusual to see a port in clear glass.
Rather more special than the famous Bristol Cream, this is a super-luxurious Pedro Ximenez sherry from Harvey's, comprised of solera-aged sherry over 30 years old. Incredibly rich, sweet and unctuous. Winner of a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2010 and a Bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards.