White Castle Vineyard 1581 Fortified Wine 2015

£24.99

19.5% ABV
Powerful blackberry and bramble flavours, rich, soft and a lingering finish

This is rather special. It can’t be called Port, because it’s not from the Douro in Portugal, but this wine is made in the same way as a Late Bottled Vintage Port. Regent grapes from the 2015 harvest were vinified and then spirit added to stop the fermentation, leaving residual sugar in the fortified wine. The wine then sat in barrel for 4 years before being bottled, and each one of the 487 bottles was then hand sealed with red wax by the winemaker, Robb Merchant. The liquid displays powerful blackberry and bramble flavours, and is rich, soft and lingering on the palate. Limited in number, and unique in style within these shores, this is a real gem of a wine.

We would strongly recommend decanting this fortified wine 1-2 hours prior to drinking it, to allow it to blossom fully. It will also age fantastically over the next 5+ years.

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Additional information

ABV

19.5%

Drink to

2027

Food Pairing

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Grapes

Drink Type

Oak

Yes

Sweetness

Sweet

Region

Vegan?

Yes

Volume

37.5cl