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DESSERT WINE (formerly Port Style)
Cru Specialty offers a classic ruby port with intense flavor and color. This lusty, fortified wine of superior quality was first enjoyed in the Porto region of Portugal. The addition of brandy gives an added strength of character to both the rich, sweet flavor and the bouquet.

For the Port lover that wants more, ask us about our in-house recipe. Nearly 30L in volume, it’s a bigger, richer port that emulates a good LBV or 10 year old Port. An award winner in its’ own right, we’ve done well with our recipe at the Winemaker International Competition.

TOASTED CARAMEL (Cru Specialty)   Body 5 Sweetness 5++   Seasonal
Intensely creamy and pleasantly sweet, this full-bodied port combines rich caramel aroma with the robust flavors of red fruit. The buttery caramel notes give this wine a roundness and texture on the palate that is perfectly balanced with rich toasted notes on the finish.

BLACK FOREST (Cru Specialty) Body 5 Sweetness 5++   Seasonal
Bursting with rich aromas of red and black cherry, this full-flavored wine also has a hint of dark chocolate fused with plum on the nose. Rich and sweet on the palate with an enjoyable warm finish, this dessert in a bottle is an irresistible complement to your holiday festivities.

COFFEE   (Cru Specialty)   Body 5 Sweetness 5++   Seasonal
Energize your senses with this comforting flavour experience! Dating back to the 15th century, coffee has been enjoyed worldwide as an invigorating elixir. Typical of medium roast coffee, aromas of toffee, burnt marshmallow and chocolate will entice you and follow through to a palate which finishes with lingering notes of vanilla. Our Coffee Port Style is a wonderful end to any meal, paired with dessert or enjoyed on its own.

ORANGE CHOCOLATE   (Cru Specialty & Winexpert)   Oak 0 Body 5 Sweetness 5++   Seasonal
This rich specialty wine is an intricate melange of lively flavours that tempt the nose and reward the palate. Rich aromas of dark chocolate are set gracefully against a frame of refreshing citrus and vanilla notes. The palate is endowed with a full bodied experience and a finely balanced combination of delicious chocolate, hints of orange peel and a medium, sweet finish. Reveal your fine taste by sharing your orange chocolate port with friends and family this holiday season.

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY    (Winexpert)   Body 5 Sweetness 5++  Seasonal
Back by popular demand, this wine is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. The traditional Port character of warm, rounded cherries and plums is supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry. Perfumed and gently tart, with a luscious liquid chocolate rush in the middle of the palate, it finishes with beguiling dark, bittersweet aromas of coffee, vanilla and toast, all the way to a long, rich finish. Excellent within three months, this wine will age gorgeously.

PORTO CORINTO
Classic ruby port infused with flavourful black current.   Intense, rich and savory.

 

CABERNET FRANC ICE WINE (Winexpert) Seasonal
This wine, made from the Cabernet Franc grape, is a wonderfully unique taste sensation that has to be experienced. Sweet strawberries on the nose and packed full of jammy fruit on the palate. Serve after dinner as a compliment to any sweet dessert or simply savor the rich, ripe flavours on its own.

RIESLING ICE WINE (Cru Specialty)
A must for every wine cellar, Icewine is the perfect end to any meal and a great addition to your favourite cocktails. Riesling’s acidity adds the perfect balance to the intense sweetness. Sinfully delicious with intense apricots, apples and pears on the nose, following through to tempting flavours of honey and lychee that linger on the palate.

VIDAL ICE WINE  (Cru Specialty)
This nectar is full of peach and tropical fruit with a perfectly balanced, honey-like sweetness.

 

APERA (Formerly Sherry Style)
Full-bodied and velvety, it shows dark amber in the glass. An enticing aroma of caramel and burnt orange beckons you on to a sweet nutty flavor. This is perfect as an aperitif or an after dinner drink with dessert. It imparts a unique flavor when used in cooking.

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