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2017 Vintage Fortified

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Sixth-generation winemaker Chris Killeen started blending Portuguese varieties with Shiraz and Durif from the 1997 release.  

The wine opens with a very floral nose and flavours of spice and dark fruit on the palate. Further complexity comes from the spirit, chosen especially for this style of wine. Fine tannins are balanced by the fruit sweetness and spirit. This blend of 34% Grand Noir, 33% Tinto Cão, 19% Tinta Barroca and 14% Durif also comes in 375ml and 1.5L.

Enjoy young with a casserole or cheese platter, or cellar carefully for at least two decades.

Wooden Presentation boxes are also available for 750ml & 1.5L bottles. 
These are branded Stanton & Killeen and are perfect for storing or gifting a great bottle of VF. Wooden Vintage Fortified boxes

2021 James Halliday Wine Companion 

95 Points - Gold Medal 
Buoyant with youth from its dark red and purple-tinged hue to its primary fruit and fragrance. Violets and lavender, cassis and musk, fennel and wood spices create a heady combination. The spirit is neatly balanced alongside the sweetness and grainy tannins. This has all the hallmarks of being a great aged wine, if its cork holds up, this one badly stained.
- Jane Faulkner

Liquid Luxury by Stanton & Killeen

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Standard, Premium & Deluxe?

Our Standard fortified is approximately 2-3 years old, fresh and versatile, this is a great start for a new barrel or to add fresh flavour.

Our Premium fortified is approximately 3-4 years old, perfect for those that want a drink now style or a head start on maturing your blend.

Our Deluxe fortified is 4-5 years old is the most mature and complex in the range, this is great for brand new barrels or if you want to add age and complexity to your barrel quickly. 

How do I know which fortified to purchase?

So you're looking at purchasing a home barrel, allowing you to have delicious fortified wine on tap 24/7. Congratulations! Owning a home barrel begins an exciting journey full of experimenting, sipping, swishing, spitting, testing and waiting. It's all part of handcrafting and perfecting a unique fortified blend that you can sip, enjoy and brag about with great satisfaction.

If the world of home barrels and blending fortified is new to you, then let us guide you through the different options we have available at Liquid Luxury.

Continue reading here to explore your options

Can I have more information about your barrels?

At Liquid Luxury we pride ourselves on our range, knowledge and service of all things home barrels. We begin by supplying you with a great base material to work with and support you to create your dream fortified blend. An example of our base materials include our Standard, Premium or Deluxe blending fortified. We know that only our best barrels and casks can create our world-class Muscats, Topaques & Tawnys. Some of our barrels predate our winery and, at 150+ years of age, are still going strong and helping to create our classic, grand and rare fortified wines. For customers to replicate the barrel ageing process at home, we have teamed up with Master Cooper, Andrew Young, of the Barossa Valley to create a range of home barrels of the highest quality and craftsmanship.

Continue reading for more information on Andrew Young and our home barrel.

Can I sample your blending fortifieds before choosing?

If the world of home barrels and blending fortified is new to you, or you're not sure what you'd like to top your home barrel up with then why not sample the different options we have available at Liquid Luxury. 

Simply select the sample box you'd like to try. You can purchase multiple sample boxes at a time. If you're interested in sampling our entire range please select all options to receive one of each. 

Purchase sample boxes here