Fortis, coming from the Latin meaning ‘bold’ or ‘brave’, brings the intensity. It’s one of the highest proof bottlings we’ve ever done, deftly balanced by our signature Starward smoothness. With the toasty oak and vanilla flavour from American Oak, and the juicy red wine profile from the shiraz and cabernet wine barrels, the boldness of Fortis beckons.
Nose: Madagascan vanilla pods, rich toasted American oak, blackberry jam, raisins, caramelised fig, over ripe plums.
Palate: Upfront vanilla, quince paste, Muscadelle raisins, chocolate ganache, cinnamon & baked banana bread.
Finish: Viscous and long, balanced with a finish of baking spices from the oak and ripe figs & raisins.
Future: Sip straight and savour. Or shake it up in a classic cocktail, like vermouth, campari and orange bitters.