Stanton & Killeen Vintage Fortified

S&K are masters of vintage fortified and this is one of the best value 21st birthday wines on the shelves. There’s a poise to this wine, thanks to fresh clean ‘space’ on the finish that keeps it refined instead of cloying. The Rutherglen specialties of durif and shiraz join forces with the traditional Portuguese varieties to produce layers of mixed spice, dried flowers, dried fruits and dark chocolate. It maintains excellent vibrancy and freshness, with beautifully refined spirit already integrated. Wonderful length and fine tannins assure a long life. $28 at Dan’s and Wine Box Warehouse.