The best kind of wine is that which is most pleasant to him who drinks it...
The best kind of wine is that which is most pleasant to him who drinks it...
Laurent Perrier Brut Bottle £56.50 Flute (125ml) £9.50
Flavours of citrus and peach fruit mingle with notes of toast and cream with a fine effervescence.
Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Bottle £82.00 Flute (125ml) £12.50
Delicately blue pink rosé, thanks to a brief encounter with the grape skins – flowery fragrant and dry. This rosé is rich and complex with a soft fruit flavour.
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002/2004 £225.00
Undoubtedly one of the best Vintage Champagnes ~ An intense delicate wine that reveals a precise, complex pure combination of sugared flowers, cocoas, finely toasted hazelnuts, and candied citrus fruits ~ the texture on the palate is infinitely silky.
A1 Charles de Villenfin £49.00
A good characterful Champagne offering white flowers and honeyed notes, a fine mousse, a full fruity flavour and a toasty finish.
NZ Vigneto De Fiori DOC Prosecco Spumante Bottle £25.50 Flute (125ml) £7.00
Good structure, with a brilliant colour and intense bubbles, with fine perfumes of apple fruit and hints of honey and acacia.
Vetriano Pinot Grigio Rosé Brut ~ Italy £25.50
Delightful delicate pink with delicate, summer fruits and a gentle sparkle.
Simonnet Febvre Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Bottle £29.95 Flute (125ml) £8.50
A harmoniously balanced wine with fine bubbles, a persistant foam and a wonderful length in the mouth. It is fresh and powerful on the nose with aromas of citrus. Drink this crémant as a chilled aperitif, as it comes or with a liqueur such as crème de cassis, and why not even drink it throughout a whole meal.
Chase Provence, Luberon, France, 2015 Magnum £59.00
William Chase, the owner of Chase Vodka, which won best vodka in the world in 2010, and his team have produced this fabulous rosé after acquiring a 40ha vineyard in Luberon in Provence. This salmon pink rosé boasts aromas of peach and subtle summer fruits combined with a steely minerality, all held together with a lengthy satisfying finish. “300 days of pure sunshine combined with the cultivation of ancient terroirs, has helped us to create this fresh fruity styled rosé” William Chase.
Wildwood Zinfandel ~ California Bottle £23.50 250ml £7.70 175ml £6.20
An off dry Zin full of strawberry and cranberry fruit flavours with a lovely zesty freshness.
Miguel Torres Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé ~ Chile Bottle £23.50 250ml £7.70 175ml £6.20
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this beautifully balanced rosé has an aroma of red berries and spice with a fresh rounded palate.
Château du Galoupet, Cru Classé Rosé, Côtes de Provence £34.00
A classic Provence Rosé, with a delicate pale pink rose colour. The nose is floral with hints of lychees, the palate more pronounced with great flavours of cherries and raspberries. The finish is elegant and fruity.
Domaine PiqueRoque Vins de Pays de Maures Rosé Bottle £28.50 250ml £7.70 175ml £6.20
A classic Provence rosé made by Englishman Max Hubbard at his beautiful estate in Flassans, Provence. A blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Cinsault to give an elegant and alluring wine. Coral pink in appearance with a nose of nectarines, fresh raspberries and summer fruits. On the palate the wine reveals subtle layers of delicate, refined and well-structured strawberry and redcurrant fruit. The wine is balanced by excellent acidity which gives the wine some character and leads to a long, refreshing finish.
Pouilly Fuissé Vielles Vignes, Collovray and Terrier £43.00
This stunning unoaked wine is produced from a tiny plot of over 50 year old vines ~ superb clean fruit
and a full rich palate.
Meerlust Chardonnay ~ Stellenbosch, South Africa £45.00
Only a tiny amount of this iconic Chardonnay is made each year ~ combines delicacy and depth. Ripe melon with rich, smoky, toasty depth.
Rapaura Reserve ~ Marlborough NZ £38.50
A big, rich and creamy textured Sauvignon Blanc with pronounced varietal flavours that include Passion Fruit, Red Capsicum, Guava and Pink Grapefruit; a great mouth feel and an impressively lengthy finish. A very classy wine.
Santenay Sous Roche Domaine Bachey Legros £45.00
White Santenay from vineyards neighbouring those of Chassagne Montrachet. The wine receives 12 months barrel ageing which adds additional complexity to the rich fruit flavours. Deliciously forward and welcoming palate with good length.
Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Blanc ~ Provence £60.00
Grown on the edge of the Mediterranean on the Cote D’Azur - a stunning fresh clean wine made from Semillon and Rolle - citrus flavours balanced with good minerality.
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot, Bachey Legros ~ Burgundy £78.00
Fresh, supple, and rich with apple, pear and citrus in its youth, as this Chassagne-Montrachet ages, it grows ever more complex, gains a light golden glow and turns meditative and mellow. Laser-precise, detailed and textured as fine brocade, this intense White Burgundy has a lovely minerality that deepens as the wine ages. Fewer than 600 cases produced.
Ladera Verde Sauvignon Blanc, Valle Central, Chile, 2015 Bottle £18.00 250ml £6.50 175ml £5.40
Dry and refreshing blend with a fresh zingy on the nose with ripe clean fruit on the palate.
Casa Silva Reserva Viognier ~ Mendoza, Argentina £22.00
A wonderfully intense Viognier full of perfumed peach and white nectarine aromas with a fresh balanced finish.
Sauvignon Blanc ~ Côtes de Gascoigne IGP £22.00
A lovely fresh citrussy white with intense sauvignon with aromatic notes.
Grand Ardèche Chardonnay, Louis Latour 2013 Bottle £25.00 250ml £8.50 175ml £6.50
The climate in the Ardèche, to the west of Rhône, certainly suits Chardonnay. Couple this terroir with Louis Latour's Burgundian expertise and the result is in the style of Meursault. A subtle nose of vanilla & on the palate there are ripe apple and peach fruits with a nutty, buttery creamy texture. A powerful and complex wine.
Vouvray Demi-sec ‘La Forcine’ Bonhomme ~ Loire Bottle £22.50 250ml £7.00 175ml £5.75
Classic French Demi-sec, slightly sweeter on the palatte and perfect with cream sauces.
The First Lady Chardonnay £24.00
With an enticing pale straw colour with a touch of green and intense aromas of apple, pineapple, citrus and floral notes. Broad and appealing on the palate with a lingering acidity.
Vetriano Garganega Pinot Grigio ~ NE Italy Bottle £23.00 250ml £6.50 175ml £5.40
A superb crisp and delicate dry wine.
Picpoul de Pinet ‘Les Terres Rouge’ ~ Languedoc £24.50
This small appellation near Montpellier produces one of the most interesting whites from the South of France
~ very distinctive, with a lovely balance between fresh, crunchy minerality and soft, ripe exotic fruit.
Attitude Sauvignon Blanc ~ Pascal Jolivet ~ Loire Bottle £27.00 250ml £8.50 175ml £6.50
A stunning wine from one of the most dynamic producers in Sancerre, produced using grapes from the ‘Loire Chateaux’ area of Touraine ~ this a beautifully fresh clean wine with all the complex minerality that is Pascal’s trademark.
Chablis Alain Bretin ~ Brocard ~ Chablis £27.00
An excellent Domaine bottled Chablis, crisp, fruity with a delightful fruit and splendid after-taste.
Domain Road Water Race Riesling, Bannockburn, Central Otago, NZ £27.00
Deliciously dry, steely Riesling ~ lemon and lime on the nose with hints or orange blossom and white peach ~ zesty citrus flavours dominate on the palate, leading to a long lingering finish ~ an excellent food wine.
Côtes du Rhône Blanc, E. Guigal ~ Rhône Bottle £27.20 250ml £8.60 175ml £6.60
50% Viognier and a blend of Rhone varietals ~ fresh honeyed notes with some tropical fruits and other assorted citrus all jump from the glass of this gorgeous, crisp, fresh wine.
Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough Bottle £27.50 250ml £8.50 175ml £6.50
Fresh and crisp with a great combination of tropical fruits and grassy herbaceous characters plus a ripe citrusy freshness on the finish. Ticks all the boxes of of a textbook Marlborough Sauvignon.
Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc ~ South Africa £26.50
We were blow away when we tasted this Chenin ~ elegant full bodied wine with tropical flavours of creamy pineapple, melon and vanilla. The wine has a lovely texture with a long finish with enough acidity to keep it really fresh and vibrant.
Wide River Viognier, Robertson, South Africa £22.00
A rich medley of fresh apricot, peach and lemon flavours that follow through on the supple, slightly oily palate.
Cordillera Chardonnay Reserve Privada ~ Curico, Chile £31.50
A stunning premium barrel fermented Chardonnay produced by Torres ~ apple and hazelnut fruit aromas, complemented by fine nuances of toast and vanilla and lead to a complex balanced palate.
Sancerre Terres Blanches, Domaine Daulny, Loire £33.50
Classic aromas and flavours of gooseberry, nettle and grass ~ good intensity and a long, refreshing finish with just a touch of spice.
Domain Road Pinot Gris, Bannockburn, Central Otago, NZ £35.00
A great Pinot Gris ~ delicate flavours of stone fruits and lifted honeysuckle feature on a rich luscious palate which is perfectly balanced by the refreshing, crisp finish.
Le Faite Blanc, Cotes de St Mont, Plaimont ~ Gascony £38.00
Plaimont have won world-wide acclaim ~ this, their top white cuvée, (‘Le Fâite’ means ‘The Peak’) is a partially-oaked blend of local varieties ~ full of rich aromatic flavours.
Santenay 1er ‘Clos Rousseaux’ Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bachey Legros ~ Burgundy £57.00
Aromas reminiscent of perfumed cherry jam with touches of strawberries and hay ~ ripe, and plush with plenty of fruit, it has a seductive smooth currant and structured finish.
Réserve de La Comtesse du Château Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2008 £110.00
Fifty percent Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc with a touch of Petit Verdot has resulted in a chocolatey, ripe, round, elegant style of wine with medium body, sweet tannins, and a good finish.
Riserva di Costasera, Amarone della Valpolicella, Masi ~ Veneto, Italy £95.00
Further ripening on bamboo racks before fermentation concentrates the flavours ~ aromas of plums and baked cherries, with toasted coffee notes leading to elegant flavours of preserved cherries in spirits and bitter cocoa ~ ideal with red meat, game and mature cheeses.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 2eme ~ Pauillac £250.00
Distinctive bouquet of violets, soy, pepper, blackberries, cassis, and tree bark ~ exhibits plenty of structure, wonderful sweetness and a rich, textured, persistent character.
Penfold’s Grange 1995 ~ South Australia £510.00
Displaying all the classic hallmarks one would expect of Grange, this is a full-bodied, richly flavoured wine
with ripe, dark stewed fruits and mixed spices with seamless, perfectly integrated oak and chewy tannins.
Vistamar Brisa Merlot ~ Chile Bottle £21.00 250ml £7.20 175ml £5.70
A full-flavoured red with fresh aromas of red fruits and plums, enhanced by rounded tannins and juicy fruit flavours that provide a long and delightful finish.
Trewa Carmenere Bottle £21.00 250ml £7.20 175ml £5.70
Youthful with a brilliant red colour. Fragrances of high intensity with smooth notes of wild fruits.
Ladera Verde Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Central Valley, Chile Bottle £21.50 250ml £7.20 175ml £5.70
A full flavoured wine with mellow, soft spiciness and a hint of mulberries complimented with a burst of
Alto Pampas Julia Malbec, Mendoza £20.95
Spicy and aromatic with a deep crimson colour.
VdP des Côtes de Gascoigne Merlot Tannat ~ Plaimont £22.00
A very approachable red from Gascony, it has a soft-medium body, and is showing good plum and blackcurrant fruit ~ very drinkable.
Sunnycliff Estate Shiraz Bottle £24.00 250ml £8.00 175ml £7.00
Bold and smooth red with notes of red berries, plum and a dash of spice.
Miguel Torres Santa Digna Syrah Bottle £22.50 250ml £7.50 175ml £6.50
A rich and full bodied red - deep bodied in colour with vibrant fruit and a long dry finish.
Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages, Michel Mourier £28.50
A superb CdR from the slightly cooler area around Sablet ~ ripe black fruits and hints of spice combine to give a beautifully balanced wine.
Chateau Malbat ~ Bordeaux AC £24.50
A lovely, easy drinking Claret from the south of the Gironde, with soft fruit and plummy elegance.
Bodegas Navajas Gustales Crianza ~ Rioja ~ Spain £26.00
A rich, ripe wine with a fresh, fruity palate that exhibits strawberry, mint and old oak flavours – full bodied with excellent fruit and good oak.
Casa Silva Carmenere Reserva £25.00
Casa Silva are noted for the quality of their Carmenere and this Reserva is regarded a s a benchmark for the variety ~ the expressive offers defined aromas of ripe red fruits, orange peel, tobacco and coffee. There is a toasty intimation of well-integrated French oak. The sweet, juicy, rounded palate has great concentration with notes of cinnamon and blackberry.
Meerlust Pinot Noir ~ Stellenbosch, South Africa £47.00
This wine shows lots of wild berry fruit on the nose complemented with hints of chocolate, violet and coffee aromas. The complex palate is brimming with sweet berry flavours that are long and lingering, with a velvety finish.
Domain Road Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago £36.00
A classic Pinot Noir ~ notes of dark fruit, leather, chocolate, and spice on the nose lead to a palate displaying rich dark cherry and plums ~ medium bodied with smooth tannins showing concentration and a long lingering finish.
Painted Wolf ‘Guillermo’ Pinotage ~ South Africa £33.00
An intense, rich wine packed with flavours of ripe blueberry and mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish.
Dante Robino Malbec ~ Mendoza, Argentina £25.00
A superb example of Argentinian Malbec ~ a big Hearty red with lots of ripe fruit flavours. This wine is a little spicy but very smooth with a lovely warmth and good length.
Pio Cesare Barbera D’Alba ~ Piedmont, Italy £40.50
This superb Barbera comes from a historic family estate in the heart Piedmont ~ full and rich,
yet soft and supple ~ a nose of dark cherry tones with tobacco and toasty hints leads to a palate which is plummy with spicy ripe fruit and blackberry overtones flavours.
Marqués de Murrieta Tinto Reserva ~ Rioja £46.00
Bouquet full of subtle elegant oak and ripe red fruits: red cherry jam, coffee and spices ~ intense, well balanced palate, with a rich expression of ripe fruit, with sweet toasty notes, (coffee and chocolate), and a subtle finish that is long with good tannin and finesse.
Château de Sabazan, Côtes de Saint-Mont ~ SW France £39.00
This little known area on the French/Spanish interface produces great quality wines at a fraction
of the price of their better known neighbours ~ if you like claret this is really worth a try!
Château Puy Blanquet ~ Grand Cru St Emilion £46.00
A deep red coloured wine with abundant red fruit aromas and flavours. Great body from the Merlot with supple, silky tannins on the finish.
Musar Jeune, Chateau Musar ~ Bekaa Valley, Lebanon £29.50
A rich nose of red fruits, cherries, cooked plums, black currants and blueberries with a hint of violets follow through to a rich, warm palate with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and Christmas spices finishing with velvety soft tannins and long, warm finish.
Torres Celeste Crianza ~ DO Ribera del Duero £33.00
The Torres family’s first foray into Ribera del Duero ~ a deep blackberry colour ~ intense flavours of ripe blackberry and cherry, with notes of liquorice and black pepper ~ full bodied with smooth integrated ripe tannins ~ pairs well with a great variety of meat dishes including roasts and small game.
Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Font de Michelle ‘Cuvée Tradition’ £65.00
A superb Châteauneuf ~ this is the principal blend from the Gonnet family’s vineyard ~ the wine from these 45 yo vines exudes the rich flavours of sun baked fruits combined with the herbal notes and scents of the ‘Garrique’.