Champagne and Sparkling Glass Bottle Prosecco IGT Veneto Casa Botter 29.00
The soft mousse (‘frizzante’, rather than ‘spumante’) enhances the delicate, peachy fruit of this Venetian sparkler.
El Celleret Cava Brut Nature. Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Penedès 32.00
Classic cava blend, Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada. Second fermentation in the bottle and matured for 12 months.
Notes of citrus, apple, dry and fresh with fine bubbles.
Marie Demets Brut Non Vintage 52.00
From a small, family-owned Champagne house in the Aube region famed for its Pinot Noir, this is refreshing
and elegant, with vibrant orange blossom flavours and gentle biscuity notes. A perfect example of an elegant
Champagne best enjoyed with light dishes or on its own as an aperitif.
Le Mesnil Grande Cru Rose Champagne Brut Non Vintage 58.00
Made from 100% Pinot Noir this offers tantalising aromas of peach, white flower and toasty brioche.
It is creamy and rich, but balanced with a fresh acidity. Irresistible.
Bérèche & Fils NV Brut, Reserve 58.00
Based on the 2014 vintage (with 30% reserve wine from the previous two vintages). Pinot noir, Chardonnay,
Pinot Meunier. The best champagne I have tasted for a long time.
Perrier Jouet Grand Brut 70.00
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Perrier Jouet Blason Rosé Champagne 85.00
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc NV 93.00
Krug Grande Cuvee 195.00
Dessert Wine & Port Glass Bottle
Orosz Gabor Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2013 Bodvin Hungary 56.00
Light golden amber colour, spicy fragrances, excellent sugar-acid balance, a lot of honey and minerality in taste
Besides its fruitiness, toasted aromas and the flavour of tea characterizes this wine very well.
Sauternes 2014 Partarrieu 37.5cl 34.00
Half bottle – Classic Sauternes.
Port – Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 years old 59.00
Small production from 40yr old vines. Crisp acidity with hints of dried apricots and Figs. Long finish and spicy.
Wines that are particularly good, great value for money or slightly unusual.
Ciello Bianco 2016 Normanno, Vesco Family, Sicily 26.00
Fantastic value, Almost chalky and opaque this unfiltered organic Catarratto has a wonderful nose of white
grape juice, mouth-filling with notes of pink grapefruit and apple and a slight spiciness from the lees
Reserve de Gassac Blanc 2016 Mas de Daumas Gassac 32.00
From the Domain that is famed for producing Languedoc’s only premier cru red comes this fantastic value
white. A Viognier Vermentino blend that has body, balance and zest. Delicious
DouRosa Branco 2016 Quinta de la Rosa, Douro, Portugal 32.00
Really good Portuguese white at a great price. Expressive white fruit aromas with noticeably minerality.
On the palate, plenty of richness and citric fruit flavours, with a lively and very pleasant finish.
Riesling Gonnheimer 2016 Weingut Eymann, Pflaz, Germany 33.00
Fantastic Riesling, dry in style, bio-dynamic and delicious. This is the best of new German winemaking.
Crisp and floral but with balance and weight.
Vermentino, Melacce 2016 Colle Massari, Montecucco 34.00
Colle Massari – Italy’s winery of the year 2014 . – produces fantastic wines. A classic Vermentino offering
up lively aromas of pear, white peach, lime and pink grapefruit with subtle notes of crushed rocks and
citrus zest. On the palate, it is dry and somewhat oily with flavours of grapefruit and citrus, with
a crushed rocky minerality and saltiness.
Château Fondarzac 2015 Entre -Deux- Mers 35.00
This is a fantastic Bourdeaux Sauvignon – structure, depth and balance. Great value. Notes of honeydew
melon, lemon peel, wet stone, lemongrass and citrus.
Jurancon Sec 2015 Clos Lapeyre, Languedoc 39.00
A fabulous Languedoc white . Lovely nose of white flower and marzipan, sharp attack on the palate with
dancing acidity bringing out the pure crystalline citrus fruit flavours: lemon and pink grapefruit, zesty
Weissburgunder 2016 Judith Beck, Burgundland Austria 44.00
100% Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Matured for 6 months in casks on the entire lees. Brilliant pale goldyellow.
Refreshing fragrance of citrus, pears and white peaches. Full bodied and well structured on the palate
with a balanced play of fruit and acidity, together with a good long finish.
Godello, Louro 2015 Rafael Palcios, Valdeorras 44.00
The Palacios family are Spain’s best wine makers and they are famed for their wines made with the Godello
grape. This is a fabulous example, complex, rich and luxurious with a fine acidity and lasting finish.
1. Fontareche 2016 Vin de Pays d’Oc 19.50
Elegant and clean classy easy drinker – Super house wine.
2. Roussanne Chardonnay 2016 Coteaux de Bessilles 23.00
A modern blend from the south of France , this has aromas of grapefruit, lemon and delicate white flowers.
Lovely and round on the palate, with a fresh, spicy finish of lime and white pepper.
3. Zilavka 2016 Stobi, Macedonia 24.00
Delicious and great value white from the local grape – Zilavka. Lemon and white Peach gives it a fresh balance.
4. Viognier 2016 Domaine de Coudelet 27.50
Medium bodied with ripe peach, red apple and white flowers.
4. Picpoul de Pinet 2016 Claude Jourdan, Languedoc 28.50
Dry slightly spicy wine with an attractive minerality & a good weight of fruit.
5. Samurai Chardonnay 2016 Patrick Sullivan South Australia 28.50
A great example of the new wine making from Australia. Light Oak, fresh, zesty, beautifully balanced & very well made.
6. Pinot Grigio Il Palú 2016 Giulia Fossalta di Piave Venezia 29.00
Offers apple, acacia and honey on the nose, with hints of cream. Dry, full-bodied and well balanced on the palate
showing lots of lovely fruit, from peach to lemon. Carries a lot more substance than the usual Pinot Grigio.
7. Tokaji Furmint 2015 Chateau Megyer, Hungary 31.00
Classic Hungarian grape, The furmint is fresh and dry with good body and nice balance.
8. Soave 2016 Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe 33.00
Beautifully fresh melon and citrus fruit on the palate, with excellent minerality underneath –
hardly surprising when the vines are grown on the slopes of two extinct volcanoes.
9. Grüner Veltliner Von den Terrassen 2016 Josef Ehmoser Austria 33.00
Superb refreshing, zesty, spicy white. Light but full of flavour & lovely long finish. Excellent.
10. Bourgogne Aligote 2015 Henri Prodhon 33.00
The underappreciated secret of Burgundy. Made from 100% Aligote grapes by one of the best producers.
This is fresh, zesty with bright Orchard fruits, lemon, and orange peel. Very clean flavours. Really enjoyable.
11. Mtsvane 2014 Badagoni, Georgia 34.00
Nicely balanced with fresh grassiness and long finish. A very good example of this classic Georgian Grape Variety.
12. Chenin Blanc 2016 Mullineux Kloof Street, Swartland South Africa 35.00
Really nice Chenin with a nose of sun ripened pears and wet granite. The palate has a vibrant acidity
balanced by a soft, round texture
13. Tricollis 2015 Abbey Winery, Pannonhalma, Hungary 35.00
This blend of Rheinriesling, Welshriesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Blanc is crisp, refreshing and aromati.
A lovely example of a classic Hungarian style of white.
14. Albarino 7 Cepas 2015 Bodegas Carballal, Rias Baixas, Spain 36.00
From the best area for the Albarino grape this is aromatic and redolent of peaches, apricots and almonds
on the palate. Lovely fresh finish and great balance.
15. Jules Taylor 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 39.50
Packed with gooseberry flavours, crisp and clean, with a restrained style than its competitors.
16. Pinot Gris 2014 Ginglinger Alscace 42.00
Unbelievably, this is made from the same grape used to produce neutral Pinot Grigio. In this incarnation it is
thankfully far more interesting, with an earthy, foie grass nose it is fresh and lively with a firm core of acidity.
17. Rully 2015 Jacques Drury 43.00
A classy white burgundy from 40 year old vines grown on a small estate near Chalon. Citrus and ripe
lemon peel notes are met with nutty minerality, while the ripeness of the fruit is balanced by the fresh acidity leaving
a long, smooth and textured finish.
18. Sancerre Blanc, Les Epsailles, 2016 Domaine David Sautereau 43.00
David Sautereau has tamed the potentially indulgent ripeness of the generous and fulsome 2015 season with
his customary understated skill. This is very fine indeed, zesty and linear, garlanded by herbs and verbena
and luxuriating in the silky profundity of a mid-palate which marries the exotic and the restrained
Top end wines and small parcels that we mark up very reasonably – some real bargains.
Pouilly Fuisse 2014 Domaine Sermage 55.00
This is a really top class Fuisse from a small producer and shipped directly from France. A lean and flinty
Chardonnay, lightly oaked but with depth and complexity.
Grattamacco Bianco 2015 Bolgheri Italy 63.00
A pure Vermentino from the house that makes one of the best super Tuscan Reds.
The characteristic hints of citrus open the aromatic notes, which later evolves into notes of yellow peach, with
hints of mint and sage. Creamy and sweet through the well measured use of oak. Good length and clean
finish. Greatly balanced and very pleasant, it shows all the potential of the Vermentino grapevine.
Chablis Fourchaume ‘Heritage’ 2012 Domaine d’Henri 65.00
Bright citrus aroma and palate with some floral notes too. A lively texture with a mineral finish.
Au Bon Climat Hildegard 2014 Santa Maria Valley, California 69.00
A fascinating wine made with Aligote, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris – the original blend of Corton
Charlemagne but – with an American style. The lovely aromas of vanilla and hazelnuts from the oak
and the mouth-coating richness makes for a wine that seems like a top-notch Chardonnay. The fruit
profile is more melony than Chardonnay and the aromas are more flowery. Delicious
Condrieu, 2014 Saint Cosme 72.00
The king and Queen of Rhone whites – 100% Viognier but not as you would normally find it.
The fragrance here mingling exotic floral notes with delicate nutty oak in an opulent, jasmine-infused,
peachy wine which is shot through with such finely-chiselled acidity that the alcohol and freshness are
Puligny-Montrachet, Les Reuchaux, 2014 Boyer-Martenot 72.00
2014 was an absolute classic vintage for white Burgundy. The wines have excellent balance
and harmony underpinned by beautiful minerality – notheing overblown
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Morgeot, 2013 Fontaine-Gagnard 75.00
The world -wide demand for top white Burgundy knows bno bounds, but one can still find small pockets
of excellent Chassagne and here is our pick – classic and peerless
Corton-Charlemagne 2012 Domaine Dublere 110.00
Superb Corton with wonderful rich fruit & classic nutty character. It has a lovely thick texture
& great length.
46. Fontarèche Château Róse 2016 Lézignan-Corbières France 24.00
Delicious easy drinking rosé with lovely soft fruit on the palate.
48. Ivo Varbanov 2013 Bulgaria 33.00
The Syrah in this very fine Bulgarian Artisan wine gives a depth and bite. Good with food or just lazing in the sun.
48. Alsace Pinot Noir 2015 Ginglinger-Fix 39.50
A very good medium colour/weight Rose made by a small family outfit from Alsace.
Wines that are particularly good, great value for money or slightly unusual.
Casa Azul Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Valle Central, Chile 27.00
A great value wine from Chile. A dark ruby in colour. On the nose, aromas of cassis, black pepper and hints
of mint. On the palate, mellow and silky in texture with flavours of black cherry and green olive. The finish is
clean with notes of sweet black fruits.
Rara Neagra 2016 Purcari Estate, Moldova 32.00
A fine example of the increasingly sophisticated and quality driven wines coming out of Moldova.
100% Rara Neagra has depth, balance and fruit.Very good.
Château Crusquet 2011 Blaye – Cotes de Bordeaux 35.00
Classic Claret and fantastic value. From the highly rated 2011 vintage this blend of Merlot
and Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking beautifully.
Madiran 2012 Domaine Berthoumieu 36.00
90% Tannat, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon A nose of plums, blackberries, spice and hints of vanilla and toasty
oak. The palate has plenty of fresh redcurrant and plums with a silky mouth feel, food friendly tannins and
hints of dark chocolate on the finish. A hearty winter food wine. Madiran is known as the healthiest of red
wines due to the high levels of procyanidins it contains. This is said to be good for reducing blood pressure and
lowering cholesterol – now you can have the second bottle!
Membrillera Bobal 2014 Bodega Carres, Utiel Requena, Spain 37.00
100 percent Bobal. A very well structured red wine. Intense red-violet in color with pronounced aromas
of blackberry, plum, clove and a hint of vanilla. The powerful palate reveals sumptuous red fruit, well
behaved tannins & a fine acid core. Drinking beautifully now, why wait? A lot of wine for the money.
Culombu Tribbiera 2015 Etienne Suzzoni, Corsica 42.00
Vines have thrived in the mountainous north-west flank of Corsica since the 13th Century. Etienne Suzzoni
is a leading light in this “Corse-Calvi” region.. A blend of 50% Nielluciu (Sangiovese), 30% Sciaccarellu,
10% Syrah and 10% Grenache, this 2015 red has lovely sweet, scented aromas recalling red berries and
spices. This is a rich, full-bodied, succulent wine, but there is vibrant freshness here too. attractive flavours of
fresh raspberries combine with spiced orange peel and dark chocolate.
Blaufrankisch 2011 Muhr-Van der Niepoort, Carnuntum, Austria 45.00
A great example of this increasingly popular wine. It displays typical earthy-mineral spice with a hint of white
pepper, underlined with some rich dark fruits.
Rasteau ‘Prestige’ 2013 Charavin 46.00
Rasteau is one of the under-appreciated villages on the Rhone, producing great wines and Charavin is the
master. Dark cherry-red in colour with an expressive nose of redcurrants and coffee beans with a touch of spice,
developing well in the glass to reveal flavours of plums and wild red fruits. The tannins are round and the
finish is savoury and meaty.
Les Vignes Oubliees, 2012 Jean Baptiste Granier, Terrasse de Larzac, Languedoc 48.00
Terrasses de Larzac – subsection of Languedoc – has recently achieved Appellation status. This is great find
with 93 pts from Robert Parker. Classic blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah it has great depth, spice,
fruit and balance.
Chianti Classico, 2014 Ca’ di Pesa 56.00
Can’t disagree – Beautiful, complex black fruit aromas and a wonderful balance a long finish.
A Fantastic wine .
50. Fontareche 2016 Vin de Pays d’Oc 19.50
Great value, aged briefly in oak. Good body, nice balance with spice & complexity.
51. Vranec 2013 Stobi, Macedonia 23.50
100% Vranic. Aged for 6 months in Slovenian Oak. Deep Purple, Dark Berry fruits and a smoky finish. Very good.
52. Merlot 2016 Ekuo, Montorso Vicentino, Italy 25.00
This is a really good Organic Merlot – balance, body, depth and finish.
53. Château Fontarèche 2016 Vielles Vignes Lezignan-Corbières 26.00
Complex, refined wine with juicy bramble spice aromas and a hint of cocoa.
54. Minervois 2015 Domaine Cesseras Cuvee Olric 28.50
Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan Dense black fruit, pepper and sweet spices of clove and anise. Deliciously soft and drinkable.
55. Samurai Shiraz 2016 Patrick Sullivan, South Australia 28.50
Classic Australian Shiraz; big and gutsy, but made with obvious skill, good acidity, balance and length
56. Fuentespina, Ribera del Duero 2015 Granate, Roble 30.00
From the best wine producing area of Spain comes this very good entry level red. Classic Douro,
Tempranillo grapes but with a greater depth than usually found
57. Côtes du Rhône-Villages, Plan de Dieu, 2015 Font Sarade, Vacqueyras. 32.00
From one of the best independent Rhone producers this very fine wine at a great price.
58.Beaujolais Villages ‘Les Vignes De Thulon’ 2016 Jean Marc Burgaud (Available chilled) 32.00
This wine is very fresh and aromatic. 2016 is a fantastic vintage in the Beaujolais and this wine offers velvety
red fruit and flowers, with a typical minerality. It also has a clean palate cleansing finish.
59. Château Tour du Moulin, Les Terres Rouges, 2014 Fronsac 35.00
Lovely plump Merlot that thrives on the red soils of this tiny property, only 2 hectares under vine. There was a time,
of course, when the wines of Fronsac were more revered than those of neighbouring Pomerol.
60. Morgon ‘La Voute St Vincent’ 2015 Domaine Claude Desvignes 35.00
Dense dark colour, quite massive with lovely minerals. Small dark berries, amazing finish. Huge concentration.
61. Barbera d’Alba 2015 Deltetto 36.00
Barbera, a vine that produces soft and juicy grapes with a remarkable richness. An aroma of cherries and vanilla.
Packed with spicy plum fruit, yet with a subtle, under-lying acidity.
62. Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouillères’ 2015, Frederic Mabileau 39.00
Pretty nose of raspberry and fresh greenery. Fresh and round with ripe tannins and a-characteristic note of graphite.
Good length; greatly pleasurable to drink.
63. ‘Bornemissza’ Kékfrankos 2011 Koropna Borhaz, Hungary 39.00
Made from the classic Hungarian grape – Kekfrankos of Bulls Blood fame – this has a depth, power and spice.
Together with a good bottle age that helps give balance and complexity. Very good.
64. Saperavi, Mukuzani, 2014 Badagoni, Georgia 40.00
100% Saperavi – the classic Georgian grape variety. It gives off a characteristic blackberry aroma with a note
of roasted coffee. Plenty of vivid Cherry and Raspberry fruit and backed with gentle Tannins.
65. Constantia Glen Three 2013 Constantia, South Africa 41.00
Using a classic Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc this has a great complexity and subtlety
but also with an accessibility and openness. This is the very best of the new South African wine-making.
66. Bourgogne Rouge, Le Clos, 2015 Manciat-Poncet 44.00
In the great Burgundy vintages, the lesser appellations perform beyond expectation, and Marie-Pierre Manciat’s Mâconnais
Pinot Noir is no exception, smooth and silky, tasting more like a Côte de Beaune.
67. Malbec 2014 Pulenta Estate, Argentina 48.00
Classic sophisticated Malbec from Argentina. Ripe bramble fruit with sweet spice, ripe tannin with plenty of mouth feel.
68. Nestri Rosso, Meroi 2014 Colli Orientali 49.00
In the 2014 vintage, wine-maker Paolo Meroi decided to blend all his old vine (60 years) Merlot into his ‘house’ red.
The result is both lush and opulent, reminding one of a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
69. Bandol Rouge 2011 Domaine Terrebrune 53.00
This is a fantastic vintage from one the best producers. Classic Bandol, a rich, meaty wine with black fruits, prunes,
leather and cedar, layers of complexity and a velvety texture.
Top end wines and small parcels that we mark up very reasonably – some real bargains.
Petite Sirah 2014 Ridge Vineyards Sonoma, USA 65.50
Deep, luscious and intense, The 2014 is captivating from the very first taste. The purity of the fruit
is remarkable. Dark inky purple with thick legs. The nose has dark fruit, a little herb and some subtle
vanilla. A thick coating of lush fruit coats the mouth. Nice acidity and a long finish. Ridge never
Beaune 1er Cru Les Blanches Fleurs 2012 Domaine Dublere 66.00
One of the rising stars of Burgundy, Domaine Dublere have produced a lovely wine – complex red
fruit notes – cherries, sous bois and a slightly earthy minerality. On the palate good body and weight
for the vintage, with a surprisingly fresh and crisp acidity
Chateau Moulin Riche 2005 St Julien 69.00
Second wine of Chateau leoville Poyferre This is a very good wine from a good vintage. Nicely fragrant
dominated by red fruit, cherry and strawberry, along with some oak and later nice cigar notes. The
palate is fruit driven with the tannins mostly resolved and a good amount of acidity.
Volnay Vieille Vignes 2012 Joseph Voillot 72.00
Drinking beautifully now this is a great Volnay – elegant with dark berry fruits on the nose and earthy
minerality on the palate.
Rioja Reserva 1995 Bodegas Izadi 72.00
One should never underestimate the ability of great Rioja to mature gracefully. This 1995 belies it’s
age completely, still rich, firm and packed with savoury fruit.
Hermitage 2011 Domaine du Colombier 84.00
The hill of Hermitage is one the the wine worlds iconic sites and Colombier one of the best producers.
Powerful Syrah (100%) but with texture, complexity and balance.
Chateau Haut Bergey 2000 Pessac-Leognan 85.00
Gorgeous nose full of blackberry, raspberries, woodsmoke, sweet cedar and floral tones. Hint of
blueberry reduction at times. Mid weight with grippy tannins, Blackberry, cherry fruit, tobacco and
tar/smoke. Nice acidity and mineral note under a blanket of dark fruit. Finish: Nice blackfruit and
smoke with a bit of crushed rock. This is a fantastic Pessac at this stage, and really drinks well above
its price point. Excellent
Grattamacco 2004 Bolgheri, Italy 89.00
One of the great ‘undiscovered’ Super Tuscans: founded in 1977, this is the second oldest Bolgheri
estate after Sassicaia, its vines high up on the same slopes as neighbouring Ornellaia. Seductive, silky
Cabernet, from a cracking vintage.
Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru, Au Closeau, 2011 Drouhin-Laroze 89.00
A rare Gevrey 1er Cru in that the vineyard is only half an hectare lying just beneath the grand Cru
of Mazos Chambertin. Perfect drinking at six years of age. Supremely elegant Pinot Noir
Sociando-Mallet, Jean Gautreau Cuvee 2001 Haut Medoc 95.00
There is nothing that compares to this very fine, limited-production cuvée from Jean Gautreau.
This is a special blend of the 15 best barrels from the vintage, delivering a deliciously savoury,
traditionally styled Claret. Blackcurrants and blackberries fill out a framework of dry earth,
cedar and cigar box, all carrying through to a firm, crisp finish. An intriguing find from an
Chateau Beychevelle 1999 Saint Julien 111.00
Classic St Julien from a great Chateau. Dark fruit, coffee, oak and some mint on the nose and palate.
Fresh and soft and open.
Chateau Beausejour, Premier Grand Cru Classe 2005 Saint Emilion 120.00
This is what a wine should taste like. Classic Bordeaux right bank. Nose is just classic bordeaux with
tobacco, mocha, dirt, coffee, and leather. Then when you sip, you get a blast of that soil, black fruits,
and pepper If you are a new world person, this might not be for you. This is just damn good wine.
The Beau-sejour just shows the history of French wine making and why French wines are what they
are today. Not overly done, just so classic and perfect.