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. 8.00 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 10.00 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 Blancs NV 95.00
Krug Grande Cuvée 195.00
Dessert Wine & Port Glass / Bottle
Orosz Gabor Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2013 Bodvin Hungary 9.00 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 Chateau Partarrieu – 37.5cl 34.00
Half bottle – Classic Sauternes.
Port – Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 years old 7.50 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 2015 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 2015 Mas de Daumas Gassac – 31.00
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 2015 Quinta de la Rosa, Douro, Portugal – 31.00
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.
Château Fondarzac 2015 Entre-deux-Mers – 33.00
This is a fantastic Bourdeaux Sauvignon – structure, depth and balance. Great value. Notes of honeydew melon,
lemon peel, wet stone, lemongrass and citrus.
Limoux Chardonnay 2013 Toques & Clochers – 42.00
This famous Chardonnay from the Limoux region of the langquedoc is fantastic value. A gentle but graceful
power comes from this lightly oaked white.
Weissburgunder 2015 Judith Beck, Burgundland Austria – 44.00
100% Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Matured for 6 months in casks on the entire lees. Brilliant pale gold-yellow.
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 2014/15 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 2015 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 2014 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.
5. Picpoul de Pinet 2015 Grange des Rocs, Languedoc 29.00
Dry slightly spicy wine with an attractive minerality & a good weight of fruit.
6. Sauvignon Blanc, Klein 2014 Constantia, South Africa 29.00
Really great Sauvignon from South Africa. The complex palate is rich and juicy with a fresh, flinty finish.
7. Pinot Grigio Il Palú 2015 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.
8. Tokaji Furmint 2014 Chateau Megyer, Hungary 31.00
Classic Hungarian grape, The furmint is fresh and dry with good body and nice balance.
9. Grüner Veltliner Von den Terrassen 2015 Josef Ehmoser Austria 33.00
Superb refreshing, zesty, spicy white. Light but full of flavour & lovely long finish. Excellent.
10. Mtsvane 2014 Badagoni, Georgia 34.00
Nicely balanced with fresh grassiness and long finish. A very good example of this classic Georgian Grape Variety.
11. Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2014 Gingingler -Fix 34.00
Top-notch Alsace Pinot Blanc – Not at all blowsy but still has a great depth, complexity and balance.
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,
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. Bourgogne Aligoté 2015 Closerie des Alisières 36.50
100% Aligoté, juicy and ripe citrus fruits enhanced by a real freshness and vivacity and hints of minerality.
15. Gavi di Gavi, 2015 Deltetto 37.00
A classic Gavi and the peach, apricot, and nutty fruit has blossomed beautifully.
16. Jurancon Sec 2015 Clos Lapeyre, Languedoc 39.00
A really good Languedoc white . Lovely nose of white flower and marzipan, sharp attack on the palate with dancing acidity
bringing but the pure crystalline citrus fruit flavours: lemon and pink grapefruit, zesty cleansing finish
17. Jules Taylor 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 39.50
Packed with gooseberry flavours, crisp and clean, with a restrained style than its competitors.
18. 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.
19. 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
20. Sancerre Blanc, Les Epsailles, 2015 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.
Fine Wines – White
Top end wines and small parcels that we mark up very reasonably – some real bargains.
Pinot Bianco 2012 Doro Princic, Collio, Italy – 53.00
Alessandro Princic rarely feels the need to export as the quality of his wines are well known in Italy.
This is fabulous Pinot Blanc with with lovely soft fruit tones but also with great structure and complexity.
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.
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.
Greco di Tufo, 2013 Joaquin, Campania – £65.00
There are white burgundies on the market at twice the price, yet half the complexity and depth, of this
spectacular, full-bodied Italian.
Condrieu 2012 Domaine Pierre Gaillard – £67.00
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 beautifully balanced.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières 2013 Bachelet – Monnot – 84.00
A wonderfully drop of Puligny from one of the village’s top estates – typical Chardonnay from this vineyard,
all white flowers and minerality.
Corton-Charlemagne 2011 Domaine Dublere – 98.00
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.
47. Ivo Varbanov 2013 Bulgaria 33.00
Wines that are particularly good, great value for money or slightly unusual.
Moulin de Gassac 2015 Mas de Daumas Gassac Languedoc – 27.00
The entry level Red from this famed Estate. Great value. Ruby red with aromas of forest fruits, blackberry and
raspberry and hints of spice, soft and warm in the mouth and well-balance with hints of confiture and pepper on
Rara Neagra 2015 Purcari Estate, Moldova – 32.00
A fine example of the increasingly sophisticated and quality driven wines coming out of Moldova. 100% Rara
Neagra this has depth, balance and fruit. Very good.
Dosset 2016 Principiano, Piedmont, Italy – 37.00
100% Dolcetto. An intense cherry-red in the glass. On the nose, notes of violets and cherries with a hint of earth.
Fresh and clean with a slightly spicy edge. with flavours of almonds and liquorice. A great spring/summer wine.
Terrasses du Larzac 2014 Larzac, Languedoc – 43.00
From the little known area of the languedoc this is great find with 93 pts from Robert Parker. Classic blend of
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah it has great depth, spice, fruit and balance.
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.
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.
Chinon Beaumont 2015 Pierre Breton – 52.00
This is seriously good Chinon from one of the most respected growers. A beautiful ruby colour, violets on the nose, lush,
tender and silky on the palate with black cherry, currant and pomegranate. Earthy notes, nice herbaceousness and
minerality bringing up the rear .
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% Vranec. Aged for 6 months in Slovenian Oak. Deep Purple, Dark Berry fruits and a smoky finish. Very good.
52. Merlot 2015 Ekuo, Montorso Vicentino, Italy 25.00
This is a really good Organic Merlot – balance, body, depth and finish.
53. Château Fontarèche 2015 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
55. Soldier’s Block Shiraz 2016 Victoria, Australia 29.00
Classic Australian Shiraz; big and gutsy, but made with obvious skill, good acidity, balance and length
59. St Cosme 2014 Côtes du Rhône 32.00
From one of the best independent Rhone producers this very fine wine at a great price.
56. Beaujolais Villages ‘Les Vignes De Thulon’ 2015 Jean Marc Burgaud (Available chilled) 32.00
This wine is very fresh and aromatic. 2011 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.
57. Rioja Crianza 2010 Bodega Petranlanda 34.00
A blend of Monastrell and Garnacha it has balsamic notes with body and structure. Elegant to the palate with an
60. Morgon ‘La Voute St Vincent’ 2014/15 Domaine Claude Desvignes 35.00
Dense dark colour, quite massive with lovely minerals. Small dark berries, amazing finish. Huge concentration.
61. Barbera d’Alba 2014/15 Deltetto 35.00
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 2012 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. Alsace Pinot Noir 2014 Ginglinger – Fix 45.00
A really good Pinot Noir from a small Alsace producer. Fresh, but with body and balance.
69. Malbec 2013/14 Pulenta Estate, Argentina 48.00
Classic sophisticated Malbec from Argentina. Ripe bramble fruit with sweet spice, ripe tannin with plenty of mouth feel.
68. Bandol Rouge 2012 Domaine Terrebrune 53.00
This is a fantastic vintage from one the best producers.
Top end wines and small parcels that we mark up very reasonably – some real bargains.
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.
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Coeur de Pierres 2008 Frédéric Magnien -72.00
Delicate, subtle, and perfumed, this is the epitome of the Pinot Noir grape from the village of Chambolle-
Musigny, and showing beautifully at eight years of age.
Brunello di Montalcino 2009 Salicutti – 76.00
From one of the highest vineyards in Montalcino, vines here are surrounded by forest, very well ventilated and
the volcanic marl upon which they sit is littered with shells. It is wild fermented on skins for 20 days in tini and
spends 4 years in botti. It is during this time, that the wine turns from a Sangiovese into a true Brunello and
tasting the results it is hard to argue. Truly one of the best of its kind.
L’Aventure 2012 Optimus Estate, Paso Robles, California -79.00
With a 94 score from Parker this Syrah / Cabernet Blend punches well above it’s weight. Polished, with brilliant
blackberry, black cherry, licorice, chocolate and charred earth-like aromas and flavors, full-bodied richness and a
seamless, forward and hard-to-resist style.
Chateau Lagrange 2001 Saint – Julien, 81.00
Lagrange have fashioned a superb 2001. Opaque purple-colored, with a backward yet promising nose of
classically pure cassis intermixed with pain grille and spice, this medium to full-bodied, powerful yet stylish wine
possesses superb purity, a nicely-layered feel in the mouth, and plenty of structure.
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, Les Combottes, 2008 Pierre Amiot et Fils – 85.00
Top wine, as you would expect from a vineyard completely surrounded by Grands Crus.
Chateauneuf du Pape 1998 Chateau Beaucastel – 104.00
The spectacular 1998 Beaucastel Rouge is an explosively rich, remarkably flattering Beaucastel. It is flamboyant,
no doubt because of the larger than normal percentage of Grenache. It boasts explosive richness, thick, juicy
blackberry and kirsch liqueur, smoke, liquorice, roasted meats, and truffles. It will be hard to stay away from this
wine – Robert Parker – 95 pts.
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.