Vintages and % volumes may change according to availability
In fact everything is subject to change because who knows just
what is going to happen. Life can be a bitch like that!
ZAPA MALBEC 2018 MENDOZA 13.5% – 20.00
Elegant mixture of berries and fresh herbs. Intense body, round and
ALANDES PARADOUX 2016 ALTOCEDRO, MENDOZA 14% – 40.00
Ruby colour with black reflexes. Silky and concentrated flow of black and
redcurrants, blackberry and black cherries with mineral notes of pencil,
stones and dark chocolate with a beautiful spicy finish including hints of
cardamom and black pepper.
MALBEC BODEGA NORTON PRIVADA 2015 MENDOZA 14.5% – 38.00
Sumptuous red wine which is a deep ruby-red colour, with aromas of ripe
red fruit, spices and black pepper. The palate intensity is complemented
by the softness and sweetness of tannins. Full-bodied and well structured
and great with beef or venison
HONEST VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017 BAROSSA VALLEY 14% – 21.00
Full of flavour with deep crimson and mauve hues. The palate is
Rich to medium bodied with soft but structured tannins. Offering
Mint and bramble flavours complemented by a light oak finish.
AMON RA UNFILTERED SHIRAZ 2009 – 80.00
BEN GLAETZER, LIMESTONE COAST BAROSSA
Black with extremely narrow rim. Almost overwhelming concentration
of aroma – blackcurrants, damsons, very fine vanilla oak and dollop
ANAPERENNA SHIRAZ CABERNET 2015 – 50.00
BEN GLAETZER, LIMESTONE COAST BAROSSA
Black with narrow pink rim. Intense and very pure aroma of blackberry,
fine cocoa, crushed juniper and Christmas spice.
LETHBRIDGE PINOT NOIR GEELONG 2016 – 40.00
This wine displays an intense bouquet of cherry and spice, sweet earthy
palate with hints of clove. The wine has excellent weight, silky and fine.
PENFOLDS PRIVATE RELEASE ‘RAWSONS RETREAT’ SHIRAZ CABERNET 2016 COONAWARA 13.5% – £23.50
A very elegant, yet richly concentrated blend of dark fruit from
the Shiraz and more restraint and structural qualities from the
Cabernet, which also adds a pure essence of cassis on the nose
HONEST VALLEY SHIRAZ, BERTON ESTATE, RIVERINA VALLEY 2017 14.5% – 21.00
Australian Shiraz has forged an enviable reputation for huge
unrestrained flavours that are exemplified by this wine. The palate is
full flavoured and intense with rich blackberry, plum, blueberry and spicy
PINOT NOIR GENERATIONS 2017 MARLBOROUGH 13.5% – 35.00
The Scott family were the first to plant vines in Marlborough and have
produced a wine with upfront dark cherry and raspberry notes with a
fourth dimension of wild herbs. This single vineyard Pinot has extended
FRAMINGHAM SECRETO DI PULCINELLA, MARLBOROUGH 2011 – 32.00
This is Montepulciano, a grape that originally hails from Italy’s Marche region.
Just like the original it is full of herb infused dark fruits and just as moreish.
VILLA ROSA MERLOT 2017 CENTRAL VALLEY 13% – 17.00
Juicy, supple and great to drink Merlot, grown on the central
Vineyards that ripen fruit perfectly with the intense sun and cool
breezes that run off the Andes and up from the Pacific Ocean.
VENTISQUERO CARMENERE 2017 COLCHAGUA 13% – 24.00
This wine is notable for its delicious structure, well-balanced body
and big, velvety tannins with great volume and elegant, clean finish.
VENTISQUERO PAIS MOSCATEL 2015 MAULE VALLEY 13.5% – 24.00
Delicate red fruit flavours and rustic tannins from the Pais, plump juiciness
(but none of the sweetness) from the Moscatel – the result is something
like a Chilean Fleurie, not to be missed!
SYRAH RESERVA LEGADO DE MARTINO 2014 CHOAPA VALLEY 13.5% – 29.00
Grown in the Andes Mountains at 2,700 feet above sea level and a mere
28 miles from the Pacific. Soil here is rich in clay, sand, and volcanic rocks
giving the wine a unique minerality not found in syrah from other regions. It is
fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for one year in new French oak
barrels. The fresh aromas of red fruit with hints of chocolate lead to a rich
velvety texture with balanced fruit and hints of pepper. (Carbon Neutral)
BLAUFRANKISCH SCHIEFER 2016 BURGENLAND 13.5% – 28.00
Elegant structure, floral, with fresh, red cherry and crunchy fruit and
a lovely intergrated minerality. Very pretty wine.
OUDE KAAP SHIRAZ 2019 STELLENBOSCH 14% – 17.00
A medium bodied red wine displaying juicy blackcurrant flavours and
tobacco spice aromas allowing immediate accessibility.
THE LIBERATOR WINES COMING SOON
PARCELS OF GRAPES LIBERATED FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE VINEYARDS AND
REIMAGINED BY RICHARD KELLEY MASTER OF WINE
L.A. CETTO PETITE SYRAH 2015 – 27.00
VALLE DE GUADALUPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA 14%
Juicy, round and ripe with aromas of black plums, black raspberry
and vanilla smoke. A medley of fruit character from redcurrants to
blueberries. Silky, velvety tannins, nice concentration and weight.
SEBASTIANI ZINFANDEL 2015 SONOMA COUNTY 14.8% – 28.00
Beautifully deep ruby in colour, this zinfandel has concentrated
Aromas of raspberry and white pepper, fruit forward and spicy notes,
The finish has a full body with sleek tannins that balance out the
LE CIGARE VOLANT 2010 BONNY DOON SANTA CRUZ 13.5% – 60.00
Legendary loony “flying cigar” wine that made Bonny Doon’s
name forever. An unashamed homage to Chateauneuf du Pape.
The term ‘Rhone Ranger’ was first coined in honour of Randall Grahm the
Eccentric winemaker and owner of Bonny Doon. Paddy loves these wines
so much he named his vicious mad dog Bonny.
CHATEAU MUSAR 2004 – 45.00
BEKAA VALLEY 14%
Serge Hochar makes a fine Bordeaux chateau wine in the Lebanese
desert, where it takes on a herbs-and-baked-earth overtone to the sweet
ripe fruit and sinewy vivid palate. Scents of fine leather, cigar box and dried
RIOJA MUGA RESERVA 2015 RIOJA ALTA 14% – 32.00
Matured for 6 months in traditional Riojan oak vats, 24 months in small oak
barrels and a miniumum of 12 months in bottle. This wine is very powerful,
intense and lively.
RIOJA NAVALDAR BODEGAS MATEOS 2015 14% – 23.00
Enticing nose of red fruits and liquorice, framed by the sweet aromas of
American oak. The palate is soft and gentle, structured but supple.
Navaldar Crianza is made with 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5%
Graciano, aged 12 months in French oak barrels.
CUATRO MESES VINA FUENTENARRO 2016 RIBERA DE DUERO 14% – 25.00
This winery came into being in 2002 and is located near to Burgos. The
vines are 21–75 years old and are100% Tempranillo. Aged for four months
in American oak barrels, this is a fruity wine with good structure, delicious ripe
fruit, with balanced, chewy tannins, great acidity and a long finish.
FINCA EL PASO MONASTRELL 2017 JUMILLA, MURCIA 14.5% – 22.00
Bright, juicy fruit with the depth and power of old vines: Monastrell gives
the blueberry fruit and aromas of leather and spice, while Syrah adds
some floral top-notes.
GRAN CERDO TEMPRANILLO 2018 RIOJA 13.5% – 23.00
Gonzalo Gonzalo, yes real name has a supremely structured beard an
unusual trait for a winemaker making an unstructured natural wine.
With whole bunch fermentation, no filtration, no stabilization and minimal
sulphur. The wine has real character, all the juicy elements of Tempranillo,
with no dirty oak to mask its charm. It has a natural way about it but with
no funkiness. With its cherry-red, purplish, brilliant colour it reveals primary
notes of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets with clean
mineral tones from the granite. (Organic, Biodynamic, Natural)
VEGA BADENES MERLOT TEMPRANILLO SYRAH 2017 LA MANCHA 13.5% – 18.00
The aromas are bright and fruity, the palate soft, well fruited and chewy
with light, inobtrusive tannins. It lasts well in the finish and leaves a pleasant,
ALTANO SYMINGTON ESTATE 2016 DUORO 13.5% ORGANIC – 26.00
This rich flavoursome wine is made from the two traditional Port grape
Varieties Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. Deep in colour and part matured in
oak, the wine is warm, ripe, and spicy. ORGANIC
QUINTA DA CORTE PRINCESA RESERVA 2014 DUORO 14% – 35.00
Purple in colour with inky reflections. A powerful and expressive nose
immediately reveals aromas of red fruits followed by spices, pepper and
ending with a superb minerality. A dense mouth feel which develops powerfully,
with smooth, fresh tannins. There is a lengthy, tannin-rich finish which displays great elegance. 15% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinto Cao, 75% Touriga Franca
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO MASI COSTASERA 2013 – 65.00
Fine example of the Veneto region’s most serious dry reds. Flavours are
ultra-dark and sweetly bitter.
APPASIMENTO DI PUGLIA 2017 14.5% – 22.00
Top of Form
A full bodied wine made from carefully selected sun-dried grapes.
This method, called Appassimento, increases the concentration of fruit
and flavours in the wine and is a rich, complex and fruity wine with notes
of ripe dark cherries, fresh herbs and vanilla.
MORELLINO DI SCANSANO ANTONIO CAMILLO 2017 TUSCANY 14.5% – 29.00
Morellino is the name of both a type of cherry and the local name of
Sangiovese in the booming Scansano zone of southern Tuscany. This wine
is full of red and black fruit aromas, leading to a freshness. Zippy fruit flavour
with a full mouth flavour. This is a wine designed for drinking while it is
young and zesty. (Organic)
CHIANTI CLASSICO PEPPOLI MARCHESI ANTINORI 2017 13.5% – 25.00
Well-built Chianti, notes of cherries and raspberries, spiced oaked
After taste with a long and lingering finish.
REGALEALI NERO D’AVOLA SICILIA 2016 – 29.00
One of the first Nero D’avolas introduced to the American market,
Cultivated in the heart of the island , this wine expresses itself in old
world style and elegance.
SASSICAIA 1998 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI, TUSCANY – 250.00
Hailed as a great vintage, scoring 97 points in the Wine Advocate, with
Comparisons to a fine Pauillac it is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon Blended with
15% Cabernet Franc The Wine Advocate calls it “ A stunning combination
of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious.” The
cost of these wines are rising by the minute so get it while you can still
MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO CONTESA 2017 13% – 19.00
Ripe black fruit on the nose with hints of dark chocolate and spicy oak.
The palate is rich and generous, packed with brambly flavours. Plenty of
structured tannins make this a serious partner for red meat dishes.
PRIMITIVO, TERRE DI MONTELUSA 2018 13% – 21.00
This smooth, juicy Primitivo is full of Southern Puglian character.
With medium body, ripe, sun blushed fruit, a touch of spice and a soft
velvety texture, Terre di Montelusa is a real crowd pleaser.
BAROLO PIEDMONT 14% 2014 – 36.00
Good depth of colour, garnet with brick red rim. Open and spicy nose
with notes of dried fruits, wood smoke and leather. Good concentration
of approachable damson and wild cherry fruit, a warm and velvety
mid-palate leading to the characteristic firm, structured finish.
CHATEAU CHANTALOUETTE 2012 POMEROL – 60.00
From the owner of Petrus. Deep purple fruit, plum and dark berry with a
mocha, almost coffee overtone. Long and complex with soft, integrated
CHATEAU LES GRAVES DE VIAUD 2010 COTES DE BOURG14% – 44.00
This wine is a perfect balance of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet
Sauvignon is crafted in a classic style and matured for 6 to 9 months in oak.
It has a spicy bouquet, deep colour and exhibits full bodied flavours of
cherry, blackberry and spice.
CHATEAU DE PEZ 2013 ST ESTEPHE 13% – 60.00
From the owners of Roederer Champagne. This St Estephe Chateau
at the top of the Medoc with a the high proportion of clay in the soil
gives unusual ripeness to this wine. Rich and opulent.
CHATEAU LES TERRASSES DE BOUEY 2014 13.5% – 40.00
Intense ruby red colour. The wine has an earthy-mineral backbone and
a discreet fruit. On the palate, this wine is quite supple with the same
aromas on the finish
CHATEAU TAYET BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR 2015 13.5% ORGANIC – 26.00
Tayet has more than a passing resemblance to Margaux as it is just metres
from the boundary, with racy red and black fruits, a light tannic bite behind
to a rich, spiced finish, punching way above its weight. ORGANIC
CHATEAU CLAIR MOULIN MEDOC 2016 13% – 23.00
Delicate spicy aromas of dark fruit and red berries which provide a
delicious rich style.
COTE DU RHONE DOMAINE ARMAND 2012 LA COMBE D’ANTIBE 13.5% – 25.00
The wine is made from 70 year old vines of 70% Grenache and
30% Carignan. Small production,lovely fresh fruit structure.
COTES DU RHONE RESERVE DE L’ABBE 2017 13.5% – 23.00
Medium bodied with deep rich fruit, and a lovely spicy , complex
character. Intense nose and ripped fruit aromas, round and soft
structure with juicy ripe fruit.
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE DOMAINE DE PANISSE 2016 15% – 39.00
The nose turns with complexity and elegance around the red fruit. In a
beautiful aromatic coherence, the palate is dense, concentrated,
fresh and persistent.
COTES DU VENTOUX L’ETERNEL 2015 14.5% – 23.00
This juicy red wine is full of ripe generous fruit and ripe subtle tannins.
CROZES HERMITAGE SEPTRIONNALES 2016 12.5% – 29.00
Spicy and grilled nose with floral notes, red fruits, spices and leather notes.
SANTENAY 1ER CRU LES GRAVIERES 2015 DOMAINE JESSIAUME 13.5% – 36.00
Silky, juicy, elegant Pinot Noir, full of bright red berry and cherry
fruit, with an accessible texture and lovely long finish.
GIVRY 1ER CRU VIGNE ROUGE 2015 DOMAINE FRANCOIS LUMPP 13% – 42.00
Givry is one of the few regions of Burgundy where inherent value
can still be found. Warmer, richer and rounder than most wines in
PERNAND VERGELESSES REMI ROLLIN 2014 13% – 39.00
Rémi combines the best old traditions with the best new techniques. The
experience and expertise passed down through four generations of
practising vignerons, have all given Rémi a profound respect for viticulture.
Pure, bright, well-defined fruit. The acidity is fine, which endows the wine
with more energy and mouthwatering fruit with no drop in concentration
or length. A wine with finesse, good structure and super length.
CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY ‘LES FREMIERES’ 2014 – 60.00
DOMAINE DIDIOIA-ROYER 13%
Michel Digioia has been running the 4 hectare vineyards since 1999 and has
a quality-orientated philosophy of the highest order. In 2003 he decided to give
it a go and bottle all of his wine himself. With only 5 wines in their portfolio,
they are turning heads in the wine world with their delicate and elegant wines
that far out perform their price tags. An open and expressive nose of cherry,
raspberry and plum with the old vines adding an extra layer of depth and
complexity to the fruit. Rich and ripe in the mouth with a long, intensely fruity finish.
GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 2015 – 70.00
DOMAINE CHRISTOPHE PERROT MINOT 13%
Full and fresh of pretty red fruit with just a hint of spice and a pleasing
Unami character. Crisp, bright and vibrant. A beautiful village wine and,
While this will age gracefully, it will drink well from release.
RAISINS GAULOIS MARCEL & MARIE LAPIERRE 2017 12.5% – 26.00
This wine is au naturel; the wild yeasts are practically gnawing at your ankles.
Intended to express terroir and possess a cool freshness, equilibrium and fruit;
This Raisins Gaulois is fun incarnate – drinking this wine offers indecent pleasure.
Gummy Gamay, do not pass go, do not collect tannin, a redcurrant
jam jamboree which just manages to steer clear of sweetness by virtue of
a thwack of liquorice on the finish. (Organic and Natural)
BROUILLY VICTOR BERARD 2017 13% – 23.00
The fragrance of fresh grapes, cherry, plum, blueberry, cherry and floral
notes. The body of Brouilly is fruit driven and well balanced.
Bright and enlivening with a good balance of fruit and soft floral violet flavours.
FLEURIE LE PIGEONNIERE DU CHAPITRE 201613% – 25.00
Fleurie is the most famous village in Beaujolais, Supple and structured with
silky tannins. Well balanced with a lively finish and lingering fruity aroma.
CHIROUBLES 2014 DOMAINE DES PONTHEUX 13% – 25.00
Bright aromas of red berry fruit, especially redcurrants, strawberries and
cherries, are followed by a medium-bodied, floral palate with typical
delicacy and juiciness.
REGNIE 2013 DOMAINE DE BUYAT 12.5% – 29.00
A bright, medium-bodied style from this cru, with juicy cherry fruit, violet
nuances, and a bit of spice.
SOUTH OF FRANCE
RIVIERA PINOT NOIR 2018 VINS DE PAYS D’OC 12.5% – 16.00
An excellent young Pinot Noir, with good weight of fruit. Strawberries,
raspberries and redcurrants on the nose and palate with lively acidity.
RIVIERA MERLOT 2018 VINS DE PAYS D’OC 13% – 17.00
A soft, elegant and easy drinking blend.. Modern wine-making
techniques ensure light, supple tannins, mouth-filling ripe fruit and a
hint of peppery spice..
HAUT MONPLAISIRS PRESTIGE CAHORS 2014 13% – 32.00
For so long Malbec from this region was tough and angular. This
Chateau seems to have learnt a lot from Argentina and made a
much rounder and more opulent style of wine.
CARIGNAN VIELLES VIGNES GRANGE DU MIDI 2017 PAYS D’HERAULT 12.5% – 21.00
Made from old vines which travel deep into the soil in search of nutrients
and minerals, this Carignan has plenty of Southern French character.
Despite this rustic charm, it is also a well-balanced and supple red with
a touch of elegance.
ATAL SIA CHATEAU OLLIEUX-ROMANIS 2015 CORBIERES AUDE 14.5% – 39.00
The present owner Pierre Bories can trace his ancestry back to those who
created this vineyard, situated in Montseret. The Atal Sia is a lush confection of
Carignan 45%; Grenache 25%; Mourvèdre 25% and a dollop of Syrah for poke.
No oak here yet this is still a deep and intense wine with black fruits, orange peel,
spice and liquorice and a smooth, silky, almost sweet palate.
DOMAINE LE ROC DES ANGES 2016 COTES DU ROUSSILON12.5% – 29.00
The Segna de Cor comprises 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 20%
Syrah. The relation between the Grenache and the terroir of Roc des
Anges gives fruity and fleshy grapes. To balance this generosity, they
Are blended with old Carignan (60-80 years old) and Syrah giving
firm structure and dark colour and resulting in a tender and fruity wine
sustained by a real texture of tannins. Lively and fresh in the mouth,
gentle flavours of red grape and berry, dried spices and roasted herbs.
From the rock of the angels springs the blood (Segna) of the heart (Cor).
LA SERENITE CUVEE LA TERRE 2018 13.5% – 20.00
Born on the sunny slopes of Mediterranean vineyards, this red wine is rich
in flavour and a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
CHATEAU COULON DOMAINE DE FABRE 2017 CORBIERES ORGANIC – 26.00
Violet, cherry and even black olive on the nose, a wonderfully pure
palate of sandal wood-tinged, dark fruit and a silky, long finish. (ORGANIC)
And onto rose….
WHITE ZINFANDEL COUGARS MOON 2018 – 17.00
CALIFORNIA, USA 10.5%
Candyfloss notes on the nose and palate. Packed with fruit and
Medium to sweet.
LOS PICOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSE 2018 – 17.00
Light and easy style of Rose, full of fruit and made in a very easy
COMMANDERIE DE PEYRASSOL ROSE PROVENCE 2018 12.5% – 28.00
This dry rosé has a spicy warmth to the fruit, lifted by refreshing acidity
and a peachy edge. Notes of strawberry predominate, with
background notes of white pepper.
CHATEAU COULON ROSE DOMAINE DE FABRE 2018 CORBIERES – 26.00
Fuller in style than a Provencal rose with dried herb and raspberry notes, medium-bodied but refreshingly dry making this perfect both as an aperitif and a versatile partner for lighter dishes.
HENRI GAILLARD ROSE 2018 COTES DE PROVENCE 13% – 20 .00
Elegant aromas of red berries and spices, the palate is refined with fresh
berry fruit flavours.
Closely followed by some white wines………….
BUSHRANGER CHARDONNAY 2017 SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA 13% – 18.00
This Chardonnay revels in its fresh, rich tropical fruit flavours best with
light and spicy dishes but always with friends.
SAN PERITO CHARDONNAY 2017 CENTRAL VALLEY 14% – 17.00
Tropical fruit aromas, followed by citrus and stone fruit flavours.
All enhanced by the subtle use of oak.
VILLA ROSA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018 CENTRAL VALLEY 12.5% – 17.00
Green, grassy Sauvignon Blanc. Intense tropical scents with asparagus
notes on the palate. Fantastic value for money.
SEMILLON CASA LAPOSTOLLE RAPEL VALLEY 2014 13.5% – 29.00
Ripe lime scented Semillon, with a fresh, delicate palate.
SOUTHERN LIGHTS SAUVIGNON MARLBOROUGH 2018 12.5% – 22.00
A lovely delicate Sauvignon
Blanc with green herbaceous notes on the nose and a fresh lemony palate.
CLOUDY BAY SAUVIGNON MARLBOROUGH 2018 – 39.00
The king of Sauvignon Blanc and an absolute New World Classic. Still one
of the finest that New Zealand produces, but perhaps no longer the best,
ALBARINO BELL RINGER COOPERS CREEK 2016 GISBORNE 13.5% – 29.00
Pure and fresh, with hints of citrus and peach. Medium bodied and zesty,
With a lovely touch of minerality and great length.
ALLAN SCOTT RIESLING MARLBOROUGH 2016 10.6% – 25.00
From some the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough showing lemon and
Orange blossom, white stonefruit and spice characters abound with a
Finish that lasts.
SCOTT BASE CHARDONNAY CENTRAL OTAGO 2012 – 29.00
Harvesting only the best fruit by hand, the wine has a velvety depth
and intensity. Wine with aromas of citrus and stone fruits, integrated with a
creamy softening effect of the malolactic fermentation using indigenous yeast. Powerful yet reserved with complex personality and a finish persistent as a sandfly.
CHENIN OUDE KAAP STELLENBOSCH 2019 12.5% – 17.00
Light green apple notes on the nose, with honeysuckle notes. Citrus
fresh on the nose touched with Chenin sweetness on the palate.
CHARDONNAY 1685 BOSCHENDAL 2017 STELLENBOSCH 13.5% – 29.00
Like a fine Burgundy this is full bodied and generous yet still crisp and very
well balanced, ripe tropical fruit with a lovely complex creamy spicy finish
TORRONTES QUARA ESTATE 2017 SALTA 13% – 23.00
The grape that Argentina seems to do so well. Here the aromas of nectarine, rose petal and honey blossom are all present. The palate has some texture and honeyed feeling with flavours of orange fruit, warm peach and summer flowers. A finely balanced and precise acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively. This is an aromatic and heady wine.
CAOBA VIOGNIER MENDOZA 2018 13% – 22.00
In the richer, smokier style with flavours of pear and apricot. The palate is complex, fresh and unctuous with a lingering finish.
CHENIN BLANC GRAZIANO MENDOCINO 2011 13.5% – 32.00
A well structured full bodied wine
KUNG FU GIRL RIESLING 2017 CHARLES SMITH WASHINGTON STATE 12.5% – 29.00
For Washington State Riesling think white stone fruit, white peach,
apricot, cool and delicious. Focused and a very long, minerally finish.
Kung Fu Girl…..too pure! Wine Spectator “Top 100 Wine” two years in
a row, “Best Value” 5th year in a row.
ALBARINO NOELIA 2016 RIAS BAIXAS GALICIA ORGANIC12.5% – 32.00
Fresh, nuanced, complex Albarino made in tiny quantities – more
remeniscent of the wines of Chablis than Galicia. Extraordinarily unusual
concentration evoking white flower and green plums on the nose and
filling out on the palate with fresh grape and apple compote flavours as
well as peach kernel. Edged with superb acidity and a bristling minerality.
NON CERTIFIED ORGANIC
RIOJA EXCELLENS BLANCO MARQUES DE CACERES 2018 12% – 19.00
Great seafood white, rich citrus and apple on the nose with a alate of
lemon, ripe pears and apple with a long balanced finish, very fine
modern wine making
MUGA RIOJA BLANCO BARREL FERMENTED 13% – 28.00
Founded by Isaac Muga Martínez and his wife in 1932, in Haro,
at the Western end of Rioja Alta. The wines are 100% barrel fermented
in new oak, from the winery’s cooper. Complex and toasted aromas with
fresh, vibrant fruits give way to zesty lime, spicy and vanillin toasted oak
flavours, fresh acidity, and a refreshing spicy finish.
TXACOLI (chackoli) BODEGAS AMETZOI 2017 GETARIA 10.5% – 29.00
From the vineyards one can see the town of San Sebastian and understand
the influence of the Atlantic Ocean on this vineyard site. Ignacio Ameztoi
is the seventh generation to carry on the tradition of making Txakolina in the
province of Getaria. Made from the indigenous grape variety of Hondarribi
Zurri and its red companion Hondarribi Beltza, the wine is fermented in stainless
steel and bottled with residual carbonic that gives the wine its natural spritz.
From Bilbao to San Sebastian, Txakoli is served in the Pinxtos bars poured with
great panache from a great height into small tumblers. The green-tinted
liquid turns chalky-white, foams and eventually settles, retaining a lively spritz.
VERDEJO AZUMBRE RUEDA 2018 13% – 22.00
Young, fresh and full of life
PECORINO CONTESA ABRUZZO 2017 12.5% – 21.00
Dry and minerally with delicate aromas of acacia blossom and melon.
Complex, long and concentrated.
VERMENTINO ‘COLLI DI LUNO’ CANTINA LUNAE 2017 LIGURIA 12.5% – 28.00
The vineyards he established can be found among the hills facing the
Magra river plain, overlooking the sea. Pale straw yellow with golden
reflections. Intense and persistent with very refined and elegant hints
of wild flowers and pleasant undertones of acacia honey. The palate
is fresh and harmonious, with wild flowers and fresh fruits.
GAVI TENIMENTI CA’ BIANCA DOCG 2018 PIEDMONT 12% – 26.00
Light and elegant Gavi. Lemon and lime notes on the nose and palate.
PINOT GRIGIO IL CAGGIO 2017 VENETO 12% – 18.00
Inviting and appetising dry white. Fresh, full of concentrated fruit.
SOAVE MASI 2018 VENETO 12% – 19.00
Just voted as one of the top three Soave’s this small estate is producing
stunning wines from the local Garganega grape. A lovely blend on citrus
fruit and nutty richness.
MORSTEIN RIESLING AUSLESE 2006 WEINGUT WITTMAN RHEINHESSEN 8% 50cl – 80.00
“Pineapple, passion fruit, ruby grapefruit and loads of mineral aromas
and flavors mark this expressive auslese. There’s fine structure to balance
the sweetness and intensity of fruit. Has a long finish. Drink now through 2035.
Only 250 cases made.” 93 Points – Wine Spectator
GRUNER VELTLINER KLASSIK MEHOFER 2017 11.5% – 29.00
Mohofer have been organic for over 30 years, this wine has typical
Gruner Veltliner aromatic characters coming through, notes of pepper and spice,
and on the palate, freshness a light spritz, but soft, rounded texture. (organic)
GEWURZTRAMINER LEON 2017 13% – 27 .00
Floral with rose Turkish delight aromas and a rich palate with fresh
POUILLY FUISSE DOMAINE PACQUET 2018 13% – 35.00
Round and weighty Pouilly Fuisse with intense nutty notes on the nose
and a toasty overtone.
MACON DOMAINE DUPRE CAVE TALMARD 2017 12.5% – 27.00
Honeyed, fresh, floral and zesty on the finish this is the ultimate all-rounder.
Full of character and mind blowing good value for Burgundy.
SAINT AUBIN 1ER CRU SENTIER DU CLOU HENRI PRUDHON 2016 13% – 39.00
Pneumatic pressing, aged on lees in oak barrels. 25% new barrels. Bottled
after 9 to 12 months. Exposure to the rising sun produces a taut, precise
wine with great character. Its remarkable harmony in mouth can be
appreciated in a simple tasting without food or with seafood.
MEURSAULT CLOS DU CROMIN BITOUZET PRIEUR 2015 13.5% – 75.00
A rich, buttery Meursault with fine, honeyed fruit with crisp acidity.
One of the very best village Meursaults of the vintage.
PULIGNY MONTRACHET JACQUES CARILLON 2014 13% – 100.00
A very fresh, clean and pure nose of ripe pear, white peach and floral
aromas introduces rich, delicious and solidly well-concentrated flavors
that culminate in a racy, detailed and lightly mineral-inflected finish.
CHABLIS 2017 DOMAINE BIEVILLE 12.5% – 29.00
Classic unoaked, mineral laced chardonnay, from this superb small
family owned estate.
SANTENAY 1ER CRU LES GRAVIERES 2016 DOMAINE JESSIAUME – 45.00
Fresh apple and confit lemon on the nose, bright and zesty on the palate
too but with a lovely underlying richness as well. The finish is creamy, honeyed
and perfectly balanced.
ST VERAN DOMAINE LUCIEN THOMAS 13% – 29.00
Peach and lemon on the nose and palate, with a hint of flint. Well-balanced,
elegant and slender thanks to minimal use of oak.
MUSCADET FIL DE FER, MAISON SAUVION 2017 12.5% – 19.00
The go to wine for seafood lovers everywhere, excellent textbook
dry wine with fresh acidity from one the most respected Loire producers.
VOUVRAY ‘LES BOSQUETS’ DOMAINE SAUVION 2018 12.5% – 24.00
Delicate apple sweetness yet fine supporting structure for a long finish.
SANCERRE CLEMENT AND FLORIAN BERTHIER 2018 12.5% – 29.00
Very modern style of Sancerre with spearmint notes on the nose and
palate and lively fresh acidity.
SOUTH OF FRANCE
D’A VIOGNIER DOMAINE ASTRUC 2018 PAYS D’OC 13% – 20.00
Produced in the Limoux area of the Languedoc with 40% aged in French
and American Oak, this Viognier has a pale gold colour with aromas of
apricot, peach and pear, Rich and aromatic with a long lasting zesty
GRENACHE BLANC LA LOUPE 2018 PAYS D’OC 12.5% – 18.00
This white Grenache has a delightful and fresh nose of exotic fruits
and peach and pineapple mixed to fresh almonds and white flower
notes. Fresh on the palate.
PICPOUL DE PINET HENPECKED 2018 LANGUEDOC ROUSSILON 13% – 21.00
Grown on the vineyards that face the Basin the Thau on the Southern
French Coast, amongst a land of rose and richly flavoured reds, this
delicate, fresh white is fast growing huge popularity. Perfect for shellfish.
RIVIERA SAUVIGNON 2018 Pays D’Oc 11.5% – 17.00
A fruity Sauvignon Blanc with notes of white flowers and tropical fruits.
This particular wine gives New Zealand a run for its money.
PROSECCO SPUMANTE MIONETTO – 22.00
Classic Prosecco, soft fruity and very, very drinkable!
CREMANT DE LIMOUX THOLOMIES – 24.00
The monks of St-Hilaire near the town of Limoux were the first to produce
sparkling wine in 1531. The style and personality of Crémant de Limoux wines
come from their particular blend of Chardonnay and Chenin, Supple, highly
refreshing, with soft balance.
BRIDE VALLEY BELLA SPARKLING ROSE, WESTBAY, DORSET – 34.00
Steven Spurrier is a Master of Wine who amongst writing and consulting
Was most famous for organising the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, which
unexpectedly elevated the status of California wine and promoted the
expansion of wine production in the New World. Pinot Noir grapes undergo
a pre-fermentation soak. Then, a slow pressing creates a full rose hue – as well
as outstanding aroma and flavour. 10%-20% of Chardonnay perfects the
colour, and adds an elegant vivacity. Released in autumn two years after
MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC ROSE FRIZANT 11% – 27.00
Exceptional terroir, a cool microclimate and small, individually tended
(organic) vineyard plots surrounded by forest and garrigue help this
producer achieve sublime wines. A pretty, sparkling and uplifting pink
made from cabernet sauvignon – the less intense fruit from their young
vines. (Organic, Natural)
GRUET BLANC DE NOIRS NV 12% – 40.00
Made only from red fruit the rich fruit flavours of Pinot Noir rounded off
with a touch of Pinot Meunier to soften. From a now increasingly rare family
GRUET ROSE NV 12% – 45.00
Delicate with a hint of strawberries.
LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL BRUT 2008 12% – 290.00
An outstanding vintage Champagne from an outstanding House.
TAITTINGER BRUT RESERVE NV 12% – 50.00
Taittinger is one of the last great independent Champagne Houses owned
and actively managed by the family named on the label. Réserve, is
assembled from more than 35 crus and incorporates 40% Chardonnay
this high proportion is seldom offered in a non-vintage Champagne.
Distinguished by a delicate nose marked by subtle brioche notes, it has a
palate of considerable depth and balance with hints of honey and fresh fruit.
RUINART BLANC DE BLANC – 80.00
Top of Form
The very best expression of exclusively 100% Premier Cru Chardonnay grapes.
Lauded in the wine trade as the very best example of this style of Champagne.
BOLLINGER LA GRANDE ANNEE 2005 12% – 120.00
The name signifies this wine is only released in ‘great’ years. It is
Fermented in oak casks and then aged for a further five years in the
Bottle. On average the blend will be 65% Pinot Noir and 35%
Chardonnay. Great depth and maturity .
DOM PERIGNON 2008 12.5% – 160.00
Very traditional and delicate, allegedly this Monk in the 1700’s was the
creator of the first Champagne wines as we know them today. Tell that
to the Benedictine Monks in the Loire making sparkling wines in the 1500’s,
not forgetting the British Christopher Merret presenting a paper on sparkling
wines in 1664. Dom Perignon did however invent the style of cork and wire
cage ‘muselet’, not quite so romantic. And of course the Brit’s came up
with the bottle to stop it exploding! He also sported a classic tonsure – mighty monkish.
VEUVE CLICQUOT GOLD LABEL BRUT 2004 12% – 115.00
Rich and complex vintage Champagne, full of toasty richness and
ACE OF SPADES ARMAND DE BRIGNAC 12% – 320.00
Reported as not only the best Champagne in the world but also the most
Expensive. This is the wine that an Oligarch paid $315,000 dollars on for a 30
Litre bottle! Crazy and obscene but it is a gorgeous gold bottle and the juice
Is clearly superior. Ace of Spades is owned by Jayzee.
DOM RUINART BLANC DE BLANCS 1993/96 12.5% – 160.00
Dramatic, mature, authoritative – magnificent bouquet and
richly creamy, but firm, palate. Both stunning vintages bottle age in
the 1993 and one of the finest vintages of the decade in the 1996.
All dessert wines are in half bottle size unless otherwise marked
DOMAINE DE L’ANCIENNE CURE 2011 MONBAZILLAC 12.5% – 19.00
Monbazillac has a long history (known as early as the 14th century)
and is one of the world’s great sweet wines. The Ancienne Cure is a mini
Monbazillac – marzipan, orange peel and spices. (Organic)
LILLYPILLY 2002/06 NOBLE BLEND RIVERINA NSW AUSTRALIA 12.5% – 35.00
80% Sauvignon, 10% Semillon, 5% Muscat of Alexandria, 5% Riesling.
Beautifully structured, more Coteaux de Layon than Sauterne, rich honey
middle with passion fruit finish that goes on and on. Classic Tarte Tatin wine,
multi faceted and talented and would match also summer fruit puddings,
lemon tarts, mango sorbet and most tropical fruits.
NOBLE ONE BOTRYTIS SEMILLON DE 2006 BORTOLI, N.S.W. Australia 10% – 40.00
Rich unctuous sweetness. Fabulous essence.
FINCA ANTIGUA MOSCATEL SPAIN 13% – 19.00
Ripe, table-grape notes on the nose and palate, with incredibly honeyed
SWEET CAROLYN VONDELING 2016 11.5% VOOR PAARDEBERG S AFRICA – 29.00
An expressive nose of soft peaches, fresh pineapple and ripe apricot.
Aromas are supported by floral orange blossom, jasmine and honey. The
mouth-watering sweetness is cut by tangy acidity to provide a lingering
after taste. Naturally fermented and unfortified, this wine is a perfect match
to foie gras and other savoury entrees to sweet, spicy puddings served with
cream or a traditional cheese platter at the end of the meal.
ZANTHO EISWEIN CUVEE 2012 BURGENLAND AUSTRIA 11% – 29.00
The Zantho project is a joint venture between two of Austria’s master
wine makers This is a Gruner Veltliner blend (with some Welschriesling and
Chardonnay), showing candied fruit notes on the nose and a luscious,
creamy texture and flavour on the palate. A touch of caramel too, but
a bracing, fresh acidity.
CHATEAU PECHON SAUTERNES 2014 13% – 40.00 75cl
A wonderfully unctuous texture is kept from becoming cloying by vivid
Fruit notes – quince, apricot and citrus all feature. Floral tones and a hint
Of almond are discernable on the lengthy finish.
DE BORTOLI BLACK NOBLE – 35.00
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA 17.5%
HENRIQUES HENRIQUES MADIERA
We have a selection of differing styles and vintages, please ask
And we will see what we can find in Paddy’s magic cellar. We love Madeira.
Paddy loves fortified wines and always has some fab stuff lurking from
Bone dry Manzanillas, nutty dry Amontillados, the black treacley PX –
Despite it’s old fashioned image Sherry is one of the most versatile drinks
Around from a bone dry aperitif to a dessert wine.
TAYLORS 1963 – 200.00
GOULD CAMPBELL 1983 – 50.00
MARTINEZ 2000 – 60.00
SINGLE QUINTA AND COLHEITA PORT
TAYLORS QUINTA DA VARGELLAS 1996 – 38.00
KROHN COLHEITA 1978 – 80.00
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Vintages and % volumes may change according to availability
In fact everything is subject to change because who knows just
what is going to happen. Life can be a bitch like that!
Some wines labelled organic may not have Soil Association Certification as the vineyards may be too small to warrant the expense and jump through the hoops required.