1 Sauvignon Blanc Paparuda – Cramele Recas £17.95 Romania.
An exuberant Sauvignon with attractive, juicy tropical fruit aromas
and flavours. Good weight and character with a positive, fresh finish.
2 Sauvignon Blanc Le Charme – Gascogny £18.50 France.
Overt bouquet with classical gooseberry pungency. Refreshing and
quenching on the palate.
3 Sauvignon Blanc Turi Vina Leyda – Central Valley £19.95 Chile.
Turi Sauvignon Blanc has intense and fruity aromas, zesty and
crisp in the mouth, with mineral hints and well balanced acidity.
4 Sauvignon Trois Mouline A. Sarjeant – Bordeux £22.95 France.
A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas
and lively fruit on the palate.
5 Sauvignon Blanc Kuraka – Marlborough £25.50 New Zealand.
Beautiful aromas of tropical fruit and limes with restrained
crushed herb notes.
6 Sancerre, Domaine Sylvain Bailly – Loire £32.95 France.
A highly aromatic nose of crushed gooseberry and orange blossom is followed by
an elegant, fully dry palate with notes of lime, minerals and green apple. Wonderful.
7 Viura Pleno Principe de Viana – Navarra £16.95 Spain.
A dry and fresh white from Navarra in Spain. The main flavours are of
citrus and apple and it has mineral notes. A great quality everyday wine.
8 Rioja Blanco Bodegas Muerza – Rioja £19.95 Spain.
Dry, clean, fresh and easy drinking white made with indigenous Viura grape.
9 Pinot Grigio Villa Sandi – Veneto £21.95 Italy.
Pale straw yellow colour; light stone fruit, mildly mineral nose with some floral
and lemon drop notes; dry, fresh lemon and mineral flavours with crisp finish.
10 Chenin Blanc Avondale – Paarl £23.95 South Africa.
A dry, fruity Chenin Blanc made in a modern style to capture the essence of the variety.
The nose is clean and aromatic and the palate has apple, pear and lemon flavours.
11 Picpoul de Pinet Terrasses de la Mer £24.50 France.
The perfect wine for a summer’s day; bone dry and refreshing with flavours of
lemons, apples and a mere hint of almonds it makes an excellent alternative to
Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
12 Basa Telmo Rodriguez – Rueda £25.95 Spain.
Basa is a white blend of Verdejo with 8% Viura. The nose is clean with notes
of green apple and hints of fennel, balanced and subtle. The palate is medium- bodied with good freshness, refreshing easy to drink.
13 Dart Valley Reserve Sharpham Estate – Devon £27.95 England.
A very delicate and dry style imparting a subtle tang of lemon and lime zest
over a green, herbal tinged palate.
14 Chablis Domaine Testut – Burgundy £29.95 France.
From the outstanding Domaine Testut, this superior quality Chablis never fails
to impress with its classic nose of citrus, minerals and floral hints and its elegant
15 Finao Pires/Sauvignon Blanc Terra de Lobos – Manoel Pocal £19.95 Portugal.
Lovely hints of Muscat and Gerwurztraminer on the nose followed by
ripe apricot fruit on the palate, deliciously different.
16 Chardonnay La Grand Merveille – Languedoc £23.95 France.
Yes its oaked but the oak is handled very carefully and doesn’t dominate the
tropical fruit flavours. What it does is give the wine balance and depth that you
may expect from a wine from one of the great regions of Burgundy.
17 Estate Riesling Dr. Loosen – Mosel £24.95 Germany.
Pale straw yellow colour; light stone fruit, mildly mineral nose with some floral and
lemon drop notes; dry, fresh lemon and mineral flavours with crisp finish.
18 Greco di Sannio La Guarienza, Sannio – Campania £26.95 Italy.
On the palate, the clean, mineral and stoned fruit character shines through, unhindered by oak
ageing. Crisp, apple and pear perfumes on the finish balance its nicely-judged weight.
19 Chardonnay Powers, Columbia Valley – Washington State £27.95 USA.
This wine is a tropical dance fest on your palate! Layers of guava, key lime
and blood oranges on a medium bodied palate which has a fairly creamy texture and nicely balanced acidity.
20 Torrontes Lunta Mendel – Mendoza £29.95 Argentina.
Bursting with ripeness, the nose is a cascade of tropical fruit and blossom aromas.
Lively flavours of white peach, melon, pear and pineapple provide a refreshing and
involving palate sensation.
21 Pinot Gris Domaine Road – Central Otago £31.50 New Zealand.
A rich white, with flavours of pear, peach and quince. In the style of Alsace, the
palate is soft and full with a balancing minerality. A very versatile wine which can
be enjoyed by itself or with a wide variety of foods.
22 Richelieu Blush – IGP Pays d’Herault £16.95 France.
Pale salmon pink in colour, with a delicate, aromatic and fruity nose.
Red and white fruit aromas and flowery notes lead into soft strawberry
fruit on the palate.
23 Rosato (Pinot Blanco/Pinot Nero) Villa Sandi – Veneto £21.95 Italy.
Villa Sandi are best known for their Prosecco but this amazing, aromatic Rosé
shows they can make some fantastic table wine. This wine displays notes of cranberry & raspberry but retains a dry refreshing edge.
24 Château de Roquefort Corail – Provence £28.95 France.
Wonderfully fruity, this is a clean, crisp, and food friendly rose. It’s poised and elegant,
with a ripe fruit character that’s balanced by taut acidity and lime zest flavour.
25 Pinot Noir Paparuda – Cramele Recas £17.95 Romania.
Fragrant and fruity Pinot Noir with plenty of ripe red fruits,
strawberries and raspberries, fresh and crunchy with hints of spice.
26 Merlot Le Charme – IGP Pays d’Oc £18.50 France.
The palate is smooth, full of dark, macerated fruit, with a lingering finish, giving us
a great feeling of pleasure.
27 Sangiovese di Puglia – Vetriano £18.95 Italy.
Attractive berry fruits with a soft hint of spice – Sangiovese is the Chianti grape variety.
28 Morgon Gry Sablon – Beaujolais £27.95 France.
The palate is dry with concentrated fruit flavours and a harmonious
29 Pinot Noir Kura – Wairarapa £30.95 New Zealand.
Luscious and alluring aromas full of strawberry and cherry. Tastes of ripe
cherries, silky soft tannins and hints of spice.
30 Tempranillo Pleno Principe de Viana – Navarra £16.95 Spain.
Attractive and fruity red with crunchy, leafy blackcurrant and strawberry fruit
flavours. Fresh, lively and very well made.
31 Carmenère Turi Vina Leyda – Central Valley £18.95 Chile.
With deep aromas of mature fruits like blackberries and herbs, with white pepper
and coffee grain notes. in mouth, it is intense and juicy with a silky texture and subtle oaky notes.
32 Old Vines Garnacha Principe de Viana – Navarra £21.95 Spain.
Full of primary aromas of roses and red fruit of both morello and black cherries.
These are well complemented with ripe banana, black peppers and vanilla from the barrels. Easy drinking, with lots of upfront fruit, and hints of liquorice.
33 Cabernet Sauvignon Monastier – Pays d’Oc £22.95 France.
Smooth, perfectly balanced, fruit forward Cabernet brimming with cassis,
cherry and hedgerow fruits. Its got great mouthfeel and is very soft on the finish.
34 Rioja Vega Crianza – Rioja £23.95 Spain.
On the nose, there are notes of ripe fruit blackcurrants and cherries which are well integrated with toasted aromas of cinnamon, caramelised toffee and butter.
35 Pigeoulet des Brunier – Vaucluse, Rhone £26.95 France.
This could be described as a mini Chateauneuf du Pape. Spicy and fruity on the
nose, on the mouth its full flavoured and peppery with good structure.
36 Chianti Classico Eleanor Antinori, Villa del Cigliano – Tuscany £32.95 Italy.
A big, rich wine of massive concentration with a wonderfully refined black
cherry & spicy plum fruitiness.
37 Castelao/Trincaderia/Cabernet Sauvignon Terra de Lobos £19.95 Manoel Pocas – Portugal.
Full of lovely crunchy fruit with floral hints on the nose, the palate is weighty
with rich red and black fruit character.
38 Petit Sirah LA Cetto – Baja California £23.50 Mexico.
A medley of fruit character from red currants to blueberries. Silky, velvety tannins,
nice concentration and weight. Rustic and Robust
39 Shiraz Pitch Fork – Chalk Hill £23.95 McLaren Vale, Australia.
Made by the renowned Chalk Hill winery, this is a textbook Australian Shiraz, big and
bold with lots of ripe fruit flavours, and the peppery, spicy notes typical of the variety.
Fruity and full with smooth mouthfeel.
40 Zinfandel Ironstone – California £26.95 USA.
Grown in vineyards that are over 45 years old, this medium-bodied Zinfandel
has exceptional varietal character with lovely aromas of dark fruit and blackberry. Subtle pepper spice mingles with richly concentrated fruit flavours of blackberry, ripe plums and fresh red raspberries
41 Lunta Malbec Mendel – Mendoza £27.95 Argentina.
Dark intense red colour. Intense and very fruity on the nose, yet a very gentle
and drinkable wine. Top class malbec from Roberto de la Mota, Argentina’s best wine maker.
42 Merlot/Cabernet Franc ‘Red Horse’ Irvine – Eden Valley £38.95 Australia.
The nose has hints of plums, raspberry and chocolate that lead to a wonderfully
full but soft palate with a touch of vanilla oak and a beautifully balanced finish.
Sparkling & Champagne
Prosecco Il Fresco Rosé – Villa Sandi £23.95 Veneto, Italy.
The aroma is fruity and flowery with hints of ripe golden apple and
small mountain flowers. The dry, fresh and flavoursome sensation
on the palate is followed by a fruity and harmonious aftertaste.
Prosecco Il Fresco Spumante – Villa Sandi £27.95Veneto, Italy.
So very elegant, with a subtle fizz and soft light fruit.
Nyetimber Classic Brut – Sussex £49.95 England.
Nyetimber, in West Sussex, are one of the UK’s leading sparkling wine producers
and produce wines comparable with those of Champagne. Creamy and refined with
notes of toasted nuts, freshly baked brioche and white fleshed fruits.
Gardet Brut Tradition – Chigny-les-Roses £39.00.
Wonderful richness and elegance, with a citrus and dried fruit palate and
great freshness on the finish.
Laurent-Perrier Brut – Tours-Sur-Marne £49.00.
A fresh style that is not too dry and can be enjoyed anytime, with or without food.
Bollinger Special Cuvée – Aÿ £65.00.
This superb Champagne is pale gold in colour with biscuity flavours.
On the nose hints of vanilla combine with apple, pears and white fruits. A
rich, soft and flavoursome palate.
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut – Tours-Sur-Marne £69.00.
Very pale and crystal-bright in colour. Intense and complex on the nose,
with a wide range of aromas, including citrus and white fruit and flowers,
such as honeysuckle. Bone dry and elegant on the palate, it makes a perfect aperitif.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé Reserve – Tours-sur-Marne £77.00.
On the palate it is precise and very crisp with a lasting impression of freshness
and has hints of soft red fruits, such as strawberries and raspberries. A classic.
Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle La Cuvee – Tours-Sur-Marne £145.00.
Laurent Perrier’s top cuvee, in the glass this is starry bright with a fine effervescence.
It has an intense and complex nose of slightly candied citrus fruits, fresh pastry, grilled
almonds and subtle hints of honey and gingerbread. The palate is elegant!
Nyetimber Rosé Brut – Sussex £65.00 England.
As good as it gets from England, voted on a par with Krug Rosé Champagne
in a recent Decanter Magazine blind tasting. Made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a portion of the Pinot is fermented with the skins to give colour. Only produced in years when the environment is at its optimum.
Tattinger Brut Reserve – Reims £59.95.
A sophisticated Champagne, whose quality rests upon the House’s skill
to select the regions finest grapes. A cuvée of 40% Chardonnay, making it dry, light and elegant with a fine mousse.
Dom Perignon 1998 Magnum (only one left!) £595.00.
Dom Perignon is probably the most famous Champagne in the world. Its regarded by many as the height of luxury and indulgence. The 1998 is the best Dom Perignon since at least 1990 and probably long before. Wonderful notes of fresh almond and grapefruit on the nose gradually lead into cashew nut and spices complemented by lightly toasted brioche. A satin like texture unfurls on the palate, embracing and caressing it.
Robert Barbichon Rose de Saignee – Champagne £57.95.
A 100% pinot noir champagne. Made in the saignee method, where the pink juice is
“bled” from the red must at an early stage. One of the very few producers to do this at
and entry level. Flavours of strawberries and raspberries with a clean and well balanced palate.