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THE WINE LIST - The Peat Inn
THE WINE LIST
Our wine list offers wines from around the world which we hope will give pleasure, interest and
possibly excitement. Wine may be becoming too complicated for its own good and often the best
advice we can offer is to keep it simple.
Systematic vintage notes are not given. With the help of the wine media we have become
obsessed by vintages to an extent that we risk ignoring wonderful wines at reasonable prices just
because a wine pundit has told us that they come from a vintage that only gets 3 glasses on a
scale of 5, 6 points out of 10 or similar. There are always some successes in even the most difficult
years and some poor wines in the very good ones. For this reason there is an old adage that there
are no good vintages, only good bottles. Following this precept can be good for both pocket and
palate!
WINE SERVICE
We prefer to decant red wines in the service area as soon as they are ordered. This reduces
movement of the wine from rack to decanter and so minimises disturbance of the natural deposits
formed with age. If you would prefer to have your wine opened and decanted at your table,
please do not hesitate to ask when ordering.
FINE WINES BY THE GLASS
In addition to our house wines, we also offer the following wines from our list by the glass. These
are poured using the Coravin system whereby wines are accessed without the removal of the cork.
This allows the wines to remain preserved with their original cork intact preventing oxidisation and
ensuring each glass is served at its optimum condition. As a result we have the opportunity to
present to you some of our fine wines without the commitment of a full bottle.
WHITE
125ml
Le M. D. de Bourgeois, Sancerre, Henri Bourgeois 2014
1er Cru La Garenne, Puligny Montrachet Domaine Etienne Sauzet 2010
Kalin Cellars, Cuvée W., Livermore Valley 1995
Viña Tondonia, Reserva, Lopez de Heredia, Rioja Alta 1999
9.50
21.00
15.00
11.00
RED
Grand Cru Clos De Beze, Gevrey Chambertin Domaine Pierre Damoy 1999
Ch. de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido 2000
Penfolds, St Henri Shiraz 2009
Ridge Vineyards, Montebello, Santa Cruz 2003
48.00
23.00
71.00
28.00
52.00
DESSERT
Ch. d’Yquem, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes 1998
65.00
WHITE WINE INDEX
Alsace…………………………………………….
5
Argentina………………………………………..
7
Australia………………………………………….
7
Bordeaux………………………………………….
2
Burgundy…………………………………………
3,4
Champagne………………………………………
1
Chile…………………………………….……………
7
Italy…………………………………..……………….
6
Languedoc-Roussillon………………………
6
Loire………………………………………………….
5
New Zealand……………………….……………
7
Rhône………………………………………………
6
South Africa………………………………………
6
South-West France …………………………
6
Spain………………………………………………...
7
USA……………………………………………………
7
HALF BOTTLES………………………………….
8
SWEET WINES……………………………………
22,23
SPARKLING WINES……………………………
1
Prices include VAT at 20%
CHAMPAGNE
House Champagne
Paul Bara, Grand Cru, Bouzy, Non-Vintage (récoltant manipulant)
Paul Bara, Grand Rosé, Garnd Cru, Bouzy, Non-Vintage (récoltant manipulant)
55.00
60.00
Non-Vintage
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Pol Roger, White Foil…………………………………..….
Moët et Chandon, Brut Impériale………………...…
Veuve Cliquot – Ponsardin, Yellow Label Brut.
Laurent-Perrier, Brut………………………………………..
Taittinger, Brut Réserve………………………….……….
Bollinger, Special Cuvée………………………………….
Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs………………………………….
Laurent-Perrier, Grand Siècle…………………………
Krug, Grand Cuvée………………………………………….
66.00
66.00
80.00
65.00
62.00
76.00
90.00
170.00
240.00
Vintage
10
12
13
Laurent-Perrier………………………………………………..
Delamotte, Brut Blanc de Blancs………………….…
Besserat de Bellefon, Cuvée de Moines ….……
2006
2002
2002
102.00
77.00
60.00
Perrier-Jouët, Belle Epoque…………………………..
Moët et Chandon, Dom Pérignon…………………
Pol Roger, Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill……….
Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne……..….……..
Bollinger R.D. …………………………………………………..
1999
2000
2002
1995
2002
140.00
150.00
280.00
200.00
240.00
Laurent-Perrier, Cuvée Rosé Brut………....…..….
Billecart-Salmon, Brut………………………………..……
NV
NV
108.00
110.00
Deluxe Cuveés
16
17
18
19
21
Rosé
24
25
SPARKLING WINE
35
40
Nyetimber, Classic Cuvee………………….…………….
2010
63.00
Ca’ del Bosco, Dosage Zero, Franciacorta..……..
2009 90.00
A rare and exciting find produced by the highly revered Maurizio Zanella, leader of the
Italian wine renaissance of the early ‘70s, whose wines were the earliest and still remain the
best expressions of the Franciacorta region. A blend of 70% Chardonnay, 17% Pinot Nero
and 13% Pinot Bianco, to which no added sugar is used at the dégorgement stage. The
result is a perfectly balanced, elegant palate of damsons, yeast, vanilla and minerals to rival
the complexity of any Champagne.
44
San Giovanni, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Prosecco Superiore Brut NV
36.00
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WHITE BORDEAUX
(All wines château-bottled)
Bordeaux & Entre-deux-Mers
50
51
Domaine de Ricaud, Entre-Deux-Mers………
Ch. Le Grand Verdus, Bordeaux………..…………
2012
2012
29.00
35.00
Graves & Pessac-Léognan
The grape varieties used here are Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Sémillon provides ageing
potential and at maturity, when well made, wines of great aroma and finesse, lacking recognition
therefore often good value. Wine making has greatly improved recently and white Graves is not
the drab demi-sec it so often was 25 years ago!
52
53
54
55
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Ch. Picque Caillou, Graves……………………………….
Clos Floridene, Graves………. ……………………………
Ch. Villa Bel Air, Graves……………………………………….
Ch. Le Thil Comte Clary, Pessac-Léognan………….
2009
2012
2010
2001
54.00
59.00
40.00
50.00
WHITE BURGUNDY
White Burgundy provides the best Chardonnay based wines in the world and, come to that, the
best dry white wines in the world. Even within this one area the range of styles is astonishing and
shows how well this grape expresses the enormous range of terroirs on which it flourishes. Some of
these wines may, or even must, be drunk young. The greatest may require many years of cellaring.
As with red Burgundy, the quality of a given vintage should not be confused with that of
Bordeaux..
The WHITE BURGUNDY LIST is divided into six SECTIONS:
1. Regional Wine
2. Chablis
3. The Mâconnais
4. Côte Chalonnaise
5. Village appellations of the Côte de Beaune
6. Côte de Nuits and Hautes-Côtes de Nuits
1.
60
Regional Wine
Bourgogne Chardonnay, Cuvée des Forgets, Patrick Javillier……….
2012
48.00
2014
2013
2012
2008
2013
2010
2008
54.00
59.00
63.00
62.00
64.00
140.00
114.00
2. Chablis
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
Chablis, Les Deux Rives, Olivier Leflaive…..………….………..
1er Cru Montmain, Domaine Moreau-Naudet ……………
1er Cru Vau de Vey, Jean Durup..........................................
1er Cru Montée de Tonnere, Domaine Louis Michel et fils
1er Cru Beauroy, Laurent Tribut ………..….….….……………
Grand Cru Les Clos, Domaine Laroche……….…….………
Grand Cru Valmur, William Fèvre…………………………..….
The style of Chablis may vary greatly depending on the use of barrels for fermenting and ageing
the wine. Louis Michel and Jean Durup are notable exponents of the stainless steel approach,
producing wines of the purest fruit aromas and minerality. Tribut vinifies in oak barrels and the
result is an enriching underpin of vanilla and other flavours derived from the oak. The Grand Crus
are lightly oaked, discreetly increasing the density and complexity of the wine.
3. Mâconnais
80
81
82
83
Viré Clessé, ‘L’Elixir de la Roche’ Pierre Ferraud…………..
Mâcon Loché, Domaine Cordier Père et fils…………………
Saint-Véran, Domaine de la Croix Senaillet…………………..
Pouilly-Fuissé, Les Combettes, Ch. de Fuissé (Vincent)…
2011
2012
2014
2010
39.00
47.00
42.00
66.00
2011
2012
56.00
54.00
4. Côte Chalonnaise
85
86
Rully, 1er Cru “Maizieres”, Dom. Vincent Dureuil-Janthial
Montagny, 1er Cru Bonnevaux, Olivier Leflaive.…………
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5.
Village Appellations of the Côte de Beaune
Puligny-Montrachet
94
96
97
98
99
100
101
104
Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Bzikot père et fils...…...
Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Etienne Sauzet…………..
1er Cru Clavoillons, Domaine Alain Chavy…………………..
1er Cru Champs Gains, Domaine Henri Darnat………..….
1er Cru La Garenne, Domaine Etienne Sauzet.................
1er Cru Les Folatieres, Domaine Alain Chavy……………….
1er Cru Les Combettes, Domaine Francois Carillon……..
Grand Cru Bâtard-Montrachet, Louis Jadot…………………
2014
2013
2013
2009
2010
2012
2011
1997
71.00
87.00
90.00
102.00
124.00
87.00
120.00
315.00
Saint-Aubin
110
1er Cru Les Frionnes, Hubert et Olivier Lamy…………….
2011
77.00
111
1er Cru En Remilly, Olivier Leflaive……………………….........
2011
70.00
Saint-Aubin is well placed with some of its vineyards close to the greats of Montrachet. The wines
offer good value for money and are strong, supple with a characteristic walnut flavour.
Chassagne-Montrachet
114
115
117
119
120
Chassagne-Montrachet, Domaine Bernard Moreau…...…
1er Cru Chenevottes, Domaine Michel Niellon………....…….
1er Cru Les Vergers, Domaine Fontaine Gagnard………...
1er Cru Morgeot, Domaine Ramonet………………………………
1er Cru Les Chaumées, ‘Clos de la Truffière’, Michel Niellon
2013
2011
2011
2011
2008
75.00
103.00
96.00
105.00
103.00
2010
2011
2012
2005
65.00
84.00
70.00
190.00
2010
67.00
Meursault
134
135
136
137
Meursault, ‘Les Clous’ Pascal Prunier-Bonheur..………
Les Tillets, Patrick Javillier………………………………………….
Clos Du Cromin, Olivier Leflaive…………………….............
Clos de la Barre, Domaine des Comtes Lafon……….…
Pernand-Vergelesses
145
1er Cru Sous Frétille, Domaine Rapet Père et fils………
Savigny-Les-Beaune
147
Savigny-Les-Beaune, Domaine Simon Bize…………..
2011
60.00
With 24 Ha. Domaine Bize is one of the largest domains in the Côte de Beaune but quality here is
never compromised by size. The whites are now made by Guillaume Bott (apprenticed at Sauzet)
who has revolutionised the blancs – top quality, great texture and minerality
6. Côte de Nuits and Hautes- Côtes de Nuits
151
Marsannay, ‘Les Champs Perdrix’, Domaine Marc Roy…...
2012
59.00
Unusual to find a white communal wine in the Côte de Nuits but Chardonnay thrives here on the
marly soils producing wines with finesse and solid body.
155
Hautes- Côtes de Nuits, Clos St Philibert, Domaine Méo- Camuzet
2012
61.00
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LOIRE
The Loire Valley is famous for its dry white wines many of which are made from Sauvignon Blanc,
here in its natural home where it is also called Blanc Fumé. The Chenin Blanc grape makes
interesting wine in a variety of styles from dry through to very sweet with a capacity to age well.
Sauvignon Blanc
160
161
163
Pouilly-Fumé, ‘En travertin’, Henri Bourgeois..……………..
Sancerre, ‘Le M.D. de Bourgeois’, Henri Bourgeois….....
Touraine, Joel Delaunay…………………………………………………
2014
2014
2014
48.00
54.00
28.00
Chenin Blanc
164
165
166
167
Vouvray ‘Clos Naudin’, sec, Foureau……..……….………..…
2012
55.00
Vouvray ‘Clos Naudin’, Demi-sec, Foureau……………..…
2009 63.00
Savennières, Clos St. Yves, Domaine des Baumard..…..
2013
38.00
Savennières, ‘Trie Speciale’, Domaine des Baumard…..
2010
78.00
Only produced in exceptional vintages from the ripest grapes hand picked from several
‘Tries’ or passes through the vineyard
Melon de Bourgogne
169
Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie, Les Barboires, Domaine David
2014
30.00
ALSACE
The wines of Alsace have appealing fruit flavours and drink well with food. The names can be
confusing, despite the use of grape varieties and quality levels are not as easy to define as other
appellations. However, the general quality is good so you have very little to fear. Wines are listed
by grape variety: the Riesling is dry and flexible with food; the Gewürztraminer is spicy, herbaceous
and distinctive; the Pinot Gris is richer and fatter.
170
Points Cardinaux, ‘Métiss’ Domaine Bott-Geyl ……
2013
40.00
A blend of Pinots Blanc, Gris, Noir and Auxerrois
Riesling
171
172
173
Réserve, F.E. Trimbach…………………...…………………..
‘Terroir d’Alsace’, Domaine Zind Humbrecht...….
Grand Cru ‘Saering’, Domaines Schlumberger….
2012
2012
2010
54.00
55.00
57.00
2013
2011
47.00
53.00
2012
2005
45.00
73.00
Gewürztraminer
174
175
‘Cuvée des Évêques’, Hügel…………………..……
‘Cuvée Théo’, Domaine Weinbach………………
Pinot Gris
176
178
‘Les Eléments’, Domaine Bott-Geyl………………
‘Clos St Urbain, Rangen’, Domaine Zind Humbrecht
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RHÔNE, LANGUEDOC AND THE SOUTH-WEST
Rhône
180
181
182
183
Ch. Pesquié, ‘Le Paradou’, Viognier, Ventoux………..……..
Condrieu, Domaine du Chêne………………….…………………….
Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc, Les Becs Fins, Tardieu-Laurent
Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc, Coudoulet de Beaucastel...........
185
Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, Domaine Berthoumieu, Vieilles Vignes sec…
2012
47.00
From the Madiran area and made from local varietals (50yr old vines of Courbu, and Petit
and Gros Manseng). A big wine with a rich golden yellow colour, it has punchy acidity in
balance with complex orchard fruit flavours and a fine oak finish
Minervois, ‘Les Costes’, Pierre Cros…………………………….
2014
37.00
Fresh and vibrant blend of Vermentino, Grenache blanc, Piquepoul and Muscat Petit
Grains
Côtes Catalanes, Consolation, Roussane Sauvage………
2014
49.00
186
188
2015
2013
2014
2012
30.00
87.00
36.00
55.00
ITALY
192
193
194
195
196
198
199
Gavi del Comune di Gavi, Tenuta Olim Bauda…………
2014
39.00
Roero Arneis, Serra Lupini, Azienda Agricola Negro, Piedmont
2015
42.00
Fresh and vibrant with fragrant aromatics
Pinot Grigio, Franz Haas, Montagna, Alto Adige………..
2015
42.00
Manna ‘Cru’, Franz Haas, Montagna, Alto Adige………..
2013
60.00
Riesling and Traminer Aramatico flavours with 20% barrel fermented Chardonnay giving
depth and weight. Tremendous length.
San Vincenzo, Roberto Anselmi, Veneto………………
2015
40.00
Appalled at the supermarket commercialisation of Soave and the ensuing poor public
perception of it maverick Roberto Anselmi famously organised a funeral for it, procession,
coffin and all. Though you won’t see the name on the label this is how Soave should be!
Chardonnay, Planeta, Sicilia…….………………………….
2014
60.00
Carjcanti, Gulfi, Sicilia………..………………………………….
2008 53.00
SOUTH AFRICA
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
~6~
Ken Forrester, The FMC, Stellenbosch………………………..….
2011
64.00
Raats, Original, Unwooded Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch..
2013
32.00
Constantia Glen, Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia…….…….…..
2014
38.00
Simonsig, Chenin avec Chêne, Stellenbosch……………….…
2014
45.00
Highest 5 star rating in the Grand Chenin: Loire vs South Africa tasting
Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch
2013
50.00
The Thelema is matured for 11 months in French oak (33% new) and although big with a
long finish is not over-rich nor heavy and has balanced acidity with lime and hazelnuts on
the nose.
Vondeling, ‘Babiana’, Voor-Paardeberg………………………...
2013
40.00
A blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay and Grenache Blanc.
Rich, creamy lime and apricot mouthful with complex, buttery length
Iona, Chardonnay, Elgin…………………………………………………..
2014
44.00
AUSTRALIA
Western Australia – Margaret River
210
211
Cullen, ‘Mangan Vineyard’ Sauvignon / Semillon…..………
Leeuwin Estate, Chardonnay, Prelude…………………………….
2014
2009
53.00
63.00
2014
2013
2013
65.00
45.00
56.00
Gundog Estate, Wild Semillon, Hunter valley………………..
2015
50.00
Giant Steps, Chardonnay, Yarra Valley…………………………………
Minerally, with lovely use of oak
Crawford River, Young Vines, Riesling………………………………….
2015
54.00
2010
42.00
2013
2013
2015
32.00
54.00
40.00
South Australia
216
217
218
Grosset, Polish Hill Riesling, Clare Valley………………………..
Shaw and Smith, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills…………
Shaw and Smith, M3 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills………….
New South Wales
226
Victoria
227
228
NEW ZEALAND
230
231
232
Manawa, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough……………………
Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon, Marlborough……………….
Zephyr, Riesling, Marlborough…………………………………..
NORTH AND SOUTH AMERIA
239
240
241
242
243
244
249
250
Kalin Cellars, Cuvée W., Livermore Valley, California……..
1995
88.00
A true artisanal wine from one of California’s highest rated wine makers, Terry Leighton.
Released only in 2015 this wine has astounding tertiary flavours and aromas including truly
wonderful umami components. A must for lovers of aged Chardonnays.
Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbera Chardonnay, California……
2010
57.00
Paul Hobbs, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California
2013
77.00
Eberle Winery, Chardonnay, Paso Robles, California………
2013
52.00
Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Roussanne, Sierra Foothills, California
2009 55.00
Domaine Drouhin, ‘Cuvée Arthur’, Chardonnay, Oregon…
2012
52.00
Classic blend of old world style and new world substance
Casa Marin, Sauvignon Gris, Estero Vineyard, Aconcagua, Chile
2015
48.00
Viña MontGras, Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Valle Central, Chile
2014
29.00
SPAIN
260
262
263
264
Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes, Albariño, Rias Baixas.
Txomin Extaniz, Getriako Txakolina……………………
Remelluri, Blanco, Rioja………………………………………
Viña Tondonia, Reserva, Lopez de Heredia, Rioja Alta
2012
2012
2010
1999
50.00
48.00
95.00
65.00
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WHITE HALF BOTTLES
Champagne
300
301
302
303
304
Moët et Chandon, Brut Impériale………………………..
Thienot, Brut………………………………………………………….
Paul Bara, Brut Grand Rosé…………..………..................
Laurent-Perrier, Brut……………………………………………..
Veuve Cliquot - Ponsardin, Yellow Label Brut….…
NV
NV
NV
NV
NV
38.00
36.00
34.00
36.00
42.00
Chablis, Domaine Bernard Defaix…….………………………
2014
23.00
St. Veran, Domaine de la Croix Senaillet………..……………..
Pouilly-Fuissé, Tête de Cru, Ch. Fuissé………......……………..
St Aubin, 1er Cru Les Frionnes, Hubert et Olivier Lamy....
Meursault, ‘Les Tillets’, Patrick Javillier……………………………
Chassagne-Montrachet, Thomas Morey…………………..…..
2014
2014
2011
2010
2011
20.00
30.00
47.00
50.00
50.00
Sancerre, ‘Les Baronnes’ Henri Bourgeois .…………..
Pouilly-Fumé, Henri Bourgeois..……………………………..
2014
2014
23.00
22.00
Pinot Blanc, F.E.Trimbach………………………….……………………
Gewurztraminer, Cuvée Jules Geyl, Domaine Bott-Geyl..
Riesling, F.E.Trimbach……………………………………………………..
2013
2012
2013
19.00
22.00
23.00
San Vincenzo, Roberto Anselmi, Veneto……………….
2015
21.00
Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2013
25.00
Chablis
310
Other White Burgundy
320
321
322
323
325
Loire
330
331
Alsace
340
341
342
Italy
345
Germany
347
New Zealand
350
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Tindall Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough….…
2014
21.00
ROSÉ
371
373
374
380
385
Côte de Provence, Ch. La Tour de L’Evêque ………..………
Côte de Provence,‘Tradition‘ Domaine Sainte Marie.........
Pic Saint Loup, Ch de Lancyre………………………………………….
Priorat, Buil & Giné……………………………………………………………
Piemonte, Rosa del Rosa, Proprietà Sperino……….………….
2014
2013
2013
2013
2013
RED WINE INDEX
Argentina…………………………………..
20
Australia……………………………………
18
Bordeaux……………………………………
9-11
Burgundy……………………………………
12-14
Chile…………………………………………….
20
Italy……………………………………………….
17
Languedoc-Roussillon…………….……
16
Loire……………………………………………….
15
New Zealand…………………………………
18
Portugal……………………………………….
18
Provence………………………………………..
16
Rhône……………………………………………..
15
South Africa……………………………………..
19
Spain…………………………………………………
17,18
South West France…..……………………….
16
USA…………………………………………………….
19,20
HALF BOTTLES……………………………………
21
34.00
40.00
36.00
42.00
42.00
R E D B O R D E A U X – (Claret)
Bordeaux has come in for criticism recently and seems to be in a permanent state of crisis! It
remains however the greatest fine wine area in the world, both for size and for the variety of its
production. A few names are enough to make the point: Latour, Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Pétrus,
Yquem, Haut Brion Blanc…
Much of the production is in fact far less prestigious than this and a great deal of it, despite the
received opinion of New World buffs, is very good indeed, and above all very good value for
money. A new generation of wine makers is at work: mainly young, technically accomplished and
committed, the proponents of a style more in tune with the times, suppler and fruitier than that
lean, tough old Bordeaux that has been swept off the shelves by Australia and the rest. Not
everyone can wait 10 to 15 years before opening a bottle nor do they necessarily want to pay the
price entailed.
At The Peat Inn we are searching out the producers of excellent lesser Bordeaux, buying direct
from the vineyards when we can. We shall of course continue to offer the great wines in their
mature prime.
The BORDEAUX RED WINE LIST is divided into THREE SECTIONS:
1. Bordeaux and the Côtes de Bordeaux
2. The Left bank – the Médoc, Moulis, Graves and Pessac-Léognan
3. The Right Bank – Saint-Emilion and Satellites
Fronsac, Lalande-de-Pomerol and Pomerol
1. BORDEAUX AND THE CÔTES DE BORDEAUX
Bordeaux Supérieur
401 Ch. Mayne-Graves………………………………………….
402 Ch. Lescalle………………………………………………………
403 Ch. Rival-Bellevue.....................................................
2014
2010
2010
33.00
34.00
31.00
2011
39.00
2009
38.00
Côtes de Bordeaux
404 Ch Les Platanes…………………………………………………..
A supple blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc
407 Ch. Bel-Air, Graves de Vayres…………….…………………
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2. THE MEDOC, MOULIS, GRAVES & PESSAC-LEOGNAN
Médoc
409 Ch. Les Trois Manoirs……………………………………………...
410 Ch. Saint-Aubin, Cru Bourgeois………………………………
411 Ch. Potensac, Cru Bourgeois……………………………….….
2006
2012
1999
37.00
48.00
64.00
2007
2008
2006
2009
38.00
66.00
56.00
56.00
2005
2006
2010
2011
1998
82.00
108.00
138.00
62.00
550.00
2003
1998
1998
1989
105.00
138.00
110.00
300.00
2008
2010
2002
2000
2006
1996
1998
1985
85.00
110.00
125.00
220.00
76.00
350.00
900.00
650.00
2005
2005
2005
1996
76.00
63.00
65.00
95.00
Haut-Médoc
413
415
417
418
Ch. Dasvin-Bel-Air, Cru Bourgeois……………………………….
Ch. Cantemerle, 5ème Grand Cru Classé…………………….
Ch. Lamothe Bergeron, Cru Bourgeois…………………………
Ch. Beaumont, Cru Bourgeois………………………………………
Margaux
421
422
423
424
425
Ch. D’Angludet, Cru Bourgeois………………………………….
Ch. Kirwan, 3ème Grand Cru Classé…………………………..
Ch. Cantenac Brown, 3ème Grand Cru Classé…………
Le Baron de Brane (Second wine of Ch. Cantenac Brown)
Ch. Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classé……………………….….
Saint-Julien
433
434
436
438
Ch. Lagrange, 3ème Grand Cru Classé………………………..
Ch. Talbot, 4ème Grand Cru Classé………………………………
Ch Langoa Barton, 3ème Grand Cru Classé…………………
Ch. Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Grand Cru Classé…………….
Pauillac
441
443
444
445
446
447
448
449
Ch. Pibran, Cru Bourgeois……………….……………………………….…
Ch. Haut-Bages Libéral, 5ème Grand Cru Classé……………..
Ch. Clerc Milon, 5ème Grand Cru Classé……………………..…….
Ch. Pontet-Canet, 5ème Grand Cru Classé………………………..
Ch. Haut-Bages Averous, (2nd wine of Ch. Lynch Bages)……
Ch. Lynch Bages, 5ème Grand Cru Classé…………………………...
Ch. Mouton Rothschild, 1er Grand Cru Classé……………………
Ch. Mouton Rothschild, 1er Grand Cru Classé……………………
St Estèphe
451
452
453
454
Ch. Les Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois..………..……………..
Ch. Beau-Site, Cru Bourgeois……………………………………….
Ch. La Haye, Cru Bourgeois…………………………………………..
Ch. Lafon-Rochet, 4ème Grand Cru Classé………………….
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Moulis-en Mèdoc
457 Ch. Chasse-Spleen, Cru Bourgeois………………….
2009 65.00
458 Ch. Poujeaux, Cru Bourgeois …………………………..
2009 69.00
Purchased in 2008 by Philippe Cuvelier of Clos Foutet, Poujeaux went on to produce its finest
vintage to date in 2009. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot
and Cabernet Franc. Dark, plush and spicy with rich berry fruit.
Graves & Pessac-Léognan
Graves is very good value, Cabernet based wine, the name deriving from the Garonne gravels on
which the vines are grown. Said to have a characteristic earthy flavour, this does not preclude
elegance and finesse.
460 Ch. Malartic Lagravière……………………………………………..
2005 83.00
461 Ch. des Gravières, Cuvée Prestige…………………………...
2008 37.00
463 Ch. Picque Caillou……………………………………………………..
2010
59.00
464 Ch. Haut Brion, 1er Grand Cru Classé………………………...
1999
650.00
3. SAINT-EMILION & SATELLITES,
FRONSAC, LALANDE-de-POMEROL & POMEROL
Lussac St-Emilion
470 Ch. du Moulin Noir……………..………………………….
2009
41.00
2012
1990
1985
44.00
70.00
70.00
2010
2008
2009
2009
2009
63.00
55.00
57.00
53.00
450.00
2006
2010
2010
2002
2008
2004
60.00
79.00
82.00
69.00
81.00
255.00
Montagne St-Emilion
472 Ch. La Courolle…………………………………………………..
473 Ch. Maison Blanche…………………………………………...
474 Ch. Maison Blanche…………………………………………….
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
477
478
479
480
486
Ch. de Fonbel,.……………………………………………….....…
Clos des Menuts, …………………………………………….….
Ch. Vieux Lartigue,…………………………………………..….
Ch Coutet,…………………………………………………………….
Ch. Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé…………………………
Lalande-de-Pomerol & Pomerol
490
491
492
493
494
497
Ch. Garraud…………………………………………...………
Ch. Plince………………………………………………………..
L’Hospitalet du Gazin............................................
Ch. La Providence…………………………………..……….
Clos de la Vieille Eglise...........................................
Ch. Trotanoy…………………………………………….………
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RED BURGUNDY
For convenience Burgundy is used in the sense of ‘Greater Burgundy’, to include Beaujolais and
other, much less well known wines, which we shall be introducing in the future.
Burgundy vintages suffer from confusion with those of Bordeaux, with which they have little in
common. Despite a run of recent low yielding harvests and the inevitable ensuing price rises we
have still managed to source many well-crafted wines at something like reasonable prices. We
offer many of the established top producers of the region as well as some of the stars of the future
such as Roblet-Monnot, Dureuil-Janthial and Arlaud whilst their prices are still affordable!
The RED BURGUNDY LIST is divided into five SECTIONS:
1. Beaujolais
2. Regional wines
3. The Côte Chalonnaise
4. Communal appellations, Côte de Beaune
5. Communal appellations, Côte de Nuits
1. BEAUJOLAIS
Beaujolais made from the Gamay grape gives an instantly appealing fruity wine – no frills, no
complications, just pleasure.
500
501
502
503
504
Morgon, ‘La Chanaise’ Dominique Piron.………………
Juliénas, Vielles Vignes, Jean-Marc Monnet…………..
Brouilly, ‘Reverdon’, Ch Thivin………..……………………..
Fleurie, ‘Tradition’, Domaine de la Madonne…….….
Moulin-à-Vent, Paul Janin et fils.………………...……….…
2014
2012
2012
2014
2011
42.00
41.00
43.00
39.00
42.00
2012
49.00
2012
2010
2011
63.00
56.00
52.00
2012
2006
59.00
55.00
2. REGIONAL WINES
506
Roncevie, Domaine Arlaud……………………………………….
3. THE CÔTE CHALONNAIS
510
511
512
Givry, 1er Cru Clos Salomon, Domaine du Clos Salomon...........
Mercurey, 1er Cru Clos des Montaigus, Vincent Dureuil-Janthial
Rully, Vincent Dureuil-Janthial……………………………………………………
4. COMMUNAL APPELLATIONS, COTE DE BEAUNE
514
516
Chorey-Les-Beaunes, Domaine Tollot-Beaut……….…………..
Maranges, 1er Cru La Fussière, Domaine Bernard Morey..
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Volnay
520
522
523
524
‘St. François’, Domaine Roblet-Monnot……………………………
Volnay, Selectionnes, Domaine Lafarge………………………...…
1er Cru Santenots, Domaine Roblet-Monnot……………………
1er Cru Les Frémiets, Domaine du Marquis d’Angerville….
2008
2007
2007
2009
71.00
78.00
104.00
110.00
1er Cru Clos Blanc, Albert Grivault……………………………….
1er Cru Les Fremiers, Domaine de Courcel…………………
1er Cru Les Arvelets, Domaine Roblet-Monnot……………
2006
2008
2006
82.00
105.00
103.00
1er Cru Les Teurons, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet…………...
1er Cru Les Perrières, Domaine de Montille……………….……
1er Cru Les Grèves, Thomas Morey……………………...………….
2011
2010
2009
67.00
88.00
70.00
2007
70.00
2009
2008
2003
2007
75.00
78.00
155.00
115.00
2012
2010
1997
78.00
110.00
125.00
2011
1997
84.00
375.00
Pommard
525
526
527
Beaune
532
533
534
Savigny-les-Beaune
536
1er Cru Champ-Chevrey, Domaine Tollot-Beaut……….……
Aloxe-Corton
540
541
542
543
Aloxe Corton, ‘Le Suchot’, Simon Bize Père et Fils……………
1er Cru Les Fournières, Domaine Tollot-Beaut……………….….
Grand Cru Corton Le Rognet, Domaine Bruno Clavelier....
Grand Cru Corton-Bressandes, Domaine Tollot-Beaut…....
5. COMMUNAL APPELLATIONS, CÔTE DE NUITS
Nuits-Saint-Georges
550
552
554
Nuits-Saint-Georges, Henri Gouges……………………….…………..
1er Cru Clos des Porrets-Saint-Georges, Henri Gouges ……
1er Cru Clos Des Forêts Saint Georges, Domaine De L’Arlot.
Vosne-Romanée
555
559
~13~
Vosne-Romanée, Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot……….
Grand Cru Romanée-St-Vivant, Domaine De L’Arlot…
Chambolle-Musigny
564
565
Chambolle-Musigny, Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot…….
1er Cru Les Baudes, Frédéric Magnien…………………………..
2010
2007
87.00
118.00
2010
2012
2002
2006
80.00
70.00
170.00
90.00
2011
86.00
2009
2007
2009
1997
1999
1996
114.00
165.00
225.00
310.00
290.00
300.00
Morey-Saint-Denis
570
571
572
573
Morey-St-Denis, Domaine Arlaud…………………………..
Morey-St-Denis, Dujac Fils et Père………………………….
Morey-St-Denis, Domaine Dujac……………………………..
1er Cru Les Charrières, Domaine Alain Michelot……..
Gevrey-Chambertin
581
582
583
584
586
587
589
Gevrey-Chambertin, ‘Clos Prieur’, Domaine Marc Roy
1er Cru Clos des Varoilles, Monopole,
Vieille Vignes, Domaine des Varoilles..................................
1er Cru Les Fontenys, Domaine Joseph Roty…………………
1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques, Domaine Dennis Mortet.……
Grand Cru Chambertin, Domaine Pierre Damoy……………
Grand Cru Clos De Beze, Domaine Pierre Damoy………….
Grand Cru Ruchottes-Chambertin, Georges Mugneret….
Marsannay
595
596
‘Clemengeots’, Domaine Sylvain Pataille…………………...
2012
58.00
‘Coeur d’Argile’, Frédéric Magnien…………………………..
2013
55.00
The most northern appellation of the Côte de Nuits, only granted in 1987. High quality
wine and good value.
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RHÔNE
The Rhône wine region is really two: in the north, below Vienne, the vineyards constitute a narrow
band, the vines tucked discretely behind clear boundaries on spectacularly vertical slopes. The
restrictive landscape explains the rarity of the finest wines – Hermitage, with a total of 120 hectares
and Côte Rôtie with 197, more or less entirely made from the Syrah grape. In the south, after 60km
of vineless valley, the vineyards spread everywhere across a more accessible landscape. Most of
the vast production of the regional appellation Côtes-du-Rhône comes from the south while ‘top
end’ production is assured by Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Ten grape varieties are in common use, the
most important of these being Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah and no fewer than 23 are allowed
Northern Rhône
602
603
605
610
614
615
Saint-Joseph , Domaine du Tunnel.…………..……………
Cornas, ‘Terre Brulée’, Domaine Lionnet……………….
Crozes Hermitage, ‘La Matinière’, Ferraton Père et fils
Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier…………………….….
Côte Rôtie, ‘Cuvée Classique’, René Rostaing…………
Côte Rôtie, ‘La Mordorée’, Michel Chapoutier…………
2010
2006
2012
2006
2008
2009
63.00
62.00
44.00
92.00
80.00
200.00
Ch. Pesquié, Les Terasses, Ventoux......................................
A Grenache / Syrah blend with lovely Garrigue herb aromas
Côtes-du-Rhône, Domaine de la Janasse.……………............
Gigondas, ‘Confidential’, Domaine Montirius……..…....…..
Lirac, Guillaume Gonnet………………………………………………….
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Bosquet des Papes…….
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, ‘Chaupin’, Domaine de le Janasse
Vacqueyras, ‘Les Christins’, Famille Perrin………………...
Ch. de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape………………..
Ch. de Fonsalette, Ch. Rayas………………………………….…..
Pignan, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Ch. Rayas…………………
Ch. Rayas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape……………………………….
2013
35.00
2013
2010
2012
2011
2009
2012
2009
2001
2001
2008
35.00
63.00
44.00
63.00
120.00
53.00
135.00
155.00
270.00
585.00
Chinon, Cuvée Terroir, Domaine Charles Joguet……
2010
39.00
Southern Rhône
618
619
620
621
624
626
630
631
633
634
635
LOIRE
638
~15~
LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON AND PROVENCE
Much investment and improvement has happened in this vast and heterogeneous area. The result
is that very good wine can be found here at prices reflecting the absence of Grand Cru status! Ours
are typical of the modern, improved styles.
Corbières
642
643
Domaine Jean Claude Mas, Mas de Mas…..………..
2013
32.00
Ch La Voulte-Gasparets, Cuvée Réservée…………..
2013
52.00
Made in a unique, low yielding terroir of an old pebbly river bed with great concentration
and is often rated as one of the best Corbières.
Minervois
644
La 50/50, Anne Gros et Jean-Paul Tollot……………
2011
49.00
Domaine Du Gros Noré………………………………..……..
2008
58.00
Bandol
645
SOUTH WEST FRANCE
Vineyards here date back to Gallo-Roman times. The principle grape of Madiran is Tannat which
gives a natural astringent character to the wines. However modern appellation rules allow the use
of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc resulting in wines with more density and charm. The
winter freeze of 1956 destroyed all but 1% of the vines in Cahors and with this clean slate the
growers overwhelmingly planted Malbec (known locally as Auxerrois) which now must constitute
70% of the finished wine, the remainder being Tannat and Merlot.
Cahors
651
Ch. du Cèdre, Cuvée Prestige………………….
2010
49.00
2011
31.00
Madiran
653
Ch. d’Aydie, ‘L’Origine’……………..………………
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ITALY
Piedmont
657
Barolo 4 Vignes, Cascina Adelaide……………..……………..
2012
68.00
658
Barolo Pajana, Domenico Clerico………………..…………...
2004 165.00
659
Coste della Sesia ‘Uvaggio’, Proprietà Sperino………….
2012
55.00
Sperino is the old family estate in Lessona of Paolo De Marchi who revitalised the fortunes of Isole
e Olena to its now iconic status. Now with his elder son Luca at the helm they have revived this
small 7.7 hectare estate. Uvaggio is a blend of Nebbiolo (66%) and Croatina and Vespolina and has
lovely mineral fruit, terrific fragrance and good length.
660
Dolcetto d’Alba, G.D. Vajra…………………………….
2015
44.00
661
Barbera d’Asti Superiore, ‘Nizza’, Tenuta Olim Bauda.…
2010
63.00
Consistent winner of the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri and lauded with praise since the inception of
this subzone in 2000. Rich and deep with wonderful red berry fruits
Veneto
662
663
Campolieti Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore,
Luigi Righetti……………………………………………...
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Allegrini…………
2012
2010
36.00
110.00
2010
2012
2008
2000
2011
170.00
50.00
105.00
425.00
120.00
Tuscany and Chianti
664
665
666
668
669
Tignanello, Marchesi Antinori……………………………
Chianti Classico, Tenuta Fontodi…………………….….
Cepparello, Isole e Olena……………………………………
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido………………..
Flacccianello della Pieve, Tenuta Fontodi…………..
Southern Italy
671
Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Planeta, Sicilia………………….…
2014
39.00
A blend of Nero D’Avola and Frappato. The Frappato is almost akin to strawberry juice bringing
lightness and generous fruit to the blend. Perfect for that meat / fish menu split dilemma!
SPAIN
Rioja
672
673
674
675
677
~17~
Finca Manzanos, Crianza……………………………..
Remelluri, Reserva……………………………………….
Viña Tondonia, Reserva, Lopez de Heredia, Rioja Alta
Rioja Bordón, Gran Reserva, Bodegas Franco-Españolas
Bodegas Amaren, Tempranillo Reserva………………..
2012
2009
2003
2006
1995
32.00
55.00
65.00
45.00
85.00
SPAIN
678
‘El Puno’ Garnacha, El Escocés Volante, Calatayud…….
2011
56.00
Made by Scotsman Norrel Robertson M.W. using specially selected high altitude parcels of 70-100
year old vines. Very intense, full bodied Garnacha with perfect blend of structure, dark spicy fruit
and perfumed aromatics.
679
Bodegas Mas D’en Compte, Cellar Cal Pla, Priorat………
2008 57.00
A powerful, yet refined wine produced from Garnacha, Carinena and a tickle of Cabernet. Made
from ancient vines clinging for dear life on incredibly steep sided slopes.
680
Dominio de Pingus, Psi, Ribera del Duero…….………….
2010
55.00
PORTUGAL
682
Quinta de Chocapalha, CH…………………….………….
100% Touriga Nacional from a single parcel of old vines
2011
65.00
2010
60.00
2010
60.00
2009
2010
2011
165.00
69.00
50.00
Lowe Family, Merlot, Mudgee………………………..…
Low yields, restrained fruit, soft tannins and complexity.
Lowe Family, Shiraz, Mudgee………………………..….
Glenguin Estate, ‘Stonybroke’ Shiraz Tannat, Hunter Valley
2006
50.00
2009
2007
48.00
59.00
Giant Steps, Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley…..
2015
56.00
2013
52.00
AUSTRALIA
Western Australia
683
684
Leeuwin Estate, Cabernet/Merlot, Prelude Vineyards…
Maragret River. No new oak in this wine, lots of ripe fruit.
Leeuwin Estate, Art series Shiraz………………………..
South Australia
686
688
689
Penfolds, St Henri Shiraz………………………………………………….
Penley Estate, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra
Balnaves, Cabernet/Merlot, Coonawarra…………..………………
New South Wales
690
691
693
Victoria
700
NEW ZEALAND
710
Akarua, ‘Rua’, Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago.
~18~
SOUTH AFRICA
720
721
722
724
726
728
729
730
Nelson Estate, Shiraz, Paarl................................................
2009 40.00
Hermanuspietersfontein, Die Martha, Western Cape..
2011
56.00
A rich and supple blend of 78% Shiraz, 21% Mourvedre and 1% Viognier
Constantia Glen, Three, Constantia……………………………
2012
46.00
A classic blend of 3 Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
but very South African in style! Dark fruit with a mouth filling palate and great texture from
ripe, velvety tannins
Simonsig, Redhill Pinotage, Stellenbosch……....…..…..…
2012
46.00
Vergelegen, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch
2008 50.00
Ernie Els, ’Signature‘, Stellenbosch……….....…………….……..
2012
125.00
Anthonij Rupert, Merlot, Franshhoek.................................
2006 95.00
Anthonij Rupert, Optima, Franshhoek................................
2011
55.00
USA
California
Napa Valley
735
736
737
738
739
741
742
Hess, Treo, A blend of Syrah, Petit Syrah and Merlot..
Cakebread Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon…………………....
Frog’s Leap, Merlot……………………………………………………...
Newton Vineyards, Unfiltered Merlot………………………....
Paul Hobbs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dr Krane Vineyard
Napanook, Dominus Estate………………………………………….
Dominus, Dominus Estate…………………………………………….
2011
2010
2012
2008
2010
2011
2001
51.00
110.00
65.00
83.00
270.00
95.00
355.00
Sonoma
744
Nalle Winery, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley….…………….
2011
63.00
Actually a field blend which includes some 10% Petit Syrah and 4% Carignane, Syrah,
Alicante Bouchet and Gamay.
Central Coast
745
746
750
755
Ridge Vineyards, Zinfandel, Geyserville, Santa Cruz..…
Ridge Vineyards, Montebello, Santa Cruz……………….……
Bonny Doon Vineyard, Le Cigare Volant, Santa Cruz...
Eberle, Syrah, Steinbeck Vineyard, Paso Robles …….……
2012
2003
2010
2011
72.00
310.00
77.00
51.00
Sierra Foothills
756
~19~
Domaine de Terre Rouge, Tête à Tête………………………
2011
45.00
Located in beautiful Amador County with vines grown in the rugged and stony soils of the
Sierra Nevada foothills. Lovely Rhône style wine (Mouvedre, Syrah and Grenache) but with
ripeness and a supple elegance. Very pleasurable!
Washington State
760
761
762
Andrew Will, Ciel Du Cheval, Red Mountain………….
2009 100.00
Andrew Will, 2 Blondes, Yakima Valley…………….……
2010
87.00
Chris Camarda, one of America’s finest producers of Merlot, crafts Bordeaux blends that
possess many of the virtues of the finest right bank wines in their best vintages but still
maintain their Washington identity. Ciel du Cheval is roughly a third each Cabernets
Sauvignon and Franc and Merlot with lithe, lively fruit and suave tanins. Two Blondes has
bright yet giving fruit enhanced by savoury herbal facets. Sensational
Ch. Ste. Michelle, Syrah, Columbia Valley…………….
2010
40.00
ARGENTINA
769
770
771
772
773
775
776
777
Achaval- Ferrer, Malbec, Mendoza……………………..
2013
48.00
Zuccardi, ‘Q’, Malbec, Mendoza………….……………….
2013
40.00
Ruca Malen, Malbec, Mendoza……………………..........
2013
38.00
Bodega Renacer, ‘Enamore’, Mendoza…………….….
2013
54.00
Made in conjunction with leading Italian Amarone producer Allegrini using the
Appassimento system with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec
Viña Cobos, Felino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza………
2013
45.00
Viña Cobos,
Bramare, Malbec, Marchiori Vineyard, Perdiel, Mendoza….
2011
115.00
Achaval- Ferrer, Finca Mirador, Mendoza…………………………..
2010
119.00
Achaval- Ferrer, Finca Altamira, Mendoza………………………….
2011
130.00
One of Argentina’s benchmark wineries, Achaval-Ferrer specializes in single vineyard
malbecs. Finca Mirador is located in Medrano, 34 miles S.E. of Mendoza and the Finca
Altamira 60 miles to the south in the Uco valley. At 3,400 feet, 1,000 higher than Mirador,
the Altamira is marked by an elegance and finesse as opposed to the Mirador’s fullness
and riper fruit. Both French oak with no fining or filtration.
CHILE
780
782
783
785
Anakena, Single vineyard Carmenère, Peumo Valley….….
2013
31.00
Torreón de Paredes, Don Amado, Valle del Alto Chocapoal
2010
68.00
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot & 5% Syrah. Elegant with ripe black fruit and spice
flavours and lovely vanilla notes from the wine’s 16 months spent in new French oak.
Odfjell, Orzada Carignan, Cauquenes, Maule Valley…….
2013
43.00
Ninquén Mountain Vineyard, Ninquén Estate, Colchagua
2011
55.00
Situated on a unique mountain top plateau this tiny vineyard produces superb wines. Wine
maker Hernán Gras, with the aid of famed consultant Paul Hobbs, crafts a wine (65% Syrah
/35% Cabernet Sauvignon) from deliberate low yields with rich fruit and a slinky texture.
~20~
RED HALF BOTTLES
Bordeaux
800
801
802
803
804
805
Ch. Lestage Simon, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc…
Ch. du Cartillon, Haut-Médoc………….………………..……
Ch. Malescasse, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc….…..
Ch. Cazebonne, Graves……………………………………..……
Ch. des Gravières, Cuvée Prestige.................................
Ch. Garraud, Lalande-de-Pomerol………………………….
2012
2010
2009
2009
2011
2011
23.00
27.00
29.00
20.00
20.00
25.00
2013
2011
2010
2008
2008
33.00
34.00
47.00
52.00
51.00
Châteauneuf du Pape, ‘Tradition’, Domaine Bosquet des Papes
Côtes-du-Rhône, Reserve, Perrin………………………..
Crozes Hermitage, Yann Chave……………………….….
Madiran, Cuvée Charles de Batz, Domaine Berthoumieu
2012
2011
2014
2010
37.00
17.00
24.00
27.00
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Allegrini……..
Chianti Classico, Tenuta Fontodi………………………..….
2008
2010
60.00
28.00
Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro, Crianza, Ribera del Duero
2012
30.00
2013
19.00
Argosy, Pinot Noir, Marlborough………………..……
2009
20.00
Ridge Vineyards, Zinfandel, Geyserville, Sonoma County..
Qupé, Syrah, Central Coast………………………………………..……...
Bonny Doon Vineyard, Le Cigare Volant, Santa Cruz.…….
2012
2012
2007
46.00
24.00
49.00
Burgundy
810
814
816
817
819
Givry, 1er Cru Clos Salomon, Domaine du Clos Salomon
Chorey-les-Beaune, Domaine Tollot Beaut …………..
Chambolle-Musigny, Vieilles Vignes, Frédéric Magnien
Nuits-Saint-Georges, 1er Cru Clos des Porrets, Henri Gouges
Morey-Saint-Denis, Alain Michelot………………………....
Rhône/Provence/South West
830
832
835
836
Italy
840
841
Spain
846
Australia
850
Simon Hacket, Shiraz, McLaren Vale………………....
New Zealand
855
USA
860
861
862
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SWEET WINE
Sweet wine is very adaptable and may be drunk with enjoyment throughout a meal, provided the
dishes are appropriate: terrines, foie gras, white fish in cream or butter sauces, white meat, blue
and hard cheeses and some, but only some, desserts. Sauternes and its relatives are usually
thought of as dessert wines but this only works if the dessert is not too sweet, in fact it must be less
sweet than the wine. If it is not (Christmas pudding for example!) the flavour of the wine is killed
and all you perceive is its acidity. This is important but not what you have paid for.
As the uses of sweet wines are not well understood, such wine is not as expensive as it should be,
especially given the difficulty of making it and the small amount you end up with. In short they are
very good value, often revelatory for those unfamiliar with them and generally great enhancers of
a meal. We therefore list quite a few, some familiar, others fabulous and little known rarities, to suit
all pockets. Please ask for advice on degrees of sweetness and suitability for different dishes.
The SWEET WINE LIST is presented by country of origin:
1. FRANCE
900
902
905
907
BORDEAUX & SURROUNDINGS – Sauternes & Barsac
Ch. Cantegril, Sauternes.………………………………………………….……...
Ch. Petit Vedrines, Sauternes, Half bottle…..................................
Ch. d’Yquem, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes..…………………..........………
Ch. Doisey-Daёne, 2ème Cru Classé Barsac, Half bottle…………...
2011
2011
1998
2006
62.00
29.00
390.00
55.00
Cadillac
This area, along with Loupiac and Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, is just across the Garonne from the
Sauternes district and enjoys the same micro-climate. The best wines can be better than many
Sauternes and are certainly cheaper. La Bertrande is one of these and the Summum really is the
top. Only 1500-2000 bottles are produced each year, it has been eulogised by the Figaro, has
astounded the Meilleur Sommelier du Monde and is regularly rated with 1er Cru Sauternes in blind
tastings – and here it is in Fife, thanks to our contacts with the Château!
911
912
913
Ch. La Bertrande Summum, Cadillac, 50cl bottle……………….
2002
65.00
Ch. La Bertrande Summum, Cadillac,………………………………....
1998
80.00
Ch. La Bertrande Summum, Cadillac,……………………….………..
1995
85.00
The 1995 is very sweet and unctuous, a true dessert wine. The 1998 is concentrated, elegant
and aromatic whilst the 2002, an outstanding year with perfect conditions for Botrytis, has great
complexity and length.
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Monbazillac
918
Ch Haut Bernasse, .……………………………………….……
2004
45.00
Clos du Papillon, Cuvée d’Avant,
Ch. de Chamboureau, Savennières…………………….
1999
30.00
2014
54.00
Loire
922
Alsace
930
F E Trimbach, Gewürztraminer, vendanges tardives, half bottle
S O U T H E R N R H O N E & A U D E – Vin Doux Naturel
Vin Doux Naturel is made by blocking the fermentation by addition of alcohol. The result is a
lightly fortified wine. Muscat should be drunk young, while the rich, complex bouquet suggesting
lemon and roses is intact. The French drink this sort of wine as an aperitif. In contrast Rancio wines
have been subject to controlled oxidation over many years by exposure to the weather in barrels
without topping up.
940
941
943
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise,
Domaine de la Pigeade, half bottle………………………….…..
Rivesaltes Ambre, Domaine des Chênes…………..……..…..
Banyuls Rimage, Le Clos de Paulilles, Ch. de Jau………..
2012
2004
2011
24.00
49.00
40.00
2009
NV
44.00
30.00
2009
52.00
2011
27.00
2011
50.00
2013
40.00
2. A U S T R A L I A
952
953
Mount Horrocks, Cordon Cut Rielsing, Clare Valley, half bottle
Campbells, Muscat, Rutherglen, Victoria, half bottle
3. H U N G A R Y
955
Royal Tokaji Wine Company,
Tokaji Aszu Blue Label, 5 Puttonyos, 50cl…………………
4. U.S.A.
960
Quady Winery, Black Muscat, San Joaquin Valley, half bottle
5. ITALY
965
Maculan, Torcolato, Breganze, half bottle……………………
6. S. AFRICA
970
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Jordan, ‘Mellifera’, Riesling, Stellenbosch, half bottle……