Restaurant Wine List
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Champagne: Bottle: Half: Glass:
Delamotte Brut NV £70.00 £38.00 £15.50
Delamotte is a real insider’s Champagne, though it is one of the very best in the region.
Quite rich, bold and toasty, although still refined.
Lovely warm toast and vanilla notes on the palate which is rounded and delicious
Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2002 £165.00
One of the oldest established Champagne houses, sister house to the exclusive Salon. Made with 100%
Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. It is elegant and fresh, poised, perfumed and bright.
It goes beautifully with or without food.
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV £75.00
This sweater style is perfect for desserts or wedding cake or for those with a sweeter palate. In all other regards,
it is a replica of the Brut Réserve.
Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rosé Brut NV £99.00
Unlike most rosé champagne the basis of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut is obtained by
drawing the juice from black grapes in the vat, not only by blending red and white wines. It is
cellared for at least four years, a super rosé Champagne.
Sparkling Wine: Bottles: Glass:
C&BSparkling Blanc de Blanc, Vacheron du Clerc N.V France £32.50 £7.50
Made the same way as champagne and a bronze medal winner at the international wine show
Prosecco Colli Trevigiani Brut Sylvoz Le Colture NV Italy £35.00 £8.00
Super value prosecco, unlike any supermarket offering you may have tried. This is a highly
regarded family estate who have been making wine since the 1500’s.
Louis Bouillot Perle d'Aurore Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut NV France £43.00
Fine bubbles, ripe blackcurrants, strawberry all tied together with balanced acidity make
this sparkler very approachable.
Bodegua Rucca Malen Sparkling Brut Traditional Method NV, Argentina £40.00
Complex, Rich and Fruity, this is a pretty rare and perfect alternative to Champagne
White Wines: Bottle: 175ml: 250ml:
Block 1A Chardonnay The Lane, Adelaide, Australia £34.00
Delightfully concentrated citrus and honeyed fruit, well-integrated oak and a long satisfying finish.
Chablis Vincent Dampt 2016 France £42.00
Pale lemon in colour.The nose shows soft jasmine notes and ripe fruit. The palate is elegant with a
classic, flinty minerality, balanced by soft, creamy fruit.
Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Maison Dampt 2014, France £85.00
Young winemaker Vincent Dampt has worked his magic on this wine, using a touch of oak to soften
the steely character with which Chablis is so often associated. The fruit complexity is magnificent
and the length goes on until the day after. Truly great Chablis.
Macon Verze 2016 Domian Leflaive, France £59.00
Rated by many critics around the world. Creamily fruited with a subdued buttery perfume,
fine intensity and excellent length.Leflaive is one of the greatest producers of
white wine in the world. A super way of trying their wines without buying years in advance.
Puligny-Montrachet, Les Meix Olivier Leflaive, France £135.00
Les Meix show a perfect balance of mineralogy and opulent, orchard fruit, gently
Perfumed with white flower, medium bodied.
Santa Florentina Chardonnay, Argentina £24.00 £7.80 £8.95
No oak is used in this style of Chardonnay. Aromas of green apple, with some honeysuckle
notes particularly characteristic of this high-altitude valley. The palate is light to medium-bodied,
offering fresh apple/citrus flavours and good balancing acidity.
Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles Olivier Leflaive 2016 France £39.50 £10.00 £12.00
This wine is no ordinary Bourgogne Blanc, 60% Puligny Montrachet and 40% Meursault, from the superb
Olivier Leflaive.Richly textured and full this delicious wine also has a wonderful streak of racy acidity,
giving it a fine balance. Serious wine at a bargain price!
Cakebread Chardonnay, Napa Valley U.S.A £78.00
Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and ended up buying
a vineyard. Rich, fresh and creamy on the palate, with beautifulunderlying structure.
Chardonnay Nelson Estate, Parl, South Africa £40.00
As a registered estate, Nelson's Creek only produces wine from grapes that are grown on the estate.
Their philosophy is to spare no expense and take a hands-on approach to tending the vineyards.
Individual berry selection of grapes ensures premium quality from this medal winning wine maker.
Pouilly-Fuisse Moulin du Pont Maison Auvigue 2008, France £58.00
Made in the purest of the appellations’ traditions, a hazelnut and almond bouquet, ample and
vigorous in the mouth, as it should be!
Rully Les St Jacques Dom. A&P de Villaine 2016, France £54.00
Generous fruit, great texture and just plain delicious Chardonnay.
Chardonnay Reserva Vina Mar 2008, Chile £28.00
State of the art Viña Mar winery in the Casablanca produces wines characterised by their purity of fruit
and freshness. Daily temperature swings and cool ocean air here concentrate flavours, like this ripe,
creamy Chardonnay shows so well.
St Aubin 1er Cru Dents De Chien Olivier Leflaive 2008, France £61.00
Fine gold. Light toasted spicy oak aroma. Smoothly ripe and full to taste. Long and full in the finish
Panul Sauvignon Blanc, Chile £19.50 £5.95 £7.50
Fresh, grassy with gooseberry fruits and a great long finish. A delicious glass of wine from
one of the up and coming appellations in the Colchagua Valley.
Eradus Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand £35.00
A lovely vegetal and asparagus style of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is delicious, rich & leafy fresh –
fantastic. Winners of 17 gold medals no less!
Sauvignon Blanc Nelson Estate 2010, South Africa £25.50
This is the first wine Lisha Nelson produced after taking over her father’s vineyard. She then won a gold
medal at the first attempt. A gentle, feminine wine, perfect.
Sancerre Dom du Nozay 2015, France Bio Dynamic £41.00
At Sancerre, du Nozay, bio dynamic farming is a way of life. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Philippe and
Benoist produce staggeringly good Sancerre. Fresh bright and vivacious, this presents a characterful
blend of floral notes and almond.
Sauvignon Blanc La Tunella 2008 Friuli, Italy £29.50
A distinctive style of Sauvignon with characteristic Friulian weight and finesse
Pouilly-Fume Les Chaumiennes A&E Figeat 2016, France £53.00
André Figeat sealed his fate as a vigneron when he fell in a vat of pressed juice at age 2!
Now the family winemaker with state-of-the-art equipment.
André selects grapes from individual sites according to their character.
Fossil-rich, flinty soil gives this zesty, mineral Pouilly-Fumé its characteristic smokiness.
Mont de Joie Sauvignon Blanc IGP Loire, France £35.00
Just the right combination of tangy green fruits, mineral hints and vibrant acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc, Lofthouse Marlbourought, NZ £30.00
Sauvignon Blanc at its best. Grassy, fresh and invigorating, rather easy to drink
Vinamar Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley, Chile £25.00
Light aromas of asparagus and herbs combine with good intensity and acidity for a wine that's as juicy
and chilled as lime juice. "Gold List" English Sommelier Wine Awards
Touraine Salamandre Cellier du Beaujardin France £31.00
Proving that the French can take on the New World at their own game. A super wine that is classical one
in every respect, yet very modern.
Menetou Salon Le Clos du Pressoir Vignobles Joseph Mellot 2015 £46.00
For five centuries, the Mellot dynasty has run this estate bordering Sancerre. Its tiny Clos de Pressoir
vineyard has just 4 hectares of Sauvignon vines and benefits from a similar, fossil-rich soil. The resulting
wine is herbaceous with grapefruit notes and a creamy, crushed seashell mineralogy. Think lemon meringue pie!
Sancerre Dom de La Grande Maison Balland, 2016, France £40.00
The vineyards of Sancerre are spread over 15 villages, on a very chalky stone. A tiny farm produces
this one, one of the finest Sancerre to be found.
Homer Riesling, 2015 New Zealand £32.00
Another wonderful creation by Michiel Eradus. His skill in the vineyard and with blending is undoubted.
This Riesling, named after his dog, is just delicious, refreshing, served very chilled, it is perfect for
seafood, spicy food or simply as an aperitif."
Rheingau Riesling QbA Schloss Schonborn 2010 Germany £35.50
A lovely wine from an award-winning estate that has been established for over 650 years.
Good with asparagus and hollandaise sauce or with fresh fish.
Riesling Beblenheim Domaine Trapet 2014, Alsace, France £55.00
Produced Biodynamic principles by Pale and aromatic. Quite scented, with lots of fruit and great delicacy.
A nice powerful finish
Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Kabinett Schloss Schonborn 2011, Germany £45.50
91 points Wine Spectator. Schloss Schönborn is one of Germanys oldest estates
and can be traced back to the times of the crusades in 1349. The estate is still family owned
Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2010 Stellenbosch South Africa £26.00 £7.95 £8.95
The quality of this fine Chenin Blanc can be attributed to access to some of the most remarkable old
vineyards in the premium wine growing area of Stellenbosch. Hints of blossom, ripe apple
and melon fruits overlaying a mineral core, leading to a fine long finish.
Les Fosses d'Hareng Vouvray, Loire, France £34.00
Catherine and Didier Champalou are respected growers based very near Vouvray. Attractive, soft,
mineral, restrained fruits on the nose, which is open, harmonious and fresh, with gentle acidity.
Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris
Pinot Grigio Luna Cecilia Beretta, Italy £25.50
Northern Italy’s most fashionable wine! Grilled almonds with gooseberries, citrus fruits and a
subtle underlying mineralogy.
The Lane Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills Australia. £38.50
John Edwards only makes 300 cases of wine a year! A real boutique vineyard. Pinot Gris with
character, luscious honey suckles and nutmeg
Pinot Grigio La Tunella 2010, Friuli, Italy £30.50
Fresh Pinot Grigio with rare depth and elegance from youthful, modern winery in Italy's classic Friuli region.
Santa Florentina Pinot Gris Seleccion Reservada Fairtrade, Argentina £25.00
This intense, yet delicate 'Fairtrade' Pinot Gris comes from Argentina's own vinicultural paradise: Famatina Valley,
one the highest vineyards in the world at 1700 m above sea level.
Friulano La Tunella2010 Italy £29.00
An elegant, creamy wine bursting with floral notes and a Stoney mineralogy
Fiano Masseria Bianca Italy £35.50
A real taste of sunshine! This refreshing Fiano is made by Masseria Bianca, a small estate in Salento, the
peninsula that forms the famous stiletto heel of Italy. Perfect with a bowl of olives and or grilled fish.
Petite Gascogne Blanc Plaimont VdP du Gers France £21.00 £5.00 £6.50
Round and supple fruit while hitting the all-important balance between sweetness and acidity.
Slightly off-dry, produced by the Plaimont co-operative in South France.
Gewurztraminer Cléebourg, Alsace France £31.00
Located 60 kilometres north of Strasbourg, Cave de Cléebourg's vineyards are in the Northern
Vosges Mountains. Lychee and cinnamon fruit with an amazing concentration on the nose and palate.
Terre de Lumiere, Viognier J d'Alibert VdP, 2011 France £21.00
Using the best domaines that the Languedoc can offer, this small co-op produces super wines that are exceptional
value for money. Spicy and aromatic.
Muscadet Sur Lie Ch la Bretonnerie JF Guilbaud, France £27.00
A dry, steely white wine. The “Sur Lie” tradition involves the wine being bottled while still in contact
with the sediment. This keeps the wine fresh and gives it a slight fizz and yeasty roundness. Flavours
of citrus fruits and pepper on the finish.
Soave Terre di Brognoligo Cecilia Beretta, Italy £28.00
A stunning wine showing what yardstick Soave is all about - ripe, warm, semi tropical fruit, bone dry and
VinaGaredo RuedaDO, Spain £25.00
Produced mainly from Sauvignon Blanc with some native Viura and Verdejo, this has lovely crisp,
fresh and vibrant citrus fruit. Fine acidity gives the wine easy balance. Very refreshing.
Bourgogne Aligote de Bouzeron Dom A P de Villaine 2006, France £44.50
Some would say the best Aligote made in Burgundy. It is made by the owner of Domaine Romanee
-Conti. The other grape to Chardonnay in White Burgundy and when done well, as here, very good.
Gruner Veltliner Strass Allram, Austria £49.00
Discreet flavours of citrus fruit and herbs also hay flowers, with a hint of peppery spice and yeast. Elegant
mild acidity, good body and length, plenty of extracts, a fine combination of fruit, spice and minerals.
Pinot Blanc Auxerrois Cave de Cleebourg 2009 Alsace, France £33.50
This curious cousin of Pinot Blanc is known as Auxerrois specifically in Cleebourg, Northern Alsace.
With smaller yields than its more famous relative, light-bodied and fruity with notes of fresh herbs on the finish
Pazo la Maza Albarino Adegas Galegas DO Rias Baixas £48.50
A lively and refreshing Albariño made in its indigenous region -DO Rias Baixas- to accompany a large array
of seafood and shellfish dishes.
Cotes-du-Rhône Blanc, Les Becs Fin, Tardieu-Laurent, 2015, France £35.00
A blend of Southern Rhône varietal, this is the perfect all-around white wine from the
Gavi di Gavi, Fratelli Levis, Piedmont 2016, Italy £32.00
Wine is the lifeblood of the quiet town of Gavi, Northern Italy. Here the Cortese grape flourish
On fossil-rich soils.
Rosé: Bottle 175ml 250ml
La Brouette Rosé, Vin de Pays du Comte Tolosan, 2010, France £19.50 £4.95 £6.75
Red fresh fruit nose with hints of wild strawberry and fruit drop. Very good with pork, shellfish or on its own.
11 Minutes IGT Rose delle Venezie Famiglia Pasqua £37.00
11 minutes in a tractor to get the harvested grapes from the vineyard to the cellar. 11 minutes of gently
pressing the grapes. The result – a glorious, ethereal pale pink colour, rich fruit and mineral freshness.
Chateau la Tour de l'Eveque Rose AOC Cotes de Provence 2015, Organic, France £35.00
A classic style of Provence rosé with vivacious red berry fruit, ripe nectarine and hints of sweet grapefruit.
Its silky texture, delicate creaminess and vivid fruit make this delicious on its own or a wonderful match
for a variety of food
NelsonEstate Rosé 2011, South Africa £29.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot combine to produce lovely partridge eye pink rose from an award-winning wine
maker Lisha Nelson.
Merlot & Merlot Blends Bottle 175ml 250ml
Panul Merlot, Chile £19.95 £5.95 £7.00
Soft rounded fruits and balanced tannins. Very drinkable.
L'Aurage, Cote du Castilon, Bordeaux 2013, France £85.00
The 2006 drought produced low crop levels and exceptionally small berries, which then produced wine
of great elegance, subtlety and enduring flavour.
Merlot Bainskloof 2009, South Africa £24.00
From some of the Cape’s most arid vineyards, big and fleshy, very classical, and a must with food.
L'Hospitalet de Gazin 2012 Pomerol, France £75.00
What one wants from a Pomerol, a perfect balance between classicism and hedonism, accessibility,
suppleness and structure. One of the most celebrated Bordeaux, delivering here a perfect complement to food.
Chateau Barrail du Blanc, Grand Cru St Emilion 2012, France £64.00
Spicy, fruity, heady aroma, everything a Grand Cru St Emilion should be. Silky, velvety yet real power.
Dom St Estephe Merlot VdP d'Oc 2016, France £28.00
Rounded fruits of blackcurrants and soft tannins. Very easy drinking.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Blends
Chateau Dutruch Grand Poujeaux 2012 Moulis-en-Médoc, France £66.00
Good expression of supple fruit, quite open and easy-going, with nice freshness.
Dom de Saissac, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, France £22.00
This wine has delicious berry fruits and a slight touch of oak. It offers claret style drinking with a
softer, sunnier edge.
Kirstenbosch, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, South Africa £30.00
This Cabernet Sauvignon has power and weight but achieves it with only a hint of oak.
Quinta de Chocapalha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Portugal £37.00
Super wine from this much-undervalued part of the wine world.Richly perfumed with notes of very ripe
black fruit and floral notes, well combined with the flavour of vanilla.
Château Léoville Barton 2011 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien, France £145.00
Big and brooding with dark fruits dominant, beautifully structured with fine tannins and great depth.
The Lane "19th Meeting" Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Australia £66.00
Assisted by his son Marty, John Edwards produces wines with real finesse, European in style but
with an Aussie twist. Fine length and good tannins, a real occasion wine.
Il Pino di Biserno Tenuta di Biserno 2010 £90.00
This positively delicious Super Tuscan is made of, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah and Merlot.
This is another of the new, young estates that will be fascinating to follow over the next few years.
Le Cupole IGT Tenuta di Trinoro 2014, Tuscany, Italy £70.00
Delicate, feminine and uniquely wonderful blend from southern Tuscany. Andrea Franchetti is
one of the most respected winemakers in Italy and this wine is no exception
Château de Lamarque Cru Bourgeois 2010, Haut-Médoc Bordeaux, France £50.00 £11.50 £15.00
Fine deep colour, good concentration of ripe small berry fruit, quite closed but well-knit and good intensity
of flavour, attractive middle palate, harmonious long finish
Nelson Estate Cabernet Merlot 2003, South Africa £40.00
Nelson’s Estate is a small, family-owned vineyard situated in the Paarl region of South Africa. Winemaker
Lisha Nelson, ensures that the utmost care goes into producing every bottle.
Malbec Chamuyo, Argentina £28.00
Situated winery in Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes this lovely Malbec shows intense aromas
of ripe red summer fruit, herbs and subtle warm pepper.
Malbec Achaval Ferrer 20014, Mendosa, Argentina £45.00
Beautifully open and perfumed. The palate shows ripe, elegant fruit with lovely purity. A thrillingly joyful
and bright wine from this superstar winemaker.
Malbec Ruca Malen 2015, Mendosa, Argentina £35.00
Bodega Ruca Malen is a small winery in Mendoza started in 1999 with the aim to produce quality wines
Organically. This has a fabulous concentration of dark cherry fruit layered with a creamed richness.
A heavy dash of spice makes for effortless enjoyment.
Shiraz & Shiraz Blends
Shiraz Dom de La Jonction VdP d’Oc, France £24.00
Deep in colour with spicy, peppery fruits, ripe and full on the palate, smooth and full-bodied.
Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Les Becs Fins Tardieu-Laurent 2015, France £40.00
Unoaked, unfired, unfiltered blend, of particularly satisfying Syrah with Grenache that again has great drive
and energy threaded through seductive fruit. Syrah and Grenache in perfect harmony.
Baldrick Shiraz Vondeling 2015, South Africa £35.00
Vondeling traces its origins back to 1704 to Oloff Bergh, a Swedish immigrant It is situated halfway between
Wellington and Paarl on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain. Fruity and a good partner with most foods.
Mad Dog Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2007 Australia £48.00
Deep dark and Brooding, almost a little surly for a young Shiraz.With cassis, plum and blackberry fruit.
There is a good intensity in the mouth with a nice textural creaminess and some tannins.
Shiraz Viognier The Lane 2010, Adelaide, Australia £39.50
Only limited amounts of this wine are produced annually at this highly regarded vineyard. Raspberry,
blackberry, with a gentle tobacco quality adding complexity. No rough edges with this wine.
Shiraz Nelson Estate 2012 South Africa £45.00
Nelson Estate is situated in the Agter-Paarl region of South Africa - an area well known for its high-quality
wines. Lisha Nelson’s Shiraz is a perfect example, with silky dark fruit, rich mocha notes and a
Heywood Shiraz, South West, Australia £27.50 £8.00 £9.50
Deep plum-blackberry in colour, this has a sweetly-fruited, intense nose and palate, rich in bright fruit
and laced with spice. Subtler than most Australian reds and all the better for it.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grande Reserve Chateaux Beauchene, 2013, France £69.00
The family’s vine used for their Chateauneuf-du-Pape are over 100 years old and produced
perfectly concentrated spicy rich wine.