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1 Delamotte Brut NV                                                                                                                                  £50.00

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.   


2 Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV                                                                                                                       £59.00

Brilliant champagne from the family-owned Pol Roger Champagne house. This elegant Champagne -

which was once favoured by Sir Winston Churchill - is still family owned and operated.


4 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV                                                                                                                     £78.00

One of the oldest established Champagne houses, sister house to the exclusive Salon. Made with 100%

Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs. It is elegant and fresh, poised, perfumed and bright. It goes

beautifully with or without food.


6 Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut NV                                                                                                         £85.00     

Unlike most rose Champagne, the basis of Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose 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 rose Champagne.


8 Salon Blanc du Blancs 2004                                                                                                                    £470.00

One of the worlds most rated champagnes, need we say more!


Sparkling Wine


9 C&BSparkling Blanc de Blancs NV, France                                                                                                £32.50

Made the same way as Champagne and a bronze medal winner at the international wine show.


10Prosecco Brut Sylvoz Le Colture NV, Italy                                                                                                 £32.50

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. 


 11Ambriel Classic Cuvee Brut Traditional Method NV, England                                                                        £52.00

This is an elegant English sparkling wine. Bright and fine, with ripe cox apple and pear flavours, creamy summer

berries and notes of brioche. Small in scale, the boutique winery Ambriel in West Sussex sets the quality bar high.


12 Perle d'Aurore Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rose Louis Bouillot NV, France                                                    £43.00

Fine bubbles, ripe blackcurrants and strawberry all tied together with balanced acidity, make this sparkler very approachable.


We endeavour to ensure that vintages are consistent however due to the finite nature of wine we will offer alternative vintages if you choice is no longer available.






Wine by the glass

Wines by the glass are available 125ml 175ml and 250ml measures unless otherwise indicated



Champagne & Sparkling                                                                                                      175ml 250ml  Bottle


Champagne Delamotte Brut NV, France                                                                                             £15.50


Prosecco Brut Sylvoz Le Colture NV, Italy                                                                                          £8.50





Grillo Il Carretto Bianco di Puglia, Italy                                                                                   £5.25   £6.00   £19.50


Chardonnay Santa Florentina, Argentina                                                                                 £6.25   £7.95


Sauvignon Blanc Panul, Chile                                                                                               £4.95   £6.75   £20.50


Petite Gasconne Blanc Producteurs Plaimont, France                                                              £4.95   £6.75   £21.00






Sangiovese Il Carretto Rosso di Puglia, Italy                                                                          £5.25   £6.00   £19.50


Merlot Panul, Chile                                                                                                               £6.25   £6.50   £20.50


Shiraz Heywood Estate, Australia                                                                                           £7.00   £9.50   £27.50


Rioja Joven  Altos de Baroja, Spain                                                                                         £7.75   £9.50   £28.00





La Brouette Rose Producteurs Plaimont, France                                                                        £4.95   £6.75   £18.50



Dessert Wine


Chateau Septy 2011, France                                                                                                £4.25  50ml 


San Emilio Pedro Ximinez Solera Reserva Emilio Lustau, Spain                                                £6.25  50ml


Tokaji Blue Label 5 Puttonyos Royal Tokaji Company, Hungary                                                 £6.95  50ml


Quady Elysium Black Muscat, USA                                                                                        £6.95  50ml







13Chardonnay Block 1A The Lane, Australia                                                                                                 £34.00

Delightfully concentrated citrus and honeyed fruit, well integrated oak and a long satisfying finish.

14 Chablis Domaine Vincent Dampt 2016, France                                                                                       £41.00

Pale lemon in colour. The nose shows soft jasmine notes and ripe fruit. The palate is elegant with aclassic,

flinty minerality, balanced by soft, creamy fruit.


15 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Maison Dampt 2014, France                                                                          £83.00

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!




16 Macon-Verze Domianes 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.


17Puligny-Montrachet Domaine Francois Carillon, France                                                                                £123.00

On the nose you can find blossom, ripe grapes, marzipan, hazelnut, lemon grass and green apple.

Freshly buttered hot toast with honey come through on the palate. A complex wine of subtle harmony.


18 ChardonnaySanta Florentina, Argentina                                                                                                    £24.00

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.


19Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles Olivier Leflaive 2016, France                                                                        £39.50

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!


20Chardonnay Cakebread Cellars, USA                                                                                                        £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.


21 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Domaine Bonneau du Martray 2010, France                                     £200.00

To most, Domaine Bonneau du Martray is Corton Charlemagne - one of the very greatest of all Grand Cru

white Burgundies, synonymous with a style that combines a richness, length and concentration with an

incomparable finesse and purity. It is also one of only two Domaines in Burgundy, the other being Domaine

de la Romanee-Conti, to produce uniquely Grand Cru wines. Fresh, tight minerally nose with a stony

earthy character.


22Chardonnay Nelson Estate, South Africa                                                                                                   £40.00

As a registered estate, Nelson's Creek only produces wine from grapes that are grown there. Their philosophy is

to spare no expense and take a hands-on approach to tending the vineyards. Individual berry selection of

grapes ensure premium quality from this medal winning wine maker.


23 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!


24Meursault Domaine Matrot 2015, France                                                                                                 £91.00

Subtle scents and flavours suggest lemon meringue, fresh almonds, white flowers & spice. Great wine from a

great producer.


25 Rully Les Saint-Jacques Domaine de Villaine 2016, France                                                                         £54.00

Generous fruit, great texture and just plain delicious Chardonnay


26 Saint-Aubin Dents de Chien 1er Cru 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.


27 Chardonnay Bakestone Cellars 2015, USA                                                                                               £55.00

From legendary Californian producer Cakebread, comes their second label, Bakestone Cellars. Offering the

trademark freshness, concentration and complexity from select premier vineyards around Northern California.


Sauvignon Blanc


28Sauvignon Blanc Panul, Chile                                                                                                                  £20.50                    

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.


29 Sauvignon Blanc Eradus, New Zealand                                                                                                     £35.00

A lovely vegetal and asparagus style of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is delicious, rich & leafy fresh – fantastic.

Winner of 17 gold medals no less!





30Sancerre Domaine du Nozay 2015, FranceBio 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.


31Sauvignon Blanc La Tunella 2008, Italy                                                                                                   £28.50

A distinctive style of Sauvignon, with characteristic Friulian weight and finesse.


32Pouilly-Fume Les Chaumiennes A&E Figeat 2016, France                                                                           £53.00

Andre Figeat sealed his fate as a vigneron when he fell in a vat of pressed juice at age 2! With state-of-the-art

equipment, this family winemaker selects grapes from individual sites according to their character. Fossil-rich,

flinty soil gives this zesty, mineral Pouilly-Fume its characteristic smokiness.


33 Sauvignon Blanc Mont de Joie, France                                                                                                     £30.00

Just the right combination of tangy green fruits, mineral hints and vibrant acidity.


34Touraine Salamandre Cellier du Beaujardin, France                                                                         £29.00

Proving that the French can take on the New World at their own game. A super wine that is classical in every

Respect, yet very modern.  


35 Menetou-Salon Le Clos du Pressoir Vignobles Joseph Mellot 2015, France                                                   £46.00

For five centuries, the Mellot dynasty have run this estate bordering Sancerre. The 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 minerality. Think lemon meringue pie!



36Riesling Homer  2015, New Zealand                                                                                                                    £32.00

Another wonderful creation by Michiel Eradus. His skill in the vineyard and with blending is undoubted. This

particular Riesling, named after his dog, is just delicious…refreshing, served very chilled, it is perfect with seafood,

spicy food or simply as an aperitif.


37 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.


38Riesling Beblenheim Domaine Trapet 2014 , France Bio Dynamic                                                                £45.00

Pale and aromatic. Quite scented, with lots of fruit and great delicacy. A nice powerful finish, produced using

bio dynamic principles.


39Riesling Erbacher Marcobrunn Kabinett Schloss Schonborn 2011, Germany                                                  £45.50

91 points Wine Spectator. Schloss Schonborn is one of Germany’s oldest estates and can be traced back to the

times of the crusades in 1349. The estate is still family owned today. A nose of mineral, spice and herbs tempered

with a warm rich earthy character.


Chenin Blanc


40 Chenin Blanc Old Vines 2010, South Africa                                                                                               £26.00            

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 appleand melon fruits overlayinga

minerally core, leading to a fine long finish.


41 Les Fosses d'Hareng Vouvray, France                                                                                                      £34.00

Catherine and Didier Champalou are respected growers based very near Vouvray. Attractive, soft,

minerally restrained fruits on the nose, which is open, harmonious and  fresh, with gentle acidity.










Pinot Grigio & Gris


42 Pinot Grigio Luna Cecilia Beretta, Italy                                                                                                      £25.50

Northern Italy’s most fashionable wine! Grilled almonds with gooseberries, citrus fruits and a subtle underlying



43 Pinot Gris The Lane, Australia.                                                                                                                £38.50

John Edwards only makes 300 cases of wine a year! A real boutique vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Pinot Gris

with character, luscious honeysuckle and nutmeg.


44 Pinot Grigio La Tunella 2010, Italy                                                                                                           £30.50Fresh Pinot Grigio with rare depth and elegance from a youthful, modern winery in Italy's classic Friuli region.



The Remaining Whites


45 Friulano La Tunella2010, Italy                                                                                                                            £29.00

An elegant, creamy wine bursting with floral notes and a stoney minerality                                                                                                               

46 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.


47 Petite Gasconne Blanc Producteurs Plaimont, France                                                                                 £21.00       

Round and supple fruit, hitting the all important balance between sweetness and acidity. Slightly off dry,

produced by the Plaimont co-operative in the South of France.


48 Grillo Il Carretto Bianco di Puglia, Italy                                                                                                      £19.50

Malvasia grapes, from the sunny and warm Puglia region in Italy, need lots of sun and warmth so it is at its

best here. Its zesty aromas and almondy notes make it a very versatile wine.


49Gewurztraminer Cleebourg, France                                                                                                           £31.00

Located 60 kilometres north of Strasbourg, Cave de Cleebourg's vineyards are located in the Northern

Vosges Mountains.Lychee and cinnamon fruit with an amazing concentration on the nose and palate.


50 Viognier Terre de Lumiere Celliers Jean d'Alibert, 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.


51Muscadet Sur Lie Jean Francois de Grand Mouton 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.


52 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

truly satisfying.


53 VinaGaredo Grupo Yllera, 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.


54Bourgogne Aligote Bouzeron Domaine A et 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.


55 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 extract, a fine combination of fruit, spice and minerals.


56 Pinot Blanc Auxerrois Cave de Cleebourg 2009, 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.




57Albarino Pazo la Maza Adegas Galegas DO Rias Baixas, Spain                                                                     £48.50       

A lively and refreshing Albarino made in its indigenous region - DO Rias Baixas - to accompany a large array

of seafood and shellfish dishes.


58 Rioja Blanco Oak Aged Belezos Bodegas Zugober, Spain                                                                             £33.00

White Rioja produced from 100% Viura grapes offering tropical fruit with a subtle cinnamon spice. The fruity

palate has a creamy long finish.




59 La Brouette Rose Producteurs Plaimont 2010, France                                                                              £18.50          

Red fresh fruit nose with hints of wild strawberry and fruit drop. Very good with pork, shellfish, or on its own.


60Chateau la Tour de l'Eveque Rose AOC Cotes de Provence 2015, FranceOrganic                           £35.00

A classic style of Provence rose, 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.


61 Rose Nelson Estate 2011, South Africa                                                                                                   £29.00

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot combine to produce a lovely partridge eye pink rose, from award winning wine

Maker, Lisha Nelson.




Merlot and Merlot Blends


62 Merlot Panul, Chile                                                                                                                                            £19.95            

Soft rounded fruits and balanced tannins. Very drinkable.


63L'Aurage, Cote du Castilon 2013, France                                                                                                 £ 85.00

Opaque plum, firm to a tight scarlet rim, this presents a nose reminiscent of fresh grape must, with a refreshing,

sherbet lift.


64 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.


65 L'Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol, France                                                                                                      £52.00 

What one wants from a Pomerol - a perfect balance between classicism and hedonism, accessibility, suppleness

and structure. One of the most celebrated Bordeaux sub-regions delivering here a perfect complement to food.


66Chateau Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru St-Emilion 2012, France                                                                      £54.00
Spicy, fruity, heady aroma - everything a Grand Cru St Emilion should be. Silky, velvety, yet real power.


67 Tertre Roteboeuf Grand Cru St-Emillion, France                                                                                          £200.OO

Located in a high-sloped amphitheatre facing South and towards the rising sun. Richly aromatic on the nose and

packed withblackcurrants, overripe cherries, liquorice, roasted caramel and vanilla notes.


68 Merlot Domaine St Esteve IGP Pays d’Oc 2016, France                                                                             £24.00

Rounded fruits of blackcurrants and soft tannins. Very easy drinking.


69 Soraie IGT Veneto Cecilia Beretta 2015, Italy                                                                                            £30.00

Soraie is an innovative project, aiming to put a new spin on the traditional winemaking technique called

'appassimento', which is used to make the famous Amarone wine. Rich, velvety and round on the palate,

with flavours of black plums, black cherry, vanilla and a moreish chocolatey finish.


Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Blends


70 Chateau Dutruch Grand Poujeaux 2012, France                                                                                                    £60.00

Good expression of supple fruit, quite open and easy-going, with nice freshness.


71Cabernet Sauvignon Domaine de Saissac, 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.




72 Cabernet Sauvignon Kirstenbosch 2009, South Africa                                                                                £30.00

This Cabernet Sauvignon has power and weight, but achieves it with only a hint of oak.


73Cabernet Sauvignon Quinta de Chocapalha 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.


74Chateau Leoville Barton, France                                                                                                              £135.00

Big and brooding with dominant dark fruits, beautifully structured with fine tannins and great depth.


75Cabernet Sauvignon The Lane "19th Meeting" 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.


76 Il Pino di Biserno Tenuta di Biserno 2010 , Italy                                                                                        £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.


77 Le Cupole IGT Tenuta di Trinoro 2014, Italy                                                                                             £70.00

Delicate, feminine and a uniquely wonderful blend from Southern Tuscany. Andrea Franchetti is one of the

most respected wine makers in Italy, and this wine is no exception.


78Chateau de Lamarque, France                                                                                                                £48.00

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.


79Cabernet Merlot Nelson Estate 2003, South Africa                                                                                    £40.00

Nelson Estate is a small, family owned vineyard situated in the Paarl region of South Africa. Wine maker Lisha

Nelson ensures that the utmost care goes into producing every bottle.


80 Othello Dominus Estate 2014, USA                                                                                                         £50.00

Lovely Cabernet Sauvignon wine with touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This wine shows notes of

Raspberries and blackcurrant, as well as black pepper and laurel. Lovely minerality on the finish. A wine to be

drunk in its youth.


81 La Reserve d'Angludet, France                                                                                                                £60.00

 A fine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Profound blackberry aromas and spicy notes,

combined with toasty, subtly oaky notes that gradually emerge. Creamy roundness is the predominating impression

on the palate, with tannins and silky, delicate fruit that aptly reflect the quality of this terroir. The finish is

long-lasting and intensely aromatic.





82 Malbec Chamuyo, Argentina                                                                                                                    £26.00

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.


83 Malbec Achaval Ferrer 20014, Argentina                                                                                                  £41.00

Beautifully open and perfumed. The palate shows ripe, elegant fruit with lovely purity. A thrillingly joyful and bright

wine from this super star wine maker.


84 Malbec Bodega Ruca Malen 2015, 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 heady dash

of spice makes for effortless enjoyment.


Shiraz and Shiraz Blends


85 Syrah Cuvee La Jonction IGP Pays d’Oc, France                                                                                       £24.00

Deep in colour with spicy, peppery fruits, ripe and full on the palate, smooth and full-bodied.


86 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Les Becs Fins Tardieu-Laurent 2015, France                                                         £40.00

Unoaked, 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.




87 Shiraz Cabernet Double Trouble Barossa Boy 2016, Australia                                                                      £52.00

This is made with old vine 35-40 year old fruit, in the Barossa Valley. It is picked ripe and nestles in the best

French oak for 18 months. Dense and creamy with a heart of black fruits, liquorice and Belgium chocolate, with

plenty of savoury notes adding to the long, dry finish.


88 Shiraz Viognier The Lane 2010, 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.


89 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 smoky finish.


90 Shiraz Heywood Estate, Australia                                                                                                             £27.50

Deep plum-blackberry in colour, this has a sweetly-fruited, intense nose and palate, rich in bright fruit

and laced with spice. More subtle than most Australian reds and all the better for it.


91 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Chateau de Beaucastel 2009, France                                                                                   £181.00    Beaucastel needs no introduction - regarded by many as one of the top estates, if not thetop estate of

Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Notes of meaty, c


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