This is a sample menu only (January 17, 2019)
201. Chateaux De kirwan 2011 France £59
This wine, the second wine of the famous vineyard, has just hit its peak drinking window. It’s stuffed full of intense fruit flavours of cherry and cassis balanced by notes of oak, vanilla and spice.
202. Segla Marguax 2012 France £65
Ségla is the second wine of the famous Margaux second growth Château Rauzan Ségla. More accessible thanthe first wine, this does not receive as much new oak, so tannins are riper and smoother making the Ségla ripe and ready for drinking. It is a wine with excellent concentration and poise. Showing fragrant notes of ripe fruits, violets and cedar with beautiful length and delicate tannins. With great structure and balance and a long finish A great example of good value Margaux drinking well now.
203. La tour De Pin St Emillion 2006 France £79
La tour De Pin under the ownership as Cheval Blanc. This 2006 is drinking perfectly now and has a rich plum flavour with bold notes of liquorice and spice. It is a beautifully harmonious wine with soft tannins and refreshing notes of herbs on the finish.
204. Chateaux Musar 2009 Lebanon £45
Lebanese wine might seem obscure, but viticultural roots in Lebanon go back over 6000 years. Château Musar is a uniquely different wine from in the Bekaa Valley, produced by master winemaker Serge Hochar. Concentrated plum and blackberry fruit, hints of fig, prune, distinct liquorice and spice. Firm but fine tannins, good acidity and body, vibrant and fresh with streaks of cedar and cinnamon. Long finish. Château Musar will last for decades and can be enjoyed with everything from French style roast lamb, to North African cuisine.
205. Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015 Reserve De capouliers France £35
This cuvée is made by Ogier, one of the southern Rhône’s most well established producers. It has been created by blending fruit from four different village vineyards of subtly different terroirs all within the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. A powerful, savoury-sweet bouquet of ripe black fruit and peppery spice, along with pungentherb notes redolent of thyme and rosemary. Fine tannins and hints of liquorice provide great length.
206. Finca Resalso Tempranillo Spain 2016 £24
Finca Resalso is a collection of vineyards ranging from 5-15 years of age; the youngest vines in the Emilio Moro estate. The wine is a lighter alternative to their signature wine, still of 100% ‘Tinto Fino’, having undergone less extraction and oak ageing. Dominated by primary fruit character, combining ripe mulberry and cherry with forest fruit characters. Subtle notes of liquorice and spice add a hint of savoury depth. A great alternative from Spanish Rioja
230. Montagny 1er Cru 2014 France £25
A Premier Cru from the Montagny appellation in Burgundy’s Côte Chalonnaise. Cave des Vignerons de Buxy is an excellent, quality conscious producer and, being a cooperative, offers excellent value for money. A delicious, fresh Chardonnay that has been fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks to preserve the pure peach, pear and acacia aromas. Soft and rich on the palate
231. Domanine Hudelot-Baillet Chardonnay France £30
Excellent wine from a top vineyard. This wine is buttery sand complex making it a rather special chardonnay.
232. Nyetimber Classic Cuvee English £45
Located in West Sussex, and since their original plantings of classic varieties in 1988, have established themselves as England’s premier sparkling wine house, making world class wines to rival (and often beat in blind tastings) the big names of Champagne. A beguilingly Champagne like nose of citrus fruit, brioche and
shortbread. The mousse is finely pearled, soft, yet mouth filling and persistent. Elegantly shaped and supremely poised. The ultim ate homegrown alternative to Champagne, for all special occasions.
233. Whale Point Australia 2015 £24.95
This Pinot Noir from South East Australia is a pale ruby red in colour with a soft nose of redcurrants and red cherries. The palate is very smooth w
ith a core of red fruit flavours and sweet spices supported by supple tannins giving structure to wine. The finish is long and smooth with the red cherry and raspberry notes lingering on the palate.
251. Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas Port Portugal 2002 £59.95
Concentrated spicy aromas of raisin, spices, and currant. Exceptionally rich, with layer upon layer of fruit, a chewy, unctuous texture, firm structure and tannin and a finish lasting in over a minute.