Red Wine List
2012 Domaine de Lansac, Aubun Rosé, V de P des Alpilles £24.50
A pale refreshing Rosé made from an ancient grape, Aubun,
which gives it a most attractive floral, white peach style.
2012 Rosé, CH. D’Esclans, “Whispering Angel” £31.00
This ridiculously trendy vineyard in the Cotes de Provence is owned by Bordeaux
wine guru Sacha Lichine. Jancis Riobinson says they make the world’s best Rosé.
Their top cuvés are as expensive as top Champagne but this one has a lovely
wild strawberry style that is most refreshing and moreish.
Lighter, aromatic reds from the Old World
2012 Albizu Tempranillo £20.50
This wine is sourced from Rioja Alavesa and has a very soft, open,
red fruit character.
2011 Pinot Noir, Puy de Dome £23.50
This old world Pinot from high vineyards in the Auvergne (Central France)
has a purity of fruit and peppery finish which we like very much
2011 Chinon Rouge, Domaine de la Semellerie £24.00
A Loire red made from 100% Cabernet Franc. Quite a discovery for those
who will enjoy the lightness of touch and crunchy red fruits style.
2012 Valpolicella, Allegrini £28.50
This is unique wine ideally suited to summer days. Crunchy red cherry fruit gives
this great example a refreshing quality. On a hot day ask for the bottle to be served cool-not cold!
2009 Beaujolais Villages, Jean Charles Pivot £28.00
This vintage is tops for Beaujolais and this one a wonderful example of a light aromatic red.
2010 Chateau Valcombe “Epicure” Cotes de Ventoux £29.00
Rich Silky Grenache fruit from old vines and organic viticulture.
2010 Crozes Hermitage, les Amandiers £41.00
Bags of fine Northern Rhone character, spice and fruit in this great vintage.
Lighter and aromatic reds from the New World
2011 Tom’s Block Pinot Noir, Neudorf, New Zealand £42.00
Glorious Pinot fruit from a top grower in Nelson.
2012 Los Gansos Pinot Noir £21.50
A New World Pinot from Chile’s Central Valley. The style reflects cool climate
with wild strawberry fruit and soft rounded palate.
2009 Graciana, Familia Cecchin, Maipu, Argentina £24.00
Graciana is a rare grape which produces aromatic spicey wines with gentle tannins.
This Organic version is very supple and attractive but not beefy like Argentinian Malbec.
Medium and full bodied reds from the Old World
2009 Chateau Fontarèche, Corbières, Vieilles Vignes £22.00
This is a lovely round and generous wine with hints of spice and “garrigue”
made from Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache and Carignan.
2010 Syrah, Domaine Gayda, Languedoc £23.50
The quality and complexity of fruit in this generous full bodied wine is amazing!
Medium & full bodied reds from the New World
2012 Santa Julia Organic Malbec, Mendoza Argentina £21.50
Medium bodied balanced wine with attractive dark and red fruit character.
2010 Casa de Piedra Cabernet – Merlot £20.00
Full bodied generous wine from Chile’s Central Coast.
2010 Casa Silva, Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenère £20.00
From Colchagua valley in Chile this is elegant rather than massive
and the Carmenère gives a twist of spicey complexity to the finish.
2011 “The Opportunist” Shiraz, One Chain Vineyards, £22.50
This wine, sourced from fruit grown in vineyards on the Limestone Coast, delivers very generous spicy fruit and a touch of oak.
2007 Lammershoek, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache, £25.00
Swartland , South Africa
High toned refreshing wine with an elegance reminiscent of Northern Rhone.
2011 Alamos Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon £27.00
From Nicolas Catena’s Mendoza vineyards this ripe wine combines some
red fruit and spicey notes with plum and cedarwood characteristics.
2012 M de Gras, Merlot Reserva £29.00
Very generous and concentrated chocolaty Merlot fruit from Chile’s Colchagua
2009 Qupè Central Coast Syrah £42.00
This old favourite from California delivers magnificent rich but sophisticated
More mature reds from the Old World
2007 Cal Pla Tinto, Mas D’en Compte Priorat £33.00
The stony soils of Priorat produce mineral reds with plenty of character and
Concentration. This delicious example is ready to drink and shows dark plum,
leather and spice character.
2004 Viña Arana, La Rioja Alta £39.00
Elegant and persistent Rioja with leather, tobacco and spice notes.
2007 Gigondas Tradition, Moulin de la Gardette £42.00
In this top vintage this is a great Southern Rhone success with the qualities
of good young Chateauneuf. Firm earthy & spicy back bone with layers of flavour.
2005 Chateauneuf du Pape, Lucien Barrot £49.00
Intense spicey aromatic fruit.
2001 Ferrand Lartigue, St Émilion Grand Cru £52.00
Made by Louis Mitjavile in a modern style with loads of fruit and intensity.
1998 La Rioja Alta, Gran Reserva “904” £64.00
This well known wine is on top form in this vintage. It combines plenty
of vanilla flavours from the oak with glorious maturing tempranillo fruit.
2004 Côte Rôtie, Cuvée du Plessy, Gilles Barge £65.00
A recent tasting revealed this wine is now at a perfect level of maturity with
a soft and velvety mouth feel and enticing aromas of truffles and spice .
2000 Chambolle-Musigny, Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £80.00
A pale wine in the early stages of maturity with marvellous finesse, gentle tannins and aromas of the forest floor and a residue of wild strawberries.
1996 Domaine de Chevalier, Graves £83.00
One of the greatest properties in the Graves, in this vintage the wine is now
starting to mature. The nose has a touch of tobacco leaf, a deep colour
and soft ripe tannins.
1997 Musigny, Vieilles Vignes, £220.00
Grand Cru Domaine de Vogue
Our proprietor says this is too expensive for him to taste but the vineyard is tops, the vintage is attractive and fast maturing and Parker awards the wine 93-95 points.
According to another taster it has a “breathtaking nose of blueberries, licorice, jammy blackberries, violets, Asian spices and stones!” Nuff said?
Smith Woodhouse 10year old Tawny Port £56.00
Gentle nutty flavours
1996 Smith Woodhouse, Quinta da Madalena £66.00
Mature, nutty and rounded, pale red/brown colour.
We reserve the right to adjust menu content and prices. Wine vintages may vary. Last updated 10th October 2012