Red Wine List

Rosé

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.

2011 Syrah, Domaine Gayda, Languedoc £23.50
The quality and complexity of fruit in this generous full bodied wine is amazing!

2010 Iniza Tinto, El Cortijo de la Vieja (Organic) £25.00
This high altitude red from the stoney Alpujarra mountains near Granada has a powerful mineral core with nicely rounded tannins.

2010 Domaine Mirabel ‘Cuvee les Bancels’ £36.00
Coteaux du Languedoc
Made from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre.  This wine has wonderfully supple and savoury character that makes it a joy to drink now.

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.

2011 “The Opportunist” Shiraz, One Chain Vineyards, £22.50
Australia
This wine, sourced from fruit grown in vineyards on the Limestone Coast, delivers very generous spicy fruit and a touch of oak.

2012 Alamos Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon £27.00
From Nicolas Catena’s Mendoza vineyards this ripe wine combines some
red fruit and spicy 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 Valley.

2012 The Liberator, Francophile Syrah, Stellenbosch £24.00
South Africa
We were much impressed on tasting with the quality of Syrah fruit delivered by this wine.  Nice balance too.

2007 Lammershoek, Zinfandel – Syrah, Swartland £25.00
South Africa
Zinfandel gives this wine a touch of rounded blackberry fruit.  It is full bodied with a nice touch of maturity.

More mature reds from the Old World

2007 Urbina Crianza, Rioja £29.50
This much loved Rioja has an aromatic almost Burgundian style.

2004 Chateau Cazebonne, Graves £36.00
Mature, soft and gravelly

2007 Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac £55.00
This delightfully round and elegant wine (the second wine of Pichon Longueville Baron) was a favourite at a recent tasting of 8 comparable wines in Hart’s Upstairs

2005 Viña Arana, La Rioja Alta £39.00
Elegant and persistent Rioja with leather, tobacco and spice notes.

2004 Chambolle-Musigny, Digioia Royer £55.00
Lovely mature Burgundy with a mixture of red fruits and leathery flavours

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?


Port

Smith Woodhouse 10 year 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 December 2013