CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING, 125ml glass
ITA Prosecco, Spumante Extra Dry, Veneto, NV 6.50
Champagne Delamotte, Brut, NV 9.00
SHERRY, 70ml glass
Rich Oloroso, Emilio Lustau, Añada 1990, 10.00
Pedro Ximenez, 20 yr old Solera Especial, Williams Humbert, 10.00
Palo Cortado, 20 yr old Solera Especial, Williams Humbert, 10.00
Cream Sherry, Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla, 5.00
Manzanilla, Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla, 5.00
Quite a traditional yet outdated aperitif, Port is a lovely start to a meal. Chilled Dry White is what the Portuguese drink and swear by – and I can see why. Expect a lovely off-dry wine that is fortified and full-bodied. If that’s too adventurous for you, the Tawny 20 year is beautiful – light bronze in colour with a lengthy palate of stewed plums and spices.
Wiese and Krohn, 20 Year Old Tawny, 9.00
Wiese and Krohn, Late Bottled Vintage, 2009, 5.50
Quinta de la Rosa, Late Bottled Vintage, 2011, 6.50
Quinta de la Rosa, Dry White Port, 5.00
White port is sadly largely ignored but we absolutely love it as an aperitif; dry but rich on the palate
PINEAU DES CHARENTES
Pineau des Charentes is a type of French fortified wine made from either fresh, unfermented grape juice or a blend of lightly fermented grape must, to which a Cognac eau-de-vie is added then matured.
Pinot de Charentes Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Francois Mery, 3.50
Made from 1 year old Cognac which is then matured for 2 years. Delicate sweet, honey notes, delicious!
Pinot de Charentes Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Francois Mery, 3.50
Almost like a sherry, note of plum and spice with a touch of sultanas and slight nuttiness on the finish
WINES BY THE GLASS & CARAFE from 4.00 for 125ml
Muscat Sec, Les Vignerons des Alberes, Cotes Catalanes, 2013
Viognier, The Crusher, Wilson Vineyard Clarksburg, U.S.A., 2014
Riesling, Solitar Trocken, Mosel, S.A Prum, Germany, 2015
Albarino, Terra de Asorei, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2015
Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson Family Vineyards, South Africa, 2016
Bourgogne Blanc, ‘Les Setilles’, Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy, 2012
Cotes du Roussillon Rouge, Mas Cristine, 2012
Barbera D’Asti, Fiulot, Prunotto, Piedmont, 2014
Cabernet Franc, Hannay, Elgin Valley, South Africa, 2013
Optima, Anthonij Rupert, Franschhoek, South Africa, 2012
Pinot Noir, Eradus, Awatere Valley, New Zealand, 2013
Rosa di Masi, Masi, Venezie, 2015
Most Non-Vintage champagne is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Chardonnay provides elegance and refinement; Pinot Noir produces berries and fat bubbles; Pinot Meunier adds a floral nose and appeal. Blanc de Blancs is made from entirely from Chardonnay, being the only white grape. Champagnes such as Bollinger tend to favour more Pinot Noir in their blend. A Blanc de Noirs is a champagne made from both Pinot Noir and Meunier, which are both red grapes producing white juice.
NON-VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE from 55.00 to 275.00
Delamotte, Blancs de Blanc, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Laurent Perrier, Ultra Brut
Charles Heidsieck , Brut Resérve
Pol Roger, Brut Resérve
Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs
Bollinger, Special Cuvée Brut
Krug, Grand Cuvée
Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, Latitude
This is composed exclusively of Chardonnay from the same ‘latitude’ in the south of Vertus. Very dry blend, elegant and pure flavours, a breathtaking wine!
Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, Terre de Vertus 1er Cru, 2009
Highly elegant and silky on the palate, this is a fruit intense but firmly structured vintage Champagne of great finesse. Pure and delicate bouquet with lovely walnut flavours on the aftertaste.
Jacques Selosse, INITIAL, Brut
Immensely complex aromas with a strong core of chalky minerals, honey, peach and almond with a palate that is soft and supple – the sweet and savoury mix is really engaging. Complete, polished and silky, this is a handsome interpretation of clay-driven richness, delivered with balance and flair. A true wonder of Champagne House Selosse.
Charles Heidsieck Reserve
Delamotte, Blanc de Blancs, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1999 95.00
Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale, Brut Vintage 2004 115.00
Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2002 135.00
Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Joséphine Brut 2002 170.00
Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millenaires 1995 275.00
Salon, Blanc de Blancs, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1997 290.00
Cristal, Louis Roederer 2006 395.00
Dom Perignon, ‘Oenotheque` 1996 675.00
ITA Prosecco, Spumante Extra Dry, Veneto NV 32.00
Il Fresco, Spumante Rosato, Villa Sandi NV 34.00
Although Rosé Prosecco may sound slightly unusual, Villa Sandi produces an absolutely beautiful wine. With a lovely light pink color, the Il Fresco has a very delicate nose consisting of golden apples and mountain flowers. The palate is very dry and fresh with a long, lovely fruity finish.
Jansz Cuvee Brut, Tasmania NV 49.00
The Jansz Tasmania vineyard lies in the Tamar Valley, in the heart of the Pipers River region. The prestigious house of Louis Roederer was involved in the foundation of the vineyard. Produced in the méthode champeniose, the Tansz Cuvée exhibits honeysuckle and citrus scents that are immediately apparent as well as slight aromas of roasted nuts and a hint of strawberry from the Pinot Noir. Delicate fruits and creaminess wash through the mouth leaving a lingering finish of citrus and nougat.
Chateau Routas Rose, Provence, 2014 25.00
Masi Rosa Dei Masi, Rosato del Venezie 2014 34.00
Mourvèdre, Consolation Vineyard, Côtes Catalanes 2014 45.00
Produced by Andy Cook, an old friend of owner of the restaurant, the Consolation Mourvèdre is a rich, dark pink in color and is on the sweeter side of Rosé spectrum. With a sweet aroma and notes of strawberries and icing sugar, this wine is wonderful on its own or even as a palate cleanser between courses.
The Loire produces some terrific seafood wines mainly from the Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc grapes; racing acidity, lemon freshness and minerality are keywords for this region.
Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine ‘sur lie’, Jean François Guilbaud 2014 29.00
Vouvray, Les Coteaux Tufiers, ‘Demi-Sec` 2014 29.00
Chardonnay, Domaine du Cleray 2014 32.00
Sancerre, Domaine de la Grande Maison 2014 40.00
Pouilly Fumé, Les Chaumiennes, A&E Figeat 2015 40.00
Saumur Blanc, Domaine Langlois-Chateau 2013 45.00
Owned by Champagne Bollinger, Domaine Langlois-Chateau produces a wonderfully dry and elegantly fresh Chenin Blanc which differs from the traditional Loire style. Expect bright minerality with slight hints of green apple and honeysuckle. This is an excellent wine to try if you are looking to explore the Loire beyond the classic Sancerres or Pouilly Fumés. Truly an expression of Chenin Blanc in all its splendour.
Bordeaux has recently recaptured our imagination with their white wines. They are dominated by the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grape varietals.
Château La Fleur des Graves, Graves de Vayres 2014 40.00
Clos Floridene Blanc, Grand vin de Graves 2011 66.00
Crafted by Denis Dubourdieu, hailed as the Master of white Bordeaux, Clos Floridene is a Semillon dominated blend; it is composed of 55% Semillon, 44% Sauvignon Blanc, and 1% Muscadelle. Although it is lightly oaked, this wine has a full, fresh-fruit character consisting of white peach and tangerine.
SOUTH WEST FRANCE
Columbard/Sauvignon, Domus Blanc, Domaine d’Uby 2014 32.00
Irouleguy, Herri Mina, Jean-Claude Berrouet 2014 52.00
The vineyard, situated in the Pyrenees 400 metres above sea level, is operated by Jean-Claude Berrouet who spent three decades as a winemaker with the prolific Chateau Petrus. It is a splendid white blend of Gros Manseng, Petit Corbu, and Petit Manseng. This is a zippy wine alive with flavour, rip-roaring acidity. Dry and rich, this is a wine you’ll come back for.
Saint-Bris, William Fevre ` 2012 35.00
The little village of Saint-Bris produces an atypical appellation in the Burgundian universe, since it is the only Burgundian white AOC that accepts the Sauvignon grape variety. It is characterised by a very aromatic bouquet of exotic fruit, fresh and silky on the palate, a wine with exquisite lightness.
Vincent Dampt is a young rising star of Chablis. He comes from a pedigree like none other, father Daniel Dampt and Grandfather Jean Defaix are both legends in the region. Vincent got his inspiration from outside of France, spending time in Marlborough, New Zealand. Needless to say this gave him a different outlook on winemaking.
Chablis, Vincent Dampt ` 2015 40.00
Chablis, 1er Cru “Vaillons”, Vincent Dampt 2014 62.00
Chablis, Grand Cru ‘Vaudesir`, Olivier Leflaive 2014 118.00
Bourgogne Blanc, ‘Les Setilles`, Olivier Leflaive 2012 38.00
Bourgogne Blanc, Domaine Leflaive 2011 75.00
This one is an absolute gem. Amazing freshness, depth and length for a generic Bourgogne Blanc.
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET & CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
Puligny-Montrachet, Francois Carillon 2014 85.00
Chassagne-Montrachet, ‘Blanchots’, Olivier Leflaive 2012 95.00
Puligny-Montrachet, 1er Cru ‘Clavoillon’, Domaine Leflaive 2007 195.00
Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru, Domaine Leflaive 2006 395.00
Meursault, 1er Cru ‘Les Poruzots’, Olivier Leflaive 2013 115.00
Auxey-Duresses, ‘La Macabrée`, Olivier Leflaive 2013 57.00
CÔTE DE BEAUNE GRAND CRU
Saint-Aubin, 1er Cru ‘ En Remilly’, Olivier Leflaive 2011 55.00
Corton-Charlemagne, Grand Cru, Bonneau du Martray 2006 195.00
From the biggest name in Corton, these wines are big, creamy, toffee-nosed, butterscotch belters.
Rully 1er Cru Rabourcé, Olivier Leflaive 2011 49.00
Montagny 1er Cru Bonneveaux, Olivier Leflaive 2013 48.00
Aligoté de Bouzeron, Domaine A & P de Villaine 2012 47.00
From the stables of Domaine Romanee-Conti, here is the best Aligoté in the world. Think of this as more of a premier cru Burgundy, amazing structure, length, purity of fruit.
Macon-Verzé, Domaine Leflaive 2010 40.00
Côtes du Rhône Blanc, ‘Belleruche`, M.Chapoutier 2014 38.00
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château La Nerthe 2013 110.00
Condrieu, E. Guigal 2014 125.00
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Roussanne ‘Vieilles Vignes`, Château de Beaucastel 2010 240.00
The Languedoc has become another of our favourite regions, which is producing some fantastic red, rosé and white wines for brilliant value for money. The variety and the breadth of styles mean that you can keep coming back and finding something new. The varietals here are Grenache Blanc and Gris, Viognier, Picpoul, Marsanne, Roussane and Macabeu, which is known as Viura in Spain and used for white Rioja.
Muscat Sec, Les Vignerons des Alberes, Côtes Catalanes 2013 20.00
Côtes du Roussillon Blanc, Mas Cristine 2013 26.00
Petit Gris, Consolation Wines, Côtes Catalanes 2013 36.00
Folio, Coume Del Mas, Collioure 2014 37.00
Riesling, Beblenheim, Domaine Trapet 2012 48.00
Gewürztraminer, Rolly Gassmann 2013 62.00
Pinot Gris, A360P, Domaine Ostertag, 2009 110.00
This is a wine that truly justifies the price. A high level of quality and precision, in the making and vine selection, shows in the finished product -, well-balanced and aromatic and a true privilege to enjoy, a perfect accompaniment to our subtle, yet complex, fish dishes – bringing- out the best in each.
Riesling, Schloss Schonborn, Rheingau 2013 32.00
Riesling, Solitar Trocken, Mosel, S.A Prum 2015 34.00
Riesling, Wehlener Spatlese, Mosel, S.A Prum 2011 68.00
Ripe stone fruit aromas are joined by a lovely honey character. The finish is of sweet peaches and apricot but with a steely dryness lingering in the background. A tremendously complex Riesling with an exceptional buttery smoothness and creamy mouthfeel, a long lasting finish that is hard to beat
Riesling, Auslese, Bernkasteler Badstube, Mosel, J.J Prum 2003 100.00
Grüner Veltliner, Langenlois Kamptal, Weingut Loimer 2014 40.00
Riesling, Bergterrassen Federspiel, Johann Donabaum 2014 40.00
Ezerjó, Akos Kamocsay jr., Móri 2013 40.00
Ezerjó is native to Hungary and can be found in either lusciously sweet dessert wines, or clean and structured dry wines. The wine shows delicate citrus, floral and spice aromas, then comes into its own on the palate, showing lively acidity and a steely mineral driven finish. With our West Coast Oysters or a bowl of Moules, this wine would be a near perfect match.
Ribolla Selekcija, Marjan Simcic, Brda 2012 48.00
The Slovenian region of Brda lies immediately to the East of Italy’s Collio region, a quality wine terroir bisected by an international border and home to the Ribolla grape. Sourced from vines of over 50 years, The Ribolla Selekcija is big and complex with dried fruits, candied zest and a slice of tarte tatin.
Stobi Cuvee Blanc, Tikves 2013 32.00
Created from an intriguing blend of local grapes including R’kaciteli, Zilavka and Zupljanka, which produces an appealing bouquet of white peaches and citrus fruits. Dry with a refreshingly crisp finish, the Stobi Cuvee has delightful notes of fruit salad and lemon zest.
Italian whites tend to all have a similar almond, mineral nuance to them, with a really clean freshness and acidic bite which makes them beautiful food wines.
Roero Arneis, Camestri, Marco Porello 2014 40.00
Gavi, ‘No Sulphites,’ Castello di Tassarolo 2015 42.00
Gavi, ‘Alborina,’ Castello di Tassarolo 2014 60.00
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Teruzzi & Puthod, 2014 40.00
Soave, Pieropan 2015 45.00
Bianco Secco, Guiseppe Quintarelli 2013 79.00
Pinot Grigio, Canapi 2015 23.00
Grillo, Canapi 2014 25.00
Chardonnay, Tenuta di Passopisciaro 2014 80.00
Getariako Txacolina, Gaintza, Getaria 2014 34.00
Treixadura, Coto de Gomariz, Ribeiro 2013 40.00
A blend of Treixadura, Albariño and Codello. This wine shows concentration, richness and a lovely weightiness on the plalate, balanced with good acidity and a beautiful lingering pithy finish.
CASTILE AND LEÒN
Verdejo, Viña Mayor, Rueda 2014 29.00
Chardonnay, Gran Vina Sol, Torres 2013 32.00
Albariño, Terra de Asorei, Rias Baixas 2015 35.00
Rioja Blanco ‘Belezos`, Bodegas Zugober 2012 40.00
Portugal produces a great deal of wine that is often overlooked, ranging from crisp dry whites with a hint of saltiness and liveliness about them to heavier oaked wines with more body and structure to them.
JP Azeitao Branco, Setubal Peninusla 2013 26.00
douRosa, Quinta de la Rosa, Douro 2014 37.00
Arinto, Quinta de Chocapahla 2015 40.00
Australian wine has changed greatly over the last decade, gone are the days of over ripe, over oaked and overly boozy wines, the wines from ‘down under` are now much more about elegance, balance and using the abundance of ancient bush vines at their disposal to create expressive and concentrated wines.
Riesling, ‘Mount Barker,’ Capel Vale 2015 39.00
Viognier, Yalumba ‘Y Series’, Eden Valley 2014 40.00
Riesling, Yalumba ‘Y Series’, Eden Valley 2015 40.00
Riesling, Grosset ‘Polish Hill’, Clare Valley 2015 80.00
Chardonnay, Giant Steps, Yarra Valley 2015 65.00
Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion, Eagle Vale, Margaret River 2013 39.00
Chardonnay, ‘Heytesbury’, Vasse Felix, Margaret River 2012 105.00
This tiny country in the far South East corner of ‘the map` truly punches way above its weight. Burst onto the global scene in 1986 with the success of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, and ever since then has grown from strength to strength. Producing the world’s most consistent wines across the board. Our range truly captures the diversity and quality of this countries wineries and winemakers.
Pinot Gris, Giesen 2015 33.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Ana 2015 36.00
Chardonnay, Hunters 2013 51.00
Wild Sauvignon, Greywacke 2014 58.00
Arguably founder of Greywacke and father of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Kevin Judd’s flagship white wine. Fermented in old oak barrels using wild yeast, Greywacke a textural wine with a light and supple body. Peppery, fresh herb accents linger on the finish, where the flavours crescendo and a lemon verbena detail sings out.
Chardonnay, Neudorf Estate 2014 89.00
South Africa has found its identity in the wine world and is without doubt producing arguably some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in both the New and Old world. Producers in the Swartland are making ground breaking white blends that have wine writers across the UK scrambling to write their reviews and score these wines highly.
‘Buiten Blanc,’ Buitenverwachting, Constantia 2014 27.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Hannay, Elgin Valley 2014 36.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson Family Vineyards 2016 39.00
Roussanne ‘Painted Wolf,’ The Black Pack, Swartland 2012 39.00
Sequillo, Eben Sadie Family Wines, Swartland 2013 58.00
Viognier, Lismore, Greyton 2012 60.00
Chardonnay, Crystallum, Clay Shales, Overberg 2013 60.00
A country that offers it all, where mountain ranges, proximity to the ocean and rolling fog play as big a role, if not bigger than the winemakers themselves. From the legendary status of California and its AVA’s Napa, Sonoma, Carneros, this state offers quality, diversity and consistency. Washington State to the North of California offers a completely different experience. Near desert-like conditions tempered by large difference between day and night temperatures and latitude help winemakers produce intensely flavoured Alsace-like white wines. One of my favourite regions.
Arneis, Seghesio, Russian River Valley, 2013 68.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, 2013 76.00
Chardonnay, Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, 2012 80.00
Chardonnay, Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbara 2012 80.00
Viognier, The Crusher, Wilson Vineyard 2014 35.00
Chile has one of the most perfect combinations of climate, geography and topography for winemaking in the world. Isolation saved its vineyards from deadly diseases in the 1800’s and the true quality of the wines are now being realised. Purity, simplicity and freshness best describes the whites.
Gewürztraminer, Santa Digna Reserva, Valle Central 2014 35.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Casas del Bosque, ‘Reserva,’ Casablanca Valley 2014 39.00
Viognier, Casa Silva, ‘Reserva,’ Colchagua 2014 38.00
Near desert-like conditions forced growers up the Andes Mountains to grow vines, and this was a stroke of true genius. In some regions like the Salta province, vines are planted as high as 1800m above sea level! Combine this with long sunshine hours and you have the ideal conditions for ripe, complex fruit which retains its freshness and acidity. If you want Quality at a great price, Argentina ticks all the boxes for me.
Pinot Grigio, Masi Tupangato, Mendoza 2015 30.00
Torrontes, Nieto Senetiner, Valle de Cafayate 2014 35.00
Chardonnay, ‘Serbal,’ Bodega Atamisque, Uco Valley 2014 48.00
The Bordeaux wines on this page are from the Left Bank which is further divided into the Médoc and Graves regions, with the Médoc to the north. The Left Bank is dominated by the Cabernet Sauvignon grape with a smaller percentage of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc used to make up the typical ‘Bordeaux Blend.’ Legally winemakers are still allowed to use Malbec and Carignan although very few still do. The soils make a huge difference, and here they are mainly gravelly soil with the communes of Saint-Estèphe and Pauillac being more powerful due to the sediment from the Gironde river. Saint-Julien and Margaux produce more feminine reds.
Chateau Tronquoy Lalande, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionelle 2008 100.00
Château Cos D`Estournel, 2ème Cru Classé 2007 230.00
Réserve de La Comtesse, Château Pichon Longueville 2009 115.00
Château Pontet-Canet, Grand Cru Classé 2006 180.00
Château Lafite-Rothschild, 1er Grand Cru Classé 1996 2,500.00
This is the possibly one of the greatest wines ever produced. I bought a case to celebrate the birth of my first daughter. 100 Parker points well deserved.
Pavillon de Léoville-Poyférré, Château Léoville-Poyférré 2010 75.00
Clos du Marquis, 2nd wine of Léoville-Las-Cases 2007 95.00
Château Léoville-Las-Cases, 2ème Cru Classé 1999 240.00
Château Léoville-Barton, 2ème Cru Classé 1999 220.00
Chateau Paveil de Luz, Cru Bourgeois 2011 70.00
Château Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, Grand Cru Classe 2010 95.00
Chateau Rauzan-Gassies, 2eme Grand Cru Classe 2010 120.00
Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé 1995 850.00
Pessac-Leognan is found just south of the city of Bordeaux in the Graves region. The appellation is fairly recent, dating to 1987. Before then, the area was part of the Graves AOC, and known informally as Haut Graves. In the mid-seventeenth century Chateau Haut Brion became the first chateau of international renown, being praised by Samuel Pepys in 1663, while the Medoc was still a swamp. Chateau le Thil Comte Clary was bought by Chateau Smith Haut Lafite in 2012 and continues is upward trajectory, offering great claret at affordable prices.
Chateau Le Thil, Comte Clary 2003 60.00
L’Esprit de Chevalier, Domaine de Chevalier 2009 100.00
Château Haut Brion, 1er Cru Classé 1995 900.00
Château Rival Bellevue 2012 48.00
L’Aurage, Castillon, Château Cadet 2010 90.00
These Bordeaux wines come from the Right Bank. They are dominated by the Merlot grape but often feature some Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc. The soils here are more limestone and clay affected. The wines of Pomerol have earned a cult following, with many attracting a lot of interest on the investment markets. They tend to be smooth and opulent wines, and are ideal for drinking with beef.
L’Hospitalet de Gazin 2012 75.00
This is the second wine from the renowned Château Gazin, neighbour of Petrus.
Château Trotanoy 2007 190.00
Château Hosanna 2005 275.00
The incredible properties of the JP Moueix estates, not only include Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna but also Magdelaine and Latour à Pomerol.
Château Barrail du Blanc, Grand Cru 2012 65.00
Château Magdelaine, 1er Grand Cru Classé 2011 175.00
Château Bélair Monange, 1er Grand Cru Classé 2009 255.00
As Chardonnay is to white Burgundy, so Pinot Noir is to red. The northern half, the Côte de Nuits, generally produces deeper wines with more intensity, whereas the Côte de Beaune wines have a lighter feel to them. Typical fruit flavours are of cherries, red currants, and wild strawberries with a hint of farmyard smells.
BOURGOGNE EPINEUIL AC
Bourgogne Epineuil, Domaine Fournillon 2013 45.00
Epineuil is located very close to Chablis and the similar terroir is reflected in this wine. Grown on a south facing slope with chalky soil, this wine is extremely light-bodied with almost no tannins and has light notes of cherries and blackberries with a slightly peppery finish.
CÔTE DE NUITS
Marsannay, Domaine Trapet Père & Fils 2011 75.00
Gevrey-Chambertin, Vielles Vignes, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2013 100.00
Nuits-Saint-Georges, Clos des Fourches, Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier 2004 195.00
Morey-Saint-Denis, 1er Cru, La Forge de Tart, Mommessin 2008 225.00
Clos Vougeot, Grand Cru, Cuvée classic, Château de la Tour 2009 260.00
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
Côte de Beaune Villages, Olivier Leflaive 2011 46.00
Blagny, ‘La Pièce sous le Bois’, Domaine Matrot 2008 100.00
Volnay ‘Fremiet’, Domaine Marquis d’Angerville 2009 120.00
Pommard ‘Combes Dessus’, Domaine Marquis d’Angerville 2011 120.00
Mercurey 1er Cru ‘Les Puillets’, Chateau de Santenay 2014 65.00
Gamay has traditionally made light and fruity early drinking wines, but more and more the techniques used by the master winemakers in Burgundy are being successfully implemented thus the standard of Beaujolais is and has shot up over the last decade.
Fleurie, ‘Grille-Midi’, Chateau de Raousset 2013 40.00
Moulin a Vent Coeur de Terroir, Domaine Labruyere 2013 55.00
The Rhône Valley is clearly split into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions. The Northern Rhône has a continental climate and is dominated by the Syrah (or Shiraz) red grape and the Viognier white grape varietals, and there is often a dash of Viognier permitted into the red wine blend depending on the appellation. The Mediterranean climate of the Southern Rhône favours grape varietals such as Grenache Noir, Mouvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Fabulous robust wines from the south, whereas the north produces silky smooth Syrahs.
Crozes Hermitages Vieilles Vignes, Tardieu Laurent 2013 70.00
Ermitage ‘Le Pavillon’, M. Chapoutier 2001 250.00
Côte du Ventoux, Delas 2014 30.00
Gigondas La Gille, Domaine Perrin 2012 67.00
Vinsobres, Les Hauts de Julien, Domaine Perrin & Fils 2009 90.00
Châteauneuf Du Pape, Château de Beaucastel 2006 210.00
This region has become one of our favourites, partly due to our friendship with a terrific wine maker who used to live and study in St Andrews. The reds from this region are an expression of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignon predominantly.
Côtes du Roussillon Rouge, Mas Cristine 2012 26.00
‘Wild Boar`, Syrah, Consolation Wines, Côtes du Roussillon 2012 37.00
‘Red Socks`, Carignan Noir, Consolation Wines, Côtes Catalanes 2013 34.00
Côtes du Jura, ‘Trousseau’, Domaine Jean-Luc Mouillard 2012 58.00
Italy, on our list, represents great value; it also represents great depth of wine-making and breadth of variety. Italian reds are traditionally characterised by cherry flavours, but they also have a lively acidity – perfect for food.
Chianti Classico, Vignamaggio, Terre di Prenzano, 2014 42.00
Il Pino di Biserno, Tenuta di Biserno, Lodovico Antinori, 2010 95.00
Tignanello, Marchesi Antinori, Toscana IGT 2012 180.00
Etna Rosso, Tenuta delle Terre Nere, 2013 38.00
Nerello Mascalese, Passopisciaro, Andrea Franchetti 2011 80.00
Aglianico del Vulture, ‘Pipoli`, Vigneti del Vulture, Basilicata 2012 29.00
Barbera d’Asti, Fiulot, Prunotto, Piedmont 2014 37.00
Amarone del Valpolicella, Masi Contasera, Veneto 2011 100.00
Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Azelia di Luigi Scavino, Piedmont 2004 175.00
Spain produces powerful and robust wines, which usually show intense cherry and blackberry with notes of566oo pepper and spices and lengthy tannins. Rioja, which has a complicated ageing system, uses predominantly the Tempranillo grape with lots of oak. Ribera del Duero is similar, with complex and lengthy oak ageing processes and the Tempranillo grape, but presents a more fruit-forward style.
Mencia, Madai Origen 2015 38.00
Reserva, Belezos, Bodegas Zugober, Rioja 2010 50.00
Qs2, Quinta Sardonia, Castilla y Leon 2012 60.00
Psi, Dominio de Pingus, Ribera Del Duero 2010 80.00
Numanthia, Bodega Numanthia, Toro 2010 95.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Mas La Plana’, Torres, Penedès 2010 105.00
Carmen Gran Reserva, Benjamin Romeo Rioja 2007 130.00
Quinta de La Rosa, Quinta da Rosa, Douro 2012 43.00
Vinha Mae, Quinta da Chocapalha, Lisboa 2010 65.00
Reichsrat von Buhl Spatburgunder, Trocken, Pflaz 2013 64.00
A brilliant German Pinot Noir with lovely red fruit and forest floor flavours, a great alternative to red Burgundy
Zweigelt, Sepp Moser, Neusiedlersee 2015 33.00
Light with plenty of gentle red and black fruits, a subtle spice quality and refreshing acidity
Kadarka Blau, Sebestyén, Szekszárd 2013 52.00
Light body with gentle tannins, violet and spice on the nose. Full of raspberries and cherries on the palate
Kèkfrankos, Takler Reserve, Szekszárd 2011 75.00
Kekfrankos is dark skinned and produces wines with deep fruit and smooth tannins. This is an outstanding, well balanced wine made with old vine fruit of exceptional quality by former Hungarian winemaker of the year, Ferenc Takler
Vranec, Stobi, Tikves 2011 30.00
Made from 100% Vranec, this wine has aromas of sour cherry, black plum and black pepper. It is full bodied with flavours of tart cherry, blackberry and leather
Terrasses de Baalbeck, Massaya, Beqaa Valley 2012 68.00
Aromas of mulberry and subtle oak, the palate is meaty and spicy with layers of richly textured red berry and savoury fruits, rich and very fine
Australian wines can never be discounted – from big powerful wines from the Barossa Valley to more delicate styles like that of the McLaren Valley there is plenty of choice.
Grenache, Yalumba ‘Bush Vine’, Barossa Valley 2013 43.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Vasse Felix, Margaret River 2012 70.00
Torbreck, Woodcutter’s, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2012 66.00
First Growth, Terra Rossa, Parker Coonawarra Estate 2001 130.00
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, grown on the famous red soils of Coonawarra, along with a terrific vintage make this wine a collector’s dream, especially as the founder, Mr Parker, passed away a few years ago.
Pinot Noir, Eradus, Marlborough, Awatere Valley 2013 45.00
Syrah, Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay 2014 42.00
Pinot Noir, Ata Rangi, Martinborough 2014 130.00
Ata Rangi is renowned for its Pinot Noir and is widely recognised as New Zealand’s top Pinot Noir producer. This wine’s bittersweet chocolate, coffee and cherry aromas mingle with the scent of sun-gorged plums. Supple tannins and the promise of longevity, a must for any Pinot Noir lover.
Thirst ‘Gamay’, Radford Dale, W.O. Coastal Region 2014 35.00
Cabernet Franc, Hannay, Elgin Valley 2013 40.00
Optima, Antonij Rupert, W.O. Franschoek 2012 45.00
Proprietor Blend, Ernie Els, Stellenbosch, Louis Strydom 2013 78.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Antonij Rupert, W.O. Franschoek 2009 98.00
MR “mvemveraats”, De Compostella, W.O. Stellenbosch 2011 115.00
Signature Bordeaux Blend, Ernie Els, Stellenbosch, Louis Strydom 2012 165.00
Cabernet Franc, Antonij Rupert, W.O. Franschoek 2006 150.00
Zinfandel, Seghesio, Sonoma County 2014 65.00
Pinot Noir, Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbara 2015 63.00
Lytton Springs, Ridge, Sonoma County [Zinfandel, Petit Syrah, Carignan] 2012 75.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley 2010 120.00
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, ‘Napanook’, Dominus Estate, Napa Valley 2011 160.00
Sine Qua Non, ‘Dark Blossom Syrah’, Elaine & Manfred Krankl, Ventura County 2011 420.00
Petit Sirah, The Crusher, Wilson Vineyard 2014 35.00
Cabernet Franc, Loma Larga, D.O. Casablanca Valley 2008 44.00
Coyam, Colchagua Valley, Emiliana 2012 62.00
Petit Verdot, Ruca Malen, Mendoza 2013 36.00
Malbec, Achaval Ferrer, Mendoza 2014 45.00
Achaval Ferrer, Finca Mirador, Mendoza 2009 140.00
Achaval Ferrer, Finca Bella Vista, Mendoza 2010 150.00
Achaval Ferrer, Finca Altamira, Mendoza 2011 160.00
Cheval des Andes, Cheval Blanc & Terrazas de Los Andes, Mendoza 2008 150.00
Château Briatte, Sauternes, France 2009 glass (125ml) 9.00, bottle 54.00
Banyuls ‘Tradition’, Tramontane Wines NV glass (125ml) 5.50, bottle 33.00
Il Cascinone, Moscato Passito, Palazzina 2013 glass (125ml) 6.50, bottle 18.00
Tokaji Aszu, Royal Tokaji, 5 Puttonyos 2009 glass (125ml) 15.00, 50cl bottle 60.00
Rivesaltes Ambré, Consolation, Antic 1985 glass (125ml) 9.00, 50cl bottle 35.00
Quintessence, Banyuls, Coume del Mas 2011 50cl bottle 50.00
Gruner Veltliner ‘Eiswein’, Weingut Rabl, Austria 2011 37.5cl bottle 55.00
Fiano Passito, Luigi Maffini, Campagnia 2013 37.5ml bottle 60.00
A fantastic dessert wine. Dried figs and raisin aromas on the nose. Sweet and persistent taste with a long finish of toasted hazelnuts, dates and dried apricots.
Quarts de Chaume, Domaine des Baumard, Loire 2006 37.5cl bottle 70.00
This wine is from the Loire Valley and is made from 100% Chenin Blanc. Beautiful poise, structure and length matched with the perfect blend of acidity and sweetness make this one of the best dessert wines on offer.
Wiese and Krohn, Late Bottle Vintage, 2009 glass (70ml) 5.50
Quinta de la Rosa, Late Bottle Vintage, 2011 glass (70ml) 6.50
Quinta de la Rosa, Dry White Port glass (70ml) 5.00
Wiese and Krohn Tawny Port, 20 year old glass (70ml) 9.00
Graham’s Vintage 1994 bottle 160.00
Graham’s Vintage 1966 bottle 260.00
Côtes Du Rhône Villages, Séguret, Les Coteaux Schisteux, Boutinot 2009 72.00
Bodegas Bilbainas, Viña Pomal, Rioja, Reserva 2005 80.00
Château Léoville-Las-Cases, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux 1982 1,350.00
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV 110.00
We love our selection of beers. Like whisky, good beer is made from good water, something we have in abundance in Scotland. The Seafood Restaurant and St Andrew Brewing Co. have a very close relationship, as the owner of the restaurant also partly owns St Andrews Brewing co. Artisan brewing at its best, Bob ‘the brewer` Pfaff does all the brewing, bottling, labelling and packaging… Oh yes, and delivering on his own. His beers have been winning awards all over Scotland and the UK recently and the brewery is going from strength to strength. The Brewery also moved into their new brewing facility in St Andrews recently and became the first brewery to brew beer in the town of St Andrews for 114 years. The recently released Citra, was especially brewed for restaurants, being a lighter style pale ale, with lager malt being used to give it a lovely citrus lift and a bitter lingering yet light finish. The range shows the versatility and skill of this Micro-brewery and we at The Seafood Restaurant are privileged to be part of such a great Brewery and its ales
Fife Gold, St Andrews Brewing Co., 4.2%, 500ml 6.00
Crail Ale, St. Andrews Brewing Co., 4.5%, 500ml 6.00
Neuk Ale, St Andrews Brewing Co., 4.6%, 500ml 6.00
India Pale Ale, St Andrews Brewing Co., 5.0%, 500ml 6.00
The Wee Blonde, St Andrews Brewing Co., 3.7%, 500ml 6.00
Beck’s, 0.0%, 275ml 3.75
TANQUEREY LONDON DRY FIFE Scotland 43.1% 3.50
Citrus and juniper palate with a tart and spicy finish. Coriander, angelica and liquorice.
TANQUEREY NO. TEN FIFE Scotland 47.3% 4.50
Subtle fresh grapefruit, notes of juniper, line and vanilla on the palate. Very smooth.
HENDRICK’S AYR Scotland 41.4% 4.00
Big zesty nose, coriander and juniper palate with cucumber and rose petals.
THE BOTANIST ISLAY Scotland 46% 4.25
From Bruichladdich Distillery, a floral nose, juniper sweetness, rich palate, citrus finish
CAORUNN SPEY Scotland 41.8% 4.50
From Balmenach Distillery, rowan berry, heather, dandelion, fresh, floral and crisp.
SIPSMITH LONDON DRY England 41.6% 4.75
Unique copper still, 10 botanicals, floral nose, marmalade palate, citrus finish.
BOMBAY SAPHIRE England 40% 3.00
Has a ripe citrus aroma with rounded spice and a touch of juniper.