Merchant Vintners Importers and distributors of Fine Wines and Champagnes
Price List - March 2016Merchant Vintners are one of Jersey’s largest and most successful importers and distributors of fine wines. We supply hotels, restaurants and private customers throughout Jersey, delivering by our own transport from offices and warehouse based at Clare Street, St Helier. If we are not already doing so, may we be of service to you?There is an answer phone service operating when the office is closed. Our customers are most welcome to visit us at Clare Street to discuss their particular requirements, preferably by appointment if possible. Comments and suggestions regarding the wines we stock are always helpful.CONDITIONS OF SALEThis list, effective from 1st March 2016, cancels allprevious lists. All wines are offered subject to availability E & OE and orders are accepted at the discretion of Randalls Limited.PRICESAll quotations are subject to goods being available and may be altered or cancelled without prior notice. Goods will be invoiced at the prices ruling on the date of delivery. All prices are exclusive of GST.PAYMENTTERMS NETT MONTHLY – Settlement of accounts is required by 30th day of the succeeding month following the date of Invoice and we reserve the right to charge interest of 2% per month on overdue accounts.CLAIMSAll goods should be examined upon receipt, and any loss reported to the Company within three days, otherwise no claim will be entertained.TITLEOwnership of the goods to be supplied shall remain the property of Randalls Limited until the buyer has paid in full all monies outstanding to the Company.RETURNSIf for any reason, other than a justified quality complaint,goods have to be returned, the labels, capsule and bottle have to be in perfect condition to be accepted.STOCK HOLDINGSome products are held in small quantities, therefore stock and vintage may not always be available.Should quantities be required for a specific date, then please advise in good time, allowing stock to be reserved or ordered.
Index PAGEALSACE 6ARGENTINA 35, 36AUSTRALIA 30, 31, 32AUSTRIA 19BORDEAUX WHITE 7BORDEAUX ROSE 7BORDEAUX RED 7, 8, 9, 10BURGUNDY WHITE 12, 13BURGUNDY RED 14, 15CANADA (Ice Cider) 40CHAMPAGNE 2CHILE 34, 35FRENCH COUNTRY WINES 18, 19GERMANY 19INDIA 40INEXPENSIVE WINES 42ITALY 20, 21, 22LOIRE 4, 5, 6MAGNUMS & LARGER FORMATS 41, 42NEW ZEALAND 32, 33NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE 43PORTUGAL 27QUARTER BOTTLES 43RHONE & SOUTHERN FRANCE 16, 17SOUTH AFRICA 38, 39, 40SPAIN 23, 24, 25, 26SPARKLING 3SWEET WINES 42UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 28
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LOUIS ROEDERER, founded in the 18th century, remains family owned, a proud claim becoming increasingly rare in these days of financial wheeling and dealing in the world of Champagne. Combined with extensive vineyard holdings providing most of their production needs, the large reserves of
wines stored in oak are very much a feature of their thermostatically controlled cellars, ensuring the ability to offer a remarkably consistent high standard of quality.
POL ROGER, founded in the 1849 and now owns 87 hectares of vineyards on prime sites in the Epernay Valley and on the Cotes des Blancs. Great
Britain is, and always has been, the premier export market for Champagne Pol Roger: a tradition dating back to the 1860's. This supply is supplemented by grapes purchased on long-term contracts with growers based on the best sites in the region. Total production at Pol Roger is in the region of 1.5
million bottles per annum, making them one of the smaller of the Grandes Marques. The cellars extend some 7 kilometres beneath the streets of Epernay and are carved out of the local chalk over three levels. They are amongst the coolest and deepest in the region, a factor which contributes to
the famously fine bubbles in Pol Roger's champagnes.
BRUNO PAILLARD, was born in Reims in 1953. His lineage of brokers and growers in the two Grands Crus villages of Bouzy and Verzenay dates back to 1704. After 3 years of working, improving his know how, he finally reaches the style of his dreams. 1994, Bruno Paillard purchases his first vineyards; 3
hectares in Oger, a beautiful Grand Cru of the Cote des Blancs. Now, the vineyards of the house cover 26 hectares.
PANNIER was founded by Louis Eugene Pannier in 1899 in Dizy, next to Epernay. A group of wine growers purchased the house in 1974. During an archaeological study in 1999, a XIV century rock carving of an archer was found in the cellars. This carving became the new house logo with the motto
‘Ad perfectionem intendere’-we aim for perfection.
CATTIER is situated in Chigny les Roses, a charming village at the heart of the ancient Champagne region, between Reims and Epernay. The Cattier family has owned the vineyards since 1763. From 1918 it began making its own champagnes and selling them under the family name. The
House is still an independent family enterprise with annual sales of a million bottles, 60% of which are exported to over 70 countries. Its vineyards cover over 30 hectares of the prestigious Montagne de Reims terroir and is mainly classified as Premier Cru. The vines are grown using responsible
viticultural methods in order to preserve the environment and the terroir.
BARON-FUENTE hail from Charly sur Marne, in the west of Champagne and were founded in the 17th century as the Baron family. Dolores Fuente is the daughter of Spanish immigrants. Gabriel Baron and Dolores Fuente met at the local dance hall. In 1961, at the occasion of his marriage to Dolores, Gabriel Baron was given 1 hectare of vineyards by his father. In 1967, as a symbol of their union, Gabriel Baron and Dolores Fuente founded the house
Baron-Fuente. The first bottles were produced and sold directly from the house. Since then, the company kept on developing year after year. In 1982, their daughter Sophie joined Gabriel and Dolores and started working with her parents. In 1992, their son Ignace also joined the still growing family house, which owns by then already 13 hectare of vineyards. Today, Champagne Baron-Fuente is the owner of 38 hectare of vineyards and is still
ChampagneNon-Vintage ABV Vintage Magnum Bottle ½ Bottle BARON-FUENTE, La Revelation, Brut 12.5% N.V. 17.15 CATTIER WHITE LABEL, Brut 12.5% N.V. 18.75 CATTIER 'QUARTZ', Brut 12.5% N.V. 18.75 PIERRE FLEURET, Reserve Speciale, Brut 12% N.V. 20.70PANNIER, Brut Selection 12% N.V. 21.80CATTIER, Premier Cru, Antique, Brut 12.5% N.V. 25.25 BRUNO PAILLARD, Premiere Cuvee, Brut 12% N.V. 55.00 26.10 14.65POL ROGER, Extra Cuvee de Reserve, Brut 12.5% N.V. 55.90 27.35 16.20POL ROGER, Rich (Demi-Sec) 12.5% N.V. 27.35LOUIS ROEDERER, Brut Premier 12% N.V. 59.50 28.75 15.98LOUIS ROEDERER, Carte Blanche (Demi-Sec) 12% N.V. 28.75LAURENT PERRIER, Brut 12% N.V. 29.99POL ROGER, 'Pure' (Limited availability) 12.5% N.V. 32.25MOET & CHANDON, Brut Imperial 12% N.V. 34.28 19.99VEUVE CLICQUOT, Brut 12% N.V. 35.70 20.47BOLLINGER, Special Cuvee Brut 12% N.V. 42.85
Vintage POL ROGER, Vintage Brut 12.5% 2006 37.50LOUIS ROEDERER, Vintage Brut 12% 2008 37.75MOET & CHANDON, Brut Imperial 12.5% 2003 48.56
Rose BARON-FUENTE, La Revelation, Rose Brut 12.5% N.V. 21.35 CATTIER PREMIER CRU, Brut Rose 12.5% N.V. 25.00 PANNIER, Brut Rose (Limited availability) 12% N.V. 25.75BRUNO PAILLARD, Rose Premiere Cuvee, Brut 12% N.V. 72.30 34.85 18.98LOUIS ROEDERER, Rose Brut (Limited availability) 12% 2009/10 37.75POL ROGER, Rose Vintage Brut (Limited availability) 12.5% 2006/08 42.00MOET & CHANDON, Brut Rose 12% N.V. 43.75LAURENT PERRIER, Cuvee Rose Brut 12% N.V. 49.99‘CRISTAL’ ROSE, Louis Roederer (Very limited availability) 12% 2007 265.00
Superior Cuvees ‘SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL’, Brut, Pol Roger 12.5% 2004 96.00‘DOM PERIGNON’, Moet & Chandon 12.5% 2004/06 128.56‘CRISTAL’ Brut, Louis Roederer (Limited availability) 12% 2007 270.00 135.00
Larger Sizes Jeroboam (4 bottles) Methuselah (8 bottles)POL ROGER, Extra Cuvee de Reserve, Brut N.V. 12.5% 137.00 280.00
At the start of the 19th century, a young Flemish man, Jean-Baptiste Ackerman, was well aware of the reputation of the wines from the Val de Loire. The young man had noticed that in these ancient, cool limestone quarries the white wines of the region had a tendency to sparkle naturally and that the
caves along the banks of the Loire combined the optimum conditions to produce Saumur Brut. And so he became the founder in Saumur of the "Methode Traditionnelle". For forty years he was the only producer of this Val de Loire wine with fine bubbles. As soon as he arrived in the Saumur area
he had got to know the daughter of a rich banker - Mademoiselle Laurance - and shortly afterwards he married her. Thus was born the Maison Ackerman Laurance. In 1936, when the classification system was set up, Saumur Brut was granted AOC (Appellation d'origine Controlee) status.
In 1956, Ackerman Laurance decided to unite its destiny with the Remy Pannier group to form the leading producer of Val de Loire wines and the one by which the others are judged.
The Maison De Neuville was also founded in Saint Hilaire Saint Florent in 1856. De Neuville joined Remy Pannier in 1977 and continues in the group Ackerman - Remy Pannier to demonstrate its know-how in selecting the best Lore wines.
Sparkling winesFrance ABV Vintage Bottle MARQUIS DE LA TOUR, Vin Mousseux Brut (Champenoise) 11% N.V. 5.45Produced in the Loire. Demi Sec 11% N.V. 5.45
Rose Sec 12% N.V. 5.58SAUMUR BRUT, Ackerman, Methode Traditionnelle 11.5% N.V. 7.98Close alternative to Champagne, from the Loire. Dry, with good fruit and body.SAUMUR ROSE BRUT, Ackerman, Methode Traditionnelle 12% N.V. 7.98Made by the traditional Champagne method. Prettily pink, dryish, attractively fruity.CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE, Blanc de Blancs, Methode Traditionnelle 11.5% N.V. 8.75Produced using the Methode Traditionnelle (Champagne method) and is 100% Chardonnay. Shiny pale gold colour, with delicate and regular bubbles. Subtle and well balanced a real treat for wine lovers! CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE ROSE, Methode Traditionnelle 11.5% N.V. 8.75A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay from hand harvested grapes. Also using Methode Traditionnelle production and maturation is carried out for 12 months in order to getan optimum freshness. Clear and shiny pink, fresh and intense notes of red fruits. Italy PROSECCO, Le Dolci Colline, Brut 11.5% N.V. 5.98The perfect fizz to add a touch of sparkle to an otherwise ordinary day.ROSE, Le Dolci Colline, Brut 11.5% N.V. 5.50A delicate pink sparkling rose with strawberry and raspberry aromas and soft berry characters on the palate. PINOT GRIGIO ROSE, “Mirabello”, Adria Vini Castel Boglione 12.5% N.V. 5.75Classically Italian with a twist of pink. PROSECCO, “Lunetta”, Cavit 11% N.V. 6.62Produced exclusively from Glera grapes cultivated in the Veneto region, in the hills of Treviso, between the river Piave and the Prealps. A deliciously light and fruity Prosecco with hints of appleand peach on the nose and a fresh, softly sparkling palate. Perfect aperitif or celebration wine.LUNETTA ROSE, Cavit 11.5% N.V. 6.45A blend of Chardonnay, Merlot & local indigenous grape Teroldego. Clean, fresh & fruity.ASTI, Araldica 7% N.V. 6.62Medium sweet, from the Moscato grape. Deliciously fresh and pungently distinctive.PROSECCO, Il Caggio, Brut 11% N.V. 6.92A smooth mousse with subtle apple and pear fruit flavours.'ROMEO' PROSECCO, Colle Vicenti, Brut 11% N.V. 7.25Intense and fruity with a rich scent of apple, lemon and grapefruit. Pleasant acidity, fresh flavour, full-bodied with harmonious taste.'JULIET' ROSE, Colle Vicenti, Brut 11.5% N.V. 7.25Delicate pink in colour with lovely red berry flavours and fine bubbles.Spain MAS MACIA, Brut Cava 12% N.V. 6.88Jordi and Josep Casanovas’ beautiful 60-hectare estate has been bottling Cava since 1936.Recently the family sold most of their production as grapes or wine to other Catalan producers. Following extensive investment in the cellars in 2000, the main emphasis has been on high qualityestate-bottled wines. A fresh and nicely creamy Cava with complex flavours of applesand stone fruits. Good acidity and a long, savoury finish.
Australia BLACK LABEL SPARKLING ROSE, McGuigan Wines 10.5% N.V. 6.82Fresh strawberry and dark berry aromas. His delightful sparkling rose is bursting with red berry flavours and delicate bubbles. Lovely crisp finish and perfect for any occasion. TEMPUS TWO BLANC DE BLANC, Brut, McGuigan Wines 11.5% 2011/12 8.98Picked from a premium, low cropping vineyard in the Limestone Coast and whole bunch pressed for gentlejuice extraction. After primary fermentation in stainless steel, the wine was left in its yeast lees for two months before its partial Malolactic fermentation. To produce a fine bubble, secondary fermentation wasalso carried out in stainless steel which helps to avoid losing any primary fruit character and maintain the wines vibrancy.Brilliant straw colour, fine bubbles and a great elegance on the palate.Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
Loire & Pouilly-sur-Loire
BARON PATRICK de LADOUCETTE continued the tradition of high quality wines and added to the 200 years of history, a rare vintage, Baron de L This remarkable wine is only produced in the best vintages. Baron de L is recognized as one of the greatest wines of the world with a finesse and exceptional
style. Baron Patrick de Ladoucette then extended its expertise in the vineyard of Sancerre and perpetuated the name of Comte Lafond for its great wines in eighteenth century bottles resembling those used by his grandfather.
CHEREAU CARRE have always remained faithful to its past: the promotion of the best sur lie Muscadets in the restaurant and specialist wine outlets sectors. This same thinking has enabled the placing of the wines into a great many distributors importing across the world. Bernard Chereau entered the company at the start of 1982 and it was on his arrival that the export market developed, notably in Great Britain, Asia and North America. Since
2003 he now heads the whole enterprise.
DOMAINE ROGER NEVEU-The Neveu family can be traced back to the 12th century. Located in the heart of the Sancerre area in the village of Verdigny,
world renowned for its ‘terroir’. 80% of the harvest is Sauvignon Blanc and 20% is Pinot Noir for the reds and rose wines.
Loire & Pouilly-sur-LoireWhite ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle MUSCADET, “Hermine”, Baron Bernard 12% 2014/15 5.25This dry wine has a very pale yellow colour offering aromas of white flesh and citrus fruits. Ideal as an aperitif.
MUSCADET DE SEVRE ET MAINE, “Cuvee des Ducs de Bretagne”, Chereau Carre 12% 2014/15 5.50 3.30Fresh wine with floral and fruity aromas. A well balanced, mineral-scent, supported by a pleasantnote of apples. When aged, it becomes more complex and reveals all its character.
SAUVIGNON BLANC, La Petite Perriere, Guy Saget 12.5% 2013 5.95
MUSCADET DE SEVRE ET MAINE, Sur Lie, “Chateau de la Janniere” 12% 2014/15 5.98 3.60
MUSCADET DE SEVRE ET MAINE, Sur Lie, “Chateau de la Galissonniere” 12% 2014/15 6.22 3.78One of the region's best known estates, situated at Le Pallet, in the heart of the area. Produced from very old vines, full flavoured and not overly dry.
MUSCADET DE SEVRE ET MAINE, Sur Lie, “Chateau de la Chesnaie”, Chereau Carre 12% 2014/15 6.18 3.65Bright, lime-green classic Muscadet with a fresh bouquet of yellow-skinned apples and limes and a straight, crisp and mineral nature with a slightly salty finish.
MUSCADET DE SEVRE ET MAINE, Sur Lie, “Chateau du Plessis” 12% 2013/14 6.28 3.78Our specially selected single vineyard sur lie. Bottled on its lees (the natural deposit which remains after fermentation), yielding a fuller style, crisp, with good length. (Will be replaced by Chateau de la Chesnaie)
'TYDY’, Sauvignon VDP du Val de Loire, Joel Delaunay (S) 12.5% 2014/15 6.88 Thierry Delaunay is a fine example of the best of the new generation of French wine makers. Brought up by his father Joel to appreciate the traditional nuances of terroir and climate, Thierry has enthusiastically embraced modern winemaking techniques and styles. On the nose fresh, grassy and herbal notes combine with blackcurrant buds, and citrus, predominantly grapefruit, and some floral notes. Crisp and fresh on the palate with good balance, delicate fruit flavours and a clean, refreshing finish.
VOUVRAY, “Domaine de Vaufuget”, Chereau Carre 12% 2014/15 7.45Vouvray is the flagship wine of the Chenin Blanc grape variety. Clean pleasant fruit balanced by an appealing fresh acidity, on the dry side of medium.
Loire & Pouilly-sur-Loire (continued)White ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle MUSCADET DE SEVRE ET MAINE, Sur Lie, “Ceps Centenaires”, 12% 2012 8.15 Comte Leloup de ChasseloirMade from 100-year-old vines by Bernard Carre with grapes all meticulously picked by hand and aged with their 'lees' to give richness and body. Most of this very small production goes to France's top restaurants.Pale yellow in colour with a rich and concentrated nose. Firm, ripe, mature fruit—almost vigorous. Rich and refreshing with complex flavours. A very serious Muscadet that will go with anything, although langoustines and oysters immediately spring to mind.MENETOU SALON BLANC, “Domaine de Chatenoy” 13% 2014 10.40A remarkable Sauvignon character, citrus and passion fruit, allying freshness and an exceptionallength on the palate. Great with fish and sea food.SANCERRE, “Clos des Bouffants”, Roger Neveu 12.5% 2014 10.25 5.75Clos des Bouffants is located 1km from Sancerre, with an average vine age of 20 years, on a particularly well exposed and extremely steep (40 to 45 degrees) hillside. 100% Sauvignon Blanc, hand harvested. A delicious and elegant wine with considerable concentration. Although usually drunk young, it is suitable for additional ageing.(Will change to “Cotes des Embouffants” from 2015 vintage)POUILLY FUME, “Chateau Favray”, Quentin David 12.5% 2014 10.25 5.62100% Sauvignon Blanc, floral nose and a marked minerality emphasises fruitiness on the palate. Round and lush with a depth of fruit and concentration and superb balance. Although generally served young it can be kept from 5 to 10 years. Perfect accompaniment for fish, in particular smoked salmon, shellfish and seafood, cold meats, white meats and some cheeses.MUSCADET DE SEVRE ET MAINE, Sur Lie, “Futs Neufs”, 12% 2005/12 10.80 Chateau de Chasseloir de St. FiacreFifty years ago, wine growers of Nantes area only used oak cask barrels. These barrels hadto be changed very often. Now, stainless steel casks are being used, mainly for financial reasons.This Muscadet house have revived the old tradition of the oak cask barrel. Colour is pale gold, slightly darker than classicMuscadet, delicate aroma of dried fruit, and a light woody perfume when its young. As the wine gets olderthe woody perfume progressively disappears. The wine then develops secondary aromas, and becomes smoother.SANCERRE, Comte Lafond 12.5% 2014 17.25From the Ladoucette stable of Pouilly Fume fame. Stylish, full bodied.POUILLY FUME DE CHATEAU DU NOZET, Ladoucette 12.5% 2012/13 18.50Flinty elegance combined with ripe fruit distinguishes this extremely classy wine. 2009 10.65POUILLY FUME, “Baron de L”, Chateau du Nozet 12.5% 2010 49.50Only selected grapes are used for this richly sumptuous exclusive wine in its distinctive bottle.
Rose PINOT NOIR ROSE, La Petite Perriere, Guy Saget 12.5% 2013 5.95ROSE D’ANJOU, Remy Pannier 10.5% 2014 6.35CABERNET D’ANJOU, “Domaine des Cedres”, Chereau Carre 11.5% 2014 6.35TOURAINE ROSE, "Les Cabotines", Joel Delaunay 12% 2013 7.9850% Pineau D'Aunis & 50% Gamay. Delightful 'pelure d'oignon' (onion skin) pale pink colour, with fruity, spicy nose. Subtle and refreshing on the palate with delicate fruit flavours. Excellent with cold meats and salad.SANCERRE ROSE, “Domaine du Colombier”, Roger Neveu 12.5% 2013/14 9.98100% Pinot Noir, salmon pink colour, delicate with great finesse and wonderful fruit flavours.Crisp and lively on the palate with good intensity of ripe berry and red cherry fruit.MENETOU SALON ROSE, “Domaine de Chatenoy” 14% 2011 10.40Both wines grapes are received using gravity, sorted, and pneumatically pressed as whole berries. Fermented in temperature controlled Inox tanks. Pale colour with an aromatic finesse. Produced from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. (Limited availability)
Red PINOT NOIR, La Petite Perriere, Guy Saget 12.5% 2013 6.68CHINON, Remy Pannier 13% 2011 6.92Please refer to page 41 for Loire larger formats.
Loire & Pouilly-sur-Loire (continued)Red ABV Vintage Bottle CHINON, Domaine de la Colline 13% 2010/14 7.30Chinon is the appellation for red wines from the historic town of Chinon and 17 surrounding communesin the central Loire Valley wine region of France. These are made almost entirely from Cabernet Francwhich responds particularly well to the mild, maritime-influenced climate and free-draining soils. The reds vary from light-bodied, fruit-driven styles, not dissimilar to good Beaujolais, to silky, mid-bodied wines with complex notes of undergrowth, spice and ripe berry fruit. Tasting notes for Chinon reds often cite raspberries and pencil shavings. TOURAINE GAMAY, Joel Delaunay 13% 2013 7.98Delightful light ruby red with a bouquet of red summer fruits. A light supple wine with fresh red berry fruits flavours.SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY, Beauregard, Baron Briare 12.5% 2013/14 9.10100% Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby red in colour, powerful aromas of black fruit with spicy and roasted nuances. The palate is supple with a lovely dense and fruity texture ensuring a lovely prolonged finish.
Cave de Turckheim is situated in the pretty village of Turckheim, just slightly north west of Colmar. Firmly established as one of the best co-operatives in the world Cave de Turckheim always pays the utmost respect for the wine, combining rigour, know-how and patience with the latest technology and
a steady stream of investment.
AlsaceWhite ABV Vintage Bottle PINOT BLANC, Cave de Turckheim (S) 12.5% 2013 6.98Perfumed nose with hints of peaches and citrus and a steely backbone that carries through on the palate. Faint spice and crisp finish to balance. RIESLING RESERVE, Cave de Turckheim (S) 12.5% 2013 7.92A sweet fruit driven nose, perfumed with lime marmalade. The wine has a honeyed palate, with white stone fruit and minerality which adds good weight to the palate. The finish is refreshing, but doesn't prevent the flavours from lingering pleasantly. An elegant wine with a crisp finish and good length - Riesling at its best.GEWURZTRAMINER, “Tradition”, Cave de Turckheim (S) 13% 2013/14 9.15GEWURZTRAMINER, Hugel 14% 2012 14.95
CHATEAU HAUT MARBUZET produces one of the most hedonistic and voluptuous wines in the Medoc today. It is classified as a cru bourgeois, yet its wines regularly outshine many offerings from its more illustrious grand cru classes neighbours. The 40 hectare estate is located about 2 kilometres north of Cos d'Estournel in the tiny hamlet of Marbuzet in St-Estephe. Its vineyards are well situated facing the Gironde estuary and are planted on
gravel rich soils. The property was purchased in 1952 by Herve Duboscq and is now owned and managed by his son, Henri. The wine is now typically a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The high percentage of Merlot accentuates the fleshy, supple side of the wine and this is
further accentuated by harvesting as late as possible and by maturing the wine in 100% new oak barrels for 18 months. Henri Duboscq's wines are rich and voluptuous to drink young with plenty of concentrated fruit and chocolaty-vanilla aromas, yet also age beautifully.
CHATEAU DE PEZ & CHATEAU HAUT BEAUSEJOUR were purchased by the famed Louis Roederer Champagne house and with whom immediately set
about improving the vineyards and cellars. The wines of Chateau de Pez have an attractive tannic structure worthy of further ageing. They are sometimes referred to as the ‘Pomerols’ of St-Estephe, in part due to the smooth roundness brought to the wine by the Merlot vines grown on the exceptional soils. They tend to be dark in colour and have great length, body and distinction. Chateau Haut Beausejour is made from a selection of
grapes from the finest slopes of St Estephe combined with an expertise that brings the balance and distinction of the finest Medoc wines.
ROBERT GIRAUD can only really describe itself as a shipping company in the full sense of the expression since 1975, when the decision was taken to market a representative sample of Bordeaux wines. The Company's emphasis on producing fine wine as well as selling it reflects this ambivalence. Giraud the shipper has the same high standards as Giraud the winemaker. This means, first and foremost, that all the wines aged in the Company's
cellars receive the same respect, from top-of-the-range generic wine to French non-appellation vin de table.
White BordeauxDry Wines ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle BORDEAUX BLANC, Sauvignon Semillon, Giraud 12.5% 2014 6.10CHATEAU TIMBERLAY BLANC, Bordeaux 13% 2014 6.75 3.9250% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon. Hand-picked grapes, fermented in stainless steel vats. Well balanced and full of character, crisp yet soft. Round and fruity on the palate with a touch of citrus.CHATEAU LOUDENNE BLANC, Bordeaux Blanc 13% 2009 13.75With Ideal vineyard position towards the Gironde Estuary. Loudenne benefits from sea breezes which are propitious for ripening the grapes. A light straw colour and expressive nose of Sauvignon and the richness of Semillon.Please refer to page 43 for Bordeaux sweet wines.
CHATEAU TIMBERLAY 'CLAIRET' ROSE, Bordeaux 13% 2014 6.90A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with fine aromas of strawberries, raspberries and redcurrant. A smooth-bodied texture and fresh aftertaste. Balanced, fruity and light-bodied.
Red BordeauxGenerics CLARET HENRI DUBOSCQ, Bordeaux Rouge 12.5% 2012 6.10Produced by the Duboscq family who own Chateau Haut Marbuzet and some of the de-classified 2009 3.48grapes destined for the Cru Bourgeois make it into this wine. Genuine claret, bags of fruit, style and so refined you’d think it has been oak aged. Smooth, rich and satisfying palate with excellent depth of fruit. Great value. MEDOC, Robert Giraud 12.5% 2012/14 7.65 4.10ST. EMILION, Robert Giraud 12.5% 2013 9.50MARGAUX, “La Berlande”, Henri Duboscq 13% 2011 16.75CHATEAU DES CEDRES ROUGE, Bordeaux 13% 2009/12 6.35 3.65
Red Bordeaux (continued)Petits Chateaux and Medoc ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle CHATEAU TIMBERLAY ROUGE, Bordeaux Superieur 13.5% 2012 7.30 4.10The Chateau dates from the 14th century, and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times.Unusual for such an inexpensive wine, it is aged in oak, yielding a relatively soft style with depth and character. CHATEAU BIRE, Bordeaux Superieur 13% 2012 7.35CHATEAU ALFA BERNARDE, Premieres Cotes de Blaye 12.5% 2012 7.48Situated to the west of Saint Emilion and on the edge of the Fronsac appellation. 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon & 20% Cabernet Franc. Red garnet colour, aromas of red fruit, currant and cherry.Expressive nose, supple on the palate.CHATEAU LA CHICANE, Haut Medoc 13.5% 2011 7.95CHATEAU HAUT CRUZEAU, Bordeaux Superieur 12.5% 2012 9.4210 kilometres from the city of Bordeaux on the way to the Entre-Deux-Mers in the small commune of Saint-Hilaire Fargues is this 4-hectare vineyard. The blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon produced from more than 20 years old vines. CHATEAU MOULINAT, Haut Medoc 13% 2008 9.70Lying across two communes, Lamarque and Cussac Fort Medoc, the mid point between Margaux and Saint Julien. Reliable, balanced and with excellent fruit.CHATEAU TIMBERLAY ROUGE, “Cuvee Prestige”, Bordeaux Superieur 13.5% 2009 9.98Owned by the house of Robert Giraud, and benefits from a continuous programme of investment.Equal blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Full-bodied, well balanced, and rich on the palate.CHATEAU CORCONNAC, Haut Medoc 13% 2011 10.20CHATEAU LAYAUGA DUBOSCQ, Medoc 13% 2011 10.75Henri Duboscq is one of the major and most respected winemakers in Bordeaux. From the 2005 vintage he became the winemaker and with his usual magic touch transformed this chateau.'CUVEE RENAISSANCE', CHATEAU LAYAUGA DUBOSCQ, Medoc 13.5% 2010 13.50This micro-cuvee of Layauga Duboscq called "Renaissance" is jointly owned by Henri Duboscq and Philippe Jorand and is produced from 40-year-old vines. The harvest is manual, and aged in new oak. CHATEAU CLEMENT PICHON, Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc 14% 2010/12 16.60A classic Haut Medoc, deep coloured, complex, with fruit and length.CHATEAU BERNADOTTE, Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc 14% 2010 18.30Purchased by Champagne Louis Roederer in 2007. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blendwith a small percentage of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.CHATEAU CAMENSAC, Haut Medoc 13.5% 2009 22.9560% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot. One of the more obscure 1855 Classified Growths in the Medoc. The original chateau which is still in use today, was constructed in the 18th century. CHATEAU CHASSE SPLEEN, Moulis 13% 2012 24.50The Moulis is the smallest of the six Medoc communes. Situated on the Atlantic coast.A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Matured in oak barrels, 40% new oak, for 18 months. Typically, deeply coloured and full bodied on the palate. Ripe black fruit and hints of chocolate.CHATEAU POTENSAC, Haut Medoc 13.5% 2011 19.90This 84-hectare vineyard has a terroir that consists of gravel with patches of clay 14% 2009 24.98and limestone. 46% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 2% Carmenere and 1% Petit Verdot.St Estephe CHATEAU TOUR DE MARBUZET, Chateau Haut Marbuzet, Cru Bourgeois 13.5% 2011 14.952nd wine of Chateau Haut Marbuzet. 2009 7.90CHATEAU HAUT BEAUSEJOUR, Cru Bourgeois 14% 2010 19.50 10.10Under Champagne Louis Roederer ownership since 1992. A classic claret of excellent pedigree.CHATEAU MacCARTHY, Cru Bourgeois 14% 2009 17.35 Acquired by the MacCarthy family, Irish Jacobites, in 1825 and purchased by the Duboscq family in 1952.CHATEAU DE PEZ, Cru Bourgeois 14% 2010 32.50The oldest domaine in St. Estephe. Elegant and rich. 14% 2009 30.75
13.5% 2008 22.50CHATEAU HAUT MARBUZET, Cru Bourgeois 14% 2010 37.50One of the best value wines in Bordeaux. A consistent winner at wine press 14% 2009 35.70 18.35competitive tastings. A real ‘sleeper’.
Red Bordeaux (continued)Pauillac ABV Vintage Bottle PRELUDE A GRAND PUY DUCASSE 13% 2012 20.50Spicy and cedary. Rounded but still quite firm. Nice fruit sustains the middle, and overall it has a natural elegance.LACOSTE-BORIE, Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 13.5% 2011 20.75
13% 2009 23.7055% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrel for 14 to 16 months.Attractive forward drinking, quite light medium bodied style.LES TOURELLES DE LONGUEVILLE, Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 13.5% 2012 27.75An equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Great concentration with very juicyflavours and freshness. Good depth and concentration for a second wine.RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE, Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 13% 2012 28.20
13.5% 2005 45.00Second wine, first produced in 1874 and one of the first Pauillac chateau to make use of a second label.64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot.CHATEAU PIBRAN 13.5% 2010 29.90Since Chateau Pibran was obtained by the AXA Group in 1987, serious amounts of moneyhave been invested in the vineyards, wine making facilities and chateau in an effort to revitalise this estate. 30-year-old vines and with 54% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Petit Verdot.ECHO DE LYNCH BAGES, Chateau Lynch Bages 13.5% 2010 36.25As of the 2008 vintage, Chateau Haut Bages Averous changed its name to better assert its lineage with the estate, it became “Echo de Lynch-Bages”. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot & 9% Cabernet Franc.St Julien CHATEAU LALANDE 14% 2010 18.68SARGET DE GRUAUD LAROSE, Chateau Gruaud Larose 13.5% 2009 21.20Spicy and sweet on the nose with notes of pepper, and prunes. Classic St Julien, elegant,balanced and showing its age in a very good way.LES FIEFS DE LAGRANGE, Chateau Lagrange 13.5% 2010 22.20Top quality oak has been used on this sappy, lively, very respectable St Julien.CONNETABLE DE TALBOT, Chateau Talbot 13% 2011 23.95One of best second wines of the Medoc. Classic, elegant style with a clear well defined structureand a long finish. Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot.CHATEAU GLORIA 13% 2012 29.50Created by Henri Martin and the only one of its kind as this 50-hectare vineyard was put together piece-by-piece over a number of years, through the purchase of plots exclusively from grands crus classified in 1855. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot with an equal share of Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc.CHATEAU LANGOA BARTON 13.5% 2007 40.50Chateau Langoa Barton was bought by Hugh Barton in 1821. The vineyards are situated at the southern end of the appellation Saint Julien. Still in family ownership today.CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 13.5% 2012 45.50A chateau with a long history in St. Julien that dates back to the days when the property was first owned by a knight known as Joseph Stanislas Gruaud in the 18th century.67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot & 6% Petit Verdot.CLOS DU MARQUIS, Chateau Leoville Las Cases 13.5% 2010 48.50First released in 1902. While many people refer to Clos du Marquis as the second wine of Chateau Leoville Las Cases, the owner does not consider this is a second wine. The fruit source comes from different vines and terroir than what is used to produce the first wine. Coming from the same parcels every vintage, the chateau prefers to think of Clos du Marquis as its own, unique Bordeaux wine.CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE 13% 2012 55.90A prestigious Cru Classe whose character has been forged by three centuries of history.The vineyard consists of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot.CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON 13% 2012 59.50Chateau Leoville Barton is the smallest of the great Leoville estates and has been owned by the Barton family since 1826. The 50 hectares planted in gravelly soil with a clay sub-soil, include large proportions of old vines in order to obtain the best possible quality. The grape varieties are 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.
Red Bordeaux (continued)Margaux ABV Vintage Bottle BLASON D'ISSAN, Chateau D'Issan 13% 2011 19.50Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Blason is the highly regarded second wine fromChateau d’Issan. Aged for 16 months in oak the palate is balanced and rounded. Superb value Margaux.SIRENE DE GISCOURS, Chateau Giscours 13% 2008 20.50Produced using the youngest vines. 55 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Francand Petit Verdot.BRIO DE CANTENAC BROWN, Chateau Cantenac Brown 13.5% 2010/12 21.65Second wine of Cantenac Brown. Under new ownership and investment.CHATEAU BRANE CANTENAC 13% 2011 36.50This second growth Margaux property was bought by the Lurton family in 1925. 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot with a small proportion of Cabernet Franc and Carmenere.CHATEAU GISCOURS 13.5% 2012 37.90Giscours has a long, rich history, which can be traced back to the fourteenth century. The real beginning camein 1552, when Pierre de Lhomme, a wealthy Bordeaux draper, bought a nobleman’s house called “Guyscoutz”
and planted the first vines. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & 3% Petit Verdot.CHATEAU CANTENAC BROWN 13.5% 2010 48.90John-Lewis Brown (1769-1851) acquired the estate in the early 19th century and decidedto build in the village of Cantenac, a Tudor style chateau reminiscent of his Scottish origins.66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot.'ALTER EGO DE PALMER', Chateau Palmer 13.5% 2011 57.20Alter Ego was first released in 1998, and is a second label rather than a second 13.5% 2010 65.90wine. Devised to interpret the Chateau Palmer terroir differently without departing from the valuesthat make the reputation of their wines, namely, finesse and elegance, aromatic richness, harmony and length.CHATEAU PALMER 13.5% 2011 205.00Named after a British army office, Major General Palmer, who settled in Margaux in 1814.This is the one of the top estates in Margaux. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Franc.Graves/Pessac-Leognan CHATEAU HAUT BAILLAN 13.5% 2010 9.15A softish, easy drinking claret with a predominance of Merlot grape – unusual for red Graves.DAUPHIN D'OLIVIER, Pessac-Leognan 13% 2006 16.48On the nose, aromas of red fruits on a background of vanilla and slightly smoky. Round and soft palate. This wine will appeal to lovers of refinement and elegance.St Emilion CHATEAU ROC DE BERNON, Puisseguin St. Emilion 13.5% 2012 8.58Deep garnet-red colour, soft tannins, and a long finish with hints of vanilla.CHEVAL NOIR, St. Emilion 13% 2013 11.7560% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. Only a 5-hectare vineyard.CHATEAU GRAND CORBIN, Grand Cru Classe 14% 2010 22.2070% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This 2010 vintage is the lastvintage to be produced by the Giraud family as the property was sold on 31st December 2010.PETIT FIGEAC, Grand Cru Classe 13% 2012 32.95Not a second wine, but crafted to be a stylistic introduction to Figeac itself. 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc.Pomerol & Lalande de Pomerol CHATEAU HAUT CHATAIN, Lalande de Pomerol 12.5% 2009/10 14.50 Lying within the commune of Neac, very close to the prestigious vineyards of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Full and round, spicy, occasionally peppery, bouquet with hints of cherry jam.LE JARDIN DE PETIT VILLAGE, Chateau Petit Village, Pomerol 13.5% 2011 27.50The harvest is by hand with the selection process beginning in the vineyard before 13% 2010 25.95being transported back to the Chai.CHATEAU PETIT VILLAGE, Pomerol 13% 2010 65.00 Set in the highest part of the magnificent terroir of the Pomerol plateau. The past few years’ have seen major renovations and changes at the estate. Significant replanting of the vineyard has occurred,with the long term aim of maximising quality. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend.Please refer to page 41 for Bordeaux larger formats.
JOSEPH DROUHIN was founded in 1880 by the then 22-year-old, this famous Burgundy Negociant is still family owned. Now in the 4th generation, Maison Joseph Drouhin owns extensive parcels throughout the region and in Chablis. Continuing the work started by the young Joseph Drouhin, the family domaines extending to some 73 hectares have been 100% organic since 1993 and the Chablis properties, based at the enchanting Moulin de
Vaudon have been run on biodynamic principles since 1998. Amongst the famous Crus owned by the family is the world-renowned Clos des Mouches, one of the earliest purchases made by Joseph. This property produces very fine white and red which far transcends the Beaune appellation it bears.
MAISON ALBERT BICHOT'S family can be traced back to 1350. In 1831, Bernard Bichot, descendant of an old Burgundian family, founded the company which still carries his name. The following generations continued the worldwide extension while investing important sums in the acquisition of
vineyards. In recent years, large investment and many awards including 'White Winemaker of the Year' in 2011 at the International Wine Challenge, follows on from 'Red Winemaker of the Year' in 2004.
CAVE DE LUGNY'S vineyards were already well known in the 18th century, when the wines coming from the vines of Saint Pierre, the Crets and the Grande Vigne were considered “fine”. Following the destruction of the vines by phylloxera between 1880 and 1887, the 500 hectares of the village’s
vineyards were patiently reconstituted from 1883 and would progressively again become the principal activity of the region. Officially founded on the 30th January 1927 the Cooperative Vinicole de Lugny was necessary to answer the continuing sales problems caused by over
production at the time.
ALAIN GAUTHERON in 1977 became the 6th generation of winegrowers run by his father Jean. From 8 hectares then to 25 hectares today his son Cyril now runs the estate made up of three appellations; Petit Chablis, Chablis & Premier Cru Chablis. The estate now produces 150,000 bottles per year.
REGNARD, one of the oldest and most prestigious houses in Chablis, was founded in 1860 by Zephir Regnard. In 1984, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette purchased Regnard and has perpetuated the style and tradition of the wines ever since. The Baron's experience in modernizing the de Ladoucette cellars in Pouilly-sur-Loire inspired him to make similar changes at Regnard, including thermo-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks and
sodium lamps in the ageing sheds to prevent light damage.
DOMAINE SEGUINOT BORDET family’s roots in Maligny, can be traced as far back as 1590. Having been passed down through the generations Jean-Francois Bordet is now in control after an apprenticeship with his grandfather. The vines are on the right bank of the Serein river, 16 hectares lie on a perfect south, south-east exposition. He is also lucky enough to own a slice of Fourchaume, felt by many to be the finest of the premier cru vineyards. The wines are carefully made in a well equipped modern winery, with vinification in stainless steel vats to preserve freshness. Jean-François places
particular emphasis on obtaining the best fruit possible, through careful pruning, debudding and harvesting. His approach is clearly contemporary, but it delivers very stylish wines which fully express both the fruit and terroir.
White BurgundyChablis ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle PETIT CHABLIS, Domaine Seguinot Bordet 12.5% 2014 8.85The Seguinot family’s roots in Maligny can be traced as far back as 1590. Resting on the sloping PETIT CHABLIS, Domaine Gautheron 12.5% 2014 9.10Produced from 15-year-old vines. Citrus flavours and fragrant. Great aperitif.right bank of the Serein River, 16 hectares lie on a perfect south/southeast exposition.Pale gold, crisply dry, medium body. CHABLIS, Domaine Gautheron 12.5% 2014 10.10 5.75A lighter crisp style with the typical, elegant steeliness of well made Chablis.CHABLIS, Domaine Seguinot Bordet 12.5% 2014 10.20 5.50A great example of stylish traditional Chablis. Dry, elegant, with good fruit and body, but not heavy.CHABLIS, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Gautheron 12.5% 2013/14 10.70Produced from vines of over 50 years old.CHABLIS, Domaine Long Depaquit 12.5% 2011 11.98 6.62Pale Yellow colour with green highlights, bursting with mineral precision and finesse.PETIT CHABLIS, Regnard 12.5% 2012/13 12.40One of the oldest and most prestigious houses in Burgundy.CHABLIS PREMIER CRU, “Les Fourneaux”, Domaine Alain Gautheron 13% 2013/14 13.35 7.22Crisply fruity, of medium weight, and elegantly individual.CHABLIS PREMIER CRU, Fourchaume, Domaine Seguinot-Bordet 13% 2014 15.35Probably the most well known of all the premier crus. A family with roots in Chablis dating 2012 8.10back to 1590.CHABLIS RESERVE DE VAUDON, Joseph Drouhin 12.5% 2013/14 16.50 8.90Pale straw colour with green tinges, fragrant on the nose and a characteristic flinty aftertaste.CHABLIS PREMIER CRU, Fourchaume, Domaine Daniel Seguinot 13% 2012 16.52In Maligny, on the right bank of the river Serein in the northernmost part of Chablis, Domaine Daniel Seguinot is a small Domaine of 27 hectares run by two charming sisters, Laurence and Emilie. Very fine fruit with an abundance of texture and finesse.CHABLIS PREMIER CRU, Les Vaillons, Domaine Long Depaquit 12.5% 2011/12 17.15Located on the left bank of the Serein River, just on the outskirts of Chablis. Very precise floral noteson the nose followed by subtle notes of oak and fresh fruit. Tangy, well balanced and full flavoured.CHABLIS PREMIER CRU DU DOMAINE, Joseph Drouhin 12.5% 2011/12 19.98Pure Chardonnay, attractive and intense aromas reminiscent of citrus fruits.(Limited availability)CHABLIS, Grand Regnard 12% 2013/14 20.90 10.98A seriously delicious Chablis with a buttery nose and good length, presented in a very elegant bottle.CHABLIS GRAND CRU, Vaudesir, Domaine Seguinot-Bordet 12.5% 2014 28.25CHABLIS GRAND CRU, Moutonne, Monopole, Domaine Long Depaquit 13% 2009 42.50
Cote de Beaune & Cote Chalonnaise BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY, “Laforet”, Joseph Drouhin (S) 13% 2010 9.56 5.56Produced from 100% Chardonnay hand-picked grapes from selected sites all over the Cote D’Or.BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY, Vieilles Vignes, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2010 9.95Grown in well situated plots in Meursault from older vines, instantly apparent once tasted.BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY, Regnard 12.5% 2014 10.95Rich, soft and very elegant.SAINT ROMAIN BLANC, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2010 13.85Typical Cote de Beaune Chardonnay, ripe fruit and rich flavours. Great value white Burgundy.RULLY BLANC, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2013/14 13.98Rully, close to Santenay, produces wines similar to the Cotes de Beaune.
White Burgundy (continued)Cote de Beaune & Cote Chalonnaise (continued) ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle MONTAGNY PREMIER CRU, Maison Albert Bichot 12.5% 2013 14.72From the Cote Chalonnaise, golden colour and redolent of oak, vanilla and brioche. Long andfragrant finish with flavours of almond cooked apple.COTE DE BEAUNE BLANC, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2013 20.55A solid wine, with good fruit and balance. Essentially declassified from Clos des Mouches.(Limited availability)MEURSAULT, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2013 26.50Typically nutty, with soft fruit aromas, a rich creamy body, solid backbone and good depth.MEURSAULT, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2013 34.25Elegantly ripe and nutty, with good fruit and length. Fine Burgundy from this well known and reputed shipper.PULIGNY MONTRACHET, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2013 34.95Distinctively clean and fresh, crisply full yet satisfyingly long in flavour.PULIGNY MONTRACHET, Regnard 13.5% 2013 38.75A bright gold colour with greenish highlights, becoming more intense with age. PULIGNY MONTRACHET, Joseph Drouhin 13.5% 2013 40.50The most famous village name for White Burgundy. BEAUNE BLANC PREMIER CRU, “Clos des Mouches”, Joseph Drouhin 13.5% 2009 59.90Clos des Mouches is one of the most famous Premier Cru of Beaune.Aromas of honey, almond and lemon.Southern Burgundy MACON VILLAGES CHARDONNAY, Cave de L’Aurore 13% 2014 8.10Produced exclusively from Cave de Lugny vineyards with an average vine age of 30 years. Clear and shiny yellow colour with golden tints. Fresh delicate notes of fruits and flowers. MACON LUGNY, Cave de Lugny 13% 2014 8.62 4.82From the 163 hectare of vineyard located in the villages of Lugny, Bissy & St-Gengoux-de-Scisse. Average vine age of 35 years and matured with its lees in stainless steel vats.Fresh and complex with flavours of white flowers and dried fruits. Great as an aperitif or with fish, seafood and light meats. MACON LUGNY, Regnard 12.5% 2014 8.98Regnard was purchased by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette in 1984. A pale yellow colour with golden highlights. A lovely bouquet full of the aromas of fresh fruit and white flowers. The palate is rich and well balanced with elegant flavours. A lovely long finish.MACON VILLAGES BLANC, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2012/14 9.10Macon is a large area located in the southern part of Burgundy, next to Pouilly Fuisse.MACON LUGNY, "Les Charmes", Cave de Lugny 13% 2014 9.20The flagship of the Cave de Lugny range. The Les Charmes vineyard is set on a 105 hectareplateau of chalky soil. An average vine age of 40 years. A mixture of hand and mechanical harvesting. Medium weight packed with delicate flavours of fruits with a slightly spicy finish.SAINT VERAN, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2013 11.98Similar in style to Pouilly Fuisse, with intense fruit, flowery on the nose, and refreshing.SAINT VERAN, Le Pavillon, Regnard 13% 2012/13 12.15A pale brilliant yellow with green highlights. The bouquet is expressive and fruity which mix with buttery and mineral notes. A beautiful and supple attack. The wine is velvety and silky on the palate and the finish has a lovely freshness. POUILLY FUISSE, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2012 14.55At the northern extremity of the Maconnais, this is one of France’s best known wines. POUILLY FUISSE, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2014 17.10This famous appellation is just south of Macon, where the cliffs of Vergisson and Solutre forms an impressive backdrop.
Red BurgundyCote de Beaune & Cote Chalonnaise ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR, Vieilles Vignes, Maison Albert Bichot 12.5% 2013 10.18Garnet red colour, soft, lightly wood aged and a pleasant tannic backbone.BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR, “Laforet”, Joseph Drouhin (S) 12.5% 2013 10.75Handpicked grapes are selected from different vineyards, usually in the Cote de Beaune. 2010 6.12COTE DE BEAUNE VILLAGES, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2010 11.75Good value red Burgundy, supple with an easy gentle fruit. 2012 7.58 MERCUREY, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2012/13 13.75Produced solely from Pinot Noir, a firm and lean style.MERCUREY, Regnard 13% 2013 13.88RULLY ROUGE, Joseph Drouhin 12.5% 2012/13 14.55Ruby coloured, with a bouquet reminiscent of violets and raspberries.SANTENAY ROUGE, Les Charmes, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2011/12 15.30At the extreme south of the Cote de Beaune, the 392 hectares of the Santenay appellation takes foot on the slopes of the Mont-de-Sene. Beautiful deep red ruby colour. Delicately smoky and fresh withnotes of red fruits. Balanced and subtle.CHOREY LES BEAUNE, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2012/13 16.20 8.90Light, supple and only moderately tannic, with a fine aroma of cherries and raspberries.SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2013 16.75Softly easy drinking, already showing elegance and the distinctive characteristic of Pinot Noir. BEAUNE, Clos de l'Ermitage, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2010/11 18.60Located higher up the slope on la Montagne St-Desire in Beaune. Barrel aged for 14 to 16 months.Toasted smoky notes along with aromas of red fruit that are highly typical of Pinot Noir with a hint of leather.Fine and elegant tannins with a lovely length and mineral notes of the terrior. ALOXE CORTON, Domaine du Pavillon 13% 2011 24.50This substantial estate has vineyard holdings in several fine sites of the Cote de Beaune. COTE DE BEAUNE ROUGE DU DOMAINE, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2011 23.75Delicate fruit flavours of raspberry and redcurrant.BEAUNE PREMIER CRU, “Les Champimonts“, Maison Albert Bichot 13.5% 2012 24.95Beautiful red colour with ruby shades. Nose that could be called 'feminine, subtle aromas, supported by a fine wooded and some slightly spicy notes. Great balance, with a hint of sweetness bringing good length.ALOXE CORTON PREMIER CRU, “Les Marechaudes”, Domaine du Pavillon 13% 2006 26.10One of the best known vineyards of this pretty village.POMMARD, “Clos des Ursulines”, Domaine du Pavillon 13% 2013 29.95One of Burgundy’s most famous villages, a big wine with firm finish.
Cote de Nuits COTE DE NUITS VILLAGES, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2011/13 15.10A bigger wine than Cote de Beaune, deep ruby colour, full flavoured Pinot Noir.MOREY SAINT DENIS, Domaine Taupenot-Merme 13% 2008 26.50Less well known than neighbouring Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin, 13% 2006 26.50and often underrated. 13% 2005 24.50GEVREY CHAMBERTIN, “Les Murots”, Domaine du Clos Frantin 13% 2011/13 29.95Clos Frantin has major vineyard holdings throughout the Cote d’Or.NUITS SAINT GEORGES PREMIER CRU, “Les Porrets”, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2007/08 35.50A beautiful ruby red colour with raspberry nuances. Delicate and discreet, the nose has dominating fruity aromasof cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Fleshy and robust in the mouth, and a great harmonious balance. CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY, Domaine Taupenot-Merme 13% 2008 27.90A distinctly family enterprise with extensive holdings in the Cote de Nuits.VOSNE ROMANEE, Domaine du Clos Frantin 13% 2008 31.50A substantial domaine situated in the main street of Vosne Romanee.GEVREY CHAMBERTIN, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2013 38.35Deep coloured, showing an intense bouquet of blackcurrant and other red and black berries.
CHARMES CHAMBERTIN, Domaine Taupenot-Merme 13% 2007 62.5013.5% 2006 58.90
Red Burgundy (continued)Southern Burgundy ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES, Cave de Fleurie 12.5% 2014 6.58 3.65Silky tannins, giving a wine that may be enjoyed from its first year or after a few years in the bottle.BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES, “Chateau de Varennes”, Maison Albert Bichot 12.5% 2014 7.25 4.18This chateau lies on the commune of Quincie en Beaujolais, north of Lyon. The Gamay varietal,which originated in the Beaujolais region, is spread across a mosaic of mainly granite terroirs where it expresses its’palate of wild red and black woodland berries. Intense ruby red colour, intense floral nose with a subtle full flavoured body and a long refreshing finish.MACON ROUGE 'PIERRECLOS', Maison Albert Bichot 12.5% 2012 8.10The village of Pierreclos is located at the extreme south of the Maconnais region. As itborders the Beaujolais region, Pierreclos has many sandy and granite-based soils which particularlysuit the Gamay grape varietal. Beautiful bright garnet-red colour. FLEURIE, Cave de Fleurie 13% 2013/14 8.22 4.48Set at the northern end of the Beaujolais winegrowing region, Fleurie is often considered to be the most 'feminine' of the Beaujolais Crus. A pleasant nose with aromas of red fruit and hints of rose. MOULIN A VENT, Cave de Fleurie 13% 2014 8.30This famous Cru is often regarded as the top village of Beaujolais. The palate is dense and concentrated. The ripe tannins promise a good aging capacity.BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES, Joseph Drouhin 12.5% 2013 8.75Owing to the careful blending of various terroirs, the result is a wine of great charm. It has a lovely raspberry colour and a brilliant hue. The nose is both refined and intense, with notes of violet and red fruit syrup. JULIENAS, Cave de Fleurie 13% 2014 9.25Expressive nose, with hints of freshly harvested red fruits: raspberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant but also Strawberry and cherry. The attack is round with a certain sweetness that envelops a perfectly controlled acidity. SAINT AMOUR, Cave de Fleurie 13% 2014 9.55Saint-Amour is found in the far north of the vine-growing region, where the soil features intermingling granite and clay, schist and limestone. FLEURIE, “La Madone”, Maison Albert Bichot 13% 2014 9.68 5.50One of the best of the ten Beaujolais Crus, bright ruby in colour, round and smooth with a solid structure.BROUILLY, Domaine Alain Michaud 13% 2013/14 9.70Brouilly is the largest of the ten Beaujolais Crus, tending to be full bodied and ripely flavoured.Matured in oak for several months. Deep ruby colour with aromas of red fruit with a light vegetal hint. Round and harmonious, well balanced and full bodied. Remarkably long finish, finesse and elegance. A firm favourite!MOULIN A VENT, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2011/13 12.10Deep purple on the colour, and the nose shows intense fruit with spicy, ripe aromas.FLEURIE, Joseph Drouhin 13% 2013 12.75Situated between Moulin A Vent and Chiroubles, Fleurie is certainly one of the most celebrated of the ten Crus of Beaujolais. Gamay grape, perfumed nose and crushed berries on the palate. Great charm and delicacy, with its raspberry colour, aromas of lilac, violet and gooseberry. Very supple and silkyin the mouth. Leaves a beautiful impression of fine aromas.
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Rhone and Southern France
THE BRUNIERS' story begins in 1898 with Hippolyte Brunier. A modest farmer who lived off the land, Hippolyte kept less than a hectare of vines to make his own wines. His small vineyard was at one of the highest points in between Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Bedarrides, a stony plateau called “La Crau”. The elevation of this terrain had prompted the construction of a communication tower in the late 18th century to transmit telegraph messages
between Marseilles and Paris. Otherwise, the allure of this barren landscape is not immediately discernable—there is nothing but galets roules, or rounded stones, as far as the eye can see. Up so high, the vineyards are exposed to all kinds of elements—rain, hail, scorching sunshine, and especially
the unruly Mistral. This was unwelcome terrain where only the toughest vigneron dare plant, although the notorious mistral works wonderfully to prevent rot. However difficult to farm, Hippolyte saw how the wine from his parcel pleased others, and he began bottling more, gradually increasing his
vineyard holdings to sixteen hectares. His sons helped work the farm, although most of the grapes were being sold off as premium fruit to negociants. The Bruniers weathered many storms—not the least of which was the ravaging of their vineyards by phylloxera. Hippolyte’s grandson, Henri, eventually joined the family business, and with him came great changes: replanting the vineyards, the construction of a new winery, bringing
temperature control into the winery to protect the wines during the fermentations, and most importantly, the launching of the domaine’s first bottlings under the Vieux Telegraphe label. After years of closer study, La Crau proved to be a privileged vineyard site. At the extreme southeast of the
appellation, a large three-meter trench in the vineyard reveals its stratifications, millions of years in the making. The layers show early alluvial deposits, limestone, silica, and a robust red clay (known as molasse) that has come to characterise this terrain. Sitting on the surface of the soil, the galets hold
important functions: they insulate the vines from both the cold and the heat, and they provide ideal drainage for the roots. Henri retired in 1988 and left the domaine in the hands of his two sons, Daniel and Frederic.
DOMAINE LA ROQUETE-In September 1986, Rene Laugier wanted to retire but had no successors to take over La Roquette (as it was then known), his domaine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. When Daniel and Frederic Brunier bought the domaine, it was a logical choice. The Brunier brothers had been
proving their worth as rising young stars of the appellation.
DOMAINE LES PALLIERES-By 1998, the Roux brothers wanted to make a change. With no future successors to take their place, they decided to sell. The Brunier brothers, Daniel and Frederic, of the famed Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, having distinguished themselves time and time
again with world class wines. A casual discussion over lunch at Chez Panisse between Daniel and Kermit Lynch, the Brunier’s longtime American importer, spontaneously turned into a game plan to revive the faded jewel—Les Pallieres.
CHATEAU DE LA GARDINE is probably best known for the shape of its bottles, after the owner Gaston Brunel purchased the estate in 1943, looked to expand the cellars found an old hand blown bottle, and after finding an Italian bottler that could replicate this shape in 1952 the bottle was born.
Today under a new trading house Brunel Gardine, the company now looks after many appellations in the Rhone Valley including the recent purchase of Chateau Saint Roch in Lirac.
DOMAINE SAINT GAYAN was purchased eighty years before the French Revolution by a Lieutenant called Pierre Goubert. At that time, it contained nothing in Sablet. Several generations later, the estate owned a quarter of the vines in Gigondas. The estate has remained in that family since. Indeed,
the names Goubert, Meffre and Roux turn up all the time in this valley. The Sablet vines came to the family three generations ago with a marriage to the Autran family, another local institution. Jean-Pierre has been in charge since 1980. He has bought another eight hectares over that time. He sells his
Sablet red without the village appellation since he has always had a good market for it as a Cotes du Rhone. As well as 70% Grenache and 20% syrah, it contains 10% Carignan, an often-derided “secondary” variety, which is marvellous when the vines are old. It sees no oak and gets lots of stirring up with
delestage and even “cliquage” in which oxygen is blown through the juices. He picks the Grenache a bit later than average, but likes the Syrah fresh.
Rhone and Southern FranceWhite ABV Vintage Bottle COTES DU RHONE BLANC, Chateau Saint Roch 13.5% 2015 7.25CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE BLANC, “Clos La Roquete” 13.5% 2014 24.5035% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 25% Rousanne & 10% Bourboulenc. 13.5% 2013 23.75Powerful and distinctive, with weight and length.CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE BLANC, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, “La Crau”14.5% 2014 34.5040% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 15% Rousanne & 15% Bourboulenc. 14.5% 2013 33.90Aged in a combination of foudres (a large cask for maturing, storing, and 14.5% 2012 32.50transporting wine), demi muids (A large oak barrel that holds 159 gallons) and new French oak barrels for 9 months.Please refer to page 42 for Rhone sweet wines. Rose COTES DE PROVENCE, “Chateau de la Deidiere”, Famille Fabre 13.5% 2014/15 7.5050% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 20% Syrah from 55 hectares borded by Olive groves.White fruits with a hint of spice. Round and well balanced.
Rhone and Southern France (continued)Rose ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle COTES DE PROVENCE, Domaine Saint Andrieu 13.5% 2013/14 8.1034% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 11% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre and a balance of Cabernet Sauvignon, Rolle, Carignan & Tibouren. Pink lychee, delicate nose with notes of peach and exotic fruits. The palate is harmonious, balanced and offers a well rounded wine with hints of white fruits. Perfect summer drinking!RIMAURESQ, Cru Classe Rose, Cotes de Provence 13% 2014 10.35Grenache Noir 34%, Cinsault 33%, Mourvedre 10%. In the heart of the Provence wine region, mid way between Nice and Marseille, Rimauresq takes its name from ''Real Mauresque'' the river which flows through the vineyards. Ultra pale in colour, clean and fresh on the nose and the palate. This is pure finesse, a really fine and very classy wine, worthy of its Cru Classe status.
Red COTES DU VENTOUX, Andeol Salavert 13.5% 2014 5.85Founded in 1840, and from the 20th century, the Salavert family based its wines on authenticity and local specialities, crafting wines that have been included in the local appellations. Syrah and Carignan blend, deep ruby colour and black fruit aromas. Good value.
COTES DU RHONE, Noble Dame des Treilles, Andeol Salavert 12.5% 2014 5.98
COTES DU RHONE, Trescartes, “Domaine Saint Gayan”, Jean Pierre Meffre 14% 2013 7.15Jean Pierre Meffre produces a classic, slightly peppery style, with deep ruby colour, and appealingfull bodied flavour. 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah & 5% Mourvedre.
CAIRANNE ROUGE, Brunel de la Gardine 13.5% 2013 8.3855% Grenache & 45% Syrah. Velvety, fine tannins and a smooth finish.
RASTEAU, Cotes du Rhone Villages, Ilex, “Domaine Saint Gayan”, 14.5% 2010 9.58Jean Pierre Meffre
VACQUEYRAS, Andeol Salavert 15% 2011 10.90
CROZES HERMITAGE, Brunel de la Gardine 13% 2012/13 10.90
COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES, “Chateau de la Gardine”, G. Brunel & Fils 14% 2010/11 11.25The Brunel family are among the best known growers of the area. 8.90 (50cl)
GIGONDAS, Origine, “Domaine Saint Gayan”, Jean Pierre Meffre 15% 2011 12.90Elevated to its own appellation in 1971, Gigondas produces excellent value wines.
GIGONDAS, Les Racines, “Domaine Les Pallieres” 14.5% 2013/14 18.25Controlled by the Bruniers of Le Vieux Telegraphe fame. 14.5% 2008 14.80
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, “Clos du Mont Olivet”, Domaine Sabon 15% 2012/13 20.50 11.60This first division estate is one of the best known Chateauneuf properties. 15% 2010/11 19.60 10.72
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, “Domaine La Roquete” 15% 2013/14 24.95Manual harvesting, traditional vinification, and a year's ageing in large casks. 14.5% 2008 18.50
14.5% 2007 15.65 14.5% 2004/05 18.50
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, 'Cuvee Tradition', “Chateau de la Gardine”, G. Brunel & Fils 15% 2012 22.70
70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Muscardin (one of the 13 grape varietiesallowed in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). Bursting with black fruits, exotic spices and hints of cocoa. Fine silky tannins with flavours of black liquorice and violets. The palate has silky tannins.
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, L’Accent de la Roquete, “Domaine La Roquete” 14.5% 2005/06 29.90Rich, spicy and full bodied with potential for cellaring. (Very limited availability)
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, “La Crau” 15% 2012 35.90Relatively soft, with substantial depth, and a distinctive vanilla note, 14.5% 2009 33.00always long lived. 14.5% 2007/08 28.75 15.10Please refer to page 41 for Rhone larger formats.
French Country Wines
DOMAINE DU TARIQUET have just celebrated their centenary in 2012. From the Artaud family in 1912 and their daughter Helene marrying Pierre Grassa, a hairdresser born in France to Spanish parents, begin the journey of restoring this property to its former glory. Thanks to their efforts the
vineyards once again began producing Bas-Armagnac brandies. In 1982 they start producing quality white wines. Two of their four children remain on the property and continue the tradition. The next generation are now winemakers themselves and will soon be writing the next chapter of the story...
French Country WinesWhite ABV Vintage Bottle LES VIGNERONS VERMENTINO COLOMBARD, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 12% 2014 4.80LONGUE DOG WHITE, Vin de Pays D’Oc (S) 12% 2013 4.80PASQUIERS SAUVIGNON VERMENTINO, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 12% 2014 4.88A wonderful and innovative blend from Southern France. A quite deliciously refreshing change from straight Sauvignon Blanc. Aromatic with a tangy and a more complete flavour. LOUIS ESCHENAUER SAUVIGNON BLANC, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 12% 2014 4.98C'EST LA VIE, Chardonnay Sauvignon, Vin de Pays D'Oc (S) 13% 2013/14 5.95Situated in the Languedoc Roussillon region. Pale yellow colour. Exotic fruit flavours.SAUVIGNON, Domaine du Tariquet, Famille Grassa (S) 11.5% 2014/15 5.98100% Sauvignon Blanc. A distinctive bouquet with fine intense floral notes, some minerality, and the underlying suggestion of ripe grapes. Fresh and refined with an attractive intensity. Ideal as an aperitif. CHARDONNAY, Domaine du Tariquet, Famille Grassa (S) 12% 2014/15 6.10Delicate and well structured, fresh and intense at entry, rich flavours then give way to pleasant toasty notes. Shades of vanilla oak underline the Chardonnay’s well-rounded palate and aromatic intensity. Rich, round and very fresh on the palate.CHARDONNAY, “Les Roucas”, Vin de Pays D’Oc 12.5% 2012/13 6.42SAUVIGNON BLANC, “Les Roucas”, Vin de Pays D’Oc 12% 2014 6.42
Rose LES VIGNERONS GRENACHE MERLOT ROSE, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 12.5% 2014 4.80LONGUE DOG ROSE, Vin de Pays D’Oc (S) 12.5% 2011 4.80PASQUIERS GRENACHE CINSAULT ROSE, Vin de Pays d'Oc 12.5% 2012/13 4.88Pale salmon pink with hints of summer meadow flowers. This luscious blend has abundant rich berry flavours of Grenache and tangy Cinsault. Dry but with an appealing roundness and fresh finish. So ripe and so soft and fruity that it's hard to believe it's 'technically' dry!LOUIS ESCHENAUER CINSAULT ROSE, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 11.5% 2014 4.98'Le ROSE', Domaine du Tariquet, Famille Grassa (S) (Limited availability) 12% 2014/15 5.78A beautiful shade of pomegranate red with exquisite bouquet, both subtle and fresh on the palate. 40% Merlot, 40 % Syrah and 20% Tannat. Mild spicy notes lead to a delightful duo of wild raspberryand flower petals. Rich, full bodied and fresh on the palate.C'EST LA VIE, Syrah Rose, Vin de Pays D'Oc (S) 13% 2011/12 5.95Salmon pink colour, floral and fruity aromas. Medium-bodied, refreshing acidity. Great with food.MARSELAN ROSE, Domaine du Tariquet, Famille Grassa (S) (Very limited availability)13% 2014 6.50The Marselan grape variety was developed in 1961 from the crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir. Domaine du Tariquet originally introduced it to the region of Gascony in south-west in 1999.Pale pink and perfect for summer. COTES DE PROVENCE, “Chateau de la Deidiere”, Famille Fabre 13.5% 2014/15 7.5050% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 20% Syrah from 55 hectares borded by olive groves.White fruits with a hint of spice. Round and well balanced.COTES DE PROVENCE, Domaine Saint Andrieu (Limited availability) 13.5% 2013/14 8.1043% Grenache, 27% Cinsault, 24% Syrah and 6% Mourvedre. Pink lychee, delicate nosewith notes of peach and exotic fruits. The palate is harmonious, balanced and offers a wellrounded wine with hints of white fruits. Perfect summer drinking!
French Country Wines (continued)Red ABV Vintage Bottle LES VIGNERONS CARIGNAN SYRAH, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 12.5% 2014 4.80LES VIGNERONS GRENACHE PINOT NOIR, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 12.5% 2014 4.80PASQUIERS SHIRAZ, Vin de Pays d'Oc 13.5% 2013/14 4.88Aromas of juicy cherry, plum and blackberry. The palate is succulent and spicy with mouthfuls of lush, ripe berry fruit flavours with a touch of coffee and spice.LOUIS ESCHENAUER CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Vin de Pays d'Oc (S) 13% 2014 4.98MERLOT SYRAH, Domaine du Mage, Famille Grassa 11.5% 2013/14 5.65Although this started out as an exclusive label for a UK wine company this now shows a great example of a sort of a link between two excellent wine regions associating the talent of the Merlot (Bordeaux) and the Syrah (Languedoc). A full wine, vivid and structured, rich enough to accompany dishes with character. Lots of fruits on the nose and a hint of spice.C'EST LA VIE, Pinot Noir Syrah, Vin de Pays D'Oc (S) 13% 2012/13 5.95An interesting blend from the Pay D'Oc. Powerful nose of red fruits, good intensity.LES VOLETS MALBEC, Pays de L'Haute Vallee de L'Aude 13% 2014 5.85A true French classic, even if one does not immediately associate Malbec with wines of France. A mid-weight harmonious wine, an expression of purity and youthful fruitiness.MERLOT, “Les Roucas”, Vin de Pays D’Oc (S) 13% 2014 6.42This modern cooperative, Vignobles Foncalieu, offers a wide range of well-crafted wines from the Languedoc. Wonderful fruit flavours of red fruits, especially cherries, and hints of spice. Perfectly ripe fruit producesa round, soft wine of great character.CHATEAU PINERAIE, Cahors Tradition 13.5% 2011 9.10Malbec 85% & Merlot 15%. Cahors has been an established winemaking area for centuries and a Latinmanuscript dating from 1456 shows that the Burc family were already land owners around Cahorsat that time. 5th generation vigneron, Jean Luc Burc now shares the running of this 50-hectare estate near Puy-L'Eveque with his daughters Anne and Emmanuelle. Elevated to Chateau status, a top notch wine worthy of its awards. MAS BELLE EAUX COTEAUX, Languedoc (Limited availability) 14.5% 2005 12.98Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
Over 200 years ago the Schmitt ancestors settled in the small village of Longuich, located along the Mosel River in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region, and began managing vineyards and producing wine. Now in the 4th generation, Schmitt Söhne is one of Germany’s largest and most successful wine
exporters to wine drinkers all over the world. While continuously developing their winemaking and looking for ways to incorporate new technologies and techniques, they never lose sight of the traditional way of producing exceptional German wines. With a policy that has remained the same for over
200 years: 'We want to produce the best wines possible using only top-quality grapes. Today we offer the whole world a taste of great wines at affordable prices.'
GermanyMosel Saar Ruwer ABV Vintage Bottle PIESPORTER MICHELSBERG, Schmitt Sohne 9% N.V. 4.50MOSEL RIESLING, Schmitt Sohne (Blue Bottle) 8.5% 2013/14 4.65MOSEL RIESLING KABINETT, Schmitt Sohne (Blue Bottle) 8.5% 2012 5.05MOSEL RIESLING SPATLESE, Schmitt Sohne (Blue Bottle) 8.5% 2012 5.35MOSEL RIESLING AUSLESE, Schmitt Sohne (Blue Bottle) 9% 2014 5.80Rheinessen/Rheinpfalz LIEBFRAUMILCH, Schmitt Sohne 9% 2013 4.25NIERSTEINER GUTES DOMTAL, Schmitt Sohne 9.5% 2013 4.30Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
AustriaAustriaWhite ABV Vintage Bottle GRUNER VELTLINER, Strasse Hasel, Weingut Eichinger 12.5% 2014 10.12
MASI is the history of a family and its vineyards in Verona, part of the Veneto. The name itself derives from the Vaio dei Masi, the small valley purchased at the end of the XVIII century by the Boscaini family, still its owners today. Masi now has lands in the best terroir sites of the Venetian
regions with vineyards and historic estates. Since 1973, Masi has collaborated with the Conti Serego Alighieri family, descendants of the poet Dante, on their estates in Valpolicella.
Masi, directed today by Sandro Boscaini, is a family company dating back seven generations. Its strength lies in its highly motivated and highly skilled staff, loyal to the company, working in the disciplines of marketing, viticulture and winemaking. They work together in the Technical Group, whose goal
it is to preserve and bring up to date the viticultural and winemaking inheritance of the Venetian regions. Masi staff are ambassadors for their homeland all over the world.
SASSICAIA-In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating a ‘thoroughbred’ wine and for him, as for all the aristocracy of the time, the ideal was Bordeaux. In the 1940s, having settled with his wife Clarice on the Tenuta San Guido on the Tyrrhenian coast, he experimented
with several French grape varieties and concluded that the Cabernet had "the bouquet I was looking for." The Marchese's first vintages were not warmly received. Critics accustomed to light, local wines were not encouraging; it was not taken into
consideration that wines made from the more complex Cabernet Sauvignon grape would need more time to mature and develop. And thus from 1948 to 1967, Sassicaia remained a strictly private affair, only to be consumed at Tenuta San Guido.
Each year, a few cases were stored to age in the Castiglioncello di Bolgheri cellar. The Marchese soon realized that by ageing the wine it improved considerably.
It was not until 1968 that Sassicaia was first commercially released – the welcome was worthy of a Bordeaux Premier Cru. Over the next few years, the cellar was moved to a temperature controlled location, steel fermentation vats replaced wooden vats, and French barriques
were introduced to the ageing process.
TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA was founded in 1981, in a beautiful, unspoiled part of Tuscany. From the outset, the mission was to produce outstanding wines. Since then passion and dedication, coupled with a unique terroir and an extraordinary microclimate, have brought the Tenuta dell'Ornellaia's
prestigious labels great success and recognition as one of the most important wineries in the world. Production dictated by the nature of the vintage, hand-harvesting only when the grapes are fully ripe, the grapes of the individual vineyards fermented
separately, in the respect of a unique and precious terroir. These are just a few of the choices made by Ornellaia, following a philosophy that aims for quality from the beginning.
ItalyWhite ABV Vintage Bottle SOAVE, “Gabbia D'Oro” (Veneto) 11.5% 2013/14 4.30CHARDONNAY DELLE VENEZIE, Casteltorre (Veneto) 11.5% 2013 4.50'GPG' GARGANEGA PINOT GRIGIO DELLE VENEZIE, “Ancora” (S) 12% 2015 4.50PINOT GRIGIO DELLE VENEZIE, Casteltorre (Veneto) 12% 2014 4.65PINOT GRIGIO PRINCIPATO, I.G.T. Cavit (Pavia) (S) 12% 2014/15 4.85PINOT GRIGIO, “Ancora” (Pavia) (S) 12% 2014/15 4.92CHARDONNAY, Araldica (Piemonte) (S) 12% 2014 4.95PINOT GRIGIO, I.G.P., Il Caggio (S) 12% 2014 5.20FRASCATI SUPERIORE D.O.C.G., Il Caggio (S) 12% 2013 5.65Pale in colour. Subtle floral and citrus aromas. Well balanced by the herbal and mineral flavours on the palate.VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI, “Ruviano”, Monte Schiavo (Marche) (S) 12% 2014 5.72ORVIETO CLASSICO, “Libra”, Baroncini (Umbria) 13% 2014 6.10
Italy (continued)White (continued) ABV Vintage Bottle PINOT GRIGIO, “Terrazze Della Luna” (Trentino) 12.5% 2014 5.90Cavit is a modern and forward-thinking co-operative group in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy whose 11 cellars are responsible for a massive 60% of the region's wine production. A weightier and more serious Pinot Grigio from Trentino's high altitude vineyards. Stone fruit, appleand floral nose.CAPARRONE PECORINO, Colline Pescaresi, Az. Agr. Contesa (Abruzzo) 12.5% 2015 7.20Delicate floral, stone fruit and citrus aromas lead on to a palate with fresh peach notes backed by a textural minerality, nutty characters, and crisp acidity. One of Italy's most interesting and increasingly fashionable varieties.GAVI, “La Battistina” Unoaked, Estate Wine (Piemonte) 11.5% 2014 7.6525 hectares of south facing vineyards. Aromatic, zesty nose with apple, lime and kiwi notes. Weighty fruit and a ‘zippy’, citric acid mouth watering feel. Refreshing and delicious with appetisersand light fish courses.GAVI DEL COMMUNE DI GAVI, 'Nuove Quadro', La Battistina, 11.5% 2014/15 8.55
Estate Wine (Piemonte)100% Cortese grapes from a small plot at the foot of the Battistina hill which lies within the Gavi sub-zone. An enticing nose of white peach and pear. Fresh and light with zesty citrus notes and crisp acidity. Really top-quality Gavi, complex and enchanting.SOAVE CLASSICO, “Levarie”, Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto) 12% 2013 9.48PINOT GRIGIO VERDUZZO “MASIANCO” DELLE VENEZIE, I.G.T., 13% 2011 10.65
Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto)A 'supervenetian' wine of unmistakable Masi style, like the well-known Campofiorin.Rose CHIARETTO MONFERRATO ROSATO, “Ancora” (Piemonte) (S) 11.5% 2014/15 4.50PINOT GRIGIO PRINCIPATO ROSE, I.G.T. Cavit (Pavia) (S) 12% 2014/15 4.85PINOT GRIGIO ROSE, “Ancora” (Pavia) (S) 11.5% 2014/15 4.92PINOT GRIGIO ROSE, I.G.P. Il Caggio (S) 12% 2014/15 5.20
Red MERLOT DELLE VENEZIE, “Casteltorre” (Veneto) 11% 2013 4.20MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, Coppiere (Abruzzo) 12.5% 2014 4.30SANGIOVESE DI PUGLIA, “Ancora” (Puglia) (S) 12% 2013 4.50NERO D’AVOLA, Boccantino (Sicilia) 13% 2013/14 4.50CHIANTI D.O.C.G. Cavatina (Bordolese) (Toscana) 12% 2012/14 4.98MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, Il Caggio (Abruzzo) (S) 13% 2013/14 5.20CHIANTI D.O.C.G. Il Caggio (Toscana) 13% 2011/14 6.35This medium-bodied, aromatic wine is true red in colour. Sour red cherries on the palateare complemented well by leafy aromas and an earthy smokiness.CHIANTI D.O.C.G. Baroncini (Toscana) 13% 2014 6.48BARBERA D’ALBA, Azienda Vinicola Patrizi (Piemonte) 12.5% 2014 6.65VALPOLICELLA, Montresor (Veneto) 12.5% 2014 7.95 Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%, Molinara 10%. A classic Valpolicella. Juicy cherry balanced with subtle herbaceous notes, fresh and lively.SALICE SALENTINO RISERVA, Cantele (Puglia) 13% 2011 8.15The flavour of mature fruit is accentuated by harmonious notes of vanilla from the French and American oak.CHIANTI CLASSICO, “Villa La Pagliaia” (Toscana) 12.5% 2012 8.75VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO, Ripasso, Montigoli (Veneto) 13.5% 2013 8.90 Powerful and complex aromas of morello cherry, almond, cinnamon and wood smoke givean attractive first impression to this wine. The palate unveils an array of heady red fruit, musk, spices and vanilla. A generous wine as Ripasso should be. BARDOLINO CLASSICO, “Frescaripa”, Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto) 12% 2013/14 9.72Sometimes described as the Beaujolais of Italy, this wine offers uncomplicated drinking.'1489' VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, Baroncini (Toscana) 14% 2011 10.20Classic Italian structure and elegance.SEREGO ALIGHIERI ROSSO, I.G.T., Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto) 13% 2009/10 10.98Mature, soft and stylish, with the typical slight earthiness of the principal grape, Corvina.
Italy (continued)Red (continued) ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO, “Bonacosta”, Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto) 12% 2014 11.10 6.38The Veronese ‘classic’ from Masi. A small house, individual, supremely reliable.CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, “Villa La Pagliaia” (Toscana) 14% 2011 11.95Hand-picked grapes come only from Villa la Pagliaia’s 350-400m altitude vineyards in the Chianti Classico zone. Archetypal Chianti with brambly, bitter cherry fruit, cedary, spicy back note, and well merged tannins. Elegant and characterful with great potential. 100% Sangiovese.CAMPOFIORIN, Vino Tipico Veronese, Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto) 13% 2012 12.98Produced using the ‘Ripasso’ technique. Fairly soft style with excellent fruit and body.BAROLO, “Flori”, Araldica (Piemonte) 14% 2010/11 12.95Araldica is Piemonte’s largest and most progressive co-operative yet retains a small, family runcompany feel. A beautifully supple, finely structured entry level Barolo. All the characteristics of MONTELECCIO, Castello di Argiano, Sesti (Toscana) 13.5% 2013 13.45From the south facing slopes of Montalcino. (Limited availability)Barolo with tobacco, leather and violet scented aromas from the Nebbiolo grape. A round silky texture, giving a good lengthy finish.LE DIFESE, Tenuta San Guido (Toscana) 13.5% 2012/13 14.95Home of the legendary Sassicaia, harsher selection into the Grand Vin has resulted in the third wine.Le Difese is produced by Tenuta San Guido since 2003. It is a 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese blend.It is then aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels and for a further three months in the bottle.BROLO DI CAMPOFIORIN, I.G.T., Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto) 14% 2011 15.58The term ‘Brolo’ refers to a vineyard surrounded by stone walls.LE VOLTE, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (Toscana) 13.5% 2012 16.403rd wine of Ornellaia. 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Juicy blackberries and cherries with notes of wild herbs and spice. BAROLO, Azienda Vinicola Patrizi (Piemonte) 14% 2011 16.48Characterised by a strong bouquet, a typical garnet colour, good body, and slightly austere finish.AMARONE CLASSICO DELLA VALPOLICELLA, Montigoli (Veneto) 15% 2011 16.90Intense garnet red, with a bouquet of black cherries and prunes with some floral notes and sweet spice aromas. Rich and full bodied with structured yet velvety tannins.BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CAMPOGIOVANNI, Az. Agr. San Felice (Toscana)14.5% 2010 27.50Immaculately maintained vineyards in Catelnuovo Berardenga, which lies adjacent to its sister propertyVilla la Pagliaia. Classic expressions of high quality Sangiovese, great balance and depth.GUIDALBERTO, Tenuta San Guido (Toscana) 14.5% 2011 29.50Essentially the second wine of Sassicaia. Merlot, Cabernet and Sangiovese blend.AMARONE CLASSICO DELLA VALPOLICELLA, “Costasera”, Masi (Veneto) 15% 2009/10 33.00The popular Verona speciality. Warm, smooth and deliciously rich and ripe.LE SERRE NUOVE, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (Toscana) (Limited availability) 14.5% 2010 35.90The ‘second’ wine of Ornellaia, first produced in 1997. ORNELLAIA, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (Toscana) (Very limited availability) 14.5% 2010 117.50Founded in 1981 by Lodovico Antinori, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & 15% 2008 112.00Cabernet Franc. A true expression of the terrior, complex & harmonious. 14.5% 2007 110.00SASSICAIA, Tenuta San Guido (Toscana) (Very limited availability) 13.5% 2012 123.50Likened to Bordeaux's first growths, Cabernet based, aged in small French 13.5% 2011 123.50oak barriques for 20 months. A scarce commodity and of iconic status.Please refer to page 42 for Italian larger formats. Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
C.V.N.E., or to give it its full name, Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established on the 24th of March 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asua, their aim was to capitalise on the flourishing new trade in wine.
C.V.N.E. is based in the traditional neighbourhood of the station, in the heart of the Rioja wine region. Historically, some of the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves here in order to benefit from the ease of transport via rail to the port of Bilbao, the most efficient form of transport in those
days. By 1900, the winery had an extraordinary ageing capacity of 80,000 bottles, which was most unusual at the time, as most wineries sold their wines as soon as possible. C.V.N.E. is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family. Now in its fifth generation, the company has been
quoted on the Madrid stock exchange since 1997. C.V.N.E. farms half of its grape crush. The remainder is purchased from long term growers.
BODEGAS MIGUEL TORRES was founded by Jaime and Miguel Torres in 1870 and has always been one of the most consistently quality-orientated wineries in Spain as well as one of the largest and most innovative. Miguel A Torres currently presides as the President of the company. He studied
enology and viticulture in Burgundy and Montpelier has been responsible for pioneering a number of technological advances within Spain and later on in Chile. With a portfolio of great depth; from the more accessible styles to wine blended with rediscovered varieties; all have the Torres hallmark of
quality. With exciting developments in their Spanish portfolio as well as vineyards in Chile and California, Torres takes its innovative and stylish winemaking techniques to produce premium wines across the globe.
LA BASCULA is the name given to the Spanish wine range produced by Ed Adams MW and Bruce Jack. The term means weighing scales, and represents
the balance between indigenous Spanish varieties and modern winemaking. The philosophy is small volumes and really high quality. The wines are made to truly represent excellent value for money and really show off the areas they come from. The result is fine, ripe, concentrated wines. La Bascula
started life with just two wines in the range, both Monastrell based red wines from Jumilla, south-east Spain. They now offer a full range with recent additions from Rioja, Catalonia and an exquisite dessert wine from near Alicante.
SpainWhite ABV Vintage BottleVINA ARROBA, Blanco (S) 11% N.V. 4.35A blend of Sauvignon and Airen grapes. Light and refreshing. Fantastic value!BORSAO MACABEO, Bodegas Borsao (Campo de Borja) (S) 12.5% 2014 4.70Bodegas Borsao was established in 2001 and is a collection of three of the most progressiveco-operative cellars in the Campo de Borja zone southeast of Rioja. A ripe, fruity and refreshing white.DIEZ SIGLOS DE VERDEJO, Rueda (S) 12.5% 2014 5.70Formed in 2010, Diez Siglos is a collective of around 70 small to medium growers.Complex aromas of fresh grass, nettle and passion fruit, tangerine oil and citrus. A rounded and complex palate, delicately mirroring the nose, with savoury hints and bitter marmalade to finish.VINA SOL, Torres (Penedes) (S) 11.5% 2014 6.82The origin of this wine dates back to the registration of the SOL brand in 1907, on the same day as Coronas was registered. However, Vina Sol as we know it today was born in 1962 when Miguel Torres produced a small amount of the Parellada variety in the hills of the Upper Penedes. Parellada, a traditional white grape, is what gives Vina Sol its distinctive fresh fruitiness. Intense, with outstanding notes of flowersand ripe fruits, combined with delightful touches of citrus.MONOPOLE, Cune (Unoaked) (Rioja) 12.5% 2014 7.10Made entirely from white Viura grapes, hand harvested at optimum ripeness. A cold skin maceration produces excellent aromatic extraction and, after pressing. Bright straw yellow colourwith hints of green. Fine citrus and floral aromas, some grapefruit and orange blossom. Elegant on the palate with ripe citrus and mango flavours and a balanced acidity, creating a long fresh, appealing finish.VINA ESMERALDA, Torres (Penedes) (S) 11.5% 2012 7.32In the mountainous area of the Upper Penedes the more delicate and aromatic white grape varieties are grown. Moscatel and Gewurztraminer form the basis for Vina Esmeralda, an exceptionally delicate and strikinglyfragrant wine. An intense wine with flowery notes, long aftertaste and silky finish.
Spain (continued)White (continued) ABV Vintage BottleCATALAN EAGLE WHITE, Garnacha Blanca Viognier, La Bascula (Catalunya) 13.5% 2013 8.25 60% Garnacha Blanca, 25% Viognier & Roussanne 15%. A delicate floral nose with white stonefruit and grapefruit. The palate has more stone fruit and citrus, with more precise flavours of pearand melon and minerality, with warm spice and savoury notes. The wine has a rich texture and is wonderfully integrated.HEIGHTS OF THE CHARGE, Verdejo Viura, La Bascula (Rueda) 13% 2013 8.25 70% Verdejo & 30% Viura. Lemony freshness with hints of rich ripe pineapple, nectarine and fresh apricot. The palate is wonderfully luscious and viscous, well integrated, with flavours of lemon marmalade and ripe stone fruit. It is enormously satisfying and oozes quality.GRAN VINA SOL, Torres (Penedes) (S) 13.5% 2012 8.38A pioneer in the production of cask-fermented Chardonnay in Spain. Chardonnay and Parelladaare harmoniously blended after careful fermentation of a percentage in Limousin oak barrels,thus retaining the character of each variety. The result is a magnificent, intense wine.ALBARINO, Orballo, Bodegas La Val (Rias Baixas) 12% 2014 8.40La Val is a relative newcomer who, since the bodega was founded 20 years ago, has grown to becomeone of the largest vineyard owners in Rias Baixas, with over 90 hectares. As a result, this is one of the most reliable sources of good quality, moderately-priced Albarino.ALBARINO, Pazo de Barrantes (Rias Baixas) 13% 2013/14 14.72In the heart of the Salnes Valley in the Rias Baixas, the Creixell family, owners of the famous Marques de Murrieta Rioja estate, created Pazo de Barrantes. Mineral, lemony flavours.Ideal with any kind of seafood, white fish and rice dishes.Please refer to page 42 for Spain sweet wine.
Rose BORSAO ROSADO, Bodegas Borsao (Campo de Borja) (S) 13.5% 2014 4.70100% Garnacha. Delicate pink colour, with aromas of strawberry jam. The style is dry yet commercial with some mid-palate sweetness.VINA SOL, Rose (Penedes) (S) 13.5% 2013/14 6.82
Red VINA ARROBA, Tinto (S) 11% N.V. 4.35Produced from Tempranillo, Garnacha and Merlot. Aromas of fresh berries, and perfect for BBQ’s.BORSAO GARNACHA, Bodegas Borsao (Campo de Borja) (S) 13.5% 2014 4.70Juicy bramble and cherry fruit and fresh redcurrants dominate this generous, easy drinking wine. Supple tannins are balanced by good acidity and blackberry notes, with a hint of liquorice and black pepper.VEGA DEL RAYO, Tempranillo, Vinedos de Solarena (Rioja) 12.5% 2014 5.30SIGLO TINTO “1881”, Bodegas AGE (Rioja) 13% 2012 5.98TAJA MONASTRELL (Jumilla) 14% 2012 6.10100% Monastrell from Jumilla in the south east of Spain. Rich and powerful with hints of spices.VEGA DEL RAYO, Vendimia Seleccionada, Vinedos de Solarena (Rioja) 12.5% 2014 6.28Tempranillo 70%, Mazuelo 20% and Graciano 10%. Classic style of Rioja which combine modern fruit with real substance and quality at sensible prices. Spicy, ripe plum and cherry aromas with a deep colour. Brilliant quality and exceptional value, a real crowd pleaser!CAMPO VIEJO, Tempranillo (Rioja) 13.5% 2013 6.65VINA SOL, Tempranillo (Penedes) (S) 13.5% 2011 6.82TAJA RESERVA (Jumilla) 14.5% 2009/10 6.8850% Monastrell, 20% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Merlot. Hand harvested.Elegant, complex, rich and great value.SANGRE DE TORO, Torres (Penedes) 13.5% 2013 7.28Deep ruby colour with a hint of ochre. Rich complex Mediterranean aromas with exuberant notes of spices and blackberries. Velvety tannins are noted on the palate with elegant flavoursof liquorice and small dark forest fruits.SIGLO “SACO”, Crianza, Bodegas AGE (Rioja) 13.5% 2012 7.45
Spain (continued)Red ABV Vintage Bottle CORONAS, Torres (Penedes) 14% 2010 8.05The traditional Tempranillo variety is the basis of Coronas, ennobled with a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon.The Torres family decided to make this wine more than 100 years ago. Ideal with red meats, creamy cheeses and traditional paellas. Unmistakable for its intense colour and lush aromas of cherry and black plums on a background of green coffee. It is aged in oak barrels to achieve a soft, rounded sensation on the palate with a big finish.VEGA DEL RAYO RESERVA, Vinedos de Solarena (Rioja) 13% 2009 8.15Fine spices in good balance with perfumed notes reminiscent of blackberries. Full, rich and a long finish on the palate.CATALAN EAGLE RED, Garnacha Carinena Syrah, La Bascula (Catalunya) 14% 2012 8.25 45% Garnacha, 20% Carinena, 20% Syrah & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Weighty and complexyet retaining a bright freshness characterized by blackberry and raspberry fruit and spice. The contact with French oak gives this wine a new world feel while remaining firmly and typically Spanish.THE CHARGE RED, Tempranillo Garnacha, La Bascula (Rioja) 14% 2011/13 8.25 75% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha. Aromas of berries and warm spices which leads to a palate with beautifully complex dark and spicy fruit and refreshing acidity, balanced by fine vanilla flavours from oak maturation, as well as hints of coffee. TURRET FIELDS, Monastrell Shiraz, La Bascula (Jumilla) 14.5% 2013 8.4075% Monastrell & 25% Syrah. A characteristically rich and powerful Monastrell-based red. Deeply perfumed with black cherry, damson and blueberry aromas, spice and black pepper. The palate is abundant with ripe juicy fruit, soft approachable tannins, hints of violet and more spice. The finish has an almost chocolate texture and a fresh vibrant character.CUNE TINTO, Crianza (Rioja) 13.5% 2011 8.8080% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha Tinta & Mazuelo from the Rioja Alta region.Bright cherry colour with some violet nuances. In the nose, red berries aromasremain over the oaky and balsamic notes from its ageing in wood. It shows anelegance in the mouth, yet very lively, with some spicy back notes and a very balanced acidity.MARQUES DE BURGOS, Roble, Vendimia Seleccionada, Ribera del Duero 14% 2011 8.90Red intense brilliant colour. Flavours of ripe and wild fruits. Notes of liquorice with reminiscenceof coffee and vanilla. Velvety, fleshy and very persistent. Great value.GRAN SANGRE DE TORO, Reserva, Torres (Penedes) 14% 2010 9.10The best Garnacha, Carinena and Syrah grapes that produce Gran Sangre de Toro are grown in a region famous since the times of the Roman Emperor Augustus.SIGLO RESERVA, Bodegas AGE (Rioja) 13.5% 2009/10 9.10Richly flavoured and complex, aged for two years in both French and American oak barrels.VINA REAL, Cune, Crianza (Rioja) 13.5% 2010 9.2590% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo. Full, morello cherry, ruby red, good intensity. Ripe autumn red and purple fruit, raspberries, damsons and sloes over a fine toasty vanilla complexity. Rich, deep and balanced. Well structured on the palate with plenty of fine, lingering rich fruit and a lively note of tannin. The finish is elegant and long with good balancing acidity.CAMPO VIEJO RESERVA (Rioja) 13.5% 2010 9.48Attractive weight and softness, yet a firm backbone.GRAN CORONAS, Reserva, Torres (Penedes) 14% 2010 10.65This arose from the innovative drive of Miguel A. Torres, who planted the French variety ofCabernet Sauvignon in the Penedes at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s, when normalpractice was to plant local white varieties. Thanks to this, Gran Coronas has become a benchmarkfor Reserva red wines. Full and silky with dense, well-structured tannins.CELESTE, Torres (Ribera del Duero) 14% 2010/11 11.55Intense blackberry colour. Spicy and intense nose, with liquorice and black pepper hints on a base of well ripened fruits. On the palate, very fruity at first with ripened tannins, also persistent and full bodied.CUNE RESERVA (Rioja) 13.5% 2011 12.3585% Tempranillo, with the remainder produced from Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Mazuelo in the Rioja Alta. Intense ruby red, bright and deep in colour. Rich, deep aromasof bramble, red Autumn fruit with a hint of balsamic and warm spices from fine oak. The palate is fine, complex and long, with balanced tannins and an excellent bright finish.
Spain (continued)Red (continued) ABV Vintage Bottle NO STONE UNTURNED, Garnacha Carinena, La Bascula (Catalunya) 14% 2012 12.50The old vine Garnacha fruit provides rich, dark and complex, spicy blackberry characters. A big and serious wine, ripe and juicy enough to be enjoyed now but with enough structure to mature for a further 8-10 years.MARQUES DE BURGOS, Crianza, Vendimia Seleccionada, Ribera del Duero 14% 2010 11.50Owned by Bodegas Lan in Rioja. Predominately Tempranillo. Strong, dark coloured, filled with dark fruit, tobacco and vanilla flavours.CAMPO VIEJO GRAN RESERVA (Rioja) 13.5% 2008 14.38Softly attractive, with a distinctive hint of vanilla oakiness.VINA REAL RESERVA, Cune (Rioja) 13.5% 2007/09 15.35Deep ruby and cherry red, with the slightest hint of a terracotta edge. Good intensity on the nose, with ripe autumn fruits, warm spices and elegant toasty oak. The palate is rich, warmingand velvet, with good acidity and noble tannin. The vanilla from the oak is beautifully marriedwith the raspberry fruit of the Tempranillo producing a fine, rich, complex palate and length of finish. The wine is balanced now, but has potential to improve.PESQUERA TINTO CRIANZA (Ribera del Duero) (Limited availability) 13.5% 2012 16.50From small beginnings in 1972, this magnificent bodega on the edge of the village of Pesqueratoday produces one of Spain's most famous wines, with a truly global following.100% Tempranillo. The result is a rich, deep coloured and full flavoured style.MARQUES DE MURRIETA RESERVA (Rioja) 14% 2009 16.90Established in 1852, Murrieta are one of the oldest and most respected bodegas of Rioja. Their wines are made in a ‘classic’ Rioja style and receive long ageing in barrel before release. This 300-hectare estate now has Cabernet Sauvignon planted for their Dalmau blend which represents Murrieta’s avante-garde expression of Riojan terroir. 84% Tempranillo, 13% Garnachaand 3% Mazuelo. Aged for 22 months in large American oak barrels, and at least 8 months in new wood.IMPERIAL RESERVA, Cune (Rioja) 14% 2009 19.5085% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. Stylish, bright ruby red and very intense in colour. Highly aromatic on the nose with hints of red and black autumn fruit aromas along with sometoasted and spicy notes of sweet Bourbon character. Full and meaty on the palate with greatdepth and a fine, long, velvety and complex finish.VINA REAL GRAN RESERVA, Cune (Rioja) 13.5% 2005 20.35Made with high quality grapes harvested by hand in better plots in Rioja Alavesa. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats. Malolactic Fermentationis done in French and American oak barrels. Once in bottle, the wine starts attaining its typical elegance.Ruby red colour, with shades of cherry and deep intensity. Very elegant with some outstanding hints of spices, cocoa, vanilla and cedar wood, at the centre of which there is a clear aroma of mature fruit. A powerful and structured wine to the palate, with well rounded tannins, a high degree of complexity and a long aftertaste. This wine will still evolve very well in bottle for many years.MAS LA PLANA, Torres (Penedes) 14% 2010 32.10In this small 29-hectare vineyard only the most select Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown. These are used to make strictly limited quantities of Torres’ most prestigious red wine, now known to connoisseurs all over the world. Intense aroma showing all the classic characteristics of the native land of Mas La Plana, together with notes of truffle, toast and wild red berry conserve. Great body and breadth on the palate, with juicy tannins that become balanced and elegant.IMPERIAL GRAN RESERVA, Cune (Rioja) 13% 2008 37.50This wine is produced from grapes harvested in vineyards that are over 20 years’ old in the area around Villalba and Haro in Rioja Alta. They are bush pruned, with low yields, and hand harvested. Only the healthiest and ripest grapes are selected. Deep berry nose, blackberries, and liquorice predominating in the powerful structure. There are fine hints of toasty oak with fine balsamic nuances. On the palate it is full, generous and rich with hints of fine spices. The tannins are mature and the wine has developed an exceptional elegance from its time in barrel. Long finish, beautifully structured and classic Rioja Alta.Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles. Please refer to page 42 for Spanish larger formats.
SOGRAPE was born of the will and courage of a group of friends. In the difficult economic and political environment of 1942, they decided to stake everything on the visionary talents of one man. This man had the vision to create and develop an innovative wine company with a difference, one which
could make and promote Portuguese wines on a global scale. Today, led by the third generation of the founding family, Sogrape Vinhos is ever more closely dedicated to meeting the founding objective: to bring the world quality Portuguese wine brands.
White ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle GRAO VASCO BRANCO, Sogrape (Dao) 13% 2013 5.28TERRA FRANCA BRANCO, Sogrape 12% 2014 5.32SALPICO BRANCO, Sogrape (Alentejano) 13% 2014 5.35OLD VINES IN YOUNG HANDS BRANCO, Adega Vila Real (Douro) 13% 2013 5.55GAZELA, Medium (Vinho Verde) (S) 9% N.V. 6.10QUINTA DE AZEVEDO, Sogrape (Vinho Verde) 10.5% 2014 6.72Single Quinta wine, from aromatic Loureiro grapes. Bone dry, lemony & fragrant with a crisp, refreshing, concentrated flavour and an invigorating spritz. Low alcohol makes it an ideal lunchtime wine.PLANALTO RESERVA BRANCO, Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) 12.5% 2014 7.20Produced from high-altitude Douro white varieties, including Malvasia, Viosinho and Gouveio, this is a clear and brilliant lemon colour with aromatic intensity dominated by citrus and tropical fruits, along with some floral notes (roses). Beautifully balanced, with good body and lively acidity and a fine, elegant, lingering finish.
Rose TERRA FRANCA ROSE, Sogrape 12% 2014 5.32
Red GRAO VASCO TINTO, Sogrape (Dao) 13% 2012/13 5.28VISTA ‘TR’, Tinta Roriz, Caves Alianca (Beiras) 13.5% 2013 5.28TERRA FRANCA TINTO, Sogrape 12.5% 2013 5.32SALPICO TINTO, Sogrape (Alentejano) 13.5% 2012 5.35OLD VINES IN YOUNG HANDS TINTO, Adega Vila Real (Douro) 13.5% 2013 5.55JP VINHOS TINTO DA ANFORA (Alentejano) 14.5% 2013 6.92Produced from a blend of six varietals including Trincadeira, Aragonez & Castelao. Medium bodiedaward winning wine from Bacalhoa. Great fruit flavours with a smoky and slightly oaky finish. Great with food.ESTEVA TINTO, Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) 13% 2014 7.10A ruby-coloured wine with an intense and harmonious bouquet, rich in ripe red berries, floral notesand oaky aromas. A soft attack on the palate reveals a fine structure with well-integrated tannins, red berries and a hint of pepper.DUAS QUINTAS, Ramos Pinto (Douro) 14% 2013 8.82Owned by Champagne Louis Roederer. A blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinto Roriz. Aged in French oak barrels for at least 12 months. Mature aromas of forest fruits, blackberries, cherries, and figs with floral hints. Smooth and fresh on the palate with the length and expressivearomas characteristic of a Douro wine.VINHA GRANDE TINTO, Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) 13.5% 2013 9.55A deep ruby hue. Its bouquet is intense, with a prevalence of violet and lavender floral notes as well as red fruits and warming hints of cedar, a balanced harmony between fruit and oak characters. Its palate is full-bodied, with well-structured tannins. It has a long and elegant finish. Semi Sparkling MATEUS ROSE, Sogrape 11% N.V. 5.72 3.25Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
United States of America
WENTE VINEYARDS, founded more than 125 years ago, is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family.
Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one
of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf!
MARIMAR TORRES has been involved in the wine business all her life. Born in 1945 in Barcelona, Spain, she is fluent in six languages and holds a degree in Business & Economics from the University of Barcelona. Prior to her involvement in the California operation, Marimar travelled extensively
promoting Torres wines, first in Spain as the company's export director and later in North America, when California became her home in 1975. Family pride and integrity have enabled Torres to blend centuries-old traditions with the latest innovations to produce outstanding wines known the
world over. Marimar herself has become a symbol of this heritage.
United States of AmericaWhite ABV Vintage Bottle CHARDONNAY, “Morning Fog”, Wente 13.5% 2010 9.95CHARDONNAY, Riva Ranch Reserve, Wente 13.5% 2013/14 13.20Produced in Arroyo Seco region widely regarded as one of the best places in Californiato grow Chardonnay. This medium bodied Chardonnay has a rich, golden colour and aromasand flavours of honey, cinnamon and light floral notes, balanced by subtle oak, butter and vanilla from barrel ageing. It is well rounded and a long, fruity finish. CHARDONNAY, La Masia, Marimar Torres 14.5% 2010 23.60Complex nose with intense citrus and floral aromas of honeysuckle, with a fine minerality. A note of hazelnut and spice from the elegant oak carries through on the palate. Great balance, with a lingering finish and long ageing potential but delightful to drink right now.
Rose BURLESQUE, White Zinfandel (S) 11.5% N.V. 5.62Luscious strawberry ice cream on the nose supported by a bright, berry fruited palate and an off-dry finish.SUGAR BIRD ROSE (S) 10% N.V. 5.72 Red PETITE SIRAH, McManis Family Vineyards, Lodi 14.5% 2010 8.85ZINFANDEL RED, “Beyer Ranch”, Wente (Livermore Valley) 15% 2009 9.95The estate vineyards are planted on carefully selected sites on the sloping benches that lead to the banks of the Arroyo del Valle and Arroyo Mocho streams. Producing lustrous wines with deep richness.This wine was aged for 13 months in French, American, Eastern European and neutral oak barrels. CABERNET SAUVIGNON, “Southern Hills”, Wente (Livermore Valley) 14.5% 2009/11 9.95The Southern Hills vineyards are located in the most desirable settings with exposures ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon of distinct character, depth and intensity. Aged for 14 months in a combination of American, French, Eastern European, and neutral oak. Flavours of cherry, dark plum and a hint of coffee. Rich, yet approachable tannins provide a long, smooth finish.CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Charles Wetmore Reserve, Wente 13.5% 2011 13.20PINOT NOIR, La Masia, Marimar Torres 14% 2009/10 26.75Fermented in stainless steel and aged in Premium French oak barrels. Classic aromas of raspberry and pomegranate. Silky tannins provide a seamless structure and spicy notes of coriander from the elegant oak.
McGUIGAN becomes synonymous with Australian wine's new wave. Brian McGuigan brings a fresh approach to winemaking and running a winery. First managing a highly successful Hunter Valley Winery and then building his own major wine business with the help of wife Fay and younger brother
Neil. Working his winery's cellar door in the early 70's Brian McGuigan wasn't the usual stand-offish winemaker. Keen to find out what wines and styles his customers enjoyed, Brian quickly becomes a champion of the wine consumer. Later in life, Brian joins father Perc in being named a Hunter Valley
Living Legend. McGuigan is the only winery in the world to have won 'world's best winemaker' three times is a testament to their commitment to quality.
The Tempus Two Story TEMPUS TWO is situated in one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, and one of Australia’s best known wine families. Founder Lisa McGuigan is the
fourth generation of a dynasty of celebrated vintners, the McGuigans. Our iconic cellar door nestled in the foothills of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Ranges, just outside Pokolbin.
Launched in 1998 as Hermitage Road, the street on which the McGuigan family lived, the brand started small, in the corner of the McGuigan winery. The business grew rapidly, which brought the brand into the sights of the French Appellations body which took issue with the use of “Hermitage”, a
protected wine region in the Rhone Valley. And so, Tempus Two, which is Latin for “second time” was born, creating a truly Australian iconic brand.
MAGPIE ESTATE is a joint venture, which began in 1993, between famous Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and English wine merchant Noel Young. Both Rolf and Noel have a passion for Rhone varietals. The fruit comes from 15 long-favoured sites in the premium Northern drawing on Rolf’s deep
understanding of the Barossa.
SOME YOUNG PUNKS epitomise the best of New Australia. The punks consist of Col McBryde (voted Australia's Young Gun Winemaker of the Year), Jen Gardner (self confessed nerdy yeast expert) and thirdly Nic Bourke. Like most of the new breed of interesting, young winemakers in Australia they aren't moved by porty Shiraz and seek instead a sense of place and restraint in the wines, influenced by the best of the Old World and the New. Col
McBryde is as unimpressed by flash-in-the-pan medal-winners that are short on provenance as he is by being hide-bound to the Old World, and carves his own niche. Yet being media savvy and having a sense of humour allows this ironically quietly-spoken but earnest bunch to market themselves outrageously and to bring a fresh approach to labelling. Expect to see increasingly alarming labels sported by increasingly interesting and wholly
unique wines. Grapes are carefully monitored and purchased locally.
ALPHA BOX & DICE is the new range for the eclectic range of wine projects by Justin and Emma Lane. The name came from the saying The whole box and dice" which is an Australianism for "everything or complete". Justin Lane is the winemaker or as he likes to say "wine tragic" and Emma Lane is the business brains behind the operation. Justin and Emma originally hail from the Hunter Valley and have been "living in exile" in Willunga, SA since 1998.
Justin spent his time in the Hunter working in vineyards for McGuigan Brothers as well as weekends at cellar door.
AustraliaWhite ABV Vintage Bottle South Eastern SUMMER LIGHTS, Sauvignon Blanc, McGuigan Wines (S) 5.5% 2013 4.35THE LANDINGS COLOMBARD CHARDONNAY (S) 12.5% 2015 4.80MARKTREE SEMILLON SAUVIGNON CHARDONNAY (S) 13.5% 2012 5.42BLACK LABEL CHARDONNAY, McGuigan Wines (S) 12.5% 2014/15 5.95BLACK LABEL SAUVIGNON BLANC, McGuigan Wines (S) 12% 2014/15 5.95FRESH AS A DAISY SAUVIGNON BLANC, Evans & Tate (S) 13% 2015 6.50Ripe berries with fresh, lifted aromatics picked in the cool of the early morning to ensure the crisp fruit flavours captured in the vineyards make their way into the bottle. The palate displays passionfruit and other tropical fruit flavours and a lively acidity that drives a long refreshing finish.1893 CHARDONNAY, Brand's Laira (S) 13% 2012 7.22Founded in 1893 by English Captain Henry Stentiford and named after his ship. Smooth and rounded fruit driven palate displays peach and nectarine fruit with a fresh finish.EPHEMERA VIOGNIER PINOT GRIS, The Rude Mechanicals (Keith Tulloch) (S)13.5% 2014 7.38An interesting experiment of a wine list within a wine list and not necessarily to be repeated. Three separate winemakers (see red for Priority Red) with a plan to produce something a little fresh.Premium vineyards in New South Wales harvested separately with Viognier fermented cold in stainlesssteel and Pinot Gris produced in the same way but with 20% being transferred to barrique to undergo barrel fermentation. Voluptuous tropical fruit flavours with hints of savoury elegance as the Pinot Gris takes over.TEMPUS TWO SEMILLON SAUVIGNON, McGuigan Wines (S) 11% 2013 7.98From the fourth generation of the McGuigan family. A delicate blend of Hunter Valley Semillon and Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Sweet and zesty, balanced and structured. South, Barossa Valley WISHBONE SEMILLON SAUVIGNON, Magpie Estate (S) 12.5% 2010/11 7.18A joint venture between Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and English wine merchant Noel Young.Unoaked, attractive honeyed nose and fresh citrus fruits. Well balanced and delicious.South, Hunter Valley CHARDONNAY, Keith Tulloch (S) 13% 2012 10.25Award winning wine maker with an obsessive attention to detail. Barrel fermented in French oak and left on the lees for only 3 months so that it remains subdued and subtle, preserving the fruit freshnessand maximizing its potential for cellaring. Fresh Semillon-like zestiness, this is a tight, bright focusedwine. Textured and balanced. Reminiscent of Premier Cru Chablis.South, Clare Valley MONSTERS, MONSTERS ATTACK! RIESLING, Some Young Punks (S) 11% 2012 12.65Some Young Punks epitomise the best of New Australia. A trio of young winemakers including Col McBryde (Young Gun Winemaker of the Year). Riesling from just two blocks in the Clare Valley.Bright golden focus and beautiful structure in the Spatlese style. Delicate floral notes and relatively restrained.South, Adelaide Hills SAUVIGNON BLANC, Nepenthe (S) 12.5% 2014 9.42Produced in Australia's most highly regarded Sauvignon Blanc region due to its ancient soils and cool yet dry growing season. Fresh, grassy herbaceousness with vibrant gooseberry flavours.QUICKIE! SAUVIGNON BLANC, Some Young Punks (S) 13.5% 2014 10.10A new addition from Some Young Punks a delicious and generous, up front Sauvignon. Fruity with more crispness and minerality than can sometimes be lacking in Australian Sauvignons. New South Wales THE WALL CHARDONNAY, Barwang Vineyards (S) 13% 2013 6.18Meaning ‘place of water,' Barwang owes its character to land defined by rich and pristine water sources. An intrinsic care for the land is present through all aspects of winemaking philosophy. Creamy textureand subtle oak give the wine a soft and an enjoyable finish.Please refer to page 42 for Australia sweet wines.
Rose BLACK LABEL ROSE, McGuigan Wines (South Eastern) (S) 11.5% 2014 5.95Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
Australia (continued)Red ABV Vintage Bottle South Eastern SUMMER LIGHTS, Shiraz, McGuigan Wines (S) 5.5% 2013 4.35THE LANDINGS CABERNET SHIRAZ (S) 14% 2013/14 4.80MARKTREE MERLOT CABERNET (S) 14% 2013 5.42BLACK LABEL MERLOT, McGuigan Wines (S) 12.5% 2014 5.95BLACK LABEL SHIRAZ, McGuigan Wines (S) 13.5% 2014 5.95THE BIG SQUEEZE SHIRAZ, Evans & Tate (S) 13% 2014 6.50Ripe and intensely flavoured fruit using American Oak to create a mouth-filling combination of dark cherry and plum with black pepper and spice notes framed by toasty oak.1893 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Brand's Laira (S) 13.5% 2012 7.22Bright vibrant red with purple hues. Fresh fruit aromas of plums and blackcurrant, combinedwith hints of cloves and dried herb. On the finish is shows some chocolate oak complexity.A fleshy fruit driven wine with dominate flavours of black and red currants with dark plums, coupled with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon spice from the oak maturation has giventhis wine a fine soft textured tannins and good length.1893 SHIRAZ, Brand's Laira (S) 13.5% 2012 7.22All the fruit was picked during the early morning to retain colour and flavour retention.Red and dark berry fruit, with hints of black pepper and dried spice mixed in with somesweet vanillin oak for added complexity.TEMPUS TWO CABERNET MERLOT, McGuigan Wines (S) 14% 2010/13 7.88Sourced from the Limestone Coast, aged in French and American barriques for ten months.Rich berry fruit, chocolate, tannin and cigar box characters.PASSION HAS RED LIPS CABERNET SHIRAZ, Some Young Punks (S) 14% 2013 9.9855% Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale) and 45% Shiraz (Clare Valley). Despite being mediasavvy and having a sense of humour allows this ironically quietly spoken but earnest bunch tomarket themselves outrageously and bring a fresh approach to labelling. Generous fruit, exotic bouquetand beautifully lush.
South, Barossa Valley WISHBONE SHIRAZ GRENACHE, Magpie Estate (S) 14% 2012 7.2266% Shiraz, 34% Grenache from 15 favoured sites in the premium Northern drawing of Rolf Binder'sdeep understanding of the Barossa. Black cherry and spice and hints of creamy oak. 'THE BLACK CRAFT' SHIRAZ, Magpie Estate (S) 14% 2014 9.15Classic Barossa Shiraz with intense savoury flavours of thick blackberry compote, black pepperand typical iron-rich beefy flavours. Not a hint of jam here, no sweetness, this is serious shirazfor grown-ups with balanced acidity, fine velvety tannins and tremendous length.KNOCK KNOCK SHIRAZ, Magpie Estate (S) 14% 2012 11.38Sourced from the finest available vineyard sites across the premium Northern Barossa Valley.This very limited release can be enjoyed now or cellar up to 7 years. Dark sumptuous spice, soft berry fruit and a touch of wood on the finish.
TEMPUS TWO PEWTER, Vine Vale Shiraz, McGuigan Wines 14.5% 2008 12.98The Pewter range is a unique and distinctive range of wines. Produced solely from old vines and oak aged.Full bodied with soft tannins, strong red and black berry fruit flavours, pepper and spice.
South, McLaren Vale HOOLEY DOOLEY CABERNET SHIRAZ, Dowie Doole (S) 14% 2011 9.10From 50 hectares of vines spread throughout McLaren Vale. Elegant and refined in style.PRIORITY RED GRENACHE CARIGNAN, The Rude Mechanicals 14% 2012 9.90
(Cascabel Vineyards) (S)An interesting experiment of a wine list within a wine list and not necessarily to be repeated. Three separate winemakers (see whites for Ephemera) with a plan to producesomething a little fresh. Produced from equal parts of Grenache and Carignan by Spanish winemakerSusana Fernandez. Rich, complex dark fruits and spices.PINOT NOIR, Nepenthe (S) 14% 2014 9.42Pinot Noir is known to be a fickle and difficult grape in both growing and winemaking. Howeverthe variety is well suited to the cool slopes of the Adelaide Hills. Supple and approachable in its youth, but with real varietal character and serious structure.
Australia (continued)Red (continued) ABV Vintage Bottle South, Adelaide Hills TAROT, GRENACHE, Alpha Box & Dice (S) 15% 2009 10.60A wine project from Justin and Emma Lane who originally hail from Hunter Valley. Compelling Grenache veiled with black pepper.New South Wales THE WALL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Barwang Vineyards (S) 13% 2013 6.18Barwang is committed to environmentally friendly practices from the vineyard to the bottle. As the winner of the 2008 Harden Murrumburrah Landcare Group Award, the winery was recognised for a significant contribution to land care. Wild berries and plum fruit characters are evident with a hint of liquorice and tomato leaf. Cedar vanillin oak characters add complexity to the nose.THE WALL SHIRAZ, Barwang Vineyards (S) 13.5% 2013 6.18Soft and medium bodied fruit driven wine with cassis, red berry flavours. The wine is wellbalanced with rich oak characters and soft tannins giving the wine a great structure, finish and length. Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
ANTHONY JOSEPH VIDAL, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the area. He established Vidal Estate in 1905 and his spirit of adventure coupled with a lifelong commitment to crafting classic, elegant wines remains an inspiration to this day. He was 22 years old when he arrived in New Zealand from Spain in 1888. His first eleven years were spent in Wanganui, working for his uncle, pioneer winemaker Joseph Soler. He then moved to Hawkes Bay where in 1905 he purchased a small property in Hastings. Once the stables that occupied the
site were converted into a cellar, Anthony set about planting some grapevines. It was from there he became one of New Zealand’s early wine innovators and his success led to expansion with further vineyard plantings in Te Awanga and then Te Mata.
In 1979, New Zealand’s first winery restaurant – Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant - was opened at the original winery site. It was a milestone that has shaped the landscape of the New Zealand’s dining history. For over 30 years Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant has been an icon in Hawkes Bay, a place
fondly thought of and enjoyed by locals and a uniquely Hawkes Bay dining experience for visitors.
RAPAURA SPRINGS family winery shows the journey of the wines that begins far from the vineyards, at a point where the earth claims a share of the Wairau River. After a six-month journey through a rocky aquifer, the water is released to a spring that weaves through the vineyard. This spring,
depicted on their label, provides both the crystal clear, pure, water for their vines and guides the philosophy behind their family winery. Handcrafted superb wines at their state of the art winery, leaving the vineyards to tell their own story, with just a little nudge in the right direction from their experienced viticulture and winemaking teams. The result is a series of exceptional wines with distinct flavours that reflect the iconic regions they
New ZealandWhite ABV Vintage Bottle TARINGI, MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC, Te Whetu Wines (S) 12.5% 2014/15 7.30 Classic gooseberry and grassy nose, ripe, dry and juicy with more gooseberry and tropical fruit on the palate. MOMO MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 13% 2013/14 8.35'Offspring' in Maori, a recent innovation of Seresin Estate. True varietal character.BORTHWICK 'PAPER ROAD' WAIRARAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 13% 2014 8.65Gooseberry, guava and pineapple aromas are supported by intense flavours of tropical fruit. This is a wine with great balance, structure and intensity. VIDAL MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 12.5% 2014 8.75Aromas of passion fruit and citrus lead into a palate showing vibrant, tropical fruit flavours. A distinctive and classical Marlborough style. Food Matches: Fish, Shellfish, Chicken or Salads.
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White (continued) ABV Vintage BottleVIDAL HAWKES CHARDONNAY (S) 13% 2012 8.95Enticing aromas of citrus and stone fruit combine with integrated oak and an underlying nuttiness on the palate. Fruit driven, vibrant and well balanced, this wine is ideal on its own or served with fresh seasonal produce.VIDAL MARLBOROUGH RIESLING (S) 12% 2013 8.95Grown in the Awatere and Waihopai Valleys this dry styled Riesling captures freshness and delicacy with lime, citrus and floral notes. Food Matches: Salads and delicate Asian inspired cuisine.BRANCOTT EAST COAST CHARDONNAY (S) 13% 2013 9.10BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 13% 2015 9.10RAPAURA SPRINGS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 13% 2014 9.62Delicious grapefruit, passion fruit and gooseberry flavours with an attractive herbal note and juicy acidity. Pure and fresh. A multi award winning wine.BORTHWICK WAIRARAPA RIESLING (S) 11.5% 2014 9.90An enticing aroma of blossoms, limes and citrus. Almost dry to taste, with delicate perfume and fresh citrus, marmalade and honey flavours. Drink now or age for 6 years to let the wine showthe developing complexities of a great Riesling.RAPAURA SPRINGS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE (S)13.5% 2013 10.98Nothing but the best parcels of fruit, from premium vineyards across the various sub regions of Marlborough.Clean, fresh citrus and ripe tropical fruit flavours combine with crisp acidity and herbal notes to define a greatMarlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The palate shows pronounced fruit flavours, is beautifully weighted and hasa lovely line of acidity. The expressive flavours are underscored by an attractive flinty, or mineral, aspect to add interest and complexity. All combined, these characters give this wine it’s great appeal.VIDAL RESERVE SERIES MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 13% 2014 12.10Intense passion fruit aromas combine with tropical fruit flavours. Fresh, pure and long on the palate, this wine reflects premium vineyard sites within the Awatere valley.
Red BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR (S) 13% 2013 9.32VIDAL MARLBOROUGH MERLOT CABERNET (S) 13% 2011 9.85Aromas of this classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Francdisplays rich aromas of red fruits and spice. With flavours of plum, blackcurrant and cedar, the smooth finish on the palate is supported by supple, approachable tannins. BRANCOTT EAST COAST CABERNET MERLOT (S) 12.5% 2012 10.70BORTHWICK 'PAPER ROAD' WAIRARAPA PINOT NOIR (S) 14% 2014 11.10Paddy Borthwick is a passionate and skilled winemaker. His wines are crafted to reflect the terrior and characteristics of the region.RAPAURA SPRINGS MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR (S) 13% 2013 11.38Fruit was grown on carefully managed, low cropping, vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. With a little help from Mother Nature the fruit ripened to produce an outstanding example of Marlborough Pinot Noir, packed full of flavours. Succulent dark cherry and raspberry fruit aromas combine with a hint of underlying spicy oak on the nose. The palate consists of finely balanced ripe tannins, oak and sweet berry fruits. Excellent structure, smooth and elegant.VIDAL RESERVE SERIES HAWKES BAY PINOT NOIR (S) 13.5% 2012 12.90Beautifully fragrant red berry and floral aromas combine with flavours of cherry, spice and earthy undertones on a silky, finely textured palate. Enjoyable in its youth and will continue to gain complexity with time. RAPAURA SPRINGS CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR RESERVE (S) 13.5% 2013 15.20Premium Pinot Noir grapes are hand-picked from vineyards in the Bannockburn region of Central Otago. These vineyards are set amongst the rugged and dramatic landscape which borders New Zealand’s awe-inspiring Southern Alps. Lifted aromas of berry and spice combine with a smooth and vibrant palate. A wine full of complex fruit flavours, spicy oak notes and underpinned by a fine tannin structure.Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
MIGUEL TORRES was one of the first foreign investors to buy land in Chile, attracted by the special climatic conditions of this region. In 1979 Torres purchased one hundred hectares of vineyard in Maquehua, San Francisco Norte and Cordillera and a winery located in the Curico Valley. With him,
Miguel Torres brought his family's long tradition wine-making and over one hundred years of company history.
VINA LOS BOLDOS lies in the foothills of the Andes mountains, in Alta Cachapoal region. Los Boldos is known for its high quality Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the clay and stones of the old Cachapoal riverbed. Los Boldos is working to extract the best from each vineyard row and block, and
planting new experimental varieties such as Touriga Nacional and Viognier - promising exciting new developments for the future.
LAPOSTOLLE was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in
winemaking for generations. In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand Marnier a global success. Its objective is
as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroirs of Chile Today, Lapostolle owns 370 hectares in three different vineyards and produce a total of 200.000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, and Syrah.
ChileWhite ABV Vintage Bottle VISTAMAR SAUVIGNON BLANC, Vistamar Wines (S) 13% 2014/15 4.90VISTAMAR CHARDONNAY, Vistamar Wines (S) 13% 2014/15 4.90VISTAMAR MOSCATO, Vistamar Wines (S) 13% 2014 4.90TIERRA ALTA SAUVIGNON BLANC, Tierra Alta Winery (S) 12% 2014/15 4.95LA TENCA SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 13% 2013 5.05MONTEVISTA SAUVIGNON BLANC, Boutinot (S) 13% 2014 5.25MONTEVISTA CHARDONNAY, Boutinot (S) 13% 2014 5.25LOS BOLDOS, MOMENTOS RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC, 13.5% 2014/15 6.35
Chateau Los Boldos Winery (S) LOS BOLDOS, MOMENTOS RESERVA CHARDONNAY, 13.5% 2014 6.35
Chateau Los Boldos Winery (S)Pale gold with green lights and aromas of peach and green apple. On the palate, flavours of apple, acacia with a hint of tropical fruits and New World richness. Well-balanced and full flavoured witha lingering finish.SANTA DIGNA SAUVIGNON BLANC, Miguel Torres (S) 13.5% 2014 7.28The name Santa Digna was given to the crosses marking the district boundaries of a land.A fresh, pale gold colour, with a blend of aromas reminiscent of ripe, tropical fruits, over underlying hintsof apple and fennel. Silky on the palate with a good acid structure and prolonged finish. SAUVIGNON BLANC, Casa Lapostolle 13.5% 2013 8.98CHARDONNAY, Casa Lapostolle 14.5% 2013 8.98Flavours of tropical fruits, well balanced and highly typical of the area.Please refer to page 42 for Chile sweet wines.
Rose VISTAMAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT ROSE, Vistamar Wines (S) 13% 2014/15 4.90MONTEVISTA SAUVIGNON BLANC ROSE, Boutinot (S) 12.5% 2014 5.25SANTA DIGNA CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSE, Miguel Torres (S) 13.5% 2014 7.28A full flavoured wine with a delicate fruity acidity and floral flavours. Pale cherry colour, concentrated aroma with a long smooth aftertaste.
Chile (continued)Red ABV Vintage Bottle VISTAMAR MERLOT, Vistamar Wines (S) 12.5% 2014 4.90VISTAMAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Vistamar Wines (S) 12.5% 2015 4.90TIERRA ALTA MERLOT, Tierra Alta Winery (S) 13% 2014 4.95TIERRA ALTA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Tierra Alta Winery (S) 14% 2013 4.95LA TENCA MERLOT (S) 13% 2012 5.05MONTEVISTA MERLOT, Boutinot (S) 13.5% 2013 5.25MONTEVISTA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Boutinot (S) 13% 2013 5.25LOS BOLDOS, MOMENTOS RESERVA MERLOT, 14% 2014 6.35
Chateau Los Boldos Winery (S)Deep ruby red with red fruits, predominantly raspberries and plums, on the nose. Ripe red fruits on the palate are balanced by soft, round tannins, and the finish is long and smooth. LOS BOLDOS, MOMENTOS RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 14% 2013 6.35
Chateau Los Boldos Winery (S)PINOT NOIR, Sepia, Vistamar Wines 14% 2014 6.6895% Pinot Noir with 5% Cabernet from Casablanca Valley and Maipo Valley. Deep red colour, red fruitAromas and an elegant, voluptuous texture with excellent acidity with hints of toast from the ageing in French oak casks. SANTA DIGNA CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE, Miguel Torres 14% 2013 7.35A clear ruby colour with the spicy, liquorice and blackcurrant aromas characteristic of the grape variety.The wine has a firm backbone with smooth, tightly knit fruit and tannins and long elegant aftertaste. SANTA DIGNA CARMENERE RESERVE, Miguel Torres 14% 2011/12 7.72This is a fairly typical Carmenere from Chile, offering earthy, green and black pepper aromas.Juicy black and red berry fruits that move to a mild bitterness.MERLOT, Casa Lapostolle 13.5% 2013 8.98VISTAMAR GRAN RESERVA, Cabernet Syrah 14% 2011 10.38Please refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
BODEGA EL ESTECO has a long history in producing premium wines and has become leader of the Argentine wine market: the good reputation of its wines is renowned by consumers. With the expertise achieved with over a century's practice and the development of a grape-growing and oenological
philosophy, this winery extended its territory in different areas of the country, selecting the best vineyards of each region to make its wines; Michel Torino, Don David, Cuma, Ciclos & Altimus. This fact, as well as their manufacturing processes - guarded in every detail- and their permanent vocation
to interpret Argentine consumers' trends, has allowed this winery to achieve recognition for its wines, strengthen its privileged position, and have access to premium consumer segments.
TRAPICHE are located in Mendoza, at the foothills of the Andes. Over the last 125 years Trapiche’s reputation has grown because of their pioneering and innovative spirit and their dedication to quality and diversity to produce the highest quality wines. They represent ‘the richness of diversity’ in
Argentina, with over a 1000 ha of their own vineyards and taking advantage of the different soils and climates, Trapiche have specialised in obtaining the best fruit from their “terroir”.
ArgentinaWhite ABV Vintage Bottle ELEMENTOS CHARDONNAY VIOGNIER, Penaflor (S) 12.5% 2014 5.55MISTERIO SAUVIGNON BLANC, Finca Flichman (S) 13% 2014 6.75Fresh and lively on the nose with aromas of white flowers and tropical fruits. Delicate and fruity on the palate with balanced acidity and a long, crisp, citrus finish.SAUVIGNON BLANC, Melodias, Trapiche (S) 13.5% 2012 7.15The Melodias range is produced from a single varietal that is designed to strike the uniquenotes that characterise that grape. Light yellow colour with aromas of citrus and subtle herbal notes.100% Sauvignon Blanc from the higher regions of the Mendoza River giving grapefruit, asparagus and vibrant acidity.
Argentina (continued)White (continued) ABV Vintage Bottle CUMA TORRONTES, Organic, Bodega El Esteco 13.5% 2014 8.85The winery was created in 1892 under the name Michel Torino Bros La Rosa Wineries. In 1994, it was sold to Felix Lavaque, a winemaker who in turn sold it to a Swiss group that gave the company the image it has today: a premium winemaker. A dry, medium body with no tannin and a clean acidity. Mouth watering palate of peach flavours with fresh and floral notes carried through. The finishis bitter lemon pith typical of Torrontes with balanced acidity. CHARDONNAY, Melodias Winemaker's Selection, Trapiche 14% 2011 9.40Top quality Argentinean winery based in Mendoza. As the title suggests the best terroir selected to createa wine that expresses a unique character of the grape. Toasted bread and apple pie aromas, elegant oak and good acidity. Rich and delicious.
Red ELEMENTOS SHIRAZ MALBEC, Penaflor (S) 13.5% 2014 5.55'THE MEATY MALBEC', Beef Steak Club, Mendoza (S) 13.5% 2014 5.75CABALLERO DE LA CEPA SYRAH, Finca Flichman 14% 2012 7.35Single vineyard and matured in American oak barrels for 10 months followed by further ageingin bottle for about 6 months. Late harvested, so the grapes are well-ripened. Very interesting nose, powerful tannins and long spicy finish.MALBEC, Melodias, Trapiche (S) 13% 2015 7.58Argentina's emblematic varietal. Produced in the Mendoza. Lively red colour, plum and cherry aromas. Well rounded and supple.PINOT NOIR, Melodias Winemaker's Selection, Trapiche 14% 2011/13 9.32Despite Mendoza's hot climate this Pinot Noir is delicious. Medium intensity, complexred fruit aromas of cherries with subtle notes of toast, vanilla and butterscotch. Excellent balance.DON DAVID CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Michel Torino 14% 2011/12 10.75DON DAVID MALBEC, Michel Torino 14% 2013 10.75PASSO DOBLE MALBEC CORVINA APPASSIMENTO, Masi 13.5% 2009/13 10.95Vinified using double fermentation, a real curiosity.MALBEC, Estacion 1883, Trapiche 14.5% 2012/13 11.45The Estacion 1883 wines are single varietals that have been sourced from the very best terroirsthat express the character of each grape to combine elegance, concentration and complexity. This wine comes from 25-year-old vineyards at altitudes over 900 metres and is aged for 15 monthsin new French and American oak barrels. Black fruit jam, smoke vanilla and chocolate.CICLOS, Malbec Merlot 14.5% 2011 12.95An equal blend of Malbec & Merlot aged in French & American oak for 12 months. A splendid result.ALTIMUS, Bodega El Esteco 15% 2011 24.90'The highest' in Latin and is a tribute to the Cafayate Valley, one of the highest growing regions for vines,at 1,700 metres. Produced from five grapes; Cabernet, Malbec, Bonarda, Tannat & Syrah. Rich, inky purple colour and full bodied. A wine of finesse.
MEERLUST ESTATE has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.
Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometres south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometres away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely
positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character. In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full,
concentrated varietal flavours. The soils consist of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for producing concentrated, complex wines
BUITENVERWACHTING is a beautiful farm on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg and barely 12km from False Bay, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa.
From 1866, the fortunes of Buitenverwachting were inextricably linked to those of the Louw and Lategan families. One of the most colourful characters was Oom Danie Lategan, whose trademark was the freshly picked camelia he wore on his lapel every day. It was his daughter, Olivia Lategan, who was
to forge the link between the Lategans and the Louws. Born at Buitenverwachting, she returned as mistress of the farm when she married George Louw. Imbued with a sense of history, the Mueller family has retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting. The farm was lovingly restored to its former glory while
extensive planting of the most selected of cultivars was initiated. The result was a maiden grape harvest of 100 tonnes - the first harvest the farm had seen in 30 years. An historic achievement that lived up to its name: Buitenverwachting - "Beyond Expectation".
WATERKLOOF ESTATE wines emphasise restraint, elegance and a strong mineral character due to the vineyards’ exposed position on the upper slopes of the famed Schaapenberg Mountain. High above False Bay the Waterkloof vineyards face directly onto the Atlantic Ocean at the southern limit of the Stellenbosch wine region. This very special site with its strong maritime influence, steep aspect and unique soil profile allows for the production
of truly fine wines. The winemaking and viticultural team led by Nadia Barnard follow natural winemaking methods with minimal intervention, including the use of open-top fermenters, whole bunch pressing, wild yeast fermentation, extended fermentation periods and extra lees contact to
maximise the terroir character.
FALSE BAY VINEYARDS, established by Paul Boutinot, is a company that has grown out of many years of involvement in South Africa, which began at a time when their wines and potential was just being recognised. With knowledge and respect within the South African wine industry, Paul Boutinot has
been able to source top quality grapes for the re-launch of False Bay. First discovered by sailors confusing it for Table Bay to the north, False Bay has long been a haven for those navigating the treacherous Cape of Good Hope. The cool coastal breeze which sweeps off the Indian Ocean temper the
ripening process, extend the growing season and produce expressive wines with more precise varietal characters and purity. These lifted aromas make the wines accessible, perfectly balanced and full flavoured.
KLEINE ZALZE, is situated in the heart of the picturesque Stellenbosch Winelands, bordering the provincial town of Stellenbosch, affectionately known as “Little Europe”, Kleine Zalze provides an escape to a timeless era of Cape Dutch architecture, exquisite wine, fine dining and leisurely days spent with family and friends. The estate offers a variety of attractions, including Kleine Zalze’s award-winning wines, our critically acclaimed gourmet restaurant,
breathtaking hiking and cycling routes, the world-renowned De Zalze golf course and our luxurious four-star Cape Dutch style lodge. The farm was first promulgated in 1685, a time when many of the original wine estates were first laid out.
The farm is known to have produced grapes since at least 1695 when the first record of taxes payable to the Stellenbosch Town Council were made by the then owner of Kleine Zalze, Nicolaas Cleef, a German immigrant. At this time over 700 vines were recorded for tax purposes.
Kobus and Mariette Basson purchased Kleine Zalze in 1996 with Jan Malan, Mariette’s brother. Jan left the business in 2000 and Rolf Schulz, a German National, took up his share of the wine business. Kleine Zalze Lodge and Terroir Restaurant are wholly owned parts of Kleine Zalze.
South AfricaWhite ABV Vintage Bottle CAPE HEIGHTS CHENIN BLANC (S) 13% 2014/15 4.65CAPE HEIGHTS SAUVIGNON BLANC (S) 13% 2015 4.65HOPE BAY, Chenin Blanc (S) 12% 2012 5.18FALSE BAY CHENIN BLANC, False Bay Vineyards (S) 14% 2014/15 5.35The long wild yeast ferment provides bready aromas and additional complexity to the wine. The palate is reminiscent of the nose, with great textural complexity, and more herbal characters.FALSE BAY CHARDONNAY, False Bay Vineyards (S) 13.5% 2014 5.35Classy Chardonnay with flinty minerality and great purity and restraint. A citrus core with ripe apple, pear and delicate tropical notes, produces a wine with great poise. Extended time on the lees adds nutty and toasty notes. Intense yet delicate right through to the finish.FALSE BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC, False Bay Vineyards (S) 12.5% 2015 5.35Sauvignon Blanc wines from the Cape are increasingly being recognised for their great quality and versatility of character. From sites in Pederburg, Durbanville and Paarl. Fresh, crisp aromaticswith green fruit, ripe apple and floral aromas. Bright fruit and mineral characteristics.PEACOCK RIDGE SAUVIGNON BLANC, Waterkloof (S) 14% 2014/15 6.72High above False Bay the Waterkloof vineyards face directly onto the Atlantic Ocean at the southern limit of the Stellenbosch wine region. A crisp, yet elegant wine with green and lemon flavours.BUITEN BLANC, Buitenverwachting 12.5% 2014 7.15Full bodied Sauvignon Blanc based blend (85% Sauvignon, 10% Chenin Blanc & 5% Semillon)offers a variation of fruit characters including gooseberry, green peppers and green melon. Delicious!CLEEFS CLASSIC COLLECTION SAUVIGNON BLANC 13.5% 2014 7.35 Tropical, green fig, melon and asparagus flavours. The wine is full with typical cultivar flavours on the nose and ends with a clean, fresh well structured aftertaste. The well balanced acidity gives this wine a crisp, optimum ripe finish.CLEEFS CLASSIC COLLECTION CHENIN BLANC 13.5% 2014 7.35 Strong lychee, citrusy and guava aromas on the nose with ripe pineapple and peach flavours that follows through on the palate. Complemented by a long, clean, crisp aftertaste. This fresh and fruity style of Chenin Blanc will develop well through bottle ageing.SAUVIGNON BLANC, Buitenverwachting 14% 2015 8.58Pale lemon yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.CIRCUMSTANCE SAUVIGNON BLANC, Waterkloof Estate 13% 2014 8.75This has a big and textured palate with stone fruit and fennel hints. Rich and minerally, showing even a slight rocky quality about it. The Pouilly Fume of Stellenbosch. Stunning!CHARDONNAY, Buitenverwachting 14.5% 2013 10.72Full bodied with typical lemon fruit and classic mineral undertones. CIRCLE OF LIFE WHITE, Waterkloof Estate (S) 14% 2012 11.98A wine that captures the true essence of Waterkloof's viticultural amphitheatre. Tight mineral coreand creamy middle palate allows for great complexity and a persistent finish.VUURBERG WHITE, Western Cape, Vuurberg 14% 2011 13.45A blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Semillon, Roussanne et al. An epic, delightful blend from the ever inventive Donovan Rall. It is positively packed with rich, bright, fresh stonefruit and minerality and keeps on giving with a core of stoney acidity and a relentless finish.WATERKLOOF SAUVIGNON BLANC, Waterkloof Estate 13.5% 2014 16.30The ultimate expression of Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa. Sourced from the unique terroir ofWaterkloof. Steely and mineraly with great purity, restraint and elegance. (Very limited availability)CHARDONNAY, Meerlust Estate 13% 2012 16.42Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family for eight generations, dating back to 1756. 100% barrel fermented in heavy toasted Allier oak, with partial malolactic fermentation in barrique. Aged on its lees inbarrel for 12 months with batonnage throughout. It will age for up to eight years.KLEINE ZALZE FAMILY RESERVE SAUVIGNON BLANC, sur lie 13.5% 2013 17.50From vineyards in Stellenbosch and Durbanville. The grapes were left on the skins and after racking the juice was inoculated with yeast strains and then cold fermented. Slow fermentation is for four weeks and left on the lees. A wine with ripe pea, fig and full floral herbaceous flavours on the nose and intense complex lime, ripe asparagus and peppery notes on the palate. This full bodied, rich style Sauvignon Blanc shows a good balance of the characteristics of the two regions which each contributes to this full flavoured wine.
South Africa (continued)Rose ABV Vintage Bottle CAPE HEIGHTS LIMITED RELEASE ROSE (S) 14% 2014 4.65HOPE BAY, Pinotage Rose (S) 12.5% 2011 5.18FALSE BAY ROSE, False Bay Vineyards (S) 12% 2014 5.35Produced from Old Bush Vine Cinsault leading to fruity rose with a spicy finish.Summer fruits flavours and a lovely clean, dry finish.CLEEFS CLASSIC COLLECTION ROSE 13% 2014 7.35 Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage blends from the Coastal Region. This dry Roseshows a pale salmon hued colour. Soft tannins were extracted due to a low amount of grape tannin in the skins. The cherry and crisp dry fruit, followed by a creamy palate ends as a clean, light and easy drinking wine.CIRCUMSTANCE CAPE CORAL MOURVEDRE ROSE, Waterkloof Estate 12.5% 2015 8.75Beautifully dry, with clean minerality and an herbal character Elegant fresh fruit flavours with a hint of creamy dried apricot and fig, give way to a delicate, stony minerality. Plush, pale and crisp Rose.
Red CAPE HEIGHTS MERLOT (S) 14.5% 2014/15 4.65CAPE HEIGHTS CABENET SAUVIGNON (S) 14.5% 2012 4.65CAPE HEIGHTS SHIRAZ (S) 14.5% 2015 4.65CAPE HEIGHTS LIMITED RELEASE PINOTAGE (S) 14% 2014 4.65HOPE BAY, Shiraz (S) 13% 2012 5.18FALSE BAY PINOTAGE, False Bay Vineyards (S) 13% 2014 5.35FALSE BAY SHIRAZ, False Bay Vineyards (S) 13.5% 2013 5.35Dark garnet with a violet rim. Toasted oak with lifted berry fruit. Full yet elegant with bramble fruit aromas, cassis and black cherry flavours on the palate and a touch of white pepper spice structure provided by fine tannins with a long rich, ripe finish.PEACOCK RIDGE MERLOT, Waterkloof (S) 14.5% 2013/14 6.72Deep, dense and youthful colour with aromas of cassis, cedar wood, smoke and herbal notes.On the palate this has upfront dark black fruit, a touch mocha, liquorice and tar, balanced by fineyet seductive tannins. Weight, concentration and a long complex finish.PEACOCK RIDGE SYRAH, Waterkloof (S) 14.5% 2012 6.72Wines from the Waterkloof Estate emphasise restraint, elegance and a strong mineral characterdue to the vineyards’ exposed position on the upper slopes of the farmed Schaapenberg mountain.Bright red and sour cherries, blueberries, plums as well as earthy dusty notes and sweet spice on the nose. The palate has lots of creamy fruit, yet feels lightweight, with firm food tannins and a lovely finish. CLEEFS CLASSIC COLLECTION PINOTAGE 14% 2013 7.35 A deep red colour with intense mulberry and black plum fruit flavours. Maturation in the Frenchoak barrels added a soft complexity with well integrated firm tannins. A subtle and stylish wine with a hint of spiciness which originated from the cool climate grapes.CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT, Buitenverwachting 14.5% 2012 8.1075% Cabernet Sauvignon & 25% Merlot. Bright, stylish aromas of cassis, plums and pencil leadgive way to a complex, structured palate. CLEEFS RESERVE COLLECTION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 14% 2012 9.32 Nicholas Cleef acquired Kleine Zalze in 1695, his belief that Stellenbosch had the potential to produce world class wines led to him developing Kleine Zalze into a wine estate. The Cleef’srange of wine was developed as a tribute to his vision and belief which has led to Kleine Zalze being a successful quality producer since his days of inception. Rich dark berry, plum and spicy aromas with well integrated French oak tannin.'ESTATE RED', Meerlust Estate 13.5% 2012 9.90Until recently, Meerlust Red was only made in years when the vintage had not produced grapesof sufficient quality for Rubicon. The 2003 vintage changed all that. An enormous crop of exceptionallyhigh quality after the previous ‘declassified‘ year, meant there was an appetite for Meerlust redand the grapes available to make it. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot. Intense, dark purple colour with violet rim. Powerful nose of cassis, plum, exotic spiceand hints of floral aromas. Medium bodied, soft and silky.CIRCLE OF LIFE RED, Waterkloof Estate (S) 14.5% 2010 11.98A classically styled wine with notes of cassis and cedar. The seamless, elegant palate is encased byfine tannins. It is a wine that will increase in complexity with age.
South Africa (continued)Red (continued) ABV Vintage Bottle CIRCUMSTANCE SYRAH, Waterkloof Estate 14% 2010 15.90A stunning Rhone style wine with hints of black pepper and other spice on the nose, complemented by scents of flowers and plums and Fynbos, the South African equivalent of Garrigues. The palate is dry, with plum and sour cherry. Elegant with great length, a true vin de garde.MERLOT, Meerlust Estate 13.5% 2012/13 16.40Selected from 26-year-old, estate grown Merlot plantings situated on clay rich soils. Grapes are hand-picked and selected before crushing. 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc with maturation in 60% new Nevers French oak, 40% second fill Nevers for 16 months before bottling. Deep, youthful colour with a ruby rim. Juicy plum nose lifted spiciness and hints of dark chocolate. Silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality.PINOT NOIR, Meerlust Estate 13.5% 2012 17.50 100% Pinot Noir, selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir with an average age of 15 years. Handpickedgrapes and selected in the coolness of morning before partial crushing. Intense yet translucent ruby-purple in colour. The nose has lifted scents of summer fruit, red cherry and strawberry.The palate is medium bodied with pure Pinot Noir fruit flavours of plum and red cherry supportedby an ultra-fine, densely textured tannin structure which adds to the volume and vivacity of the wine.CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Meerlust Estate 14.5% 2011 17.50 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 18 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. Intense, vivid purple colour. intense cassis, plum and classic cedar wood cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. Full bodied and impressively structured. Intense blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity. The palate is rich and dense with a wonderful lacy tannic structure.RUBICON, Meerlust Estate 14.5% 2009/10 20.50Rubicon was the first Bordeaux blend produced in South Africa, and has rightly maintained its iconic statussince then. A blend of 74% Cabernet, 8% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc, each varietal is fermentedseparately in steel tanks and blended after malolactic fermentation. One blended, the wine is matured in Nevers oak barriques for 24 months, then aged for a further two years after bottling before release. If kept in the correct cellar conditions this wine can age for up to 25 years.KLEINE ZALZE FAMILY RESERVE PINOTAGE 15% 2009 26.90The grapes were harvested from two areas in the Stellenbosch and Durbanville regions from bushvine and trellised grapes. On the nose this wine shows a deep red colour with intense plum, mulberryand spicy wild fruit aromas. The wine was matured in seasoned French oak barrels which added a soft complexity. The finish offers fine fruit tannins and a smooth, spicy texture.KLEINE ZALZE FAMILY RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 15% 2008 26.90Kleine Zalze wines are marked by a classical structure and complexity matched by a vibrant flavour intensity. Discernibly South African in style, they are refreshing, beautifully balanced and well suited to food. On the nose, this wine shows well integrated sweet-fruited cherry fruit with blackberryflavours following through to the palate with great length. An alluring combination of blackberries and cedar wood flavours deliver a lingering aftertaste.Please refer to page 42 for South Africa larger formatsPlease refer to page 43 for quarter bottles.
White SULA SAUVIGNON BLANC, Nashik (S) 13.5% 2014/15 7.72Situated in Nashik, India's largest grape growing region. Set up in 1997 by Rajeev Samant & Kerry Damsky. Aromas of cut grass, green peppers and spice. Gooseberry on the palate. Dry and crisp with a moderately long finish.
Red SULA SHIRAZ, Nashik (S) 13.5% 2014 7.72Nashik is located approximately 2,000 feet above sea level, to the north of Mumbai, in the Western Ghats mountains.Similar in climate to the Loire and South Africa. Deep purple colour, spices and smokiness on the nose followedby blackberries and black pepper on the palate. Hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and jammy fruit characters. Medium bodied with round tannins.
DOMAINE PINNACLE, Ice Cider 12% N.V. 22.50 (37.5cl)Opulent, intense and complexly flavoured; evocative of fine ice wines or Sauternes.Its sweetness is exquisitely balanced by acidity that keeps it from being cloying and makes for a clean finish.
Magnums & larger formatsLOIRE ABV Vintage Magnum SANCERRE, Comte Lafond 12.5% 2014 35.45 MagnumPOUILLY FUME DE CHATEAU DU NOZET, Ladoucette 12.5% 2014 37.95 Magnum BORDEAUX CLARET HENRI DUBOSCQ, Bordeaux Rouge 13% 2009 12.20 MagnumCHATEAU LA CHICANE, Haut Medoc 14% 2010 15.75 MagnumCHATEAU LAYAUGA DUBOSCQ, Medoc 13% 2012 21.50 Magnum'CUVEE RENAISSANCE', CHATEAU LAYAUGA DUBOSCQ, Medoc 13.5% 2009 28.50 MagnumCHATEAU TOUR DE MARBUZET, Cru Bourgeois, St Estephe 13.5% 2012 31.00 Magnum
13.5% 2012 82.80 Dble Magnum13.5% 2012 130.50 5 Litre13.5% 2012 159.50 Imperial
MARGAUX, “La Berlande”, Henri Duboscq 13% 2010/11 33.50 MagnumCHATEAU HAUT BEAUSEJOUR, Cru Bourgeois, St Estephe 14% 2010 39.90 Magnum
14% 2009 35.40 MagnumCHATEAU DE PEZ, Cru Bourgeois, St Estephe 14% 2010 65.50 Magnum
14% 2010 145.50 Dble Magnum14% 2009 275.00 Imperial14% 2009 62.25 Magnum14% 2007 225.00 Imperial14% 2006 225.00 Imperial
CHATEAU HAUT MARBUZET, Cru Bourgeois, St Estephe 13.5% 2010 175.00 Dble Magnum13.5% 2010 75.00 Magnum13.5% 2009 72.50 Magnum
CHATEAU PIBRAN, Pauillac 13.5% 2012 51.50 MagnumECHO DE LYNCH BAGES, Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac 13% 2009 76.00 Magnum
SIRENE DE GISCOURS, Margaux 13% 2003 67.90 Magnum
CHATEAU PETIT VILLAGES, Pomerol 14% 2010 155.00 Magnum
BURGUNDY CHABLIS, Grand Regnard 12% 2011/12 43.25 MagnumFLEURIE, “Le Mont”, Domaine Thevenet 13% 2003/04 21.50 Magnum
RHONECOTES DU RHONE VILLAGES, “Chateau de la Gardine”, G. Brunel & Fils 14.5% 2010 61.50 Dble Magnum
14.5% 2011 24.50 MagnumCHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, “Clos du Mont Olivet”, Domaine Sabon 15% 2010 40.50 Magnum
15% 2009 38.50 Magnum14.5% 2006 35.98 Magnum
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, 'Cuvee Tradition', “Chateau de la Gardine” 14.5% 2012 107.50 Dble MagnumG. Brunel & Fils 14.5% 2009/11 46.90 Magnum
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, “La Crau” 14.5% 2013 71.50 Magnum14.5% 2012 73.50 Magnum
SOUTHERN FRANCERIMAURESQ CRU CLASSE, Cotes de Provence Rose 13% 2013/14 22.50 Magnum ITALY CAMPOFIORIN, Vino Tipico Veronese, Az. Agr. Masi (Veneto) 13% 2008 26.25 MagnumSASSICAIA, Tenuta San Guido (Toscana) 13.5% 2011 255.50 Magnum
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SPAIN CUNE TINTO (Rioja) 13.5% 2006 17.50 MagnumCUNE RESERVA (Rioja) 13.5% 2006 24.90 MagnumMARQUES DE MURRIETA RESERVA (Rioja) 14% 2008 33.95 MagnumIMPERIAL RESERVA (Rioja) 13.5% 2008 43.50 MagnumPESQUERA TINTO CRIANZA (Ribero del Duero) 13.5% 2008 39.50 MagnumIMPERIAL GRAN RESERVA (Rioja) 13.5% 2005/07 85.00 Magnum SOUTH AFRICA MEERLUST RUBICON (Very limited availability) 14.5% 2010 43.25 Magnum
Sweet WinesBORDEAUX ABV Vintage Bottle ½ Bottle CHATEAU LES ROSIERS, Monbazillac 13.5% 2013 9.80CHATEAU CHANTE L’OISEAU, Sauternes 13.5% 2011 12.75 6.90Small family property producing a traditional Sauternes. This wine is vinified in steel vats and then spends a short amount of time ageing in oak barrels. The result is a classic style of Sauternes, yet often lighter easily accessible with great acidity giving a fresh aftertaste. (Will change to Clos Le Comte, Sauternes)CASTELNAU DE SUDUIRAUT, Sauternes 14% 2008/09 18.75 10.65CHATEAU ROMER DU HAYOT, 2e Cru Classe, Sauternes 13.5% 2008 24.50A classic blend of mainly Semillon, supplemented with Sauvignon and Muscadelle, ensures this Classified Growth’s ability to produce consistently fine, richly sweet wine. RHONE MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE, “Domaine de Coyeux”, Yves Nativelle 15% 2007 11.55 6.20One of the largest, and best known domaines of the Rhone, and the dominant producer of this sweet luscious local speciality.
SPAIN CASTA DIVA MOSCATEL, La Bascula (Alicante) 13.5% 2012 16.50 (50cl)The nose is aromatic and floral with notes of raisins, which follow through to the palate. A complex, full and deep-flavoured wine characterised by orange peel, nectarine, honey, spices, and great length. A fantastic dessert wine. AUSTRALIA TEMPUS TWO, BOTRYTIS SEMILLON 10.5% 2008 13.35 (25cl)Produced in the Riverina region in New South Wales. Rich aromas of dried apricot, zestycitrus fruit marmalade and hints of honey. Rich and opulent.
CHILE VISTAMAR LATE HARVEST MOSCATEL 12% 2014 5.25
Inexpensive wines and larger sizesItalian White ABV 2 Litre Magnum Bottle GABBIA D’ORO ‘PORTOBELLO’ BIANCO, Dry White 11.5% 4.10SOAVE, Gabbia d’Oro 11.5% 8.40 4.35CHARDONNAY DELLE VENEZIE, Casteltorre 11.5% 4.50PORTOBELLO, Dry 10.5% 9.48Italian Red GABBIA D’ORO ‘PORTOBELLO’ ROSSO, Soft Red 11.5% 4.10MERLOT DELLE VENEZIE, Casteltorre 11% 4.20MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, Boccantino 12.5% 4.50PORTOBELLO 10.5% 9.48German White HOCK, Deutscher Tafelwein, Schmitt Sohne 9% 7.90 3.98LIEBFRAUMILCH, Schmitt Sohne 9% 8.35 4.25NIERSTEINER GUTES DOMTAL, Schmitt Sohne 9.5% 8.50 4.30
Non-Alcoholic Wine ABV Bottle
EISBERG, Germanic Style 0.1% 4.25NATUREO WHITE, Torres 0.5% 6.45NATUERO RED, Torres 0.5% 6.45
Quarter bottles – glass 18.75clSparkling JP CHENET, Blanc de Blancs, Brut (France) 11% 1.98 (20cl) JP CHENET, Rose, Brut (France) 11% 1.98 (20cl) MARQUIS DE LA TOUR, Vin Mousseux (France) 11% 2.55PROSECCO, “Lunetta”, Cavit (Italy) 11% 2.30 (20cl)LUNETTA ROSE, Cavit (Italy) 11.5% 2.30 (20cl)PROSECCO, Il Caggio (Italy) 11% 2.48 (20cl)TEMPUS TWO BLANC DE BLANC, Brut, McGuigan Wines (Australia) 13% 3.40 (20cl)
White LIEBFRAUMILCH, Schmitt Sohne (Germany) 8.5% 1.95PINOT GRIGIO, “Ancora”, Pavia (Italy) 12% 1.60MARKTREE SEMILLON SAUVIGNON CHARDONNAY (Australia) 13% 1.75VISTAMAR SAUVIGNON BLANC (Chile) 13% 1.50MCGUIGAN BLACK LABEL SAUVIGNON (Australia) 12% 1.40MCGUIGAN BLACK LABEL CHARDONNAY (Australia) 12.5% 1.40PAULITA SAUVIGNON BLANC (Chile) 11.5% 1.72BRANCOTT SAUVIGNON BLANC (New Zealand) 13% 1.75HOPE BAY CHENIN BLANC (South Africa) 12% 1.58
Rose PINOT GRIGIO ROSE, “Ancora”, Pavia (Italy) 11.5% 1.60MATEUS ROSE, Sogrape (Portugal) 11% 1.75VISTAMAR ROSE (Chile) 13% 1.50MCGUIGAN BLACK LABEL ROSE (Australia) 11.5% 1.40HOPE BAY PINOTAGE BLUSH (South Africa) 12.5% 1.58
Red MARKTREE MERLOT CABERNET SHIRAZ (Australia) 14% 1.75VISTAMAR MERLOT (Chile) 13% 1.50PAULITA CABERNET MERLOT (Chile) 13% 1.72CAMPO VIEJO, Tempranillo (Spain) 13.5% 1.75MCGUIGAN BLACK LABEL RED BLEND (Australia) 13% 1.40MCGUIGAN BLACK LABEL SHIRAZ (Australia) 13.5% 1.40HOPE BAY SHIRAZ (South Africa) 13% 1.58