Our Wine List
Our Wine List is selected to compliment our dinner and lunch menus and is balanced between New and Old Worlds. It is regularly revised by our Restaurant manager, Mark Pielesz in liaison with carefully chosen suppliers and is arranged in the following sections. (Click on any of the countries or wine types to go to the relevant section.)
Food & Wine Matching
While food and wine matching is not an exact science, we have, wherever possible, indicated appropriate recommendations throughout our list.
- Corney and Barrow of London - Perrier Jouët Champagnes, fine wines and exclusive bins;
- Bibendum - various exclusive wines;
- Palmers of Bridport - fine wines, port and local real ale;
- Chris Piper Wines of Ottery St Mary - select individual wines;
- Yapp Brothers of Mere, Wiltshire - exclusive French wine;
- Majestic of Taunton supply various bins.
Our Current Wine List is as follows
(Wines marked (G) are also available by the glass)
White Wines - France
- 3. Picpoul de Pinet, Saint-Peyre 2008
Known as lip stinger in Languédoc due to its natural acidity. Aromatic, dry, crisp & fragrant, with a distinctive nutty nuance. Perfect with fish, poultry or as an apéritif..
- 4. Sancerre, Domaine du Nozay 2008
From the biodynamic vineyard of Phillipe de Benoist. His vines produce elegant wines with an enticing nose of green apples, lime and fresh sage. The palate is well balanced with refreshing acidity & a long finish to match fresh shellfish & cooked cheeses..
- 5. Chablis 1er Cru Vallions, Vincent Dampt 2008
From 60-year-old vines, situated in the heart of the terroir. Fresh, cool and pure with a nose that displays floral, spice and earthy elements. On the palate, mineral-suffused, energetic flavours that possess fine balance and excellent length. Try with a whole plaice..
- 6. Pouilly-Fumé, Dominique Guyot 2008
Hand harvested grapes from the prestigious Les Loges vineyards. Bright gooseberry aromas and rich rounded palate. Bracing citrus flavours with a long elegant finish. Try with a warm goats' cheese starter or white fish..
- 7. Montagny, 1er Cru Bonneveaux, 2007
Oliver Leflaive's fine premier cru Montagny shows greenish tints with aromas of ripe greengage and yellow plum on the nose. The palate reflects the buttery, lemony harmony found in Meursault with layered texture to the fruit with zippy limey acidity. Great with oily and white fish..
- 8. Viognier Beauvignac
Complex aromas of honeysuckle, accacia and apricots precede an elegant palate of soft white peaches and tropical fruits followed by a long dry finish. Great value, drinking pleasure with spicy dishes or as an interersting aperitif..
- 9. Gewurtztraminer, Henry Fuchs 2009
Very aromatic with exotic fruits and a touch of honey on the palate. A good mouth filler with fine acidity on lingering finish. A delicious, upfront, fresh wine, great with smoked meats, blue cheeses or as an interesting aperitif..
- 100. Vouvray, Les Giradieres 2000
100% Chenin aromatic nose of freshly cut peaches, marzipan and a touch of quince! Balanced and elegant palate with some complexity. Opens up well on the palate to reveal an interesting off dry finish. Lovely with lightly spiced dishes..
- 101. Muscadet Sur Lie, Jean-Francois Guilbaud 2009 (G)
This wine will restore your faith in Muscadet! From sustainable viticulture between Sevre and Maine. Zingy and refreshing with citrus, jasmine and pineapple on the nose. Hints of pepper on the palate with a refreshing spritz. It's jut made to accompany seafood, especially mussels..
White Wines - Italy
- 10. Mannara Pinot Grigio 2010
The joy with this wine is that non Pinot lovers will adore it! Aromatic, fresh & crisp with hints of grapefruit and lemon zest. Perfect accompaniment to our Mullet starter or whole fish of the day .
- 11. Bacchus Fumé 2010
Furleigh Estate, Netherbury, Dorset
One of the finest English wines I have ever tasted, and made within 3 miles of the hotel, this award winner is crisp and fresh with aromas of elderflower, vanilla and fresh nettles! Refreshing citrus notes with an exceptional long clean finish, try with Dorset snails or Lyme Bay whole Plaice.
White Wines - Spain
- 12. Martinez Lacuesta Rioja 2010
This award winning white Rioja is aromatic and perfumed with fresh green fruits, clean and precise, with well balanced freshness that marks it above the average young white Rioja. Perfect summer drinking with a whole Lyme Bay plaice.
- 13. Poema Verdejo 2010
A fascinating grape variety from Rueda, fruity and refreshing yet still nice and dry. Lovely gold colour in the glass with notes of fennel, green apple, cut hay and peach. This wine also has depth and richness to match with our vegetarian platter or salad based dishes..
White Wines - Australia/Tasmania
- 14. Pyramid Hill, Semillon 2010
Made in tiny quantities from a family run, boutique vineyard. This 100% Semillion wine is bright lemon grass in colour and the nose shows fresh limey fruit with creamy baked apples and light spices. Grapefruit and rich citrus flavours on the palate with a lingering finish. A fine match with Caesar salad or organic duck.
White Wines - New Zealand
- 17. Ana Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Marlborough, New Zealand
Low yield & superior vine care produce this exceptionally elegant Sauvignon. Fresh gooseberry cut grass and lime on the nose with a rich lingering finish. Exclusive to our suppliers, try with fresh fish and chips of any description!.
White Wines - South Africa
- 18. Kings River, Viognier 2009
Robertson Estate, South Africa
This is a very fashionable grape at the moment, full of peaches, apricots & light citrus aromas. Full in the mouth, creamy & smooth with a mouth watering acidity. Perfect with spicy dishes..
- 19. Saam Mountain Chenin Blanc 2008 (G)
Paarl, South Africa
A great entry level Chenin Blanc that is everything you would expect it to be. Full of tropical notes with peach, guava and a hint of vanilla. A surprisingly full structured wine with an intense mouth filling palate with a long rich finish. Try with goats cheese or pasta dishes..
White Wines - Chile
- 20. Panul Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (G)
Lontué Valley, Chile
Youthful, lively and fresh, this Sauvignon Blanc has white floral notes, followed by a zesty, tropical, citrus palate. A great match with the free range chicken..
White Wines - Argentina
- 21. Chardonnay Reserva 'Calafate' 2007 (G)
A deliciously full Chardonnay, grown at high altitude, in cool climate vineyards. It offers a refreshing acidity to balance the vanilla richness; aromas of tropical fruits and peach make it a well rounded wine with a long lingering finish. A fine match with chowder..
White Wines - Germany
- 22. Prince von Hessen Riesling 2007
One of the Daily Telegraph's top 50 summer wines. Every drop of this Riesling explodes with citrus flavours and mineral verve. Luscious mouthfuls of lemon with freshly cut apples and quince. Fruity, but not sweet, a great refreshing alfresco apéritif..
White Wines - U.S.A.
- 23. Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Napa Valley, U.S.A
Fresh, rich and vivacious with pink grapefruit, lime and melon aromas. On the palate it has mouthfuls of kiwi, citrus and green apples. It's flinty and fresh and makes a mouth watering apéritif or a fine accompaniment to a wide range of seafood, poultry and salad dishes..
Fine Wines - White
- 24. Meursault, Clos du Cromin, Oliver Leflaive 2007
Purity and pleasure! A bright, pale, gold Meursault burgundy. A delightfully dry nutty flavour loaded with butterscotch and elegant fruit, and toasted brioche on the nose. Beautifully balanced with great freshness, acidity and mellow oak. Will complement locally caught fish beautifully..
- 25. Chassagne Montrachet, Domaine Bachelet-Ramonet 2003
Award winning white burgundy from a top quality estate. Elegant, yet full bodied with citrus and honeyed aromas, complemented by a touch of pain grille on the nose underpinned by a fresh acidity. A classic match to fresh quality white fish..
- 26. Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, Louis Moreau 2005
Grand Cru Les Clos is one of the most senior estates in Chablis. Grapes are harvested by hand on the family estate. This is unquestionably the best vintage to buy aged for a short spell in French oak, it shows great minerality and wonderful intense flavours. Perfect with our quality locally caught fish..
- 27. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Marlborough, New Zealand
Probably the most famous wine from New Zealand. The green pepper aromas and zesty lime freshness make a great match to light vegetable and creamy pasta dishes..
- 28. Meursault Trébuchet 1997 MAGNUM
Burgundy growers fared well in 1997 with reduced yields producing incredibly smooth yet rich wines. Tradition nutty nuance with elegant subtle fruit flavours. A well priced magnum to match any whole fish..
"I can certainly see you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn't know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret." Basil Fawlty
Red Wines - France
- 29. Fleurie Clos de la Chapelle des Bois 2008
The epitome of a Beaujolais Cru from one of the best sites. Fruity, scented with an attractive silky texture and a gorgeous spicy finish. Will go well with organic free range chicken or pork medallions..
- 30. Marsannay 2006
A classic Burgundy which is full of violets and rich summer berries. This quiet understated red is definitely one to shout about alongside our free range chicken or Jurassic veal chop..
- 31. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Pére Caboche 2007
50 year old vines produce a charming, seductive wine full of fig, blackcurrant & sweet cherry jam. Soft, silky and best drunk young. A versatile match with stews, game and all cheeses..
- 32. Côtes du Rhône, Gonnet 2007 (G)
A deliciously succulent Rhône with rich silky tannins & brimming with pepper & blackcurrants. Earthy & fresh herb flavours with an excellent balance of ripe fruits & acidity. Punches well above its weight, a great all-rounder for red-meat dishes..
- 33. Vidal- Fleury Ventoux 2007
Northern Rhône, France
Vidal-Fleury has the oldest winery in the Rhône. 2007 was a super vintage which bursts with concentrated red fruits with a surprising length of depth. The palate is fresh and structured with a peppery kick. Medium bodied to match a good rib-eye steak..
- 34. Baron de Luze, 2007
Claret for under £20! Soft and smooth showing a little subtle oak spice with good depth of colour and subtle black fruit flavours. Pure, simple Bordeaux. A fine wine drinking well now local cheese board..
- 35. Pic St Loup, L'Arbouse 2007
This wine showed tremendously at a recent tasting with Yapp Bros. It's a rich compelling wine with vivid garrigue fruit aromas. 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah works wonders, it has a traditional earthy palate with fine tannins to match red meats and cheeses..
- 36. Gigondas, Pascal Frères 1999
Conditions in the Rhone couldn't have been better in 1999, traditional cigar box and spice aromas with a palate of warm Autumnal fruits. Elegant tannins with a soft rounded finish. Perfect with meat casseroles or local cheeses..
- 37. Chateau La Croix Canon Fronsac 2000
Expressive nose, with Christmas cake and ripe plum, a little sooty, with some toasty oak. Full, balanced, textured with dark winter fruits. Showing good structure, with some great ripe tannins in the background. A strong vintage in Bordeaux, and an obvious match to dark game meats or a local fillet steak..
- 38. Chateau La Grave à Pomerol, Trigant de Boisset
A proud vintage of Bordelais, with elegance, delicacy and charm which marries particularly well with fine food. Aromas of sweet cherries, balsam wood, and herbs, a lovely texture, medium body, and a superficial, but charming, sensual personality..
Red Wines - Australia
- 39. Durif, Limited Release 2005
An innovative varietal for Brown Bros developed in France in the 19th Century. Blended Syrah & Peloursin grapes create a deeply coloured wine with aromas of violets, ripe berries, spices and light oak. This ripe & rounded wine stands alone with a hearty steak..
- 40. Shiraz Heywood Estate 2008 (G)
South Eastern Australia
This deep ruby purple Shiraz has a blackberry and cherry nose followed by cracked pepper and spice. The full bodied palate is rich and generous with fine soft tannins. Drinkable pleasure with black pudding and spicy dishes..
- 41. Gatekeeper Shiraz 2005
McLaren Vale, Australia
Picked at night & matured in American hogsheads, exhibits dark ruby with a sweet, forest floor, meaty nose! Bursting with black fruits, liquorice & black pepper it has an attractive texture with no hard edges & a rewarding finish. Match with grilled meats..
Red Wines - Italy
- 42. Barbera d'Alba Sucule 2006
Villa Lanata, Piedmont, Italy
This wine is handpicked and aged in traditional oak; it has a deep fragrance of violets, strawberries and cherries. Moderately spicy with acidity typical of the Barbera grape, it is a good match for game meats..
- 43. Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2005
Ripasso La Casetta di Ettore Righetti, Italy
An elegant, full bodied wine, hints of cherries & spices on the palate, nutty scent with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste, its complexity merits higher prices. Great with pasta dishes..
- 44. Amarone Della Valpolicella 2005
Pasqua, Verona, Italy
From some of the oldest & most prestigious vines in the region & aged in oak for 2 years. This Amarone is elegant & powerful with a distinct spicy perfume & memorable flavour. Warm & fresh with austerity & a richness to match red meat & strong cheeses..
- 45. Terre di Federico II, Shiraz (G)
Full of blackberry, raspberry and violet aromas and a palate laden with juicy black fruit, soft ripe tannins and a twist of black pepper on the finish. A great value wine will red meats & pasta..
Red Wines - Chile
- 46. Panul Merlot 2009 (G)
Lontuè Valley, Chile
On the nose rich blasts of plums and black fruit, lifted by traces of chocolate and beeswax. The palate is silky and ripe with concentrated berried fruit. Try with chicken dishes or grilled meats..
- 47. Viña Mar Reserva, Pinot Noir 2008
Casablanca Valley, Chile
A wonderful mass of spicy red cherry & smokey strawberry fruit with a fine tannin structure. The palate is luxurious and lingering with a velvety satisfying finish. A Pinot Noir this good outside of Burgundy is a rare treat. Great with spicy chicken dishes..
Red Wines - New Zealand
- 48. Eradus, Pinot Noir 2008
Marlborough, New Zealand
Hand picked grapes from the stony terraces of the Awatere Valley. Supple, generous and sweet, with harmonious ripe acidity framing the black cherry and chocolate flavours. Finishes with firm, chewy tannins that avoid dryness, a truly satisfying wine..
Red Wines - Spain
- 49. Solar de Samaniego Rioja Crianza 2005
Rioja from a respected producer. Mainly Tempranillo with a dash of Graciano. Garnet in colour & presents a delightful blend of autumn fruits. Delicious vanilla, smoky tones backed up by juicy strawberry flavours a great match for light game & local cheeses..
- 50. Ribero del Duero Prado Rey 2004
Bodegas Ventosilla, Spain
Made from mainly Tinto fino, aged for seven months in American oak barriques and a further three in French oak, the wine has excellent weight and richness with wonderfully velvety tannins. Try it with local venison..
- 51. Solareña, Tempranillo 2008 (G)
Solareña is ripe and oaked with spiced, raspberry aromas. The palate is full and rounded with subtle, velvety, vanilla flavours. The subtle oak adds a mature structure and depth of flavour. Fantastic value, a true taste of Spain. Drink with a local rib eye or lamb..
Red Wines - South Africa
- 52. Beyerskloof Pinotage 2008
Stellenbosch, South Africa
This Pinotage has the ripeness of the Capes best wines from a popular small specialist. Intriguing boiled sweets and banana flavours with a delightful smoky nose, a fine accompaniment with fresh game.
- 53. Kushushu Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Robertson, South Africa
An exceptionally smooth wine, full bodied with spicy tobacco notes and smoky cassis. High altitude with a cool climate gives this wine an original flavour, deeply seductive! Cries out for roast meats or local cheese board..
- 54. The Chocolate Block! 2008
Boekenhoutskloof, South Africa
The Chocolate Bomb! A mighty, full bodied, very rich and powerful wine with masses of dark fruit and cocoa which caress the palate with smooth, oaky notes. One of South Africa's most delicious drops and presents great value, well worth a try..
Red Wines - U.S.A.
- 55. Syrah, Marmesa Vineyards 2005
Edna Valley, CA, U.S.A.
A superbly balanced ripe wine with juicy cherry and blackberry flavours. Smooth and seductive with plenty of Californian sunshine. Elegance & passion are the hallmarks here with a delicious savoury edge and a fresh finish to match a local rump steak..
- 56. Napanook 1998
Napa Valley, CA, U.S.A.
1998 was El Niño vintage with particularly cool weather, nevertheless it is an elegant Bordeaux styled wine from a vineyard run by Christian Moueix at Chateau Petrus! Aromas of liquorice, plums and black fruits with great depth, ripe tannins and a spicy open complexity..
Red Wines - Mexico
- 57. Estapor Venir 2007
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
This is a great find with sustainable vineyards benefiting from the Pacific breeze! Quite full bodied with a deep, intense purple colour. Loads of prunes and blackberry jam on the nose. Soft and jammy, candied black fruits and prunes were most prevalent on the palate. A conversation piece, great with meat platters and game..
Red Wines - Argentina
- 58. Malbec Reserva 'Calafate' 2008 (G)
Dark and intense, with chocolate and candied fruit on the nose, a mouth filling damson and plum palate with a full long finish, perfect with venison..
Red Wines - Portugal
- 59. Crasto 2007
Douro D.O.C., Portugal
Deep purple, with cassis, red fruit and eucalyptus on the nose. The palate shows great structure and a full bodied elegance, with mature rounded tannins leading to a long smooth finish. Enjoy with rich meat dishes and hard cheeses..
Fine Wines - Red
- 60. Chateau Palmer Margaux 1988 (2 remaining)
Third growth Palmer gains almost first growth status because of its consistent classy performance. 1998 was no exception; it is now proving to be a fully matured, classic Palmer. Fruit bomb lovers need not apply; this is a beautifully soft, old fashioned Claret of the finest quality..
- 61. St-Julien, Lalande-Borie 2004
Château Lalande-Borie was almost entirely created in 1970, by the owners of Ducru-Beaucaillou. A full bodied wine opulent with savoury fleshy fruits and well balanced tannins creating real elegance typical of Saint-Julien, a true match with rack of lamb..
- 62. Côte-Rôtie, La Viallière 1992
Syrah based with a touch of Viognier! Literally meaning roasted slope the vineyard benefits from warmth and added richness to the grapes producing a rich, velvety, deep wine with subtle smoky notes over an opulent base of roasted black fruits. Perfect with local rack of lamb..
- 63. Alter Ego Margaux 2004
Chateau Palmer, France
2004 Alter Ego will turn out to be outstanding. This brilliant second wine of Chateau Margaux boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as abundant amounts of black currant, chocolate, licorice, and espresso characteristics. Lush, heady, and ripe, it will provide lovely drinking over the next decade, and today with Dorset lamb or local beef fillet..
- 64. Hermitage, La Chapelle 1996
Domaine Paul Jabolet, Rhône, France
With a wine score of 95 points this Rhàne will cellar for half a century and has become great drinking from 2009. Remarkably full bodied & powerful with exquisite balance, loads of berries, plum & earthy notes with leather aromas. These flavours will create a full lingering, chewy finish to be savored with those special friends..
- 65. Barolo, Galarej 2004
Serralunga d' Alba, Italy
Pure pleasure with 100% Nebbiolo grape, deep garnet in colour with a nose of black cherries, herbs and spices. After two years in oak we have a wine that is full in the mouth with a warm smooth finish to complement any red meat dish and local cheeses..
- 66. Chateau La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol 1988 (2 remaining)
This particular vintage has produced a few expletives! Strong nose with mellow cassis and raisin notes. Intense mind blowing palate with perfect balance and a length that lasts all night. A very rare treat with the best of friends..
- 67. Jasper Hill, Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 1997
This organic signature Shiraz is an intense, purple-hued, spicy blockbuster that is infused with cassis, black fruits and minerality. It has good spice with moderate tannins, full-bodied with supple texture and its heady alcohol is well concealed within the finish..
- 68. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Le Vieux Donjon 1986
Full of liquorice, pepper and sweet black cherries, this full bodied vintage held up very well tasting fully mature but by no means over the hill. Firm tannins which suggest a long ageing curve which has now peaked, ready for a good, game bird!.
- Bois des Violettes, Pays d'oc
Fantasic value summer drinking, perfect for that alfresco experience! This rosé is full of red fruit aromas with a juicy palate while remaining quite dry on the finish. Perfect drinking with friends and a BridgeHouse platter..
- Sancerre Rosé, Domaine Tissier 2007
Brilliant, delicate pink colour. This award winning rosé is full of summer fruit aromas with a tantalising, juicy, succulent palate. A refreshing acidity with fine balance equally suited to fish starters and fruit based deserts..
- Santa Rita, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (G)
Maipo Valley, Chile
A beautifully crisp and aromatic RosÃ© from the great Santa Rita winery. Well balanced with plenty of character it is ideally suited to both white meat and seafood..
- Mas Oliveras, Cabernet Rosado 2008 (G)
From high in the Pyrenees warmed by the Mediterranean, this is a well balanced RosÃ© with traditional juicy berry characters and a soft acidity, raspberries on the nose and full cherry flavour. Great for drinking alfresco..
- Coteaux du Cap Corse Rosé, Domaine Pieretti 2008
This is a great find & rarely exported, from a tiny parcel of vines made by one of only two female vigerons on Corsica! This pale salmon rosé displays crisp redcurrants with a clean dry finish & a fine acidity. A special occasion match with any fresh shellfish..
- Chablis Les Deux Rives 2006
Puligny-Montrachet, Bourgogne, France
This classic Chablis is made entirely from Chardonnay. Well rounded, maintaining its fruity complexity whilst keeping its fresh clean acidity with the traditional minerality of great Chablis..
- Pouilly-Fumé, Dominique Guyot 2007
Hand harvested grapes from the prestigious Les Loges vineyards. Bright gooseberry aromas and rich rounded palate. Bracing citrus flavours with a long elegant finish. Try with a warm Goats' Cheese starter or white fish..
- Chateau Caronne St.Gemme 2004
Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, France
A stylish reliable Cru Bourgeois claret and an excellent accompaniment to steaks and winter roasts..
- Pinot Noir, Louis Latour 2007
This is a fine example of entry-level red Burgundy with plenty of soft ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit. A great match for our BridgeHouse parfait..
- Brouilly Les Saburins, Louis Latour 2005
The light ruby colour, a distinctive Gamay nose, the ripe fruit tannins and refreshing acidity of this cru Beaujolais make it a great partner for salamis and terrines..
Champagne & Sparkling Wines
- Prosecco Le Colture, Sylvoz, Italy (G)
This fine Prosecco is straw coloured with a rewarding perfume that reveals hints of apples and pineapples. Makes a great Bellini! Or a perfect match with vegetarian dishes and fish starters..
- J.M Gremillet Champagne, Brut Réserve nv (G) ½ available
An unusually long bottle ageing process creates an excellent mousse with a creamy texture. Classic bouquet of 'pain-grillé' with a lovely depth of fruit..
- Crémant de Loire Rosé (G)
A great find and a perfect alternative to those pricier pinks. 100% Cabernet Franc produces this fabulous off dry fizz with tiny bubbles and heart fluttering flavours. Sunset pink in colour with a burst of strawberry and raspberry with each bubble, a great apéritif or Brasserie drinking with friends..
- Perrier Jouet Champagne, Grand Brut nv (G)
Fantastic grand marque Champagne. Attractive bouquet, youthful and delicate. Lively, persistent bubbles with clean, soft creamy fruit, excellent intensity with a lingering finish..
- Veuve Clicquot Champagne nv
A quality Champagne from an historic house. Madame Clicquot's wine displays a superb marriage of freshness and power. A fine apéritif and an absolute treat with oysters..
- Perrier Jouet Champagne, Blason Rose nv
Bright pink with an orange tint. Powerful bouquet of ripe red fruits such as raspberry and wild strawberry, hints of violet and rose petal. Full texture and rich in the mouth with a surprising light fresh finish..
- Bollinger Champagne, special cuvée nv
The famous house of Mme Lily Bollinger produces a mighty, full bodied Champagne with the finest of class. Densely packed with apple and pear fruits which give way to a noticeably creamy, caramel finish..
- Pol Roger Vintage 1998
From Sir Winston Churchill's favourite champagne house, enjoyed with "soup to nuts" as they say in the U.S.A. richer in style for that special occasion with friends..
- Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 1999
Light yellow with green tinges. Floral and honeyed aromas with hints of brioche. Touches of almond and nougat on the palate. A light, delicate wine with a surprisingly long finish..
- Louis Roederer Champagne, Brut Premier MAGNUM
The first prestige vintage of this house was created in 1876 for Alexander II. They remain full bodied and opulent with intense fruits and a rich brioche finish..
- Dom Perignon 1998
Dom Perignon is produced only in the very best of vintages and capable of very long ageing indeed. This classic Champagne has tremendous depth, complexity and finesse..
Port, Maderia & Dessert Wines
- Martinez Vintage Port 1985
The 1985 vintage was almost universally declared, substantial and beefy, with firm tannins. This is tamed by the elegant Martinez style producing a beautifully balanced port, rich and powerful, yet aromatic..
- Croft, Port 1977
A fantastic Port from an exceptional year..
- Henriques Madeira 10 yr 50ml (G)
A dry wine, with a clean aroma which shows the wine's evolution. Brown spices, nuts and citrus on the palate. Delicious apéritif..
- Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (G)
Concha y Toro, Chile 375ml
Golden yellow with amber tones, this sumptuous wine displays ripe papaya, peach and honey aromas..
- Sauternes, Chateau du Levant 2005
Bordeaux, France 375ml
Superb Sauternes with excellent botrytis characteristics exhibiting wild honey aromas, luscious apricot fruit and an excellent length. A great vintage dessert wine, equally pleasing with blue cheeses or foie gras..
- Muscat du Cap Corse, Domaine Pieretti 2007
Corsican wine is highly regarded so rarely exported. This example is 100% late harvest Muscat. It's an outstanding, aromatic, sweet wine with a heady orange blossom bouquet. The beautifully balanced palate offers luscious, white summer fruits. Delicious as a chilled apéritif or with fruit based desserts..
- Muscat du Cap Corse, Domaine Pieretti 2007
Dordogne, France 375ml
This desert wine has fine balance and a rich concentration of sweet ripe fruit with a nervy citrus acidity on the palate. Enjoy with offal based terrines and fruity desserts..
- Loupiac, Domaine du Noble 2001 (G)
A delicious sweet wine from Gironde made with 85% sémillion & aged in French oak for up to two years. The vineyard dates back to the 13th century and currently uses 40 year old vines. It has a pear, apricot nose and has a satisfying finish. Great as an apéritif, with desserts or a perfect match with foie gras..
- Royal Tokaji 2005
One of the finest dessert wines since the 17th Century. A medium golden amber colour, on the nose showing orange peel, mint, figs and cinnamon. The palate is sweet and rich with cinnamon, apple, coupled to grapefruit aftertaste. Its sugar is well balanced with fine acidity which leads to a clean and refreshing, long finish. Perfect match with foie gras and blue cheese..
"A [restaurant] wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that have little to do with its real purpose, as if it existed only to be admired passively, like a stamp collection. A wine list is good only when it functions well in tandem with a menu." Gerald Asher