Vintages and % volumes may change according to availability. In fact everything is subject to change because who knows just
what is going to happen. Life can be a bitch like that!
FINCA DEL ALTA MALBEC 2015 MENDOZA 13% 19.00
Elegant mixture of berries and fresh herbs. Intense body, round and
MALBEC LUIGI BOSCA RESERVE VINEYARDS 2012 MENDOZA 14% 30.00
Sumptuous red wine which is a deep ruby-red colour, with aromas of ripe
red fruit, spices and black pepper. The palate intensity is complemented
by the softness and sweetness of tannins. Full-bodied and well structured
and great with beef or venison
PUNTO FINAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 BODEGAS RENACER 22.00
Single vineyard wine with fresh fruit aromas, like plums, berries and
cherries Jammy personality and good structure. French oak provides
smooth notes of vanilla and chocolate.
THE IDIOT SHIRAZ, PHILLIP SHAW 2012 32.00
KOOMOOLOO, ORANGE, NEW SOUTH WALES 12.5%
His winery may be relatively small, but Philip Shaw’s reputation is huge –
he is a two time winner of the highly contested IWC Winemaker of the Year.
Philip has been making wines in Australia for over four decades, and some of
his finest creations have come from this Koomooloo vineyard. He planted the
vineyard in 1989 and takes a very hands-on approach to wine-producing, with
leaf plucking, fruit thinning, harvesting and sorting all carried out by hand.
Lifted and intense aromas with black and red fruits, and plenty of spice and
liquorice. There characters also appear on the medium-bodied palate, which
finishes with silky smooth tannins.
AMON RA UNFILTERED SHIRAZ 2009 50.00
BEN GLAETZER, LIMESTONE COAST BAROSSA
Black with extremely narrow rim. Almost overwhelming concentration
of aroma – blackcurrants, damsons, very fine vanilla oak and dollop
ANAPERENNA SHIRAZ CABERNET 2009 45.00
BEN GLAETZER, LIMESTONE COAST BAROSSA
Black with narrow pink rim. Intense and very pure aroma of blackberry,
fine cocoa, crushed juniper and Christmas spice.
LETHBRIDGE PINOT NOIR 2010 32.00
This wine displays an intense bouquet of cherry and spice, sweet earthy
palate with hints of clove. The wine has excellent weight, silky and fine.
PENFOLDS PRIVATE RELEASE SHIRAZ CABERNET 2014 18.00
A very elegant, yet richly concentrated blend of dark fruit from
the Shiraz and more restraint and structural qualities from the
Cabernet, which also adds a pure essence of cassis on the nose
BARRAT ‘THE BONYTHON’ PINOT NOIR 2007 14% 40.00
PICADILLY VALLEY, ADELAIDE HILLS
The Bonython is produced from the fruit of ten year old vines. A truly
Handcrafted wine from vineyard to bottle, it shows strawberry and cherry
Fruit characters and is unfined and unfiltered.
PINOT NOIR THE HOUNDS 2013 MARLBOROUGH 13% 29.00
The Scott family were the first to plant vines in Marlborough and have
produced a wine with upfront dark cherry andraspberry notes with a
fourth dimension of wild herbs. This single vineyard Pinot has extended
MERLOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON MALBEC, GIMBLETT GRAVELS 2012 32.00
ESK VALLEY, HAWKES BAY 13.5%
One of New Zealand’s great red wine estates, making classic French
Wine in the perfect micro climate that is Hawkes Bay. Ripe yet with
real Bordelais restraint.
MERLOT BRISA 2015 CENTRAL VALLEY 13% 16.00
Juicy, supple and great to drink Merlot, grown on the central
Vineyards that ripen fruit perfectly with the intense sun and cool
breezes that run off the Andes and up from the Pacific Ocean.
CARMENERE BRISA 2014 CENTRAL VALLEY 14% 21.00
An attractive purple red in colour, wild black fruit aromas,
subtle notes of fresh mint and sweet spices with a well balanced body.
SYRAH RESERVA LEGADO DE MARTINO 2012 CHOAPA VALLEY 13.5% 28.00
Grown in the Andes Mountains at 2,700 feet above sea level and a mere
28 miles from the Pacific. Soil here is rich in clay, sand, and volcanic rocks
giving the wine a unique minerality not found in syrah from other regions. It is
fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for one year in new French oak
barrels. The fresh aromas of red fruit with hints of chocolate lead to a rich
velvety texture with balanced fruit and hints of pepper. (Carbon Neutral)
CAPE MOUNTAIN SHIRAZ 2014 13.5% 16.00
A medium bodied red wine displaying juicy blackcurrant flavours and
tobacco spice aromas allowing immediate accessibility.
THE BEAN PINOTAGE 2014 14.5% 23.00
Expresso Coffee on the Nose, Weirdly Wonderful, a Full Bodied
and Smooth wine, matured in Toasted French oaked Barrels.
HANNIBAL BOUCHARD FINLAYSON 2006 WALKER BAY 14% 29.00
Bouchard Finlayson a top class, internationally renowned estate. The
climate is largely influenced by ocean rendering it one of the coolest
wine-growing areas in the Cape. A unique blend of Sangiovese, Pinot
Noir, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Shiraz. Full, ripe wild berry and meaty flavours
enhanced by time spent in French oak.
L.A. CETTO PETITE SYRAH 2012 22.00
VALLE DE GUADALUPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA13.5%
Juicy, round and ripe with aromas of black plums, black raspberry
and vanilla smoke. A medley of fruit character from redcurrants to
blueberries. Silky, velvety tannins, nice concentration and weight.
MERLOT 'TOASTED HEAD' 2009 27.00
Polished and mature expression of fine Merlot. The 'toasted heads'
are the interior barrel ends: only these have been fired by Phillips
for a finer restrained oak flavour.
JEWEL OLD VINE ZINFANDEL 2012 NAPA VALLEY 20.00
This Zinfandel has aromas of raspberry, cherry, vanilla and strawberry
jam. With medium tannins, and rich mouth-filling dark fruit flavours
by a hint of oak, this wine exhibits a long-lasting finish
OPUS ONE 2000 300.00
NAPA VALLEY 14%
A supple, smooth, rich, deeply flavoured wine. Perfection from
Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Much sought
after and rarely found, so please don’t ask for this one as Paddy
doesn’t want to sell it.
GRAZIANO ZINFANDEL MENDOCINO COUNTY 2012 14.5% 32.00
A truly amazing wine with great depth and maturity.
MONTE VOLPE PRIMO ROSSO 2012 35.00
MENDOCINO COUNTY 14.5%
A blend of six grapes and some lovely bottle age means this wine
is soft with tannins of maturity and grace: medium to dark purple with
plums, blackberries almonds and maraschino cherries.
LE CIGARE VOLANT 2010 BONNY DOON 13.5% 39.00
Legendary loony "flying cigar" wine that made Bonny Doon's
name forever. An unashamed homage to Chateauneuf du Pape.
The term ‘Rhone Ranger’ was first coined in honour of Randall Grahm the
Eccentric winemaker and owner of Bonny Doon. Paddy loves these wines
so much he named his vicious mad dog Bonny.
CHATEAU MUSAR 2004 35.00
BEKAA VALLEY 14%
Serge Hochar makes a fine Bordeaux chateau wine in the Lebanese
desert, where it takes on a herbs-and-baked-earth overtone to the sweet
ripe fruit and sinewy vivid palate. Scents of fine leather, cigar box and dried
RIOJA MUGA RESERVA 2011 RIOJA ALTA 14% 29.00
Matured for 6 months in traditional Riojan oak vats, 24 months in small oak
barrels and a miniumum of 12 months in bottle. This wine is very powerful,
intense and lively.
RIOJA MARQUES DE ULIA CRIANZA 2011 13.5% 19.00
Aged in oak barrels this wine has a lot of finesse, with soft complex flavours
of red cherries and currants.
CUATRO MESES VINA FUENTENARRO 2013 RIBERA DE DUERO 14% 25.00
This winery came into being in 2002 and is located near to Burgos. The
vines are 21–75 years old and are100% Tempranillo. Aged for four months
in American oak barrels, this is a fruity wine with good structure, delicious ripe
fruit, with balanced, chewy tannins, great acidity and a long finish.
FINCA EL PASO MONASTRELL 2013 JUMILLA, MURCIA 14.5% 18.00
Bright, juicy fruit with the depth and power of old vines: Monastrell gives
the blueberry fruit and aromas of leather and spice, while Syrah adds
some floral top-notes.
BARBAZUL, HUERTA DI ALBALA 2010 CADIZ, ANDALUCIA 14.5% 30.00
This blend of native Tintilla de Rota, Syrah, Merlot and Cab Sauv is
aged for 5 months in French oak. Aromas of red berries, fig leaves
and aromatic herbs lead the way to a rich and impressive finish.
Probably the best thing to come out of Andalucía since Sherry!
RIBAS NEGRE 2009 MALLORCA 14.5% 32.00
Predominately from the Mantonegra grape with small proportions of
Syrah, Cab and Merlot Simon the owner of Whirly wines wrote in his diary
when he first met this wine at the Bodegas “Plums, lovely fresh fruit,
hair can only be described as a mane, well done that man.
TORRES MAS RABEL TINTO PENEDES 13.5% 21.00
Made from Garnacha Tinto and Tempranillo grapes and matured in oak
for one year to give a rich fruity wine with soft vanilla tone.
GRAN CERDO TEMPRANILLO 2014 RIOJA 13% 19.00
Gonzalo Gonzalo, yes real name has a supremely structured beard an
unusual trait for a winemaker making an unstructured natural wine.
With whole bunch fermentation, no filtration, no stabilization and minimal
sulphur. The wine has real character, all the juicy elements of Tempranillo,
with no dirty oak to mask its charm. It has a natural way about it but with
no funkiness. With its cherry-red, purplish, brilliant colour it reveals primary
notes of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets with clean
mineral tones from the granite. (Organic, Biodynamic, Natural)
BIERZO BODEGAS PITTICUM 2009 14% 27.00
Made with the Mencia grape sourced from 50-90 year-old vineyards,
located on poor slate soils so as to carefully force the process of ripening.
Organic fertilisers are used and green practices are employed throughout.
Intense cherry-red colour it is marked by a complex bouquet, with a wide
range of aromas including red fruits, liquorice and mineral tones, pleasant
woody hints, spices – pepper and oregano. A significant concentration of fruit,
pleasant balsamic resonances, dense and fleshy with sweet tannins.
IRREVERENTE 2013 BEIRAS 13% 20.00
Smoky, black and powerful and packed with herbal notes and hedgerow
flavours. It is invigorating and full of vitality with a bright edge of spiced berries.
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO MASI COSTASERA 2010 65.00
Fine example of the Veneto region's most serious dry reds. Flavours are
ultra-dark and sweetly bitter.
MORELLINO DI SCANSANO POGGIO ARGENTIERA 2014 TUSCANY 13% 27.00
Morellino is the name of both a type of cherry and the local name of
Sangiovese in the booming Scansano zone of southern Tuscany. Poggio
Argentiera has emerged as one of Scansano’s best wineries and produces
this excellent wine. Deep ruby and packed with the cherry fruit flavours.
The ripe, delicious fruit flavours continue into the long satisfying finish. This is
a wine designed for drinking while it is young and zesty. (Organic)
CHIANTI CLASSICO PEPPOLI MARCHESI ANTINOR 13% 25.00
Well-built Chianti, notes of cherries and raspberries, spiced oaked
After taste with a long and lingering finish.
REGALEALI NERO D’AVOLA SICILIA 2013 28.00
One of the first Nero D’avolas introduced to the American market,
Cultivated in the heart of the island , this wine expresses itself in old
world style and elegance.
LACRIMA DI MORRO D’ALBA 2014 ANCONA, MARCHE 12.5% 29.00
A delightful Turkish delight wine yes it really tastes and smells of rose petals
Quite an extraordinary wine.
SASSICAIA 1998 230.00
TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI, TUSCANY
Hailed as a great vintage, scoring 97 points in the Wine Advocate, with
Comparisons to a fine Pauillac it is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon Blended with
15% Cabernet Franc The Wine Advocate calls it “ A stunning combination
of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious.” The
cost of these wines are rising by the minute so get it while you can still
NEGROAMARO DI SALENTO ALLEGRI 2013 PUGLIA 12% 18.00
The Puglia region (the stiletto heel of Italy) is cooled by influences from
the Adriatic and Ionian seas. A soft easy drinking red, it reflects the warm
sun and ripe fruit of this remote Mediterranean region.
SANGIOVESE SAN ANTONIO 2013 EMILIA ROMAGNA 12% 17.00
Lovely, soft, spicy Sangiovese. Dark ruby in colour with herbaceous
cherries and violets on the nose and a good medium weight palate
PRIMITVO, TERRE DI MONTELUSA 2014 13% 21.00
This smooth, juicy Primitivo is full of Southern Puglian character.
With medium body, ripe, sun blushed fruit, a touch of spice and a soft
velvety texture, Terre di Montelusa is a real crowd pleaser.
Good depth of colour, garnet with brick red rim. Open and spicy nose
with notes of dried fruits, wood smoke and leather. Good concentration
of approachable damson and wild cherry fruit, a warm and velvety
mid-palate leading to the characteristic firm, structured finish.
CHATEAU CHANTALOUETTE 2002 POMEROL 60.00
From the owner of Petrus. Deep purple fruit, plum and dark berry with a
mocha, almost coffee overtone. Long and complex with soft, integrated tannins.
CHATEAU LES GRAVES DE VIAUD 2009 COTES DE BOURG14% 29.00
This wine is a perfect balance of Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauv is
crafted in a classic style and matured for 6 to 9 months in oak. It has
a spicy bouquet, deep colour and exhibits full bodied flavours of
cherry, blackberry and spice.
CHATEAU DE PEZ 2009 ST ESTEPHE 14% 45.00
From the owners of Roederer Champagne. A fantastic vintage for this
St Estephe Chateau. At the top of the Medoc, the high proportion of
clay in the soil gives unusual ripeness to this wine. Rich and opulent.
CHATEAU LEYDET-VALENTIN GRAND CRU 2010 ST EMILION 14% 40.00
A blend of about 2/3rd Merlot and 1/3rd Cabernet Franc, with just a
small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Gives an elegant perfume.
Very intense, opulent and deeply complex palate of velvety black
cherry, plum and prune fruits.with hints of vanilla and violets. Great
balance and structure, high quality tannins, complex and intense finish.
CHATEAU CLAIR MOULIN MEDOC 2014 12.5% 21.00
Delicate spicy aromas of dark fruit and red berries which provide a
delicious rich style.
SARGET DE GRAUD LAROSE 2008 SAINT JULIAN 13% 35.00
Sarget de Gruaud Larose has been produced as a second label since
1989 and undergoes similar vinification to the Grand Vin, but without any
new oak aging, Grapes are hand picked and sorted, then fermented for
21 to 35days in a combination of temperatures controlled wooden vats
and cement tanks. Maturation takes place in a French oak barrels for
16-18 months. It’s packed with fruit and while can be drunk a fair bit
earlier than the Grand Vin, it doesn’t lack the mouth feel of its big brother.
HERMITAGE 1999 GAMBERT LOCH 89.00
Deep and dark colour from which springs a rich, warm, glossy
collection of aromas, softening agreeably.
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2000 CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL 14% 110.00
Very dark red/black colour. Jammy, fruity nose with great
texture and complexity underlying a classic Grenache style.
COTE DU RHONE DOMAINE ARMAND 2012 LA COMBE D’ANTIBE 13.5% 25.00
The wine is made from 70 year old vines of 70% Grenache and
30% Carignan. Small production,lovely fresh fruit structure.
COTES DU RHONE RESERVE DE L’ABBE 2014 12.5% 23.00
Medium bodied with deep rich fruit, and a lovely spicy , complex
character. Intense nose and ripped fruit aromas, round and soft
structure with juicy ripe fruit.
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE CHEMIN DU PAPE 2014 14% 34.00
Not one of the regions most famous names, but one that is fast up and
coming, making balanced, ripe, sunkissed and opulent Chateauneuf.
COTES DU VENTOUX DELAS 2014 13% 21.00
This juicy red wine is full of ripe generous fruit and ripe subtle tannins.
CROZES HERMITAGE SEPTRIONNALES 2010 12.5% 26.00
Spicy and grilled nose with floral notes, red fruits, spices and leather notes.
SANTENAY ‘LES HATS’ VINCENT MOREY 2012 29.00
DOMAINE JEAN JACQUES GIRARD 13%
The 2009 vintage will go down as one of the regions finest ever and this
fantastic producer has made the most of the conditions
making a wonderful ripe and opulent village wine.
GIVRY 1ER CRU LA GRANDE BERGE 2009 29.00
DOMAINE DESVIGNES 13%
Givry is one of the few regions of Burgundy where inherent value
can still be found. Warmer, richer and rounder than most wines in
VOSNE ROMANEE DOMAINE JEAN GRIVOT 2012 13% 45.00
Etienne Grivot studied viti- and viniculture in Beaune and worked in
California and elsewhere in France. He felt it was important to go back
to basics and restore the soil's natural balance, study yields, harvesting
dates, pre-fermentation maceration, fermentation temperatures, the use of
oak, …that is do everything possible to make pleasurable, fine, rich, full wines
for long-term ageing which reflect Burgundy's unique terroir. Elegant, cherry,
perfumed wine. The purity of fruit and the finish are governed by ripe, silky
fine tannins. A streak of minerality runs through the wine adding a lovely freshness.
PERNAND VERGELESSES REMI ROLLIN 2008 13% £34.00
Rémi combines the best old traditions with the best new techniques. The
experience and expertise passed down through four generations of
practising vignerons, have all given Rémi a profound respect for viticulture.
Pure, bright, well-defined fruit. The acidity is fine, which endows the wine
with more energy and mouthwatering fruit with no drop in concentration
or length. A wine with finesse, good structure and super length.
CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY ‘LES FREMIERES’ 2004 40.00
DOMAINE DIDIOIA-ROYER 13.5%
Michel Digioia has been running the 4 hectare vineyards since 1999 and has
a quality-orientated philosophy of the highest order. In 2003 he decided to give
it a go and bottle all of his wine himself. With only 5 wines in their portfolio,
they are turning heads in the wine world with their delicate and elegant wines
that far out perform their price tags.
vines adding an extra layer of depth and
complexity to the fruit. Rich and ripe in the mouth with a long, intensely fruity finish.
GEVREY CHAMBERTIN LES EVOCELLES 2008 45.00
DOMAINE HENRI DE VILLAMONT 13%
The ‘Joseph Drouhin’ style marries balance, harmony, finesse and character.
The wines are recognizable for their great purity of taste. They age beautifully
acquiring sumptuous complexity.
RAISINS GAULOIS MARCEL & MARIE LAPIERRE 2014 12% 24.00
This wine is au naturel; the wild yeasts are practically gnawing at your ankles.
Intended to express terroir and possess a cool freshness, equilibrium and fruit;
This Raisins Gaulois is fun incarnate - drinking this wine offers indecent pleasure.
Gummy Gamay, do not pass go, do not collect tannin, a redcurrant
jam jamboree which just manages to steer clear of sweetness by virtue of
a thwack of liquorice on the finish. (Organic and Natural)
BROUILLY DOMAINE PETITES NIVODIERES 2011 12.5% 21.00
The fragrance of fresh grapes, cherry, plum, blueberry, cherry and floral
notes. The body of Brouilly is fruit driven and well balanced.
Bright and enlivening with a good balance of fruit and soft floral violet flavours.
FLEURIE 2014 CHATEAU L’ABBE ARPAYE 12.5% 22.00
Fleurie is the most famous village in Beaujolais, and this wine from the
stellar 2009 vintage really shows it at its charming, perfumed best.
CHIROUBLES 2012 DOMAINE DESMURES 13% 25.00
Bright aromas of red berry fruit, especially redcurrants, strawberries and
cherries, are followed by a medium-bodied, floral palate with typical
delicacy and juiciness.
REGNIE 2013 DOMAINE DE BUYAT 12.5% 29.00
A bright, medium-bodied style from this cru, with juicy cherry fruit, violet
nuances, and a bit of spice.
SOUTH OF FRANCE
LES AMBASSADEURS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 16.00
PAYS D’OC 12.5%
A wine with aromas of black fruits and cinnamon, velvety fabric and
HAUT MONPLAISIRS PRESTIGE CAHORS 2010 14% 32.00
For so long Malbec from this region was tough and angular. This
Chateau seems to have learnt a lot from Argentina and made a
much rounder and more opulent style of wine.
JEAN BALMONT RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2014 12.5% 21.00
Brilliant Southern French Pinot. Slightly rustic, but with round, fleshy
fruit and soft approachable tannins.
CARIGNAN VIELLES VIGNES GRANGE DU MIDI 2014 PAYS D’HERAULT 12.5% 21.00
Made from old vines which travel deep into the soil in search of nutrients
and minerals, this Carignan has plenty of Southern French character.
Despite this rustic charm, it is also a well-balanced and supple red with
a touch of elegance.
ATAL SIA CHATEAU OLLIEUX-ROMANIS 2013 CORBIERES AUDE 14.5% 30.00
The present owner Pierre Bories can trace his ancestry back to those who
created this vineyard, situated in Montseret (renowned for honey flavoured
with thyme, rosemary and lavender). The Atal Sia is grown on the pudding
stone (over sandstone) terroir of Boutenac and is a lush confection of
Carignan 45%; Grenache 25%; Mourvèdre 25% and a dollop of Syrah for poke.
No oak here yet this is still a deep and intense wine with black fruits, orange peel,
spice and liquorice and a smooth, silky, almost sweet palate.
FAUGERES CUVEE VALENTIN DUC 2013 13% 27.00
Intense power wine with lots of flavour think Chateaunef, Barossa Shiraz!
DOMAINE LE ROC DES ANGES 2013 Cotes du Roussillon 13% 28.00
The Segna de Cor comprises 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 20%
Syrah. The relation between the Grenache and the terroir of Roc des
Anges gives fruity and fleshy grapes. To balance this generosity, they
Are blended with old Carignan (60-80 years old) and Syrah giving
firm structure and dark colour and resulting in a tender and fruity wine
sustained by a real texture of tannins. Lively and fresh in the mouth,
gentle flavours of red grape and berry, dried spices and roasted herbs.
From the rock of the angels springs the blood (Segna) of the heart (Cor).
CHATEAU MOLHIERE 2011 COTES DE DURAS 13.5% 19.00
Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet “ Terroirs de Ducs”.
Earthy, raspberries with a hint of herbs, soft easy drinking tannins.
DOMAINE DU MAS ROUS 2012 22.00
VINS DE PAYS DE COTES CATALANES 13.5%
The great granddad had a head of huge blonde
Hair his farm was called ‘El Mas del Ros’ translated ‘homestead to the
Blonde one’ the Catalan speaking area was frenchified to the name
We see above. The relatively big brown haired great grandson
Jose Pujol blends Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Grenache
A belter of a wine, full of tasty fruit, multi award winning (not for the hair)
And hardly available in the UK.
And now for some pink wine………..
WHITE ZINFANDEL BUFFALO RIDGE 2014 16.00
CALIFORNIA, USA 10.5%
Candyfloss notes on the nose and palate. Packed with fruit and
slightly off dry.
LOS PICOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSE 2014 16.00
Light and easy style of Rose, full of fruit and made in a very easy
LES BEAUX JOURS GIENNOIS 2013 29.00
EMILE BALLAND, LOIRE 12.5%
Translates as the Beautiful Days and this family of winemakers hail back to
1650. It is well balanced between freshness fruit and roundness.
Flavours of red fruit, caramel and vanilla.
COMMANDERIE DE PEYRASSOL ROSE PROVENCE 2014 12.5% 23.00
This dry rosé has a spicy warmth to the fruit, lifted by refreshing acidity
and a peachy edge. Notes of strawberry predominate, with
background notes of white pepper.
FIL DE FER SYRAH 2014 12.5% 18.00
Ripe and easy Rose, stunning value for money. Intense red berry fruit
on nose and palate and in a French lemonade bottle
Closely followed by some white wines………….
BUSHRANGER CHARDONNAY 2014 SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA 13% 18.00
This Chardonnay revels in its fresh, rich tropical fruit flavours best with
light and spicy dishes but always with friends.
SEE SAW SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON 2014 11.5% 25.00
ORANGE REGION & HUNTER VALLEY
Lifted and aromatic grass and herbaceous characters complemented by
citrus and passionfruit aromas, pale straw and light green in colour. Crisp,
textural and blanced with a line natural acidity.
THE 3 AMIGOS MCHENRY HOHNEN 2009 MARGARET RIVER 13.5% 27.00
The three amigos in question are Marsanne, Chardonnay and Rousanne,
so they have no hair at all and are not banditos. A deep intense white
with stone fruits and citrus on the nose, the palate has Rhone Valley character
with dried figs, pineapple and lime. From Cloudy Bays founding winemaker.
CHARDONNAY STEFANO LUBIANA DERWENT VALLEY, TASMANIA 14.5% 70.00
A bigger more powerful complex and fruit driven style with ripe stone
Fruit and fig flavours beautifully meshed with rich honey, nuts and toasty
Caramel notes, the palate deep, elegantly balanced with good fresh
LOS ESPINOS CHARDONNAY 2014 CENTRAL VALLEY 12.5% 16.00
A wonderfully fresh and fruity Chardonnay, full of delicious, ripe, peachy
fruit and a lively, zesty, refreshing feel.
BRISA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015 CENTRAL VALLEY 13% 16.00
Green, grassy Sauvignon Blanc. Intense tropical scents with asparagus
notes on the palate. Fantastic value for money.
SEMILLON CASA LAPOSTOLLE RAPEL VALLEY 2012 13.5% 22.00
Ripe lime scented Semillon, with a fresh, delicate palate.
ANAKENA TAMA VIOGNIER CACHAPOAL VALLEY 2014 14% 19.00
Lovely nose, with juicy peach and apricot fruit notes. Just a background
creaminess, with a touch of hazelnut. On the palate very nice texture, with
a bit of grip and a fine, long finish with plenty of lemon rind tang and freshness.
SOUTHERN LIGHTS SAUVIGNON MARLBOROUGH 2014 12% 22.00
With neighbouring vineyards to Cloudy Bay this lovely delicate Sauvignon
Blanc with green herbaceous notes on the nose and a fresh lemony palate.
CLOUDY BAY SAUVIGNON MARLBOROUGH 2014 35.00
The king of Sauvignon Blanc and an absolute New World Classic. Still one
of the finest that New Zealand produces, but perhaps no longer the best,
ALBARINO BELL RINGER COOPERS CREEK 2014 GISBORNE 13.5% 27.00
Pure and fresh, with hints of citrus and peach. Medium bodied and zesty,
With a lovely touch of minerality and great length.
ALLAN SCOTT RIESLING MARLBOROUGH 2013 12% 23.00
From some the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough showing lemon and
Orange blossom, white stonefruit and spice characters abound with a
Finish that lasts.
SCOTT BASE CHARDONNAY CENTRAL OTAGO 2010 28.00
Harvesting only the best fruit by hand, the wine has a velvety depth
and intensity. Wine with aromas of citrus and stone fruits, integrated with a
creamy softening effect of the malolactic fermentation using indigenous yeast.
Powerful yet reserved with complex personality and a finish persistent as a sandfly.
CHENIN BLANC CAPE MOUNTAIN RANGE 2015 12.5% 16.00
Light green apple notes on the nose, with honeysuckle notes. Citrus
fresh on the nose touched with Chenin sweetness on the palate.
CHARDONNAY 1685 BOSCHENDAL 2013 29.00
Like a fine Burgundy this is full bodied and generous yet still crisp and very
well balanced, ripe tropical fruit with a lovely complex creamy spicy finish
TORRONTES CAOBA 2014 MENDOZA 13% 19.00
Made by Familia Falasco who are a leading Argentine winery who have
Over 70 years experience making fine wines from premium vineyard sites
In Mendoza. Unoaked and refreshing citrusy colour with slight green
Highlights. A really delicious wine with a bit a unique Argentian character.
PRIMO BIANCO MENDOCINO 2011 13.4% 26.00
A full bodied rich white wine from purely Italian varietals
CHENIN BLANC GRAZIANO MENDOCINO 2011 13.5% 26.00
A well structured full bodied wine
CHARDONNAY 'TOASTED HEAD' 2011 27.00
R.H. PHILLIPS 14%
Big, beautiful, classic Californian chardonnay: the fruit is ripe
and the oak is elegantly expressive.
ALBARINO ‘O ROSAL’ BODEGAS TERRAS GAUDA 2013 RIAS BAIXAS 12.5% 26.00
A selective blend of the best Albarino grapes in the O Rosal subzone is
mixed with the indigenous Loureira and Caiño Blanco, evoking white
flower and green plums on the nose and filling out on the palate with fresh
grape and apple compote flavours as well as peach kernel. Edged with superb
acidity and a bristling minerality this reminds me of a really good Riesling.
RIOJA BLANCO, MARQUES DE CACERES 2014 12% 18.00
Great seafood white, rich citrus and apple on the nose with a palate of
lemon, ripe pears and apple with a long balanced finish, very fine
modern wine making
TXACOLI (chackoli) BODEGAS AMETZOI 2014 GETARIA 10.5% 23.00
From the vineyards one can see the town of San Sebastian and understand
the influence of the Atlantic Ocean on this vineyard site. Ignacio Ameztoi
is the seventh generation to carry on the tradition of making Txakolina in the
province of Getaria. Made from the indigenous grape variety of Hondarribi
Zurri and its red companion Hondarribi Beltza, the wine is fermented in stainless
steel and bottled with residual carbonic that gives the wine its natural spritz.
From Bilbao to San Sebastian, Txakoli is served in the Pinxtos bars poured with
great panache from a great height into small tumblers. The green-tinted
liquid turns chalky-white, foams and eventually settles, retaining a lively spritz.
VERDEJO AZUMBRE RUEDA 2013 12.5% 20.00
Young, fresh and full of life
VERMETINO ‘COLLI DI LUNO’ CANTINA LUNAE 2014 LIGURIA 12.5% 25.00
In 1966 Paolo Bosoni started looking after the farm which was handed
down from his father and from his father's father. The vineyards he
established can be found among the hills facing the Magra river plain,
overlooking the sea. The rolling hills are peppered with the remnants of
ancient Roman farms, mediaeval and renaissance palaces. Pale
straw yellow with golden reflections. Intense and persistent with very refined
and elegant hints of wild flowers and pleasant undertones of acacia honey.
The palate is fresh and harmonious, with reverberations of wild flowers and
fresh fruits. Barely perceptible and intriguing almondy finish.
GAVI TENIMENTI CA' BIANCA DOCG 2014 PIEDMONT 12.5% 24.00
Light and elegant Gavi. Lemon and lime notes on the nose and palate.
PINOT GRIGIO IL CAGGIO 2014 VENETO 12% 18.00
Inviting and appetising dry white. Fresh, full of concentrated fruit.
SOAVE MASI 2013 VENETO 12% 19.00
Just voted as one of the top three Soave’s this small estate is producing
stunning wines from the local Garganega grape. A lovely blend on citrus
fruit and nutty richness.
DR LOOSEN ESTATE RIESLING 2013 19.00
Light and floral German white with green apple notes and honeysuckle
Highlights, excellent acidity. From the region’s most dynamic producer,
who is not a doctor at all.
GRUNER VELTLINER KLASSIK 2013 MEHOFER WAGRAM 11.5% 30.00
Another delight from Stefan Mehofer, really fresh and young Gruner
Veltliner with hints of green apple. Wonderful value for an Organic
Gruner. (Organic, Biodynamic)
LES SAVEURS DOMAINE BINNER 2013 AMMERSCHWIHR 12.5% 25.00
The Binner family have been making wine since 1770 and much of
estate is designated as Grand Cru. Grass prevents erosion and
the soil is free from chemicals and pesticides. Harvest is by hand and
yields are kept low. The wines are also vinified as naturally as possible,
with as little as possible added and are bottled without sulphur or
filtration. A blend of Sylvaner, Auxerrois, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris.
A later harvest than their neighbours allows for fuller ripe fruit and resulting
complexity of flavour in the wine. (Organic, Biodynamic, Natural, Unfiltered)
GEWURZTRAMINER LEON 2013 12.5% 23 .00
Floral with rose Turkish delight aromas and a rich palate with fresh
POUILLY FUISSE DOMAINE QUINSON 2012 13% 27.00
Round and weighty Pouilly Fuisse with intense nutty notes on the nose
and a toasty overtone.
MACON UCHIZY CAVE TALMARD 2014 13% 24.00
Honeyed, fresh, floral and zesty on the finish this is the ultimate all-rounder.
Full of character and mind blowing good value for Burgundy.
SAINT AUBIN 1ER CRU SENTIER DU CLOU HENRI PRUDHON 2013 13% 32.00
Pneumatic pressing, aged on lees in oak barrels. 25% new barrels. Bottled
after 9 to 12 months. Exposure to the rising sun produces a taut, precise
wine with great character. Its remarkable harmony in mouth can be
appreciated in a simple tasting without food or with seafood.
MEURSAULT CLOS DU DOMAINE HENRI DARNAT 2013 13% 40.00
A rich, buttery Meursault with fine, honeyed fruit with crisp acidity.
One of the very best village Meursaults of the vintage.
PULIGNY MONTRACHET 2012 77.00
A very fresh, clean and pure nose of ripe pear, white peach and floral
aromas introduces rich, delicious and solidly well-concentrated flavors
that culminate in a racy, detailed and lightly mineral-inflected finish.
CHABLIS 2013 DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER 12.5% 27.00
Classic unoaked, mineral laced chardonnay, from this superb small
family owned estate
MUSCADET FIL DE FER, MAISON SAUVION 2014 12.5% 19.00
The go to wine for seafood lovers everywhere, excellent textbook
dry wine with fresh acidity from one the most respected Loire producers.
VOUVRAY 'DOMAINE DE VAUFUGET' 2014 24.00
CHEREAU CARRE 12%
Delicate apple sweetness yet fine supporting structure for a long finish.
SANCERRE DOMAINE ARMAND SALMON 2014 12% 27.00
Very modern style of Sancerre with spearmint notes on the nose and
palate and lively fresh acidity.
QUINCY LE RIMONET JOSEPH MELLOT 2013 12.5% 23.00
The appellation of Quincy lies to the south-west of Sancerre and like its
better known neighbour is planted with Sauvignon Blanc. Now enjoying
something of a revival of fortune thanks to the increasing interest in Loire
Sauvignons, this dry, gooseberry and lime scented wine is a fine example.
SOUTH OF FRANCE
VIOGNIER DOMAINE FONTARECHE 2015 PAYS D’OC 13% 17.00
Château Fontarèche is one of the oldest estates in the Languedoc,
just a few kilometers north of Lezignan-Corbières. The origins of the
Chateau date back to the 14th Century. Good aromatic nose,
broad and punchy, peaches and apricot fruit, long.
GRENACHE BLANC LA LOUPE 2014 PAYS D’OC 12% 18.00
This white Grenache has a delightful and fresh nose of exotic fruits
and peach and pineapple mixed to fresh almonds and white flower
notes. Fresh on the palate.
PICPOUL DE PINET LA SERRE 2014 20.00
LANGUEDOC ROUSSILON 12.5%
Grown on the vineyards that face the Basin the Thau on the Southern
French Coast, amongst a land of rose and richly flavoured reds, this
delicate, fresh white is fast growing huge popularity. Perfect for shellfish.
LES AMBASSADEURS SAUVIGNON 2014 Pays D’Oc 11.5% 16.00
A soft gentle Sauvignon with ripe fruits and a fresh dry finish.
GRUET BLANC DE NOIRS NV 12% 40.00
Made only from red fruit the rich fruit flavours of Pinot Noir rounded off
with a touch of Pinot Meunier to soften. From a now increasingly rare family
GRUET ROSE NV 12% 45.00
Delicate with a hint of strawberries.
LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL BRUT 2006 12% 180.00
An outstanding vintage Champagne from an outstanding House.
DOM RUINART BLANC DE BLANCS 1993/96 12.5% 160.00
Dramatic, mature, authoritative – magnificent bouquet and
richly creamy, but firm, palate. Both stunning vintages bottle age in
the 1993 and one of the finest vintages of the decade in the 1996.
BOLLINGER LA GRANDE ANNEE 2002 12% 120.00
The name signifies this wine is only released in ‘great’ years. It is
Fermented in oak casks and then aged for a further five years in the
Bottle. On average the blend will be 65% Pinot Noir and 35%
Chardonnay. Great depth and maturity .
DOM PERIGNON 2004 12% 140.00
Very traditional and delicate, allegedly this Monk in the 1700’s was the
creator of the first Champagne wines as we know them today. Tell that
to the Benedictine Monks in the Loire making sparkling wines in the 1500’s,
not forgetting the British Christopher Merret presenting a paper on sparkling
wines in 1664. Dom Perignon did however invent the style of cork and wire
cage ‘muselet’, not quite so romantic. And of course the Brit’s came up
with the bottle to stop it exploding! He also sported a classic tonsure – mighty monkish.
VEUVE CLICQUOT GOLD LABEL BRUT 2004 12% 75.00
Rich and complex vintage Champagne, full of toasty richness and
ACE OF SPADES ARMAND DE BRIGNAC 12% 320.00
Reported as not only the best Champagne in the world but also the most
Expensive. This is the wine that an Oligarch paid $315,000 dollars on for a 30
Litre bottle! Crazy and obscene but it is a gorgeous gold bottle and the juice
Is clearly superior. Ace of Spades is owned by Jayzee.
WE HAVE SOME OTHER BLANC DE BLANC AND BITS AND BOBS IN THE CELLAR
PROSECCO SPUMANTE 20.00
Classic Prosecco, soft fruity and very, very drinkable!
MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC ROSE FRIZANT 11% 27.00
Exceptional terroir, a cool microclimate and small, individually tended
(organic) vineyard plots surrounded by forest and garrigue help this
producer achieve sublime wines. A pretty, sparkling and uplifting pink
made from cabernet sauvignon - the less intense fruit from their young
vines. (Organic, Natural)
OTHER SPARKLING WINES WILL BE LURKING IN THE CELLAR SO DO ASK WHAT WE MAY HAVE, IF THEIR EXISTENCE IS DENIED THEY ARE HIDING ABOVE THE KEGS IN THE CELLAR.
All dessert wines are in half bottle size unless otherwise marked
LATE HARVEST SEMILLON GEWURZTRAMINER 2011 18.00
CASA SILVA, COLCHAGUA VALLEY CHILE 11%
This lively dessert wine offers floral aromas mixed with notes of pink grapefruit
And orange. On the palate it is round, full bodied, good acidity and long finish.
LALICANTE POGGIO ARGENTERIA TUSCANY 14% 32.00
A gorgeous inky-purple in colour. Notes of chocolate, elderflower and sun-dried tomatoes on the nose. The palate is expressive and spicy with finely woven tannins and a rich and lingering finish. Drink with good quality chocolate, fig tart or a slice of creamy gorgonzola cheese. A rare wine only 1000 bottles are made
DOMAINE DE L’ANCIENNE CURE 2011 MONBAZILLAC 12.5% 19.00
Monbazillac has a long history (known as early as the 14th century)
and is one of the world’s great sweet wines. The Ancienne Cure is a mini
Monbazillac – marzipan, orange peel and spices. (Organic)
BANYULS TRADICION ROUSSILON 17% 75CL 28.00
A brilliant red dessert wine, made from late harvested red Grenache and
Fortified to arrest fermentation and retain the grapes natural sweetness.
LILLYPILLY 2002/06 NOBLE BLEND RIVERINA NSW AUSTRALIA 12.5% 75.00
80% Sauvignon, 10% Semillon, 5% Muscat of Alexandria, 5% Riesling.
Beautifully structured, more Coteaux de Layon than Sauterne, rich honey
middle with passion fruit finish that goes on and on. Classic Tarte Tatin wine,
multi faceted and talented and would match also summer fruit puddings,
lemon tarts, mango sorbet and most tropical fruits.
NOBLE ONE BOTRYTIS SEMILLON 2006 DE BORTOLI, N.S.W. Australia 10% 24.00
Rich unctuous sweetness. Fabulous essence.
FINCA ANTIGUA MOSCATEL SPAIN 2009 13% 14.00
Ripe, table-grape notes on the nose and palate, with incredibly honeyed
LATE HARVEST SAUVIGNON 2008 12% CHILE 13.00
A golden-yellow sweet wine with complex notes of ripe figs, peaches and
papayas, and a refreshing acidity.
ZANTHO EISWEIN CUVEE 2012 BURGENLAND AUSTRIA 11% 29.00
The Zantho project is a joint venture between two of Austria's master
wine makers This is a Gruner Veltliner blend (with some Welschriesling and
Chardonnay), showing candied fruit notes on the nose and a luscious,
creamy texture and flavour on the palate. A touch of caramel too, but
a bracing, fresh acidity.
LIGHTER STYLE, SPARKLING SWEET WINE
BOISSON ROUGE DOMAINE DE MONTRIEUX VENDOMOIS FRANCE 12% 26.00
A slightly sweet Gamay. In the purest tradition of natural wines without
sulphur the secret consists of harvesting the grapes ripe and in perfect health.
Oodles of strawbs and rasps and a neat whack of green pepper. Delicious
with chocolate fondant or at the end of an evening when you need that sugar
fizz lift! (Organic, Natural, Unfiltered)
DE BORTOLI BLACK NOBLE 35.00
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA 17.5%
We have a selection of differing styles and vintages, please ask
And we will see what we can find in Paddy’s magic cellar. We love Madeira.
Paddy loves fortified wines and always has some fab stuff lurking from
Bone dry Manzanillas, nutty dry Amontillados, the black treacley PX –
Despite it’s old fashioned image Sherry is one of the most versatile drinks
Around from a bone dry aperitif to a dessert wine.
TAYLORS 1963 200.00
GOULD CAMPBELL 1983 50.00
PORTAL 1997 50.00
MARTINEZ 2000 60.00
SINGLE QUINTA PORT
TAYLORS QUINTA DA VARGELLAS 1996 38.00
So you made it to the end congratulations we will be testing you on it before you get the bill…
THE BACK BAR IS FULL OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL SPIRITS, SOME OF WHICH YOU RISK LIFE AND LIMB TO TRY. THROAT BURNING RUMS, KILLER ABSINTHE, MELLOW MALTS, AROMATIC GINS, VICIOUS ICE COLD VODKAS, IT MAY BE EASIER TO ASK WHAT IS NOT THERE. IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT HANGING AROUND YOU CAN BET PADDY HAS SOMETHING JUST LIKE IT ….. BUT BETTER.
Vintages and % volumes may change according to availability
In fact everything is subject to change because who knows just
what is going to happen. Life can be a bitch like that!
Some wines labelled organic may not have Soil Association Certification as the vineyards may be too small to warrant the expense and jump through the hoops required.