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In fact everything is subject to change because who knows just

 

what is going to happen.  Life can be a bitch like that!  

 

 

 

RED WINE

 

ARGENTINA

 

ALTO DE MAYO MALBEC  2015 MENDOZA 13%  19.00

Elegant mixture of berries and fresh herbs.  Intense body, round and sweet tannins.  

 

MALBEC LUIGI BOSCA RESERVE VINEYARDS 2013 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

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

HONEST VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 BAROSSA VALLEY 14%  21.00

Full of flavour with deep crimson and mauve hues.  The palate is rich to medium bodied with soft but structured tannins. Offering mint and bramble flavours complemented by a light oak finish.

 

AMON RA UNFILTERED SHIRAZ 2009 BEN GLAETZER, LIMESTONE COAST BAROSSA  50.00

Black with extremely narrow rim. Almost overwhelming concentration of aroma - blackcurrants, damsons, very fine vanilla oak and dollop of cream.

 

ANAPERENNA  SHIRAZ CABERNET 2009 BEN GLAETZER, LIMESTONE COAST BAROSSA  45.00

Black with narrow pink rim. Intense and very pure aroma of blackberry, fine cocoa, crushed juniper and Christmas spice.

 

LETHBRIDGE PINOT NOIR GEELONG 2013  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 'RAWSONS RETREAT' SHIRAZ CABERNET 2015 COONAWARA 13.5%  23.50

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 and palate.

 

HONEST VALLEY SHIRAZ, BERTON ESTATE, RIVERINA VALLEY 2016 14.5%  21.00

Australian Shiraz has forged an enviable reputation for huge unrestrained flavours that are exemplified by this wine. The palate is full flavoured and intense with rich blackberry, plum, blueberry and spicy characters.

 

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

PINOT NOIR THE HOUNDS 2014 MARLBOROUGH 13.5%  35.00

The Scott family were the first to plant vines in Marlborough and have produced a wine with upfront dark cherry and raspberry notes with a fourth dimension of wild herbs. This single vineyard Pinot has extended barrel aging.  

 

MERLOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON MALBEC, GIMBLETT GRAVELS 2014 ESK VALLEY, HAWKES BAY 14%  32.00

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

 

 

 

CHILE

 

BRISA MERLOT  2015 CENTRAL VALLEY 13%  16.50

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 2016 CENTRAL VALLEY 13%  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)

 

 

 

AUSTRIA

 

BLAUFRANKISCH SCHIEFER 2015 BURGENLAND 13%  28.00

Elegant structure, floral, with fresh, red cherry and crunchy fruit and a lovely intergrated minerality. Very pretty wine.

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

CAPE MOUNTAIN SHIRAZ 2016 13.5%  16.50

A medium bodied red wine displaying juicy blackcurrant flavours and tobacco spice aromas allowing immediate accessibility.

 

THE COFFEE BEAN PINOTAGE MOOIPLAAS 2015 STELLENBOSCH 14%  23.00

Expresso Coffee on the Nose, Weirdly Wonderful, a Full Bodied and Smooth wine, matured in Toasted French oak Barrels.

 

 

MEXICO

 

L.A.CETTO PETITE SYRAH 2013 VALLE DE GUADALUPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA 13.5%  26.00

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.

 

 

USA

 

IRONSTONE OLD VINE ZINFANDEL 2014 LODI 14.5%  25.00

From the heart of goldrush country this medium-bodied Zin has exceptional varietal character with lovely aromas of dark fruit and blackberry. Subtle pepper spice mingles with richly concentrated fruit flavours of blackberry, ripe plums and fresh red raspberries. Barrel aging created its smooth, silky finish and unprecedented depth.

 

MONTE VOLPE PRIMO ROSSO 2012 MENDOCINO COUNTY 14.5%  35.00

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 2011 BONNY DOON SANTA CRUZ 13.5%  60.00

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.  

 

BOOM BOOM SYRAH CHARLES SMITH 2014 COLUMBIA VALLEY WASHINGTON STATE 13.5%  29.00

Winemaking is the new rock 'n' roll. Charles spent a decade in Europe managing various bands you have never heard of before seeing the light and heading to Washington State to plant vines. This wine is named Boom Boom as the winemaker promises that it will knock your socks off! The grape variety used to make it is Syrah with a touch of Mouvedre and it is full of meaty dark fruit and some tobacco flavours. This wine is very full bodied.

 

 

LEBANON

 

CHATEAU  MUSAR 2009 BEKAA VALLEY 14%  40.00

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 orange peel.

 

 

SPAIN

 

RIOJA MUGA RESERVA 2012  RIOJA ALTA 14%  32.00

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 2012 13.5%  20.00

Aged in oak barrels this wine has a lot of finesse, with soft complex flavours of red cherries and currants.

 

CUATRO MESES VINA FUENTENARRO 2014 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 2015 JUMILLA, MURCIA  14.5%  20.00

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.

 

GRAN CERDO TEMPRANILLO 2015 RIOJA 13%  21.00

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)

 

 

PORTUGAL

 

VEGA DOURO TINTO 2013 13%  20.00 

A rich, full bodied wine but smooth with a delicious intense fruits and a complex, elegant finish.

 

 

ITALY

 

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO MASI COSTASERA 2012 VENETO 15%  65.00

Fine example of the Veneto region's most serious dry reds. Flavours are ultra-dark and sweetly bitter.

 

MORELLINO DI SCANSANO ANTONIO CAMILLO 2015 TUSCANY 14%  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. This wine is full of red and black fruit aromas, leading to a freshness. Zippy fruit flavour with a full mouth flavour. This is a wine designed for drinking while it is young and zesty.  (Organic)

 

CHIANTI CLASSICO PEPPOLI MARCHESI ANTINORI 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 2014  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.

 

SASSICAIA 1998 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI, TUSCANY  230.00

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 afford it.

 

MADREGALE ROSSO TERRE DI CHIETI 2015 12.5%  18.00

A stout Montepulciano-based blend, fermented in stainless steel, light and Juicy with a whiff of fresh Herbs, on the palate, Morrelino cherry and white pepper.

 

PRIMITVO, TERRE DI MONTELUSA 2015 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.

 

BAROLO PIEDMONT 14%  32.00

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.

 

 

BORDEAUX

 

CHATEAU CHANTALOUETTE 2012 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 2010 COTES DE BOURG14%  29.00

This wine is a perfect balance of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon 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 2011 ST ESTEPHE 13%  60.00

From the owners of Roederer Champagne. This St Estephe Chateau at the top of the Medoc with a the high proportion of clay in the soil gives unusual ripeness to this wine. Rich and opulent.

 

CHATEAU PEYMOUTON GRAND CRU 2012 ST EMILION 13.5%  40.00

A Classic Bordeaux Blend, predominately Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. A fantastic wine, on the nose is open and complex with aromas of black fruits a touch of red berry, dark chocolate and complemented with Pleasant toasted notes. On the tongue supple, yet smooth with smooth tannins.

 

CHATEAU CLAIR MOULIN MEDOC 2015 13%  21.00

Delicate spicy aromas of dark fruit and red berries which provide a delicious rich style.

 

 

RHONE

 

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 2015 13%  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 2015 14%  39.00

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 2014 12.5%  29.00

Spicy and grilled nose with floral notes, red fruits, spices and leather notes.

 

 

BURGUNDY

 

SANTENAY 'LES HATS' VINCENT MOREY DOMAINE JEAN JACQUES GIRARD 2014 13%  33.00

Silky, juicy, elegant Pinot Noir, full of bright red berry and cherry fruit, with an accessible texture and lovely long finish.

 

GIVRY 1ER CRU VIGNE ROUGE 2011 DOMAINE FRANCOIS LUMPP 13% 42.00

Givry is one of the few regions of Burgundy where inherent value can still be found. Warmer, richer and rounder than most wines in this category.

 

PERNAND VERGELESSES REMI ROLLIN 2012 13% 39.00

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' 2013 DOMAINE DIDIOIA-ROYER 13%  45.00

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. An open and expressive nose of cherry, raspberry and plum with the old 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 2013 DOMAINE HENRI DE VILLAMONT 13%  60.00

The 'Joseph Drouhin' style marries balance, harmony, finesse and characte. The wines are recognizable for their great purity of taste. They age beautifully

acquiring sumptuous complexity.

 

 

BEAUJOLAIS

 

RAISINS GAULOIS MARCEL & MARIE LAPIERRE 2015 12.5%  26.00

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 VICTOR BERARD  2015 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 2015 CHATEAU L'ABBE ARPAYE 12.5%  24.00

 

Fleurie is the most famous village in Beaujolais, and this wine from the stellar 2015 vintage really shows it at its charming, perfumed best.

 

CHIROUBLES 2014 DOMAINE DES PONTHEUX 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 

 

RIVIERA PINOT NOIR 2016 VINS DE PAYS D'OC 13%  16.50

An excellent young Pinot Noir, with good weight of fruit. Strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants on the nose and palate with lively acidity.

 

HAUT MONPLAISIRS PRESTIGE CAHORS 2011 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.

 

CARIGNAN VIELLES VIGNES GRANGE DU MIDI 2015 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.

 

DOMAINE LE ROC DES ANGES 2014 COTES DU ROUSSILON12.5%  29.00

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). (Organic, Natural)

 

CHATEAU DE PEYRASSOL ROUGE 2015 COTES DE PROVENCE  27.00

Fully matured vines (with an average age of 25 years) provide the grapes for this light, fruity blend. It has a slight predominance of Syrah, which provides the floral, peppery notes, while Cabernet Sauvignon adds body. Gathered by hand and vinified separately, with a fine purple colour, this blend immediately reveals the presence of Syrah, which dominates the nose with aromas of red fruits, rose and white pepper. The palate has a fine structure built on ripe, velvety tannins. Robust and fruity, it boasts a lightly spiced flavour with a fine peppery finish.

 

 

 

ROSE WINE

 

WHITE ZINFANDEL BUFFALO RIDGE 2016 CALIFORNIA, USA 10.5%  16.50

Candyfloss notes on the nose and palate.  Packed with fruit and Medium to sweet.

 

LOS PICOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSE 2016 CHILE 12%  16.50

Light and easy style of Rose, full of fruit and made in a very easy wine style.

 

COMMANDERIE DE PEYRASSOL ROSE  PROVENCE 2015 12.5%  26.00

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 2015 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

 

HENRI GAILLARD PROVENCE ROSE  18.00

Elegant aromas of red berries and spices, the palate is refined with fresh berry fruit flavours. The descendent of an old Languedoc family, Henri Gaillard is regarded as a pioneer of this region.

 

 

WHITE WINE

 

AUSTRALIA

 

BUSHRANGER CHARDONNAY 2016 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.

 

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 acidity.

 

 

CHILE

 

SAN PERITO CHARDONNAY 2015 CENTRAL VALLEY 14%  16.50

Tropical fruit aromas, followed by citrus and stone fruit flavours. All enhanced by the subtle use of oak.  

 

BRISA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 CENTRAL VALLEY 12.5%  16.50

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%  24.00

Ripe lime scented Semillon, with a fresh, delicate palate.

 

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

SOUTHERN LIGHTS SAUVIGNON  MARLBOROUGH 2016 12.5%  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 2015  39.00

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, you decide.

 

ALBARINO BELL RINGER COOPERS CREEK 2015 GISBORNE 13.5%  29.00

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 2014  10.6%  25.00

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  29.00

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.

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

CHENIN BLANC CAPE MOUNTAIN RANGE 2016 12.5%  16.50

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 2015 STELLENBOSCH 14%  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.

 

 

ARGENTINA

 

TORRONTES CAOBA 2014 MENDOZA 13%  21.00

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.

 

 

USA

 

MONTE VOLPE 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.

 

KUNG FU GIRL RIESLING CHARLES SMITH WASHINGTON STATE  29.00

For Washington State Riesling think white stone fruit, white peach, apricot, cool and delicious. Focused and a very long, minerally finish. Kung Fu Girl.....too pure! Wine Spectator "Top 100 Wine" two years in a row, "Best Value" 5th year in a row.

 

 

SPAIN

 

ALBARINO 'O ROSAL' BODEGAS TERRAS GAUDA 2015 RIAS BAIXAS GALICIA 12.5%  29.00

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.

 

RIOJA BLANCO, MARQUES DE CACERES 2016 12.5%  19.00

Great seafood white, rich citrus and apple on the nose with a alate of lemon, ripe pears and apple with a long balanced finish, very fine modern wine making.

 

TXACOLI (chackoli) BODEGAS AMETZOI 2014 GETARIA 10.5%  27.00 

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 2015 12.5%  20.00

Young, fresh and full of life

 

 

ITALY

 

VERMENTINO 'COLLI DI LUNO' CANTINA LUNAE 2015 LIGURIA 12.5%  28.00

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 2015 PIEDMONT 12%  24.00

Light and elegant Gavi. Lemon and lime notes on the nose and palate.

 

PINOT GRIGIO IL CAGGIO 2016 VENETO 12%  18.00

Inviting and appetising dry white. Fresh, full of concentrated fruit.

 

SOAVE MASI 2014 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.

 

 

GERMANY

 

MORSTEIN RIESLING AUSLESE 2006 WEINGUT WITTMAN RHEINHESSEN 8% 50cl  80.00

"Pineapple, passion fruit, ruby grapefruit and loads of mineral aromas and flavors mark this expressive auslese. There's fine structure to balance the sweetness and intensity of fruit. Has a long finish. Drink now through 2035. Only 250 cases made." 93 Points - Wine Spectator

 

 

AUSTRIA

 

GRUNER VELTLINER KAISERHOF KELLEREI STADT KREMS 2013 12%  29.00

Blended by Fritz Miesbauer, the wine has typical Gruner Veltliner aromatic characters coming through, notes of pepper and spice and on the palate, freshness a light spritz, but soft, rounded texture.

 

 

ALSACE  

 

GEWURZTRAMINER LEON 2014 12.5%  27.00

Floral with rose Turkish delight aromas and a rich palate with fresh acidity.

 

 

BURGUNDY

 

POUILLY FUISSE DOMAINE QUINSON 2015 13.5%  29.00

Round and weighty Pouilly Fuisse with intense nutty notes on the nose and a toasty overtone.

 

MACON UCHIZY CAVE TALMARD 2016 13%  27.00

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 2014 13%  39.00

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%  45.00

A rich, buttery Meursault with fine, honeyed fruit with crisp acidity. One of the very best village Meursaults of the vintage.

 

PULIGNY MONTRACHET 2012 JACQUES CARILLON  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 2015 DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER 12.5%  28.00

Classic unoaked, mineral laced chardonnay, from this superb small family owned estate

 

 

LOIRE

 

MUSCADET FIL DE FER, MAISON SAUVION 2015 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 CHEREAU CARRE 12%  24.00

Delicate apple sweetness yet fine supporting structure for a long finish.

 

SANCERRE DOMAINE ARMAND SALMON  2016 13%  29.00

Very modern style of Sancerre with spearmint notes on the nose and palate and lively fresh acidity.

 

 

SOUTH OF FRANCE

 

D'A VIOGNIER DOMAINE ASTRUC 2015 PAYS D'OC 13%  20.00

Produced in the Limoux area of the Languedoc with 40% aged in French and American Oak, this Viognier has a pale gold colour with aromas of apricot, peach and pear, Rich and aromatic with a long lasting zesty finish.

 

GRENACHE BLANC LA LOUPE 2015 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 2016 LANGUEDOC ROUSSILON 12.5%  20.00

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.

 

RIVIERA SAUVIGNON  2016 Pays D'Oc 12%  16.50

A fruity Sauvignon Blanc with notes of white flowers and tropical fruits. This particular wine gives New Zealand a run for its money.

 

 

CHAMPAGNE

 

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 owned House.

 

GRUET ROSE NV 12%  45.00

Delicate with a hint of strawberries.

 

LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL BRUT 2007 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.

 

RUINART BLANC DE BLANC  80.00

The very best expression of exclusively 100% Premier Cru Chardonnay grapes. Lauded in the wine trade as the very best example of this style of Champagne.  

 

BOLLINGER LA GRANDE ANNEE 2005 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%  160.00

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. 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%  115.00

Rich and complex vintage Champagne, full of toasty richness and lemony acidity.

 

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.

 

 

SPARKLING

 

PROSECCO SPUMANTE MIONETTO  22.00

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)

 

 

DESSERT WINE

 

All dessert wines are in half bottle size unless otherwise marked.

 

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)

 

LILLYPILLY 2002/06 NOBLE BLEND RIVERINA NSW AUSTRALIA 12.5%  35.00

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%  40.00

Rich unctuous sweetness. Fabulous essence.

 

FINCA ANTIGUA MOSCATEL 2009 SPAIN  13%  14.00

Ripe, table-grape notes on the nose and palate, with incredibly honeyed intensity.

 

SWEET CAROLYN VONDELING 2016 11.5% VOOR PAARDEBERG S AFRICA  29.00

From a single vineyard of Muscat de Frontignan, the wine is aged for one year in old French oak and bottled and matured before release. An expressive nose of soft peaches, fresh pineapple and ripe apricot. Aromas are supported by floral orange blossom, jasmine and honey. The mouth-watering sweetness is cut by tangy acidity to provide a lingering after taste. Naturally fermented and unfortified, this wine is a perfect match to foie gras and other savoury entrees to sweet, spicy puddings served with cream or a traditional cheese platter at the end of the meal.

 

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)

 

 

FORTIFIED WINE

 

 

DE BORTOLI BLACK NOBLE NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA 17.5%  35.00

 

 

MADEIRA

 

HENRIQUES HENRIQUES MADIERA

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.

 

 

SHERRY

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.

 

 

VINTAGE PORTS

 

 

TAYLORS 1963  200.00

 

GOULD CAMPBELL 1983  50.00

 

PORTAL 1997  50.00

 

MARTINEZ 2000  60.00

 

 

SINGLE QUINTA AND COLHEITA PORT

 

 

TAYLORS QUINTA DA VARGELLAS 1996  38.00

 

KROHN COLHEITA 1978   80.00

 

 

 

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.