1. ST EMILION-MONTAGNE
Chateau Treytins 2006 - Beautifully ripe, dark berry fruit characterises this wine. Medium bodied with a soft, supple style and warm, savoury finish.
2. HAUT MEDOC CRU BOURGEOIS
Chateau Lamothe Cissac 2006 - A traditional style of Bordeaux that has elegance and savoury fruit in abundance. Medium bodied with well integrated tannins and cedary oak flavours on a long, complex finish.
3. LALANDE DE POMEROL
Chateau de Garraud 2006 - A rich, plummy red made from predominantly Merlot grapes. Soft velvety tannins and well balanced, fleshy fruit are complimented by well integrated oak influence.
4. ST EMILION GRAND CRU
Chateau Saint Poly 2006 - Medium bodied red with supple redcurrant and plum fruit, soft, silky tannins and gentle oak influences.
5. ST ESTEPHE, 4e CRU CLASSE
Chateau Lafon Rocher 2007 - Lafon Rocher regularly out performs Chateaux with much greater reputations and as such represents remarkable value. Always dense, with chunky ripe fruit and touches of herbal, spice and liquorice laced character and a supple, elegant finish.
6. CÔTES DU RHÔNE
Point de Folie, Val de Garrigue 2011 - This classic Côtes du Rhône has a nose of red fruit aromas, morello cherries and wild strawberries. The palate is loaded with ripe dark, spicy and berry fruit. With an elegant structure, it is soft, round and mouthfilling.
Le Rêve du Monstre Noir, Val de Garrigue 2011 - Rich ruby-purple in colour, this wine has a elegant and powerful nose with aromas of strawberry jam and black pepper. The palate is generous with warm berry fruits and hints of dried herbs.
8. CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret 2010 - Rich ruby-purple in colour, this wine has a elegant and powerful nose with aromas of strawberry jam and black pepper. The palate is generous with warm berry fruits and hints of dried herbs.
“Les Roches du Vivier” Domaine Berrod 2011 - A youthful yet well concentrated Beaujolais displaying juicy violet and raspberry fruit with a pleasantly savoury edge. Rounded and soft with an elegant, silky finish.
10. RULLY 1ER CRU CLOS DU CHAPITRE ROUGE
Domaine Jaeger-Defaix 2011 - Crimson red in colour, with aromas of bramble fruit. Fresh and lively on the palate, with ripe red berry fruit, notes of chocolate and spice, with a long finish and supple tannins. Fine, elegant and structured, the Clos du Chapitre shows the very burgundian style of Pinot noir.
11. SANTENAY 1ER CRU GRAVIÉRES
Lucien Muzart et fils 2011 - This delicious Pinot is produced from organically grown grapes on vines of over 50 years old. This results in wines with great concentration and varietal definition. the palate is generous and supple with plenty of scented violet, cherry and wild strawberry fruit - all backed up with savoury, creamy tannins and a lengthy finish.
12. CÔTEAUX DU LANGUEDOC
Château La Clotte Fontane Cuvée Mathierou 2010/11 - Delightful with liquorice notes, red berries, and black olives hints. The mouth is powerful, and offers a great concentration with elegant tannins.
Languedoc, France £18.90
13. BRAUCOL IGP
Côtes du Tarn, Bouton Laroze 2011 - Lighter style of red with hints of violets on the nose, blackcurrant fruit on the palate. Rustic and delicious.
Tarn, France £18.50
D'Abruzzo Zero, Collefrisio 2010/11 - This is a rich, deeply savoury, complex version of that old Italian classic. Packed with ample dark, herby black fruits with hints of spice and smoke.
Abruzzo, Italy £21.00
15. BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG
'La Villa’, Olim Bauda 2010 - A rich concentrated nose of cherries and red fruits, the palate is generous and full bodied with balancing acidity.
Piedmont, Italy £22.00
16. CUVÉE DE CAÏR
Luici & Begona, Dominio de Caïr 2010 - Deep solid ruby garnet. The nose is intense with good balance between fruit and oak with nuances of chocolate, leather and cedar. A meaty palate with very sweet tannins and a long lingering finish.
Ribera del Duerro, Spain £25.00
17. RIOJA CRIANZA
Bodegas Luis Cañas 2009 - Intense spice and oak on layers of velvety cherry fruit and a slight hint of licquorice. Smooth round tannins.
Rioja, Spain £24.00
18. RIOJA RESERVA
Bodegas Luis Canas 2006 - Produced from the finest vintages, Luis Canas Reserva is aged in oak to give a mellow but complex and full flavoured red.
Rioja, Spain £28.00
19. RIOJA GRAN RESERVA
Bodegas Luis Canas 2005 - After extended maturation in oak barrels and then in bottle, Gran Reserva Riojas display the type of maturity, elegance and character that the region is famed for. Great depth of flavour combined with ripe, sweet fruit and subtle, spicy wood hints makes for a truly remarkable wine.
Rioja, Spain £39.00
20. OLD VINE GARNACHA
La Multa, El Escoces Volante 2011 - There aren’t many Scotsmen making wine in Calatayud but Norrel Robertson MW is a bit of a maverick! Punching well above its weight, Norrel’s Garnacha made from gnarly old vines is rich, concentrated but well balanced with huge, ripe berry fruit, lots of spice and sweet oak and long rich finish..
Aragon, Spain £18.90
‘The Cunning Plan’ Thistledown 2010 - Great depth of lush black fruits coupled with a floral, succulent palate, hints of blueberry and spice.
Barossa, Australia £24.00
22. CABERNET SHIRAZ
The Musician, Majella 2011 - Using the same fabulous fruit that goes into the much revered Majella Cabernets and Shiraz, Musician is younger, more fruit driven version using a little less new oak. Very much in the mould of it’s big brothers with crisp, blackcurrant, eucalypt and mint on the nose followed by a huge whack of juicy, savoury fruit on the palate. This is pure Coonawarra at a bargain price – awesome!
Coonawarra, Australia £25.00
23. PINOT NOIR
Sherwood Estate 2011 - Sourced from different vineyard sites exclusively for Sherwood, the wine is vinified separately and then aged in oak. Vibrant colours, cherry and plum character. Medium bodied.
Marlborough, New Zealand £24.00
24. PINOT NOIR
Wanaka Road, Mount Edward 2011 - Full, dense purple red colour, youthful. The nose is well-concentrated with deep and penetrating, complex aromas of black cherry and berry fruits with savoury dried herb and mineral notes. Medium to full bodied, this is elegantly proportioned, but powerfully packed with an array of complex, savoury dark fruit and herb flavours.
Central Otago, New Zealand £35.00
25. CABERNET FRANC DOLOMITE
Raats Family Wines 2011 - Ripe blueberry fruit, good tannin structure and a beautifully perfumed aromas.
Stellenbosch, South Africa £23.00
Hidden Valley 2011 - South Africa's native grape often has a few "rough edges" but this cleverly constructed wine uses a little Viognier to soften the style and give a more voluptuous character. Rich, ripe berry fruit is complimented by savoury, lightly charred wood and hints of spice. Lovely, silky texture and a warm, rich finish.
Stellenbosch, South Africa £27.00
27. “Q” TEMPRANILLO
Familia Zuccardi 2009 - The top wine from our Santa Rosa range and a clear warning to other countries that Argentina is serious about making quality wine. Huge concentration of ripe strawberry and plum laden fruit. Clever use of oak and a long, long finish.
Mendoza, Argentina £30.00
Serie A, Familia Zuccardi 2011 - Argentina’s Malbec is a great partner with the steaks that have made Argentina a gastronomic destination. This wine, made from lower yielding grapes, is concentrated and rich yet supple and appealing. Lots of ripe, plumy fruit character with hints of spice and mocha.
Mendoza, Argentina £22.00
29. CARMENERE RESERVA
Nostros 2011 - Carmenere is originally from Bordeaux but has found a new home in Chile where it makes wines somewhere between Merlot and Cabernet but with a little more peppery spice character. Nostros Reserva has concentrated, plummy fruit, touches of chocolate and spice and a long velvety finish.
Maipo, Chile £19.50
30. CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Eberle Vineyard Selection 2010 - Eberle’s Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a number of top sites, all of which produce concentrated, low yielding fruit. The result is a deep, rich but balanced Cab with heaps of cassis, leather and ápice on the nose. The palate is structured, silky smooth and filled with black olive, cassis and cassis fruit.