Wine

Like our food, we have a passion for wine.

Our wine list is more like a small novel encompassing over 40 pages and 500+ wines to suit most tastes and budgets.

You'll enjoy a great range of wines at every price point.

Feel free to have a look at our wine room.
 

 

 
 

WINE BY THE GLASS 

We use Coravin technology to ensure our wines are delivered to you in peak condition.
The list below is a tiny offering from our extensive wine list. You can request most of our wines with cork enclosure by the glass.
Wine are served at 150ml (5.07) fluid ounces.
 

WHITE WINES (150 ml)

16
Caliterra Reserva Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley. Chile.
235
 
Golden yellow with green hues. Great intensity on the nose. Fruity aromas of Mango and Pear are well accompanied by citrus and mineral notes. The palate is balanced and mineral with beautiful acidity.
 
 
 
 
15 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ.  260
  Blue Gold Sydney 2016  
  90pts and # 49 WE Top 100 2016  
     
16
Txomin Etxanix, Txacoli De Getaria. Spain.
270
 
Hobdarribi Zuri grape.
 
 
90pts Decanter.
 
 
 Txacoli is a regional specialty that sits in the same freshness and crispness as Muscadet and Vino Verde. Aromas of citrus and dough on the nose, while the palate has a really appealing appley acidity. Lemon, steel and a hint of creamy lees complete the wine.
 
 
A light and crisp style with surprising complexity. Great with seafood.
 
 
 
 
17
Anselmo Mendes Contacto, Alvarino, Portugal.
290
 
90 pts Decanter, Vivino 3.8
 
 
Made from 100% Alvarinho grown in vineyards along the Minho river. Clean tropical and citrus fruit flavours with a stony mineral finish. Super fresh, steely and salty. Full bodied with great structure and balance. Enjoy with oysters, tuna, octopus or squid.
 
 
 
 
16
Weingut Knoll, Loibner Gruner Veltliner, Wachau, Austria. 
360
 
91pts CT 90pts WA
 
 
Aromatic nose offering lime, green apple and bitter lemon.
 
 
White pepper spiciness, elegant and refreshing with a medium finish
 
     
16 Domaine de Begude L'Etoile, Limoux. France. 360
 
 
Gold DWWA, 2017
 
95 pts Decanter.
 
 
Stunning, organic, barrel fermented with 3 months lees stiring followed by a further 12 months in 15% new french oak.
Rich and flavoursome with notes of toasted brioche, ripe red apple and pear complemented by vanilla and butter complexity. A wine that will stand shoulder to shoulder with premium white Burgundy.
 
     
15 Domaine Testut Chablis, Burgundy, France. 360
  Gold. Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2017  
  Elegant with a great seam of minerality. Grippy and herbal with pure melon and apple aromas.  
     
16
Stagard Kremstal Riesling, Steiner Gaisberg. Austria.
420
 
94pts RP, WE 94
 
 
Full bodied, big, rich and round but highly elegant, precise and fine on the palate with crystalline acidity and over fine tannins. This is a very powerful and very complex Gaisberg with a long and persistent finish.
 
 
 
 

RED WINES (150 ml)

13 Little Yering Yarra Valley, Shiraz/Viognier. Australia.  235
  The Yarra Valley offers exceptional cooler climate shiraz  
     
13 Echeverria Gran Reserva Merlot. Chile.  235
  90 pts W&S  
 
Dry peppery currant and red plum aromas. Plum flavours with a chocolaty backdrop. A solid finish with savory, spicy plum notes.
 
     
16 Masseria Altemura, Sasseo Primitivo, Puglia. Italy.  260
  91pts Vintaly.  
 
Grown on a terrain of reddish ochre earth and crushed limestone, the name Sasseo (stony) is intended to recall the strength of the terrior found in the Glass. Medium to full bodied, it offers scents of sour cherries, violets, liquorice and sweet spicy hints. Velvety, warm and persistent.
 
     
14
Quintana, di Zambujeiro Monte. Portugal.
275
 
Alienate Bouschet, Aragonez, Tounga Nacional, Petit Verdot.
 
 
The Monte 2014 is a seductive wine a beautiful bouquet of Ted fruit, violets and a touch of vanilla. It's creamy and softly textured with a backbone of solid tannins, focused with a very good fruit intensity on the Finish. Medium Bodied.
 
 
 
 
15 Jean-Pierre Moueix, Bordeaux, France. 280
 
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc.
 
 
90pts Wine Front
 
 
Vibrant black fruit on the nose. Herby and spiced with hints of black currant and a deliciously concentrated palate.
 
     
08
Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Dehesa La Granja. Spain.
280
 
91pts V, 90 WA
 
 
100% Tempranillo
 
 
Aged 2yrs in American Oak. Unfiltered, this wine is deep and full bodied with soft tannins and intense extract.
 
 
Pair with meats and spicy dishes.
 
 
 
 
15
Mathilde Chapoutier Selection. Languedoc, France. 
310
 
92pts TO
 
 
Medium-bodied, elegant and layered. Loads of black and blue fruits, crushed flowers and violets.
 
     
14 Susana Balbo "Signature" Malbec, Mendoza. Argentina. 320
  93pts JS 91+RP  
  Malbec with 5% Petit Verdot.  
     
15
Santa Ema, Grand Reserva, Maipo Valley, Chile.
320
 
91pts JS 91pts WS
 
 
# 29 top100 wines WS 2017.
 
 
Elegant, sophisticated and complex with notes of black cherries and plums mingled with tobacco, coffee and toast. Well structured and ripe with round tannins, abundant texture and a long finish.
 
     
14
Chateau Haut- Monplaisir Prestige, Cahors. France.
350
 
93pts WE Vivino 4.1
 
 
Wood aged and serious, this is a finely balanced wine. It's spice and toast notes come together with its young exuberant fruit and acidity. Black current flavours dominate giving it a crisp juicy edge. Full bodied, meaty, smoky, long and balanced.
 
 
 
 
15
Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia. Tuscany. Italy.
360
 
67%Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Sangiovese.
 
 
92pts JS, 90 JD, 90 W&S
 
 
The 2015 is another outstanding wine from this estate. A fine grained red with berry, coffee and spice aromas.
 
 
Medium Bodied, ripe polished tannins and a great finish.
 
 
 
 
15
Domaine Anne Sophie Dubois Fleurie Alchimiste. Beaujolais, France.
370
 
93pts V, 91 TO.
 
 
It has an opulent bouquet matched by its purity and delineation, luscious blueberry and black currents. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannins, ripe and rounded fruit dominating the caressing lightly spiced finish. Delicious.
 
 
 
 
12
Domaine Olga Raffault, Les Picasses, Chinon. France.
370
 
93pts W&S
 
 
Manually harvested. A delicious young 100% Cabernet Franc of grace and power from 50yr old vines. Velvety and full bodied with complex and deep tannins from limestone geology.
 
 
 
 
14 Atlan & Artisan 8 Vents. Mallorca. Spain.  380
  92pts Fallstaff.  
  Merlot/ Cab-Sauv,Manto Negro, Callet blend.  
     
14 Alexana, Revana Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Oregon. USA.  410
  92pts WS  
  Aromas of black cherry, blackberry pie and red raspberry. Lovely texture and richness.  
 
A masculine Oregon Pinot.
 
     
13 Niepoort & Paul Perez, Bierzo, Calderera. Spain. 410
 
93pts RP. # 13 James Suckling Top 100 Spanish Wines 2016
 
  Mencia grapes. Medium bodied, spicy, delicate & velvety.  
     

CHAMPAGNE - SPARKLING

  NV Montelliana Treviso Prosecco Xtra dry 1,100
     
  NV Prego Nero Brut. Italy.  1,100
 
100% Glera
 
 
Straw yellow with lighter green hints.
Apple, pear, light hints of apricot and citron. Fresh and elegant on the palate. 
 
     
  NV Bisol Jeio, Colmei, Valdobbiadene, DOCG. Extra Dry. Veneto Italy. 1,200
  Light straw yellow. Nose is fruity and fresh. Taste is sapid and elegant.  
     
  NV Bisol Desiderio Jeio  Cuvee Rose. Veneto, Italy. 1,200
 
Made from equal parts Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Delicate pink colour with extremely fine and persistent perlage. Elegant and complex bouquet. Long dry finish.
 
     
11 Veechie Viti Prosecco, Superiore Extra Brut, Italy 1,200
  18/20 Decanter  
     
  NV Ruggeri Rose di Pinot Brut Alto Adige, Italy 1,200
  Silver. Sommelier Wine Awards  
     
14 Ruggeri Giustino B, Millesimato Prosecco Superiore Xtra Dry Valdobbiardene DOCG 1,400
  90pts WE  
     
  NV Drusian Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, xtra Dry. Veneto 1,400
  90pts Decanter  
  Silver Mindus Vini 2015  
     
  NV Domaine Francois Piñon Vouvray Brut (chenin blanc) France 1,500
     
  NV Bruno Paillard Brut Champagne, Reims, France 2,000
  92pts RP  
     
  NV Charles Ellner  2,100
     
  NV Pehu Simonet Face Nord Grand Cru Extra Brut.  2,500
 
93pts WE
 
 
60% Pinot Noir. 40%Chardonnay.
 
 
From the vineyards of the north facing slope of the Montagne de Reims. Dry with an underlying richness giving the wine generosity and crisp apple with pear fruitness. An elegant texture at the finish.
 
     
  NV Vilmart & Cie Brut 1er Cru Grand Reserve 2,600
     
  NV Varnier Fanniere Grand Cru Brut.  2,800
 
93pts RP
 
 
100% Chardonnay.
 
 
The nose has aromas of lemons mixed with hints of ripe fruits, apricots and green apples. The finesse of Chardonnay gives an extra dimension finishing with a touch of minerality.
 
     
  NV Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier Brut 1er Cru 2,900
  93 pts JS  
     
 
NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve.
3,000
     
  NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose. 3,300
     
10 Laherte Freres Les Empreintes Extra Dry.  3,400
 
93pts Antonio Galloni. 93 pts Tyson Stelzer.
 
 
Very focused indeed. Very marked acidity and crystalline structure. Super fresh and racy.
 
     
11 Nathalie Falmet Le Val Cornet.  3,400
 
94pts Antonio Galloni
 
 
50% Pinot Noir 50% Pinot Meunier.
 
 
Le Val Cornet is stellar. Honey, mint, spice, apricot and pear notes in a super - expressive Champagne built on texture. Powerful and resonant to the core and impresses for its breadth, persistence and exceptional polish.
 
     
10 Champagne Louis Roederer Rose. France 3,500
     
10 Larmandier Bernier Terre de Vertus 1er Cru Brut Nature.  3,700
     
  NV Jerome Prevost La Closerie Les Beguines.  3,900
 
95pts RP 95pts Antonio Galloni.
 
  100% Pinot Meunier  
 
This is an especially sculpted crystalline vintage for the Beguines. The richness, power and depth are more implied than overly stated. The wines energy and drive elevates it to the highest level of Champagne. What a gorgeous wine this is.
 
     

THE REDS

Shiraz

14 Yerring Station, Yarra Valley, Victoria 990
  Spicy cool climate Shiraz. Wholebunch fermentation with the white Viognier grapes. Elegant style. Attractive floral notes of white flowers & peach blossom are enhanced by French oak and Rhone - like pepper and spice on the palate  
     
14 Heartland, Langhorn Creek, south Australia 1,300
 
90pts ST 90 pts WS
 
 
DWWA
 
 
Intense blackcurrant, mint, violet and eucalyptus aromas.
Exceptionally well balanced. Made by acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer.
 
     
15 Te Mata Estate, Hawkes Bay. NZ 1,300
  93pts Sam Kim, Wine Orbit  
     
14 Parker Coonawarra Estate, Australia 1,300
  90 pts Campbell Mattinson  
     
14 Taylors Estate Clare Valley, Australia 1,300
  Gold, San Francisco International Wine Show 2015  
  Gold, Royal Perth Wine Show 2015  
     
13 McWilliams Appellation, Hilltops, Australia 1,300
  94 pts JH  
     
13 Barwang Hilltops Shiraz, South Eastern Australia 1,300
  94 pts The Wine Front  
     
13 Sons of Eden, Marschall, Barossa, Australia 1,350
  94pts Wine Front.  
     
12 Thorn-Clarke, Milton Park, Barossa, Australia 1,350
     
14 The Hedonist, McLaren Vale, Australia 1,400
  Gold, Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2015  
     
14 St Hallett, Gamekeepers, Barossa Shiraz, Australia 1,400
  91 Pts Natalie Maclean  
     
13 Domaine Naturaliste, Discovery, Margaret River, Australia 1,400
  91 pts HH  
     
14 Schild Estate, Barossa, Australia 1,450
 
Bronze DWWA 2016
 
 
Bronze IWC London 2016
 
     
12 M Chapoutier Domaine Tounon Mathilda, Pyrenees, Australia 1,500
  92 Points WS  
     
13 Cederberg, Citrusdal Mountain, South Africa 1,600
  Gold, DWWA 2015  
  Gold IWS Competition 2015  
  17/20 Jancis Robinson  
     
14 Jamesheed Harem, La Syrah, Yarra Valley, Australia 1,700
  17+JR  
     
15 Torbreck, Woodcutters, Barossa Valley, Australia.  1,700
  91pt WS 90pt RP  
 
Deep garnet, purple in coloir. Notes of crushed black plums & black cherries with hints of tar, spice box & licorice. Full bodied. Soft and well balanced, it has great concentration of ripe black fruit, finishing with great persistence.
 
     
16
Heirloom, Barossa, Australia.
1,850
 
5 Gold Medals including
 
 
96pts & Best shiraz International Wine Challenge USA 2018
 
 
95pts JH 4.2 Vivino
 
 
Silver IWC London 2017
 
 
Intense bright purple hue. Aromas of blackberry, spice, and blueberries. On the palate, a seamless soft but structured shiraz, lots of blackberries with a mid-palate dark chocolate spice, cream from the French oak and an almost chalk like tannin structure.
 
     
12 Amelia Park, Margaret River, Australia 1,850
  Blue Gold/Top 100 Sydney International Wine Comp 2013  
     
16
Glaetzer Bishop, Barossa. 
1,900
 
4.2 Vino
 
 
Vibrant purple. A blend of grapes from 35yr - old vines and 120yr - old vines from the Ebenezer vineyard.
Dark stone fruits, wisps of cloves, nutmeg and five spice. The palate displays savoury, textural components and fine grained ripe tannins. Finishes with impressive length and depth. Full bodied.
 
     
13 Kaesler Bogan Shiraz, Barossa, Australia 2,100
  96pts Wine Front 94pts JH  
  1899 and 1965 vines  
     
06 M. Chapoutier Hermitage, France 2,100
  91 Points Wine Spectator  
     
15 Luke Lambert Syrah, Yarra Valley, Australia 1,700
  17.5/20 JR 95pts Wine Front.  
  Medium Bodied  
     
15
Kaesler Old Vine Shiraz, Barossa, Australia
2,300
 
 
95pts JH 93 WS 4.2 Vivino
 
 
 
Full bodied, brooding and alluring with lavender, vanilla, plums, blackberries and wild flowers. Silky tannins.
 
     
14 Jamesheed, Beechworth, Australia 2,400
  95pts JS  
     
10
Glaetzer, Anaperenna, Shiraz, Cab-Sauv, Barossa. Australia
2,450
 
95pts WE 94pts JH 93+pts TO
 
 
Gold. IWC London 2012
 
 
Silver.DWWA. 2012
 
 
Vivid purple hue, saturated black fruits, tar and anise combine with toasty aromas of cinnamon and clove.rich and opulent on a full bodied palate.these blends are traditional in Australia- there just rarely this good. As always, a big wine for big wine drinkers.
 
     
10 Thorn-Clarke William Randell, Barossa, Australia 2,700
  Double Trophy Winner International Wine Challenge Uk 2013  
  Top Shiraz Of Show.  
  Gold, Nz International Wine Challenge 2012  
     
11 Piedrasassi, Santa Barbara. USA 2,800
  94 pts RP  
     
12 Yarra Yering Underhill, Yarra Valley, Victoria. Australia 2,850
  97pt JH. 95pt HH. Top 100 wines of 2014.  
 
Excellent crimson-purple colour. The bouquet has a fragrant blend of
Red fruits, spice and French oak. Medium bodied, very long and pure palate but it is the finesse and elegance that make it special.
 
     
12 Yarra Yering Underhill, Yarra Valley, Australia. 2,850
 
96pts JH 94pts Wine Front
 
 
The promise of the excellent crimson-purple colour is duly delivered. Fragrant blend of red fruits, spice and French oak. Medium bodied with a very long and pure palate. Finesse and elegance.
 
     
14 Glaetzer Amon-Ra, Barossa, Australia 2,950
  96+ RP 95pts HH 95pts Wine Front.  
  50-130yo vines. Cult following  
     
12 Kaesler Alte Reben, Barossa, Australia 3,700
  From vines planted in 1899.  
  97pts JH 94+RP  
     
15 First Drop, The Cream Shiraz. Barossa. Australia. 3,900
 
Blended from The First Drops most prized vineyards. Best barrels, nest vineyards, best Shiraz. Oak maturation. 35%-new French Oak Hogsheads 13% new American Oak Barriques. A rich, textured, seamless wine combining power and elegance.
 
     
13 Torbreck The RunRig, Barossa. Australia.  8,800
 
98.5% Shiraz 1.5%Viognier
 
 
98pts RP 96pts WS 96pts JH
 
 
Intense lifted aromatics, dark cherry, creme de chassis and hints of nutmeg with an underlying opulent fruit profile of black olive, chassis and plum. The full bodied palate is multi -layered. Velvety tannins and finishes with incredible length and depth.
 
     

Cabernet Sauvignon

15 Andeluna 1300, Argentina 1,200
  Bronze, Decanter World Wine Awards 2016  
     
12 Yering Station, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. 1,300
  95pts JH 93pts HH  
 
From a great vintage. Matured in both new and used French oak.
Vibrant Cassis, sweet blackcurrant, mulberry, chocolate & mocha.
Fine but persistent tannins, medium to full bodied and a very long finish.
 
     
14 Taylors Estate Clare Valley, Australia 1,300
  Gold, Challenge International du Vin 2016  
  Gold, NZ International Wine Show.2015  
  Gold, Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2015  
     
13 Parker Coonawarra Estate, Australia 1,300
  93 pts HH  
     
12 McWilliams Appellation, Hilltops, Australia 1,300
     
11 Barwang, South Eastern Australia 1,300
  JH 92 pts. Bronze DWWA 2014. bronze IWC, UK 2014  
     
10 Schild Estate, Barossa, Australia 1,300
  Gold, Mindus Vin 2012  
  91pts Tanzer  
     
11 Casas del Bosque Gran Riserva, Chile 1,300
  WE 90 pts. Decanter 5 stars  
     
15 The Hedonist, McLaren Vale, Australia 1,400
  92 pts Decanter  
     
12 Heartland, Langhorne Creek, Australia 1,400
  92pts Wine Front  
  Bronze, DWWA & IWC London 2014  
     
12 Schild Estate, Barossa, Australia 1,400
  Gold IWC London, 2014  
     
15
Eikendal Vineyards, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
1,400
 
93pts Tim Atkins 4.1 Vivino
 
 
Bronze DWWA 2017
 
 
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 
On the nose, earthiness, a hint of seaweed with freshness and notes of chassis. The wine has strong character, displaying aspects of mineral rock pool and iodine. The tannins are tight and fresh with a linear profile. Full bodied, fruit driven and structured.
 
 
 
 
14 Heirloom Vineyards, Coonawarra, Australia. 1,700
  93pts JH.  
     
12 Fermoy Estate, Margaret River, Australia 1,800
  92pts JH. Blue Gold, Top 100 wines Sydney IWC 2014  
     
15
Santa Ema, Grand Reserva, Maipo Valley, Chile. 
1,450
 
91pts JS 91pts WS
 
 
# 29 top100 wines WS 2017.
 
 
Elegant, sophisticated and complex with notes of black cherries and plums mingled with tobacco, coffee and toast. Well structured and ripe with round tannins, abundant texture and a long finish.
 
 
 
 
14
Moss Wood, Ribbon Vale, Margaret River, WA.
2,100
 
96pts HH, 96 BC
 
 
Youthful brick red colour, the wine shows the style of the 2015 vintage and the small crop. We see smouldering red currant, black currant and mulberry with a floral violet lift sitting over cedar and tar. On the palate there is concentration and length-dark fruits combining with firm tannins and leather and tarry notes. One of the best ever Ribbon Vales.
 
 
 
 
08 Philip Togni, Napa. USA 3,800
 
93+ RP RP 92pts Vinous AG
 
 
The dark ruby/plum/garnet -hued 2008 exhibits a subtly herbaceous nose with hints of sweet raspberry and black currants in the background. Finishes with excellent persistence and sweet tannins.
 
     
09
Philip Togni, Napa, USA. 
4,300
 
95+PTS Vinous AG 95pts Parker.
 
 
The 2009 is stunningly beautiful and seductive in it's red fruit, mint and tobacco. Togni's 2009 is notable for its exceptional elegance, finesse and pedigree.
 
     
10 Philip Togni. Napa. USA 4,500
 
97+PTS Vinous AG. 95pts RP
 
 
 
The 2010 impresses for its length and total class.
Mocha, game, smoke, graphite and plums are all supported by vein's of cool minerality. This is a wine that impresses for its finesse and precision. As always, Togni's Cabernet Sauvignon is distinguished by an extraordinary bouquet that recalls some of the great wines of the Medoc and the structure to age gracefully for years.
 
     
14 Forman, Napa Valley, USA.  4,700
  95-98pts Antonio Galloni  
 
Beguiling, aromatically expressive and super-nuanced. Knockout,
aromatics reminiscent of a top-flight Chambertin or Barolo. Crystalline & pure the 2014 offers a compellingarray of raspberryjam, spice, mint & sweet floral notes.
 
     
14
Philip Togni, Napa. USA. 
4,900
 
98pts Decanter
 
 
97pts Vinous A.G.
 
 
The 2014 reveals a beautifully complex bouquet of plum, black cherry, clove, sweet tobacco and hints of mountain laurel.
On the palate, the tannins are very silky and refined, framing a wine with great concentration, depth and acid line. A supremely graceful cabernet.
 
     
13 Philip Togni, Napa.USA.  6,500
 
100pts Vinous AG. 100pts Decanter.
 
 
A majestic towering wine. Deep unctuous and remarkably vivid for such a big intense wine. The 2013 simply conquers all of the senses from the intellectual to the hedonistic. A host of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice, mint and floral notes. Simply put the 2013 is magnificent and one of the wines of the vintage.
 
     
14 Revana Vineyard Estate, St Helena, Napa, USA.  6,900
  97pts RP  
 
# 93 Top 100 wines 2017
 
 
Gorgeously opaque blue/purple in colour, the wine offers up notes of
blueberry and blackberry fruit, some licorice and graphite, followed by full-bodied, layered and opulent wine with terrific fruit intensity, great purity, and class and presence on the palate. This is sensational stuff.
 
     

Pinot Noir

14 The Crossings, Marlborough NZ 1,300
  Gold IWSC 2015  
  Gold NZ International Wine Show  
     
15
Tohu Rore Reserve
1,600
 
94pts BC
 
Gold. IWSC UK.2017
 
 
Gold. Bragato Wine Awards 2017
 
 
Single Vineyard, displaying intense, ripe dark fruits and harmonious spicy oak notes.
Soft, silky tannins and a long lingering finish.
Complex and elegant.
 
 
 
 
17
Two Paddocks Picnic, Central Otago NZ
1,600
 
Organic.
 
 
Hand harvested, 95% de-stemmed. 10 month maturation in predominately new oak. Blackcurrant, mocha, spice and wild herb aromatics lead to an elegant and textural wine. Great poise, tension and drive.
 
 
 
 
14 Martinborough Te Tera, Martinborough. NZ.  1,600
  Pure Gold. Air NZ Wine Awards 2015  
  Silver. Decanter World Wine Awards 2016  
  95pts BC. 18.5/20 Raymond Chan  
 
Hand picked fruit, fully destemmed, indigenous yeast fermantation 10 months in French oak. Medium bodied, savoury/earthy, beautifully concentrated, layered and aromatic. 
 
     
14 Schubert Estate, Martinborough, NZ.  1,650
  93pts BC, 19/20 and 5 Stars Raymond Chan  
 
Seductive aromas of wild blackberries and cherries with hints of red rose with underlying earthy spice and toasty notes. A savoury mineral core that leads to a long lingering finish.
 
     
16
Martinborough Te Tera. NZ. 
1,700
 
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2017
 
 
Silver Air NZ Wine Awards 2017
 
 
5 Stars Raymond Chan.
 
 
Elegant and beautifully perfumed, the gorgeous bouquet shows dark cherry, floral, clove and black olive characters with a hint of cedar complexity. The palate delivers lovely fruit purity and concentration enhanced by silky texture. Finishes long and smooth.
 
     
15 Soho "Havana" Marlborough NZ 1,750
  Gold, NZ International Wine Show 2016  
  Gold, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016  
  94pts Sam Kim 18.5/20 Raymond Chan  
  Medium -full bodied. A rich and plush, dark plum- fruited Pinot.
     
13 Martinborough, Te Tera, NZ 1,800
  Silver IWC London 2015  
     
11 Weingut Gottardi Mazon, Pinot Noir.  1,900
  90pts Dr Wine  
  3 Glasses Gambero Rosso  
 
Aroma is immediate, elegant, floral & fruity. Fresh & piquant with discreet tannins
 
     
14 Greywacke, Marlborough, NZ.  1,900
 
94pts JS, 93pts WS and #65 Top 100 wines 2017.
 
 
By Kevin Judd, who for two decades was the founding winemaker for Cloudy Bay.      Exudes lovely floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cranberries and red currants. Light to medium bodied, soft, elegant and filled with earthy/ perfumed flavour layers, it delivers   Great expression and poise.
 
     
14 Tongue in Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. NZ 1,900
  96pts BC, 94pts RP, 18.5/20 Raymond Chan.  
 
From clay and limestone soils. Indigenous yeast fermentation with 35-40% whole cluster. An impressively complex wine with a mix of cherry and plum, and a savoury baked earth dried herb character.
 
     
14 Alexana, Revana Vineyard, Oregon, USA.  1,950
 
92pts WS
 
 
Aromas of black cherry, blackberry pie and red raspberry. Lovely texture and richness, well suited for those who crave the masculine side of Oregon pinot.
 
     
16 Villa Maria, Marlborough, Cellar Selection, NZ 2,000
 
Gold. Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
 
 
Silver IWC London 2018
 
 
91pts Decanter.
 
 
From selected vineyards in the Awartere and southern valleys of Marlborough. A fragrant bouquet of red and dark cherries, red berry fruit and subtle spice notes. Concentrated and juicy, it finishes with a fine line of acidity and velvety tannins.
 
     
14 Grasshopper Rock, Central Otago NZ 2,200
  95pts BC  
  Gold, IWC London 2016  
     
13 Abbazia di Novacella, Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto, Italy.  2.200
 
91pt WE 91pt JS.
 
 
A stylish and elegant Pinot Noir rather than full bodied and muscular.
Brilliant medium ruby with bright aromas of crushed strawberry, rose petal and alpine herbs. A refined savoury palate, balanced with fresh acidity and velvety tannins. Sheer elegance.
 
     
14 Domaine Tissot, Cotes de Jura, Sours la Tour. Jura. France.  2,300
  Extremely food friendly natural wine from some of the best French terroir.  
     
14 Two Paddocks, Central Otago NZ 2,300
  95 pts and 5 Stars Decanter  
  5 stars Raymond Chan  
     
13 Wind Gap , Sonoma Coast California.  2,300
  94pts Vinous. 16/20 JR  
 
Aged in neutral French oak. Brilliant red cherry, zesty orange rind & dark brown spice. Very complex and sophisticated.
 
     
12 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes, Burgundy, France 2,400
     
14 Domaine de la Cote, Santa Rita Hills, California.   
  97pts Decanter & top US wines of 2016. 94pts Vinous 2,500
 
Brilliant translucent red color with perfumed flavors of red cherry, all spice and licorice. Soft texture & silky tannins
 
     
13 Evening Land, Seven Springs Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon.  2,600
  93pts WS  
     
11 Martinborough, Martinborough Terraces 2,600
  94pts Wine Front, 93pts JS, 90+RP  
     
15 Twomey, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California.  2,700
 
Medium- Bodied, very intense aromatics on the nose showing scents of candied cherries, ripe red currant and ripe raspberries. Great depth and balance with silky tannins.
 
     
9 Dry River, Martinborough, NZ 2,700
  95pts BC  
     
15
Walter Hansel, South Slope, Russian River Valley, USA. 
2,800
 
94-96pts RP
 
From 100% Dijon clone 777.
 
 
2015 was a sensational vintage for Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. Freakishly low yields resulted in dramatic, voluptuous wines of the highest level. This is a deep fruited Pinot with a lovely texture, plenty of body, concentration and richness. This is a stunner from 18-year-old vines. The finish just goes on and on.
 
     
15 Two Paddocks, "First Paddock" Gibbston Valley, Central Otago. NZ. 2,800
  96pts BC, 94pts RP, 18.5/20 Raymond Chan  
 
50% whole bunch indigenous fermentation in French oak cuve. Dark, brooding spicy, dried herb aromatics. Textural palate showing brightness, finesse and elegance on a long finish.
 
     
11 Ata Rangi, Martinborough, NZ 2,800
  96pts HH 96 pts JS 98 Points BC  
     
14 Felton Road Calvert, Central Otago, NZ 2,900
  96pts BC  
     
14 Two Paddocks "The Fusilier" Central Otago. NZ 2,950
  97pts Wine Orbit. 19/20 Geoff Kelly. 94pts RP. Earthy, gamey,savory nose. Light bodied palate with lovely finesse and elegance. Lengthy finish.
     
15 Felton Road, Cornish Point, Central Otago 2,995
 
97pts BC 96pts WS
 
 
Subtle, silken and very complex Pinot Noir with an array of dark cherry, plum, floral and Oriental spice flavour. A core of sweet fruit perfectly balances fine drying tannins to give the wine a linear lingering quality. Medium- bodied. Power delivered with subtlety. Very impressive.
 
     
14 Burn Cottage, Pisa Range, Central Otago. NZ 3,000
  96pts Decanter. 93pts RP. Seductive, floral, light red fruits & sweet oak. Complex, soft. Generous. Very fine tannins with a long finish.
     
14 Schubert, Block B, Martinborough, NZ.  3,200
  95pts BC  
 
Hand crafted, complex and powerful, but with a poise and herbal edge to it's fruit sweetness. Intense black cherry .Aged in new French Barriques for 16 months. Fine well integrated tannins.
 
     
13 Black Estate Damsteep, Waipara Valley, NZ 3,200
  96pts Bob Campbell  
     
16 Felton Road Block 3, Bannockburn, Central Otago. NZ.  5,500
  97pts HH, 96 Decanter, 95JS  
 
Reassuring cherry fruit on the nose as well as fragrant and ethereal perfumed character with citrus rind and cocoa powder. The palate has an array of strawberry, raspberry, bosenberry and red cherry fruits cast in a web of ripe fine tannins. Sophisticated, sensual with terrific persistence.
 
     
10 Felton Road, Block 5 Central Otago, NZ 9,600
  96 Points Bob Campbell MW   
  Inaugural Great Growths of NZ Award 2010  
     

France - Burgundy

14 Domaine Berthaut, Fixin, Les Clos, Cotes de Nuits.  2,200
 
From a 1.3 hectare parcel of vines that range from 60 to 90 years old.
Displays forest fruit, spices, cherry and earth. Rich and mineral on the palate. Fixin is an interesting AOC if your looking for Burgundy value for money.
 
 
   
14
Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay, 1er Cru AOC, Le Beaurepaire. Cote de Beaune.
2,490
 
91pts CT. 4.1/5 Vivino.
 
 
This is a local estate in the small spa town of Santenay producing high quality, value for money Burgundy. Natural cultivation on 0.45ha of marly limestone soils. A quite soft and forward wine possessing some stem inclusion and using relatively neutral oak so as to let the fruit shine.
 
     
14
Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils, Nuits- St- George's, Les Hauts  Pruliers 1er Cru.
3,200
 
93pts WS.
 
 
A elegant spicy style, this evokes floral and wild berry notes, with sandalwood, cardamom and cinnamon details that accent the core of cherry and rose flavours. Tightly wound this lingers with fruit and spice elements. A masculine personality.
 
     
14 Domaine Lucien Boillot & fils Les Croix Noires, Pommard 3,300
  Premier Cru, Cote de Beaune  
     
14 Domaine Lucien Boillot & fils Les Caillerets, Volnay 3,400
  Premier Cru, Cote de Beaune.  
     
13 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur. Cote de Nuits 3,500
  92pts CT 91pts JR  
     
15 Alex Gambal, Gevrey -Chambertin Premier Cru.  3,600
 
The Gevrey-Chambertin appellation is home to 9 of the 24 Grand Crus of the Cote- de- Nuits. This area produces powerful, full bodied reds marked by intense, complex and extremely elegant aromas.
Unfined and unfiltered.
 
     
14 Domaine Denis Mortet, Mes Cing Terroirs, Gevrey Chambertin.  4,600
  93pts RP, 91Vinous, 91 Burghound.  
  The 2014 Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cing Terroirs is a blend of all Arnaud's Gevry Chambertin holdings. Matured in 30%to 35% new oak, it has a brisk, stony red berry bouquet. Very natural. The palate is medium bodied with a crisp structure, almost chalky tannins and very fine acidity. This is an excellent Gevrey that come highly recommended.  
     
14
Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Gevrey- Chambertin Premier Cru.
4,700
 
94pts TA 92pts Antonio Galloni
 
 
17.5/20 La Revue du Vin de France.
 
 
From a single parcel of 0.5 hectares. Juicy, crunchy and spicy with marked while bunch character and hints of iodine and green malt. Finishes with good mineral drive.
 
     
15 Alex Gambal, Chambolle- Musigny 1er Cru Aux Echanges, Premier Cru.  5,990
 

The small winegrowing area of Chambolle- Musigny stands between Morey-Saint-Denis to the north and Vouget to the south. This grape variety is known here for producing the most "feminine" red wines of the Cotes-de-Nuits. This small area counts 2 Grand Crus and 24 Premier Crus. This wine expresses the delicacy of Chambolles Premier Crus whilst coming close to the powerfulness of Morey wines.

 
     
14
Chateaux de la Tour, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru. Cote de Nuits.
6,500
 
95pts Decanter, 95 CT, 92 Antonio Galloni, 18/20 Bettane & Desseauve.
 
 
Lovely griotte cherry and BlackBerry coupled with spice, a juicy texture and a mineral finish. Classy.
 
     
15 Alex Gambal, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru. Cote de Nuits.  8,500
 
The ever-growing area of Vougeot in the middle of Cotes De Nuits is famous world wide for its prestigious Clos Vougeot.
Unfined and unfiltered, ruby colour with purple tints. Intensity and lightness on the nose. Fresh and elegant aromas of red fruit and spices. Good structure and balance on the palate with great delicacy and a great finish.
 
     

Malbec

14 Andeluna 1300m, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina 1,200
  90pts WE. Silver, IWC London,2016  
  Bronze DWWA, 2015  
     
13 Dominio Del Plata, Benmarco, Argentina 1,200
  92Pts JS  
  Gold Trophy, Argentina Wine Awards 2016  
     
15 Chateau Haut Monplasir Tradition, Cahors, France. 1,400
 
100% Malbec. Organic.
 
 
89pts WE
 
 
Very fine wine rich in fruit with a strong mineral texture. It comes from the third terrace above the river Lot where the clay and flint soil results in ripe fruit and balanced acidity.
Full bodied, unfined and lightly or unfiltered.
 
     
16
Susana Balbo Signature Mendoza, Argentina.
1,500
 
94pts TA, 92+ RP, 92 JS
 
 
Aromas and flavours of crushed blueberries, cherries and blackberries with accents of dark spice. Medium Bodied with very subtle and chalky texture.
 
 
 
 
12 Chateau Haut Montplaisir Prestige Cahors 1,600
  90pts WE  
     
12 Luca, Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina 2,400
  93 pts #19 top 100 wines WS 2014  
     
08 Nostros, Mendoza, Argentina 3,200
  94 Points RP  
     
07 Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador 3,300
  Mirador Mendoza Argentina  
  94 Points RP  
     
12 Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira 3,500
     
11 Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador 3,500
     
10 Achaval Ferrer, Finca Atlamira, L a Consulta, Argentina 3,500
  97 Points RP  
     
10 Achaval Ferrer, Bella Vista, Perdriel, Argentina 3,600
  98 Points RP  
     

Merlot

12 Chateau Julien, California, USA 1,200
  Silver, World Wine Championship NY  
     
15 Taylors Estate, Clare Valley, Australia 1,300
  Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016  
     
13 Lapostolle Casa Grand Selection, Colchagua Valley Chile 1,400
  87pts WE  
     
14
Casa Lapostolle cuvee Alexandra.
1,500
 
94pts JS
 
 
On the nose, intense aromas of red fruits and fresh herbs. Medium Bodied with a silky texture, round and juicy tannins. Cassis and coffee bean notes provide an elegant finish.
 
 
 
 
14 Moss Wood, Wilyabrup, Ribbon Vale Merlot, Margaret River, Western Australia.  1,980
 
96pts Ray Jordan 95pts JH 94pts HH
 
 
A beautiful rich and inviting wine. Deep red, the bouquet is blackberry and dark olive. Medium to full bodied with good intensity. The finish is long and nicely balanced. Excellent wine.
 
     

Cabernet/Merlot

10 West Cape Howie, Riverina, Australia 1,200
  Bronze. Qantas Wine Show 2011  
     
14 Atlan & Artisan 8 Vents. Mallorca, Spain 1,600
     

Grenache

10 Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale, Australia 1,200
     

Zinfandel

14  Dashe Cellars, Dry Creek Valley, USA.  1,950
  90pts RP  
  Varietal pepper, raspberry and black cherry fruit. Earth and spice. This is a lovely fresh, pure, medium to full bodied Zinfandel. Excellent wine with food from the grill.  
     
14 Dashe Cellars, Todd Ranch, Old Vines, Sonoma County USA.  2,400
 
93pts RP
 
 
The 2014 was an exceptional vintage. Deep garnet, offering expressive dried fruit cake, blueberry tart and hints if potpourri. Full bodied, velvety tannins and lively backbone.
 
     
15 Ridge Vineyards,Lytton Springs, Dry Creek Valley. USA 2,400
 
95pts Connoisseurs Guide
 
 
94+pts Vinous.
 
 
Petit Syrah's expressive personality contributes both spicy & strong structural elements to the dominant Zinfandel portion. This boldly stated wine is drinking very nicely now even though it is still somewhat closed. It excels on its finesse, approachability and sheer charm.
 
     
15 Ridge Vineyards, Geyserville, Alexander Valley. USA 2,400
  95pts Connoisseurs Guide  
 
94pts Vinous
 
 
Sporting a deep mix of dark fruits that runs from cassis to blackberries. Deep, powerful and unyielding. Impressive.
 
     

OTHER INTERESTING BLENDS

Argentina

14 Susana Balbo Crios Torrontes Blanc 1,200
  93pts RP  
  Dry, Crisp, Aromatic  
     
06 Andeluna Passionado Cuatro Cepas 1,700
  Cab Sauv, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc.  
  Gold. Argentina Wine Awards.  
 
 
 
16
Susana Balbo Brioso.
1,900
 
Bordeaux Blend
 
 
95pts JS, 93 RP, 93 TA
 
 
Deep, brooding and intense garner colour with deep aromas of black currants framed by light French Oak. Big lush and concentrated with a core of red and black currant fruit. Layered flavours including dark chocolate, tobacco and cedar lead into a long finish.
 
 
 
 
10 Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2,100
  Malbec, Merlot Cab-Sauv, Cab-Franc, Petite Verdot.  
  92pts JS  
     
15
BenMarco Expresivo. 
2,600
 
80% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc
 
 
96pts JS, 94 TA, 94 Decanter.
 
 
This is a structured and powerful wine with lots of polished tannins and beautiful cool and intense fruit. Full to medium bodied. Finishes with great length.
 
 
 
 
13
El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtalary.
4,900
 
Cabernet Franc
 
 
100pts RP 99pts JS
 
 
The first 100pt perfect Argentinian red in the publications history.
 
 
Intense and powerful but at the same time, light on its feet with great inner power. There is a cirrus acidity that makes it effervescent and electric. The peppery character gives it a Chinon like twist and it reminds me of my favourite Bordeaux, Pomerols Lafleur. Full body, fine tannins and fantastic depth and length.
This is definitely world class.
 
     
09 El Enemigo- Gran Enemigo, Mendoza 5,600
  Cabernet Franc-Malbec- Petit Verdot  
  96 Points Robert Parker  
     

Australia

13 Torbreck Old Vines GSM.  1,400
 
92pts Natalie MacLean.
 
 
From vines averaging over 50yrs of age. Smoky, Moody and brooding with aromas of fleshy, black ripe fruit. A tasty, meaty, savoury red with notes of blackberry, bacon fat, cedar spice and black plum. About delicious.
 
     
15 Bill Downie, Murray River SA 1,500
  Biodynamic Petit Vedot  
  16/20 JR  
     
15 Heirloom Vineyards, McLaren Vale 1,800
  Touriga Nacional   
  Blue Gold- Top 100 wines Sydney 2017  
     
16 Jauma Tikka Cosmic Cat, McLaren Vale 1,850
  80% Syrah 20% Grenache  
     
09 Brygon Third Wheel, Margaret River 1,900
  Cabernet,Shiraz, Merlot  
  Trophy. Best Red, Sydney Wine Show 2011  
  Trophy, Best Red Blend, Qantas Wine Show 2011  
  Gold, Sydney Wine Show 2011  
     
16 Jauma Seaview, Birdseye Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, McLaren Vale.  2,200
  Electric purple in the glass, it sings with powerful raciness but fills the mouth with deep black berries and briary spice with lashings of fresh cherry and plum fruit.  
     
10 Yarra Yering Dry Red No 1, Bordeaux Blend, Yarra Valley Australia. 2,800
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot  
  94+pt RP  
 
 From estate vines planted in 1969. Deep garnet coloured, offering notes of ripe black currants, cloves, pencil shavings, tree bark and mulberries. Medium bodied with a firm level of finely grained tannins. The finish is very long.
 
     
10 Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2, Rhone Blend, Yarra Valley Australia.  2,800
  95+pt RP. 94pt WS  
 
Medium-deep garnet-purple colour.
 
 
Fragrant notes of mulberries, spiced blackberries and black cherries. Full bodied and opulently fruity in the mouth.Firm level if velvety tannins, refreshing acidity and a very long, spicy finish.
 
     

Austria

13 Nikolaihof " Hefeabzug" Gruner Veltliner, Wachau 1,700
  92pts WS. 90pts RP  
  Stunningly complex, intense, tension filled wine. Lovely  
  Piquant acidity and lingering mineral character.  
     
14 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdiestal Wachau 1,700
  92pts Falstaff. 91pts RP  
     
13 Weingut Gruber Muhlberg Gruner Veltliner reserve 1,900
  93pts WE 93pts Falstaff  
     
14 Weingut Knoll Riesling Kabinett Pfaffenberg, Kremstal 2,000
  95pts WE 19/20 Gault Millau 93pts Vinous Antonio Galloni.  
  Dry, flinty.  
     
13 Weingut Bernhard Ott Gruner Veltliner Spiegel 1er Kamptal 2,000
  93pts Decanter. 92pts RP  
     
13 Weingut Rabl Gruner Veltliner Kaferberg, Kamptal 2,000
  91-93pts Falstaff  
     
15
Bernhard Ott, Gruner Veltiner, Spiegel 1er Kamptal ( Organic )
2,200
 
95pts Falstaff 94pts¬†RP
 
     
11 Weingut Knoll Gruner Veltiner, Vinothek, Wachau 2,900
  96pts Falstaff. Dry  

Chile

12 Lapostolle Casa Grand Selection Carmenere 1,200
     
10 Casa Lapostolle Canto de Apalta 1,200
  Carmenere, Merlot, Cab Sauv, Syrah   
  91 pts WE. Commended DWWA 2012  
     
14 De Martino Viejas Tinajas Cincault, Itata Valley 1,450
  93pts Tim Atkin 91pts Decanter  
  Dry farmed, bush vine grapes aged in ancient clay jars. Delicate, fine complexity, dry tannins.
     
13 Garage Wine Co Cinsault, The Soothsayers Lament.  1,500
 
90pts RP.
 
  Single fermentation. Nose of mixed wild berries & earthy notes. Palate is light and fresh with an absence of tannins and a pleasant bitterness in the finish.  
     
14
Garage Wine Co Lot 57
1,550
  Truquilemu Vineyard Maule, Carignan (94%) (6%)  
  95pts RP  
 
Naturally fermented, manually pressed and barrelled in neutral oak.
Unfined and unfiltered,understated and layered driven by florality and finessse, it has incredible freshness with notes of blood orange peel and wild herbs. The palate is elegant and shows vibrant acidity. Super balanced and incredibly tasty.
 
     
15
Garage Wine Co Lot 64 Cabernet Sauvignon.
1,550
  Renacido Vineyard Maule Valley.   
  95pts JS 92pts RP  
 
Dry farmed old vines. Native yeasts, barrel aged over 2 winters in French barrels. No new wood. Head pruned vines. Full bodied, structured with chewy tannins. Muscular and toned. You notice the granite in the palate. Very tasty and finishes dry. It calls for food.
 
     
15 Garage Wine Co. Lot 46  1,600
  92pts JS 92pts Vinous.  
 
Bagual Vineyard. Carignan field blend of Carignan, Garnachs & Mourvedre from grafted 150yr-old rootstock. Natural fermentation, hand pressed, barreled in neutral oak. Unfined & Unfiltered. Perfumed, aromatic elegant.
 
     
15 Vina Gonzalez Bastias Pais del Ramal, Maule Valley 1,600
  200yr vines, hand pressed, organic.  
  Mint, eucalyptus, earth, fruit.  
     
15 Vina Gonzalez Bastias Pias En Tinaja, Maule Valley 1,700
  200yr vines, hand pressed, organic.  
  Nice fresh acid, cinamon, anise, coriqnder, turmeric  
  Indian spices, good tannins.  
     
13 Garage Wine Lot 45 Carignan, Garnacha, Mataro, Maule Valley 1,700
  Old-vine dry farmed. 94pts RP  
     
13 Vina Gonzalez Bastias Salvaje, Maule Valley 2,600
  200yr vines, hand pressed, organic.  
  Black Moscatel, Pias.  
     
10 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta,Colchagua Valley 2,950
  Merlot, Camenere, Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot 97pts JS. 94pts WS. #42 Wine Spectator Top 100 wines 2014
     
11 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta,Colchagua Valley 2,950
  96pts JS 95pts WE 93PTS RP  
     
12 Emiliana Ge, Colchagua Valley.  3,200
 
92pts RP, Biodynamic, 47% Carmenere, 38% Syrah, 15%, Cab-Sauv.
 
  Deep plum red with violet tones. Herbal and balsamic notes over a core of blackberries, dark plums and cherries with a pinch of mint and a soft touch of tobacco. Fine tannins and very good balance.  
     

France

12 Colombelle Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne 1,000
  Gros Manseng Sauvignon Blanc  
  85 Points RP  
     
15 Domaine Charvin Principaute d'orange A. Cote. 1,300
 
Equal parts Grenache- Merlot. Strawberry, plum, peppery spice and leather. Medium bodied, rounded and charming with some tannic bite.
 
     
13 Mathilde Chapoutier Selection- Languedoc Rouge. Southern Rhone 1,300
  Grenache/ Syrah. Medium bodied, elegant and layered. Dry  
  92pts RP.  
     
14 Chateau La Bastide, Languedoc/Roussillon 1,300
  Medium bodied, dry. Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah  
     
14 Mas de Daumas, Gassac pont de Gassac rouge IGP, Pays d' Herault 1,300
  French magazine Gault-Milau calls Daumas Gassac the Lafite Rothschild of the Languedoc- Roussillon.
     
15 Domaine des Enfants Le Jouet.  1,350
  Southern Rhone Red   
 
Blend.
 
 
Grenache, Carignan, Lladoner Pelut.
 
     
14 Domaines Chiroulet, Les Terres Blanches, Gascony 1,300
  Gros-Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni blanc old vines  
     
14 Domaine Charvin Cotes du Rhone 1,500
  91pts Vinous  
     
14 Domaine Pinon Vouvray Sec Tuffo. Loire 1,500
  Chenin Blanc  
  Expressive aromas of fresh stone fruit.  
  Mineral with great acidity.  
  Dry.  
     
16 Domaine Richard Rottiers Brouilly, Beaujolais.  1,500
 
92pts WE
 
 
From 60yr old vines. Hand picked, semi carbonic fermentation in cement tanks. Rich red fruit masks the gentle tannins in this opulent wine. Ripe blackberry and juicy black plum flavours are warm, generous and lightly structured.
Medium to full bodied.
 
     
13 Domaine Bunan Bandol Blanc, Mas de la Rouviere, Provence 1,500
     
15 Domaine Georges Vernay Fleurs de Mai Syrah. Condrieu, Northern Rhone.  1,550
 
90pts RP
 
 
The 2015 is a layered beautiful 100% Syrah from the Northern Rhone offering lots of blackberries, olives & peppery floral chatacteristics. Medium bodied  richness with sweet tannin and a great finish. Elegant.
 
     
14 Les Bertrand  Fleurie Coup de Foudre. Beaujolais.  1,590
 
100% Gamay from 60yr old vines on granitic shale.Organic and 
crafted with carbonic maceration & native yeast. Fresh, vibrant with dark cherry intensity.
 
     
15 Anne Sophie Dubois Fleurie, Alchimiste, Beaujolais.  1,600
  93pts Vinous 91pts RP  
 
50% destemmed, a three week laceration follows by 10 months in oak and cement casks. Opulent bouquet of luscious blueberry and blackcurrant. Medium Bodied with supple tannins, ripe and rounded. This is delicious.
 
 
   
13 Jean Marc Burgaud, Cote du Py 'Javernieres' Morgon.  1,650
  90pts RP  
 
100% Gamay. The oak is nicely integrated into the fabric of the wine. Raspberry coulis mingling with vanilla and dark plum aromas. The palate s medium bodied with a candied entry, touches of orange sorbet infusing the red cherry fruit and a sweet well defined finish.
 
 
 
 
16
Domaine Fondreche Cuvee Persia, Rhone.
1,700
 
95pts JD, 94 RP, 17/20 JR
 
 
The 2016 Ventoux Cuvee Persia, always a Syrah based Cuvee, includes 10% Mourvedre this vintage. It's a blockbuster Persia, overflowing with plum and blueberry fruit. Black olives and espresso beans also make appearances. It offers incredible purity and elegance, medium to full-bodied richness and full tannins.
 
 
 
 
15 Anne Sophie  Dubois Clepsydre, Beaujolais.  1,700
 
93pts Vinous 90pts RP
 
 
The 2025 Clepsydre comes from high density planting (9,000 vines per hectare) on granite soils cropped 30 hectolitres per hectare. The fruit is 100% destemmed followed by 10 months in oak casks. The palate is well balanced with supple ripe tannins and crisp acidity.
 
     
11 Domanine du Pesquier Gigondas, Rhone 1,700
  90 Pts S Tanzer  
     
14 Domaine Robert Denogent Cuvee Jules Chauvet, Beaujolais. Gamay. 1,700
  87pts RP  
 
A clean and fresh bouquet with raspberry and blackcurrent scents.   Well defined and showing fine minerality. The palate is well balanced.
 
     
14
M.Chapoutier Crozes- Hermitage, Petite Riche, Northern Rhone. 
1,700
 
92pts Galloni. 92pts AS.
 
 
Unoaked Syrah.
 
 
Intense ruby- purple colour. Ripe blackberry aromas dominate the nose supported by subtle sage - like hints. Supple tannins give a round shape to the medium weight, smooth palate.
 
     
15 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Arbois Trousseau, Jura 1,800
  Trousseau (Bastardo) Grapes  
     
12 Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon, Les Picasses.  1,800
 
93pts W&S
 
 
Manually harvested. A delicious young 100%Cabernet Franc of grace and power. Velvety and full bodied with complex and deep tannins from limestone geology. It's slightly peppery red fruit are of beautiful maturity.
 
     
13 Domaine des Enfants, I'Enfants, Perdue Cotes Catalanes 1,800
  Grenache, Carignan, Syrah  
  92pt RP  
 
All bought up in barrel, it has terrific concentration and depth to go with ripe blackberry, raspberry, liquorice, cured meats and spice. This is a classic Roussillon that has big richness and texture. Fine tannins, the 2013 should be an outstanding wine.
 
     
14 Philippe Alliet Chinon.Loire.  1,800
  91pts WS and #90 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015  
 
Cabernet Franc.
 
 
This wine exhibits beautifully exuberant fruit and spot on regional typicity. Black cherry and violet notes flecked with olive and white pepper hints. Good minerality, but the fruit takes centre stage.
 
     
13 Domaine de Bellevue Gaia, Muscadet. Loire Valley 1,850
  93pts Wine Fronr. 17/20 Jancis Robinson  
  Aged in concrete eggs  
  Dry, vibrant acidity and gorgeous minerality  
 
 
 
16
Jean- Louis Chave Crozes Hermitage, Silene. Northern Rhone.
1,870
 
Syrah
 
 
92pts Vinous
 
 
Bright Violet. Expressive, mineral - tinged cherry and blackberry scents with hints of smoky bacon, licorice and succulent flowers. The vineyards of Silene are hillside vineyards. It is rare for Crozes to come from hillside granite soils which produce a wine with more balance and structure. Closes very long and sweet, showing excellent clarity.
 
 
 
 
14
Domaine Brusset Gigondas, Les Hauts De Montmirail. Rhone.
1,900
 
50% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah
Gold. IWC London 2016
 
 
92pts WA, 91TA, 90 Galloni.
 
 
Aged in 50% new barrels, it has the fresh streamlined style of the vintage and offers beautiful notes of black fruits, roasted herbs and licorice in its balanced, pure modern style profile.
 
 
 
 
13 Domaine Santa Duc, Gigondas Aux Lieux Dits. Rhone.  1,900
  91pts RP 91pts Antonio Galloni  
 
Whole bunch fermentation. Has terrific provencal character in its sweet blck cherries, peppery herbs, leather and garrigue aromas and flavours. Medium to full bodied. Ripe textured, it has solid mid palate depth and a great finish.
 
     
12 Chateau Haut Monplaisir Pur Plaisir, Cahors, Malbec France.  1,900
 
95ptsWE
 
  From organically grown grapes, a powerful expression of pure Malbec. Plenty of dark tannins to complement the solid fruits and tense acidity.  
     
15
Domaine Coursodon "Silice" Northern Rhone. 
1,900
 
93pts RP 92pts Vinous AG
 
  A mix of estate parcels aged in a combination of demi-muids & barrels. Full bodied aromas & flavours of wild strawberry, black raspberry, cassis and crushed violets. A rocking texture and sweet polished tannins.  
     
14 Domaine Jean Michel Gerin Saint Joseph. Rhone.  1,950
 
91pts Antonio Galloni. 90pts W&S.
 
 
Youthful purple. Smoky, sharply focused dark berry & violet scents. Juicy and focused on the palate offering bitter cherry and black current flavours that show and open-knit character and appealing sweetness Medium bodied.
 
     
15
Chateau Mont Thabor Chateauneuf Du Pape. 
1,980
 
91pts RP 90pts Jeff Leve
 
 
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% each Mourvedre and Cinsault.
 
 
Plush and velvety, the 2015 from Mont Thabor features oodles of baking spices and dark fruit. Medium-bodied, ripe, impressively textured with lots of kirsch and black raspberry, white pepper and cedar aromas. A seductive, elegant wine.
 
 
 
 
15
Jean-Louis Chave Saint Joseph Offerus, Northern Rhone.
2,000
 
Syrah
 
 
93pts WS, 92V
 
 
Opaque Ruby. Deep - pitched black and blue fruit, olive and smoky mineral character on the nose. Sweet, spicy and penetrating on the palate offering juicy blackberry and cherry cola flavours. Youthfully firm tannins.
 
     
16
Jean-Louis Chave Saint Joseph Blanc, Northern Rhone.
2,000
 
Roussane.
 
 
92pts V
 
 
Made from old vine Roussane. Pale yellow gold. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes mineral laced candied fig, tangerines, white flowers, toasted mustard hints of beeswax and ginger. Penetrating, concentrated and emphatically mineral in character with juicy acidity.
 
 
 
 
14 Domaine Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2,100
     
15
Domaine Coursodon "L' Olivae" Northern Rhone.
2,200
  96pts RP 93pts Vinous AG  
 
Comes from 60yr - old vines & aged in 25% new French oak.     Crushed rocks, blackberry, lavender & hints if truffle all emerge from this full bodied incredibly pure, elegant wine.
 
     
12 Bernard Baudry Chinon AOC La Croix Boissee, Loire 2,300
  93pts WA 92pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
     
08 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol rouge 2,400
  92 pts Tanzer  
 
 
 
15
Domaine Jean Roger Chateauneuf-du Pape, Prestige Cuvee, Rhone.
2,500
 
80% Grenache 20% Mourvedre.
 
 
96pts V, 95 RP, 4.2 Vivino
 
 
Brilliant red. Expansive, mineral tinged red berry, floral pastille and Asian spice aromas with hints of succulent herbs and incense. Appealingly sweet and seamless in texture offering energenic raspberry, boysenberry and lavender flavours that show outstanding clarity and lift. A seamless, elegant yet powerful wine. Full bodied.
 
 
 
 
13 Matthieu Barret Domaine du Coulet Cornas Brise Cailloux. Rhone.  2,500
  94pts WS 93pts RP   
  Biodynamic. Medium bodied, elegant, moderate tannin.  
     
12 Domaine Duseigneur Chateauneuf du Pape "Catarina" Rhone 2,500
  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre.  
  90-92pts ST 90pts RP  
     
13 Matthieu Barret Domaine du Coulet Cornas Brise Cailloux. Rhone.  2,500
  94pts WS 93pts RP  
  Biodynamic. Medium bodied, elegant, moderate tannin.  
     
15 Domaine Coursodon " La Sensonne" Northern Rhone.  2,600
  97pts RP 94pts Vinous AG  
 
The inky black & blue coloured 2015 is a tiny 200 case  production release that comes from very old vines of Mauves, Toumon & Saint Jean de Muzois. Aged in 100% new barrels, it offers sensational notes of cassis, black raspberry, toasted bread, spice and dried flowers as well as full bodied richness and fabulous mid palate depth. Firm tannins and great finish. 
 
     
13 Domaine Senechaux Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2,600
  94pts  
  Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc  
  Full bodied, ripe layered, voluptuously textured.  
     
13 Chateau Maris, Les Amandiers, Minervois La Liviniere. Languedoc-Roussillon. 2,600
  94pts RP  
 
The 2013 Minervois La Liviniere Amandiers is a smoking Syrah that was bought up in small barrels. It has lots of sweet purple fruits, violets, underbrush and wood smoke to go with medium to full-bodied richness, ultra firm tannin and superb purity of fruit. A scant 3,000 bottles produced.
 
     
15 Domaine Charvin, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone. 2,650
 
95pts Jeff Leve. 93-95pts Vinous, Antonio Galloni
 
 
93pts RP
 
 
Showing a good depth of colour with loads of juicy, fleshy black cherries, thyme, cracked pepper and herbs. The wine balances perfectly being full bodied and elegant, with a soft, silky, spicy kitsch packed finish. Perfumed and floral with stone fruit and cherries, this is really a fine effort.
 
     
10 E. Guigal Gigondas. Southern Rhone.  2,800
 
91pts RP 91pts WS
 
  65%-Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah  
 
From a great vintage that spent 24 months in older foudres. The 2010 Gigondas is a classic effort that offers quality spice, underbrush, loamy soul and mulled dark fruits. Medium bodied, rich supple profile on the palate. Beautifully done.
 
     
13 Domaine Jean Royer, Chateauneuf du Pape, La Sable de la Crau. Southern Rhone. 2,950
  94pts Vinous  
 
Mineral tinged raspberry and floral pastille aromas show outstanding clarity. Spicy, penertrating and energetic on the palate offering juicy red berry, cherry liqueur  and lavender flavours. A persistent finish which is firmed by fine grained tannins. Ultra-pure, elegant, sweetly fruited, the 2013 is a stunner in the vintage.
 
     
11
​M. Chapoutier Bila Haut V.I.T Latour cotes du Roussillon 
3,100
 
96pts RP 17.5/20 JR
 
 
Grenache/Syrah from the schist soils around the town of Latour de France, it offers a mineral drenched, slightly gamey profile with ample blackcurrant, licorice, wild herbs and spiced meat aromas. Full-bodied, layered and rich with ultra fine tannins and a gorgeous mouthfeel.
This gets close to the pinnacle of Syrah and will stand toe to toe with the greatest Syrah from the Northern Rhone and California. Unfortunately they're only produced in miniscule quantities.
 
     
10 Domaine Senechaux, Chateauneuf Du Pape 3,300
  95pts RP  
 
The 2010 is a hedonistic Chateauneuf Du Pape fruit bomb. Super rich with layers of glycerin and fruit. This full bodied classic smells like a Provencal open-air fruit and vegetable market. A full-throttle, rich concentrated wine from a top vintage.
 
     
15 Domaine Stephane Ogier, Condrieu, Les Viellies Vignes de Jaques Vernay. Rhone. 3,300
  97pts RP.  
  Full bodied richness, vibrant acidity and purity and a sensational finish.  
     
12 Matthieu Barret Domaine du Coulet Cornas Billes Noires. Rhone 3,500
  96pts RP  
  Biodynamic. Full bodied richness, stunning purity & integrated acidity.  
     
13 Rotem & Mounir clos Saouma Chateauneuf du Pape rouge " Omnia" 3,700
  93-95pts AG  
     
09
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc AOC Grand Cru Pessac-Leognan.
4,600
 
98pts WS 98pts JS 97pts G&G 
 
  95 pts RP  
 
Very ripe exotic fruit aromas abound on the nose whilst sweet mango and ripe grapefruit mingle on the palate. Grand Cru Burgundy style, there is serious power to this wine. It's a blockbuster with a huge finish.
 
     
12
Rene Rostaing, Cote Rotie La Landonne. Rhone.
5,400
 
100%Syrah
 
 
96pts RP 94pts Vinous
 
 
From terroir consisting of sands with iron oxide. Vines 60 to 100yrs old. Shiny, quite dark red robe. Aromatic black berry jam with cordite on the nose. Full bodied with lots of floral & violet notes intermixed with chassis, crushed rock and pepper. Fine acidity.
 
     
15
Rene Rostaing, Cote Rotie, La Landonne. Rhone.
6,600
 
99+pts RP, 97JD, 96WS
 
 
The nose has airs of cooked plums, crushed raspberries, soaking and a firm backdrop of basalt and dried herbs. The palate coasts with stylish richness and  tasty tannins giving a complete wheel of flavour, dark fruits and black jam. This is rocket wine.
 
     
15
Domaine Rene Rostaing, Cote Rotie "La Cote Blonde"
6,900
 
100pts RP, 98 Decanter, 97 V
 
 
Antonio Galloni.
 
 
I have Rostaing's 2015 Cote Rotie, La Cote Blonde the slightest of edges over the La Landonne for its more aromatic floral nose. It shows the same unfathomable depth and richness married to a sense of elegance that marks the La Landonne and it also shows those wonderfully pure raspberry flavours. It's lush, velvety and incredibly long on the finish.
 
 
 
 
12 Domaine Stephane Ogier, Cote Rotie, La Belle Helene. Rhone.  11,900
  98pts RP  
  Masculine, full bodied, powerful, sensationally concentrated & balanced.  
     

France - Bordeaux

     
09 Chateau Fontesteau, Cru Bourgeois, AOC Haut-Medoc 1,500
  Gold, Challenge International du Vin 2011  
  Silver, Concours General Agricole Paris, 2012  
     
10 Chateau Fontesteau, Cru Bourgeois, AOC Haut-Medoc 1,500
  90pts WE  
  Gold, Mindus Vindi, 2012  
     
12 Chateau La Monthe du Barry le Barry Bordeaux Superior 1,550
  Bronze DWWA 2015  
     
09 Chateau Cantemerle AOC  Haut- Medoc 2,950
  95pts James Suckling  
     
10 Chateau Laforge, Saint- Emilion Grand Cru.  3,400
 
94pts RP
 
 
Laforge emerges from 3 major soil types in St Emillon, gravel, sand and hard limestone. This is largely a Merlot based wine. Big, forceful, classic full bodied St Emilion with sensational depth. Black fruit, hints of incense , graphite and a suggestion of black truffle. Sensational effort from proprietor Jonathan Malthus.
 
     
10 Chateau Cantemerle AOC, Haut- Medoc. 3,500
  95pts Wine Front 94+pts RP  
 
This is the finest Cantemerle I have encountered in my professional career of tasting young vintages. With it's 2010 this classified growth may well have made a modern day version of their legendary 1949.
Stunningly deep ruby/purple. Beautiful perfumed raspberry and blueberry notes. Medium bodied with impressive purity. Broad, rich and intense on the palate. A quintessentially elegant Bordeaux.
 
     
09 Chateau La Dominique, Saint - Emilion Grand Cru.  3,500
  95pts RP, 95pts HH  
 
2 stars Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2013
 
 
Supple tannin with loads of spicy fruitcake, licorice, cassis & kirsch-like notes. Full bodied with beautiful richness, purity and depth.
 
     
10 Chateau Croix de Gay,Pomerol 3,700
  94pts Gilbert& Gaillard.   
  94pts Falstaff Magazin  
     
10 Chateau De Fieuzal, Pressac-Leognan 3,700
  93pts WE   
  92pts James Suckling  
     
10 Chateau Cantenac Brown, Margaux Grand Cru.  3,900
  95pts RPJr, 95pts Falstaff, 95pts WE  
  2 Stars Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2014  
 
"the greatest Cantenac Brown I have ever tasted. The 2010 is one for the ages. Extraordinary nose of sweet forest floor, blackberry jam, pen ink and graphite. Skyscraper -like mouthfeel, dense, purple colour and spectacular length"
 
     
10 Chateau La Confession, Saint- Emilion 4,600
  93pts Huon Hooke  
  93pts Jeff Leve  
     
10 Chateau D'Issan Margaux 5,600
  95pts WE  
  95pts Jeff Leve  
  95pts Gilbert & Gaillard  
     
09 Chateau D'Issan Margaux 5,600
  95pts Huon Hooke  
  95pts Falstaff Magazin  
     
10 Chateau Giscours, Margaux 5,800
  95pts James Suckling,   
  95pts WE.   
  95pts Falstaff Magazin  
     
09 Chateau Nenin, Pomerol 6,400
  95pts Gilbert & Gaillard.   
  94pts James Suckling  
     
10 Chateau Nenin, Pomerol 6,400
  96 pts James Suckling  
     
11 Chateau Clinet, Pomerol 7,400
  95pts RP  
  94pts Jeff Leve  
  94pts Tim Aitken  
     
09 Chateau Certan de May, Pomerol.  7,800
 
95pts Gilbert & Gaillard
 
 
95pts Galloni 
 
 
95pts WE
 
 
95pts ST
 
 
Very dark hue. Racy nose with ripe fruit underscored by tons of graphite. On the palate, incredible fullness, ripe velvety tannins impart impressive length. A superlative wine in a great vintage. The most powerful, finest overall wine made by this estate since their 1982. 
 
 
 
 
15
Chateau Pichon- Longueville Baron Grand Cru, Pauillac.
8,900
 
98pts WE, 98 JD, 97 RP, 97 V
 
 
The 2015 Chateau Pichon Baron is a sensational bottle of wine made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that spent 18months in 80% new French oak. This full-bodied, concentrated 2015 has sweet tannins, a great texture and a big, big finish. Pauillac all the way with both opulence and finesse. Endowed with spectacular balance and class, this is quite simply a brilliant showing.
 
 
 
 
11 Vieux Chateau Certain. Pomerol 11,000
  96pts James Suckling  
  96 points WE  
  96 points Tim Atkin  
     
03 Chateau Montrose, Saint -Estephe 12,700
  Le Guide Hachette des Vins,2007. 2 Stars.  
  99pts RP 99pts Jeff Leve.  
     
10
Chateau Figeac, St Emilion, Grand Cru.
12,950
 
98pts Gilbert &Gaillard
 
 
97pts TA
 
 
96pts WS
 
 
20/20 La Revue du vin de France.
 
 
30% Merlot 35% Cab Sauv 35% Cab Franc
 
 
Dense garnet. Extremely rich nose with elegant toasted oak framed by ripe fruit. Mouth coating generous palate with a fine grained texture, lace like tannins, huge fruit presence and velvety oak. Empyreumatic finish. A consummate wine.
 
     
09 Chateau Montrose, Saint- Estephe 16,500
  Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2013. 2 stars  
  100pts RP 100pts JS 99pts Jeff Leve.  
     
15 Chateaux Margaux, Margaux.  68,000
  100 JS, 100 DC, 100 JD, 100 WE, 99 RP, 99 VN, 99WS, 19/20 JR.  
     

Germany

13 Weingut Ziereisen Steingruble Gutedel, Baden 1,500
  92pts CT 90+ RP  
  40yr old Chasselas from jurassic soil.  
  Discreet oak,rich, well balanced acidity.  
     
14 Koehler- Ruprecht Riesling K.S. Spatlese Trocken, Pfalz 1,900
  93pts V. Antonio Galloni 91+RP  
     

Hungary

09
Ikon Evangelista, Balatonboglar.
1,700
 
100% Cabernet Franc.
 
 
Gold Monde Selection 2013
 
 
Silver Challenge International du Vin 2013.
 
 
Full-bodied, rich and dense Cabernet Franc. Dark fruit, capsicum, violets and earth. Aromas of tobacco leaves, beans and dark chocolate. A long lingering finish.
 
     

Italy - Arbruzzo

10 Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Merlot Colli IGT 1,800
  94pts JS  
     

Italy - Basilicata

09 Elena Fucci Titolo, Aglianico del Vulture 2,900
  Opulent with velvety tannins. Aglianico grapes.  
  95pts RP 95pts Daniele Cernilli. Doctor Wine  
     

Italy - Campania

10 Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 1,700
  93pts RP. 91pts WS  
  Aglianico grape  
     
13 Montevetrano Rosso Core IGT.  1,800
 
91pts JS. 90pts Guido Essenziale ai Vini D'Italia
 
 
2 Glasses Gambero Rosso
 
 
Fruit sourced from Benevento to the north and Salerno in the south.    Soft and luscious with thick layers of dark fruit, cinnamon, cherry ood, prune and plum. A wine full of character with a full and decisive licorice finish.
 
     
09 Feudi di San Gregorio Piano di Montevergine Taurasi Riserva DOCG 1,900
  100%  Aglianico di Taurasi  
  94pts RP 2 Glasses  
     
12 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro IGT 2,200
  Anglianico 80% Piedirosso 20%  
  94pts RP 94pts JS  
     
10 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico DOC 2,400
  95pts RP. 93pts WE  
  Aglianico grape.  
     
07 Montevetrano di Silva Imparto Colli di Salerno IGT 2,900
  95pts RP. 95pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
  Cabernet Sauvignon/Aglianico  
     
12 Feudi di San Gregorio Patrimo Rosso IGT 3,300
  96pts WE.   
  Merlot  
     
11 Montevetrano Montevetrano Rossi IGT.  3,400
 
95pts Guida Oro 94pts JS
 
 
3 glasses by Gambero Rossi
 
 
50% Cab-Sauv 30% Aglianico 20% Merlot
 
 
This is a racy and beautiful red with spices, dark fruits and a smoky, light vanilla undertone.
Full bodied and super polished. Very fine tannins. Flavours go on for minutes.
 
     

Italy - Northern, Alto Adige

10 Elna Walch, Alto Adige DOC Italy 1,200
     
15 Cantina Terlano- Kelleri Terlaner Classico 1,400
  Pinot Blanco, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.  
  92pts JS 91 pts Vinous Antonio Galloni. 90pts RP  
     
13 Poderi Aldo Conterno"IL Favot" Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 1,900
  91pts WS  
  Cherry, licorice,leather & earth flavours. Elegant, balanced.  
     
11 Weingut Gottardi Mazon, Pinot Noir 1,900
  90pts Dr Wine  
  3 Glasses Gambero Rosso  
  Aroma is immediate, elegant, floral & fruity.  
  Fresh & piquant with discreet tannins  
     
13 Cantina Terlano-Kellerei "Vorberg" Pinot Bianco, Single Vineyard, Reserva 2,100
  93+RP 92pts WE  
  Full bodied, elegant palate offers ripe apple,pear, tangarine, lemon drop and flint.  
     
08 San Leonardo, San Leonardo IGT.  3,100
  95pts JS 94pts Guida Oro 93pts Vinous 93Pts Decanter 92p  
 
Intense ruby red with garnet highlights. A wine of remarkable intensity, with layers of bell peppers and wild berries over a background note of vanilla. The palate is full, warm and impressively rounded. Intense aromatics that linger on the palate.
 
     

Italy - Northern, Emilia-Romagna

10 158 Masselina Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon, Rubicone 1,300
  Commended. Decanter World Wine Awards 2012  

Italy - Piedmont

13 Ottosoldi Barbera del Monferrato 1,000
  92pts JS  
 
Classic Barbera, with ripe fruit, minerals fresh mushrooms.
Medium to full bodied , beautiful fruit and depth.
     
12 La Spinetta Brico Quaglia Moscato d' Asti DOP 1,200
     
14 Viberti Giovanni Dolcetto d'Alba DOC Superiore 1,300
  90 Points WS  
     
15 Dante Rivetti "Mara" Barbera d'Alba.  1,300
 
Classic Barbera. Medium tannins, bright acidity.
 
     
16
Paolo Scavino Langhe Bianco, Sorisso, DOC.
1,600
 
90pts RP
 
 
A bright refreshing white blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Viognier. It reveals some of the creamy structure of Chardonnay and much of the aromatic potency you would associate with Sauvignon Blanc. The Viognier is the most interesting part of the blend. It gives the wine a lustre or sheen that is silky and
unctuous on the finish.
 
     
11 Nervi Gattinara  1,600
 
Nebbiolo, 90pts WS
 
 
Located 100 miles north of Barolo, this estate is the oldest existing winery making Nebbiolo.
A rich red exuding liquorice, cherry, strawberry, floral and spice flowers, singed by iron and tobacco notes. Intense and harmonious with excellent grip and a lingering finish.
 
     
15 Elvio Cogno Barbera d'Alba Bricco Dei Merli. 1,750
  91+pts RP  
  This was a terrific vintage for Barbers. The 2015 shows inky density and succulent softness. A pretty level of fresh acidity and distinct mineral tones. Aromas of crushed flint and campfire ash are followed by cola and balsamic herbs. This wine us distinguished by its savory flavours and the softness of its texture  
     
12 Viberti Giovanni Barolo, DOCG Buon Padre 1,800
  WE 90pts  
     
08 Barbera d'Alba, Bruno Giacosa 1,900
  89 Points WS  
     
05 Marchesi Di Gresy Merlot da solo Monferrato Rosso DOC.  2,000
  93pts Falstaff. 92pts WS.  
  Deep ruby red with violet hues, generous with red fruit , cherry and plum notes. Good structure and fine tannins.  
     
13 Viberti Giovanni Barolo, DOCG,  Buon Padre.  2.100
  93pts WS  
  4.0 Vivino  
  Gold. Texsom Int Wine Awards 2014.  
  Full-bodied, this red shimmers with licorice, cherry, tar, mineral aromas and flavours.  
     
12 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio Coste della Sesia Rosso 2,100
  Vinous. " Bold, powerful, intense".  
     
14 Produttori Barbaresco, Barbaresco. DOCG  2,200
 
94pts RP 92pts WS 92pts WE
 
 
Nebbiolo
 
 
The 2014 Barbaresco is medium bodied displaying intense red fruit aromas with hints of white pepper and anise. Powerful and firm with an ethereal flavour supported by good acidity.
 
     
06 Dante Rivetti,"Micca" Barbaresco.  2,300
     
09 Antoniolo Osso San Grato Piemonte DOCG 2,400
  94pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
     
14 Elvio Cogno Pre-Phylloxera Barbera d'Alba 2,500
  92pts Daniele Cernilli  
     
06 Viberti Giovanni Barolo DOCG Riserva Bricco Delle Viole 2,600
  94pts W&S 92pts WS  
     
11 Domenico Clerico Barolo DOCG 2,600
  94pts RP  
     
11 Produttori Del Barbaresco Ovello Riserva DOCG.  2,700
  100% Nebbiolo  
  95pts Antonio Gallaoni 94pts Wine & Spirits.  
 
From one of the coolest zones in Barbaresco, it is superb.
Precision and energy really stand out. Pine, mint,chalk, bright red berries, blood orange and white pepper are some of the signatures in a brilliant, finely-cut Barbaresco that captures the best of both vintage and the site.
 
     
11 Producttori Del  Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva DOCG. 2,700
  100% Nebbiolo  
  94pts Antonio Galloni 94pts WE  
 
Inward, powerful and explosive. A firm spine of tannin gives the wine much of it's signature power. Dark red cherry, smoke, pomegranate and scorched earth blossom on the dramatic finish. A wine of real density and gravitas, the Montestefano stands out for it's pure unbridled energy and overall intensity.
 
     
11 Producttori Del Barbaresco Montefica Riserva DOCG.  2,800
  100% Nebbiolo  
  95pts Antonio Galloni 94pts WS  
 
A regal towering Barbaresco, the Montefica should provide thrilling drinking for the next several decades. A rush of dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and tobacco add nuance on the powerful structured finish. 
 
     
06 Viberti Giovanni Barolo DOCG Riserva San Pietro 2,900
  93pts WE 92pts WS  
     
06 Viberti Giovanni Barolo Riserva La Volta 2,900
  92pts WS 92pts W&S  
     
11 Produttori Del Barbaresco Asili Reserva DOCG.  2,900
 
96pts WS 95pts Antonio Galloni 94pts RP
 
 
Asili creaminess, silkiness & overall texture.
Intense aromas of cherry, rose, licorice & tar, with tobacco spice and mineral elements on the palate. Concentrated but elegant and expressive. Tannins are finely tuned and delineated with grace. 
 
 
   
05 Matteo Correggia Roche d'Ampsej, Roero Riserva DOCG 2,900
  Nebbiolo  
  91pts WA  
     
13 Poderi Aldo Conterno"IL Favot" Langhe Nebbiolo DOC. 3,000
  91pts WS  
  Cherry, licorice,leather & earth flavours. Elegant, balanced  
     
13 Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera.  3,200
 
97pts WE 97pts JS
 
 
#15 of 50 best wines of the world. Luca Gardini
 
 
10 Best Wines of 2017. Forbes Magazine.
 
 
Wonderful complexity and subtlety with firmness. Aromas of orange peel, stones, walnuts and dark fruits. Medium to full bodied, plenty and a racy finish. A beauty.
 
     
14 Sottimano, Pajore, Barbaresco. Nebbiolo 3,200
  95pts Antonio Galloni  
 
Rich, deep & intense, the 2014 possesses fabulous depth to match it's intense personality. The tannins are nearly buried by the luxuriousness of the fruit. Dark blue and purpilish stone fruit, lavender, mint and sage infuse the deep layered finish.
 
     
04 Azelia di Luigi Scavino Bricco Fiasco, Barolo DOCG 3,000
  94pts WA 93pts WS  
     
13 Poderi Aldo Conterno"IL Favot" Langhe Nebbiolo DOC.  3,000
  91pts WS  
  Cherry, licorice,leather & earth flavours. Elegant, balanced.  
     
13
Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue DOCG. 
3,490
 
98pts WE 94pts Antonio Galloni
 
 
#6 Top 100 wines 2017.
 
 
This stunning wine opens with classic Nebbiolo aromas of new leather, rose, wild berry, crushed herbs and  dark spice.
The 2013 is wonderfully full, luscious and textured. There is plenty of polished tannins and drive to ensure many years of exceptional drinking. Scents of iron, smoke, herbs and licorice add the closing shades of  nuances. What a gorgeous wine this is.
 
     
13 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Mate. 3,700
  96pt RP, 95pt CT   
 
A rich and velvety textured red with grip and power framing the licorice, cherry, tar and tobacco flavours. Complex and fresh, this has everything in the rights proportion showing fine balance and lingering after taste.
 
     
12 Brovia Barolo Brea Vigna Ca'Mia 3,700
  A feminine, gracious Barolo endowed with striking translucence and pure class. Stunningly beautiful. Dry, full bodied.
  Antonio Galloni 94+ points.  
     
05 Domenico Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestta,DOCG 3,800
  96pts RP. 96pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
     
09 La Spinetta Vursu Vigneto Gallina, Barbaresco DOCG 4,000
  94pts WA 94 pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
     
09 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG 4,200
  95pts WE. 95pts Falstaff Magazin  
     
11 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG 4,300
  94pts RP' 94+Vinous, 94pts WE  
  Full bodied, elegant palate, refined tannins,bright acidity.  
  Precise, mineral, complex.  
     
13 Pio Cesare 'Ornato' Barolo,DOCG. 4,500
 
96pts Decanter 95pts RP. 95pts WE 95pts 95pts JS.
 
 
The 2013 offers a great sense of freshness & brightness. Ripe tannins are tightly integrated yet the finish is round and supple. Full to medium bodied, aromas of wild berry, Black truffle and cola. Magnificent harmony and purity.
 
     
11
Pio Cesare il Bricco Barbaresco.
4,500
 
96pts JS 93ptsVinous 93pts WE
 
 
This is Pio Cesare's top Barbaresco, emerging from the top of the family's estate in Treiso.
 
 
Powerful, rich and structured, the 2011 Bricco possesses explosive energy. Full bodied with ultra fine tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes.
 
     
05 Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina, DOCG 4,950
  97pts Tanzer. 96pts Falstaff Magazin  
     
08 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG 5,400
  98pts Vinous Antonio Galloni 96pts RP  
     
10 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG 8,700
  99pts Vinous Antonio Galloni. 99pts WE 97pts WS  
     
89 Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 16,800
  96pts RP  
     

Italy - Sardinia

15
Agricola Punica Montessu- Isola dei Nuraghi IGT.
1,600
 
Carignano-Cabernet- Syrah.
 
 
92pts WE 90V
 
 
A stylish fresh red with spiced black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Accents of
green olive, dried thyme and sweet smoke. Medium - to full- bodied. Long supple
tannins and a crisp pristine finish.
 
     
12
Tenure Dettori Chimbanta. 
1,900
 
Monica Grapes
 
 
Artisanal Wine.
 
 
90pts WS
 
 
Dark ruby red, hints of turtle, scrub, passito flowers and ripe red fruit. Airy, expressive, elegant with a finish of great persistence. Unfined and unfiltered. Natural fermentation, no sulfur. Certified bio- dynamic.
 
     
12 Agricola Punica Barrua - Isola del Nuraghi IGT 2,100
  94pts JS 92pts V.Antonia Gallani  
  Carigano, Cab Sauv, Merlot  
  Full bodied, silky tannins  
     
12
Tenure Dettori- Dettori. 
2,200
 
Cannonau Grapes
 
 
Artisanal Wine.
 
 
Produced from 100yr old vines and aged for 24 months in cement tanks. Dettori refuses the use of wood and this gives us wines that are perhaps not easy to understand but are overwhelmingly complex and elegant. Unfined and unfiltered, natural fermentation, hand harvested, no shoulder dioxide and certified bio-dynamic.
 
     
13 Argiolas Isola Del Nuraghi  Turriga 3,800
  96pts JS 94pts TO  
  #47 Top 100 Italian Wines 2017  
 
The symbolic wine of Sardinia. Plum like ripeness, this celebrated blend is composed of 85% Cannonau (Grenache), 5% Carignano, 5% Bobal, 5% Malvasia Nera. Aged in oak for up to 2 years, the black fruit nuances are smooth, velvety and soft. Medium to full - bodied. The mouthfeel is broad and encompassing.
 
     

Italy - Sicily

14 Regaleali Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 1,100
  89pts RP  
     
14 Feudo Maccari Nero d' Avola 1,200
  91pts JS  
  Bronze DWWA  
  Ripe, rich red, full bodied, firm tannins, shows  
  Real nero d'Avola character.  
     
15 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 1,600
 
Organic.
 
 
95pts JS 95pts WE
 
 
Made from very fine Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Old Vines range from 40 to 140 yrs in age. Red cherries and wild strawberries on the perfumed nose. Full bodied palate with fine tannins and fresh acidity.
 
     
12 I Vigneri di Salvo Foti, Etna Rosso DOC, Sicily 1,800
     
14 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Santo Spirito.  2,300
 
96pts RP 96pts JS
 
 
An absolute standout wine that shows the generosity and the elegant depth of the vintage. The bouquet is profound and thickly layered with wild fruit, sweet licorice, dried apricot, crushed minerals and grilled herb. One of the finest and most exciting wines by Marco De Grazia.
 
     
12 Piettadolce 'Vigna Barbagalli' Etna 3,900
  95pts RP. 95pts JS  
  100 year old vines. Full bodied, firm tannins.  
     

Italy - South West

09 Fattoria La Rivolta, Aglianico del Taburno Riserva, DOC Campania 2,100
  Golden Star. Vinibuoni d' Italia 2013  
     

Italy - Tuscany

10 Tenuta Cantagallo Chianti Montalcino Riserva DOCG 1,300
     
14 Ornellaia 'Le Volte dell'Ornellaia' Toscana IGT 1,400
  Cabernet- Merlot- Sangiovese  
  90pts JS  
     
13 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo, IGT 1,440
  95pts JS  
     
09 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio, IGT 1,440
  91 Points RP  
     
13 Le Ragnaie Chianti Colli Sensi.  1,500
 
90pts CT. Organic.
 
 
Essentially this is declassified Brunello di Montalcino as the grapes are grown above 600m which is too high an altitude for DOCG regulations. This is 100% Sangiovese Grosso naturally fermented for 3 weeks in cement then aged for 6 months in Barrique. The nose and initial flavours suggest Burgundy but then comes the unmistakable sour cherries and spicy lift of a classic Tuscan red.
 
     
11 Felsina Berardenga Rancia, Chianti Classico Reserva DOCG 1,500
  94pts Vinous Antonio Galloni 93pts JS  
  Bronze DWWA 2015  
     
11 Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 1,560
  WS90 pts. Gold Mundus Vini 2015. Gold San Francisco IWC  
     
07 Monteti IGT 1,600
  Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv  
  92 Points Parker  
     
14 Montepeloso A Quo Rossi IGT.  1,600
 
92pts JS 91pts TO
 
 
Cabernet- Montepulciano_ Sangiovese.
 
 
Unfiltered. Plenty of ripe fruit for a cool vintage with fresh mint & thyme undertones to the citrus and berry character. Medium bodied, firm and silky tannins. Focused and pretty.
 
     
15 Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino.  1,600
 
94 pts Decanter 17/20 Jancis Robinson.
 
 
Concentrated ruby with orange tinged. Deep and brooding nose with hints of black tea leaves. Focused, pure cherry and raspberry fruit with bags of powdery tannins and perfectly balanced. Elegant and long.
 
     
12
Tenuta Di Ghizzano Verenoso DOC.
1,800
 
70% Sangiovese 30%,Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 
93pts Antonio Galloni, 16.5 IS
 
 
Vivino 4.0
 
 
The 2012 Verenoso wraps around the palate with gorgeous depth and resonance. Dark plum, cherry, mint, spice and licorice blossom as this succulent, expressive wine shows off its personality. Sweet floral and spice notes add finesse on the silky, perfumed finish.
 
 
 
 
09 Oliviero Toscani Rosso 1,900
  93pts Falstaff Magazin   
  Gold. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles  
     
08 Tua Rita Perlato Del Bosco, IGT 1,900
  93 Points WE  
     
13 Buondonno Chianti Classico Riserva. 1,900
 
A lovely Chianti Classico. Great warm climate nose, animal tones, herbs, hay, violets, dark fruits. Medium palate, acidity and tannins. A well balanced elegant wine.
 
     
12 Podere Salicutti Dopoteatro Rosso IGT.  2,100
  90% Cabernet Sauvignon. 10% Canaiolo  
  91pts WS  
 
 A constant classic among Francesco Leanzas wines. A wine of amazing finesse but the power is not to be missed.
 
     
15
Conti Costanti Rosso di Montalcino, DOCG.
2,200
 
91pts V, 90pts WE. 4.0 Vivino
 
 
100% Sangiovese.
 
 
Aged in tonneaux of French oak for one year. Rich, round, full bodied with gobs of red berry fruit, well integrated oak and firm tannins.
 
     
12 Gaja Ca'Marcandi Promis, Toscana IGT 2,200
  92pts RP, 92pts JS 2 glasses  
  Merlot/ Syrah  
     
10 Uccelliera Rapace IGT.  2,400
  93pts JS 91pts RP  
 
Very ripe and earthy with dried fruits and spices. Full bodied, soft and silky tannins and a focused, Fresh finish. Stylish and flavorful.
 
     
11 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico  Gran selzione, DOCG 2,500
  95pts Suckling  
  94pts Antonio Galloni  
     
10 Castello de Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG.  2,500
 
95pts WE 95pts WS 93pts Antonio Galloni
 
 
80% Sangiovese 13% Merlot 7% Malvasia Nera
 
  Combines power and elegance with a racy feel. Notes of wild cherry, strawberry and rose.The finish is long. Well defined from start to finish.  
     
15 Montepeloso Eneo.  2,500
 
 95pts TO
 
 
The 2015 Eneo is a beautifully saturated and concentrated wine. The unusual blend used here is Sangiovese, with Montepulciano, Marselan and Alicante Bouschet.
The bouquet is profound and exuberant with generous integration and beautiful power. The mouthfeel is seamless and soft.
 
     
14 Podere Forte Petruccino Orcia 2,600
  Merlot- Sangiovese  
  Complex, elegant.  
     
10 Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino 2,600
  96pts James Suckling  
     
12 Tenuta Sette Ponti Orma, Bolgheri 2,800
  96pts JS 94pts Luca Gardini  
     
13 Le Macchiole 'Paleo' Bolgheri.  2,900
  Cabernet Franc  
  97pts RP. 97pts JS. 96 Pts Antinio Galloni  
  #97 top 100 wines 2016 Wine Spectator.  
  A deep sensual wine, with striking fruit purity. Mocha, espresso, plum, chocolate and savory herbs give the 2013 tons of aromatic intrigue with plenty of textural depth to back it up.  
     
11 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno IGT 2,900
  98pts Luca Garclini  
  96pts JS  
  Silver DWWA 2015  
     
09 Le Pupille Saffridi Maremma Toscana IGT 2,950
  Cab-Sauv, Merlot, Petit Verdot.  
  94pts JS 93pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
  Silver, DWWA 2013  
  Ripe, almost raisiny, raspberry and cherry character. Elegance and finesse.
     
11 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Toscana Centrale IGT 3,000
  95 pts RP  
  95 pts JS  
  95 pts WS  
     
14 Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana IGT.  3,250
  97pt Antonio Galloni. 95pts RP  
 
100% Sangiovese aged in oak barrels. The 2014 Cepparello is truly beautiful and absolutely transends the expectation of the vintage. This beautiful Sangiovese is full and generous on all levels. It offers upfront presentation with opulent fruit, deep layering and fine elegance. Generous flavours of dark cherry, black current, red rose & cured tabacco.
 
 
 
 
12
Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno IGT
3,300
 
98pts Luca Gardini. 97pts James Suckling
 
     
11 Grattamacco Bolgheri DOCA Superoire 3,300
  98pts Luca Gardini  
  96pts Decanter  
  Silver, DWWA 2015  
     
14
Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso Bolgheri.
3,400
 
Cabernet Franc
 
 
94pts Antonio Galloni 92pts RP
 
 
3 Glasses Gambero Rosso.
 
 
Captivating aromatics, bright fruit and silky ripe tannins. Arresting in its beauty, the 2014 is translucent, pretty and highly nuanced. A perfumed Paleo Rosso built on Grace rather than power.
 
     
15
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri, Toscana IGT. 
3,500
 
96-97pts JS 96pts WA
 
 
Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Dense and structured with beautifully polished tannins.
Lots of power here and oak driven tones of sweet expresso, chocolate and spice that surround a succulent core of dark fruit and candied cherry. Contemporary, complex and gorgeous from top to toe.
 
     
13 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.  3,500
 
97pts V, 96JS, 95WE
 
 
Luminous red, high pitched aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, rose ,white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture but displays great juciness, clarity and floral lift. Virtually weightless, this hauntingly beautiful wine showcases everything Brunello can be when made from vines that grow in what is a real Grand Cru section of the Brunello di Montalcino denomination.
 
     
11
Podere Salicutti, Brunello di Montalcino, Piaggione. DOCG. 
3,700
 
100% Sangiovese.
 
 
96pts Vinous AG, 95 Decanter, 
 
 
17/20 JR, 4.5 Vivino
 
 
The 2011 is a thrilling harbinger allying impressive power with beautiful elegance. Expressive and energetic, it bursts with perfumed thyme blossom, pepper, aromatic herbs and red plum. The plush ripe fruit core is held together by supple smooth tannins. A wine of weightless elegance.
 
     
12 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.  3,900
  96pts JS 94pts RP  
 
The 2012 reveals a dark and inky appearance with bright ruby highlights. The nose is generous and robust with dark cherry fruit, plum, Indian spice, mocha and espresso bean. Delicate berry nuances and bright acidity with profound depth.
 
     
10 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino "Fornace" 3,900
  100% Sangiovese  
  97pts Doctor Wine,96pts RP 95pts WS  
     
10 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino V.V. 4,500
  100% Sangiovese  
  100pts JS 95pts RP  
  50 Best Italian Wines.  
     
13 Montevertine le Pergole Torte 4,800
  100% Sangiovese  
  98pts RP   
  95-97pts Antonio Galloni  
     
13
Salvioni Brunello Di Montalcino.
4,900
 
97pts WE 96 Antonio Galloni.
 
 
Luminous full red. The lively, perfumed nose combines red cherry, blueberry, minerals and flirty aromas.
 
 
Rich and densely packed, showing captivating peppery lift to the very ripe red and blue fruit flavours. Knockout Brunello from one of the quality leaders of Montalcino (and Italy for that matter)
 
 
 
 
15
Bibi Graetz Testamatta Rosso IGT.
5,200
 
99pts JS. 4.3 Vivino
 
 
#45 top 100 wines 2017.
 
 
A stunning wine. This is the best Testamatta ever made. Fascinating aromas of red fruits, tea, bark and wet soil as well as fresh leather. Full-bodied, silky tannins and a juicy finish.
 
 
 
 
13 Tenuta Marchesi  Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 5,600
  Sangiovese 85% Cab-Sauv 10% Cab-Franc 5%  
  96pts WA 96pts Wine Front  
     
10 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG. 5,900
  98pts RP 98Pts WS 98pts JS  
 
This is a gorgeous wine, absolutely impeccable on all levels. It delivers stunning intensity, power, integrity and balance. A dark, brooding and powerful wine. It shows immediate richness and complexity with spice, tobacco, cured meat and dried blackberry and plum.
 
     
12 Duemani 'Duemani' Cabernet Franc, Costa Toscana IGT 6,300
  99pts JS. 98pts Luca Gardini. Biodynamic  
  50 Best Italian Wines BIWA 2015  
     
12 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 6,500
  Cab-Sauv, Merlot,Cab-Franc, Petit Verdot.  
  97pts JS 95pts Falstaff, 94pts RP  
     
09 Le Macchiole Messorio Toscana IGT Merlot 6,900
  TWA-BIWA 2012 50 Best Italian Wines.   
  97pts WE 97pts JS 95 Falstaff  
     
13 Le Macchiole Messorio IGT  8,200
 
98pts RP 97pts W&S
 
 
100% Merlot from low yields of around 800grams per plant. The 2013 Messorio is truly a divine creation that puts Merlot on a well- deserved pedestal. Dark fruit, blackberry, spice, leather, tar and tobacco. Finely integrated tannins and plush textural richness. The finish is succulent and beautifully layered. This is a stunning wine.
 
     
11
Podere il Carnasciale il Caberlot IGT Toscana. 
8,950
 
Magnum.
 
 
100% Caberlot. Cabernet Franc/ Merlot.
 
 
96pts Antonio Galloni 17.5 JR
 
 
94pts JS 4.5 Vivino.
 
 
Produced only in numbered magnums, the 2011 Caberlot is an extraordinary wine. Softly textured and luscious wine with dark layers of fruit intensity, spice and chocolate. This wine really constitutes its own category of red wine among the Super Tuscans thanks to the originality of its aromas and texture, firm tannins and lush density. These are some of the most unique wines in Italy. Boasting nuances of Graves, Pomeral and IL Carnasciale's unique terroir, it ranks among the planet's most singular wines.
 
     
10 Pian dell'Orino Bassolino di Sopra, Brunello di Montalcino. 9,000
  100pts RP.  
     
13
Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia
9,500
 
98pts JS, 98 WE, 97 RP.
 
 
Fabulous structure, with powerful, polished chewy tannins and ripe subtle fruit.
 
 
Aromas of blueberry, black currant, rosemary and lavender. Full bodied with bright acidity and a savoury finish.
 
 
 
 
15
Tenuta San Guido. Sassicaia.
9,500
 
98pts JS. 98 Decanter, 98 WE, 97 RP
 
 
Ripe, creamy black & red fruit with cider and spice notes on the nose. The palate is one of controlled power underpinned by gorgeous sweetness and flowing elegance. Silky tannins and a long finish.
 
 
 
 
10 Valdicava Madonna Del Piano, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 9,800
  Sangiovese  
  100pts JS 98pts Daniele Cernilli.  
     
10 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiors. 9,999
  97pts RP 97pts Vinous 97pts WE  
 
The 2010 is a truly outstanding wine. What stands out is the absolutely seamless integration of the many moving parts. The wine magically transitions from cherry, spice, chocolate and espresso in one melodic and continuous loop. It exudes balance and elegance and is profoundly expressive.
 
     
15
Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana IGT Merlot.
11,500
 
100pts JS 97pts WA
 
 
#1 Top 100 Italian wines 2017
 
 
This is an extraordinary merlot with such purity and focus. Flowers such as violets and hints of orange peel. Full bodied yet incredibly energetic and structured. The finish goes on for minutes. The 2015 Redigaffi is a blockbuster. The best yet.
 
     
06 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore  12,000
  97pts RP 97pts WE 97pts JS  
 
The 2006 Ornellaia is a massive towering masterpiece. Flowers, minerals, tar smoke and dark fruit are all woven in an intricate fabric of almost indescribable elegance and power. Vintage 2006 will go down as one of the all time greats in Tuscany and Bolgheri in particular.    Simply put, the 2006 Ornellaia is a must have bottle.
 
     

Italy - Umbria

13 La Carraia Tizzonero Rosso IGT 1,300
  91pts JS  
  Monteplulciano- Sangiovese.  
  Silk, refined with firm but polished tannins  
     
11
Tenuta Bellafonte Collenottolo DOCG. 
1,850
 
100% Sagrantino
 
 
92pts WE, 91Luca Gardini, 90 Decanter 4.1 Vivino
 
 
Silver DWWA 2017
 
 
Silver IWC London 2017
 
 
Only indigenous yeast used for fermentation lasting 20 days.
 
 
Matured in large Slovonian oak barrels for 10 months. Spontaneous clarification without filtration. Impenetrable ruby red colour. Opens with ripe black-and-white skinned berry, leather and truffle aromas. Firm concentrated palate offers chassis, Blackberry jam, licorice and black pepper notes alongside noble tannins.
 
     

Italy - Veneto

08 De Stefani, Soler, Veneto 1,200
     
13 Pasqua Romeo & Juliet 1,300
  Merlot, Covina, Croatina  
  Dry, black cherries, raspberry, light tannins.  
  Commended DWWA 2015  
     
13 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre.  1,490
 
70%Corvina Veronese 25% Rondinella 5% Sangiovese.
 
 
92pts JS 90 pts TO
 
 
Gold Mindus Vini 2016
 
 
This is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. Superb, dense cherry rich red.aromas of coffee and espresso with black fruit and smoke on the palate. Robust, medium to full-time bodied wine. The Corvina and Sangiovese grapes are dried to become raisined and concentrated creating a smooth velvety character.
 
     
14 Cantina Pra Morandina Valpolicella 1,800
  Corvina,Corvinone,Rondinella.  
  Un-oaked, fragrant,licorice and cherry characters.  
  92pts JS. Bronze DWWA 2015  
     
11 Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella 1,900
  94pts RP 93pts WE  
     
11 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicetta Classico DOCG 2,200
  94pts WE 93pts WS  
     
09 De Stefani Rabosa Del Piave 2,300
  91 pts RP  
     
13 La Salette, Amarone della Valpolicella, Classico.  2,850
 

91pts WE

 
 

Cassis, blue flowers, baking spice, grilled herb and new leather lead the nose.

The palate offers dried black cherry, mature plum, chewing tobacco and nutmeg along side fine grained tannins.Fresh and elegant
 
     
13
Pieropan, Amarone della Valpolicella, DOCG. 
2,850
 
93pts JS
 
 
Finely tuned by 3 years in oak barrels and 1 years bottle age, the wine shows an unbelievable bouquet of cherries and black berries.
 
     
09 De Stefani Stefen 1624. Veneto 2,900
  95pts Luca Maronite  
     
06 Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore 3,800
  Valpolicella Blend  
  92pts WE 91pts RP  
     
05 Nicolis Amarone Della Valpolicella DOC 3,900
  Valpolicella Blend  
  Gold, WVT Wine Awards  
     

Lebanon

13
Chateau Musar Jeune, Bekaa Valley. 
1,500
 
Certified Organic.
 
 
Cinsault, Syrah, Cab-Sauv Sauv
 
 
Silver, Texsom International Wine Show 2017.
 
 
Deep crimson, black fruit on the nose with licorice, mint and black olives. Fresh acidity, soft tannins and a long after taste of Morello cherries and clove.
 
     
04
Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley. 
2,800
 
91pts RP 90pts WS
 
 
Lebanese wine was famously good 30 centuries ago which helps to explain why Musar commands such enthusiasm around the world today. Equal parts Cab-Sauv, Carignan and Cinsault. The palate is broad and indulgent with hints of bitter chocolate. Exceptionally graceful.
 
     

New Zealand

14 Millton Vineyard, Crazy by Nature "Cosmo Red" Gisborne 1,200
  92pts Wine Front  
  Malbec, Syrah, Voigner, Merlot. Organic  
  Unfined and unfiltered.  
     
14
Te Mata Coleraine, Hawkes Bay.
2,500
 
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 12%Cabernet Franc.
 
 
100pts SK, 98 BC
 
 
Arguably NZ's greatest red wine, this is another phenomenal wine of sophistication and sublime seduction. Fabulous aromas of cassis, cigar box, violet and toasted almond on the nose. The palate delivers awesome concentration and weight together with silky texture and fleshy mouthfeel. Tannins are fine and chalky and exquisitely proportioned.
 
 
 
 
15
Te Mata Coleraine, Hawkes Bay.
3,200
 
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
 
 
98pts RC, 98 SK, 96 BC
 
 
Fragrant as always, hinting at violets, tobacco and cassis, it's also a broad shouldered vintage with substantial power and tannin. The oak is beautifully integrated into the wine already, appearing as classy Pauillac like pencil shavings on the lengthy finish. Very stylish wine with a big future.
 
 
 
 
12 Schubert Con Brio, Martinborough 3,500
  17.5/20 Raymond Chan.  
  Shiraz/ Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon  
 
Fermented to 14% alc, the wine is aged 4yrs in new French oak barriques. Medium to full bodied, the bouquet is full, broad and etheral with layers of red current and berry fruit. Acidity and oak lead to a very long and sustained finish.
 
     

Portugal

15 Niepoort Dialogo Tinto. Douro 1,200
     
14 Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Escolha, Vinho Verde 1,400
  Blanc  
     
12 Quinta do Crasto  Superior Red 1,800
  RP90 pts Bronze, DWWA 2014  
     
14 Niepoort Redoma Tinto, Douro 1,900
     
12 Terra do Zambujeiro, Borba 2,100
  Aragonez,Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, Cab Sauv, Touriga.  
  Full bodied, soft fine tannins  
    2,200
12 Quinta da Fronteira Douro Grande Reserve.   
 
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz & Touriga Franca grapes.
 
  92pts WE 91pts RP  
 
Deep purple colour with lush aromas of black fruit, black pepper, mocha and some herbal hints. The palate is dense full-bodied and reveals a fine balance between acidity and firm tannins.
 
     
11 Quinta do Crasto "old vines" Reserva Douro 2,900
  RP94pts WE94pts  
  Silver DWWA.  
     

South Africa

11 Sadie Family, Sequillo, Swartland 1,400
  Chen Blanc, Palomino, Semilon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Semilon Gris, Viogner, Clairette. 17/20 Jancis Robinson. 90pts Fallstaff Magazin
     
14 Sardie Family, Columella. 2,950
 
Syrah-Mourvedre, 96pts RP
 
 
It has a brooding bouquet with brambly black fruit, briary wild Heather and cold stoney aromas. Medium bodied with sappy red and black fruit. Very well balanced with crisp but firm tannins.
 
     

Spain

14 Oliviere Rivière Rayos Uva, Rioja 1,300
  93 pts JS  
     
11 Finca La Emperatiz Crianza, Rioja 1,300
  93pts WS 91pts RP  
  Silver IWS 2015  
     
14
Venta Las Vacas, Ribera del Duero.
1,300
 
91pts GP 90pts RP
 
 
100%Tempranillo.
 
 
Aged in French and American oak barrels for one year. The fruit is ripe without excess, with aromas of ripe berries and a touch of hay, straw and Mediterranean herbs, quite open and expressive. The palate is medium bodied with integrated alcohol, acidity and oak. Powerful and approachable.
 
 
 
 
16 Txomin Etxanix, Txacoli De Getaria.  1,350
 
Hobdarribi Zuri grapes.
 
 
90pts Decanter.
 
 
Txacoli is a regional specialty that sits in the same freshness and crispness as Muscadet  and Vino Verde. Aromas of citrus and dough on the nose, while the palate has a really appealing appley acidity. Lemon, steel and a hint of creamy lees complete the wine. A light and crisp style with surprising complexity. Great with seafood.
 
     
08 Alejandro Fernandez Dehesa La Granja 1,400
  92pts Guia Reposol, 91pts ST. 91pts Vinous  
  Tempranillo  
     
09 Finca La Emperatriz Reserva, Rioja 1,400
  Silver, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015  
  Bronze, DWWA 2015  
     
11 Barahonda Barrica, Yecla 1,400
  90 PTS Vinous  
 
 
Organic, estate bottled by the oldest winery in the Yelca DO region. This wine combines the powerful Monastrell grape with the spicy, soft tannins of Syrah.
Dry farmed and hand harvested from 60yr old vines.
 
     
15 Casa Castillo El Molar, Murcia. 1,500
  92-93pts RP, 93 pts Guia Pennin  
 
Garnacha, 100% full clusters. The wine is rich and aromatic with aromas of dry flowers and aromatic herbs. Ultra fine tannins.
 
     
11 Bodegas Roda Sela, Rioja DOCa 1,500
  Trempranillo, Graciano  
  92pts Wine Front, 91pts RP  
  Bronze IWC 2014  
     
13 Alemany I Corrio Pas Curtei, Penedes 1,600
  Cab-Sauv, Merlot, Carignan.  
  Genuinely hand made, tiny volume. Mouth  
  Coating blackcurrent fruit with a layered texture.  
     
16 Alemany i Corrio Principia Mathematica, Penedes 1,600
  White, 93pts RP 91pts Guia Peninsula
 
Produced from a 2.8 hectare plot planted with Xarel-lo grapes. 50yr old vines, organic and hand harvested.
Crisp white fruit and apricot on the nose with a light nutty element and a Meursault-esque butteriness. Dry, soft, full bodied with fresh acidity.
 
     
13 El Hombre Bala 1,600
  Garnacha Tinta  
  93pts RP  
  Mixed berries, pepper, soft tannins  
  Fresh and persistent  
     
14 Atlan & Artisan 8 Vents, Majorca 1,600
  Merlot, Cab Sauv, Manto Negro, Callet.  
  92pts Falstaff Magazin  
     
13 Atlan & Artisan, Epistem No 3, Yecla 1,700
  Monastrell & Garnacha Tintorera  
  92 pts RP  
     
14 Bodegas Carmelo Rodero Crianza, Ribera del Duero.  1,800
  92pts RP 91pts Pennin  
  Gold Mundus Vini, 2016  
 
10% Cabernet Sauvignon to complement the Tempranillo. Matured for 15 months in second use French oak barrels. Quite floral, with a thin patina of sweet spices, fresh and elegant. The palate reveals a silky and velvety texture with juicy fruit and very fine tannins. Good freshness and Balance. Superb
 
     
12 Bodegas Roda Sela, Rioja DOCa 1,800
  90pts RP.  
  Medium bodied, dry, elegant and balanced, polished tannins.
     
14
Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos. 
1,800
 
100% Garnacha.
 
 
92pts Galloni, 91pts WS, 90pts RP
 
 
#39 top 100 wines of 2016.WS
 
 
The outstanding 2014 Tres Picos comes from some of the oldest Grenache vineyards on the slopes of the Moncayo Mountains. Aged in neutral French oak with plenty of Southern Rhone like black cherry liqueur, garrigue, pepper, licorice and spice. Medium -bodied, lusty, heady.
 
     
08 Valenciso Reserva, Rioja 1,900
  Tempranillo  
  Decanter 96pts and Decanter Wine of the Year  
  96pts Tim Atkin  
  93pts RP  
     
11 Finca La Emperatiz Parcela No 1 Rioja DOCa 1,900
  93pts WS. Gold. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2014 & 2015  
  Tempranillo  
     
14 Oliver Riviere ' El Cadastro' Arlanza (Organic) 1,950
  Garnacha-Tempranillo  
  93pts RP  
     
14 Oliviere Rivière Ganko, Rioja 2,000
  94pts JS  
     
13
CVNE Vinedos del Contino, Reserva Rioja. DOCA. 
2,100
 
91pts JS
 
 
Silver IWS London 2017.
 
 
The 2013 Reserva is 85%Tempranillo, 15% Grenache and the balance made of Graciano and Mazuelo. Shows really pretty fruit with chocolate, meat and plum character. Medium to full bodied, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish.
 
 
 
 
13 Niepoort & Paul Perez, Bierzo, Calderera. Spain 2,250
 
93pts RP. # 13 James Suckling Top 100 Spanish Wines 20
 
 
Mencia grapes. Medium bodied, spicy, delicate & velvety.
 
 
   
11 Hacienda Monasterio Crianza 2,450
  93 pts RP  
  93 pts WS #69 Top 100 wines 2015  
     
12 Hacienda Monasterio Crianza 2,450
  94pts RP 93pts JS  
  Full Bodied. Fresh and Bright  
     
12 Dominio de Pingus, PSI 2,450
  92 pts RP  
     
14 Casa Castillo Pie Franco, Murcia. 2,500
  94pts RP, 94 Pts Guia Pennin  
 
Monastrell, matured 18mths in well seasoned oak barrels. A subtle and elegant Monastrell. The palate is extremely elegant, silky and delicate with very good freshness and acidity.
 
     
15
Clos d'Argon, Tinto, Catalunya.
2,600
 
93pts JS, 93 Guia Pen in 18/20 Vinum 4.2 Vivino
 
 
Bronze DWWA 2015
 
 
Cherry red colour with deep crimson rim, dark intensity.
 
 
Lots of red and black fruit on the nose. Hints of compote, clove and pepper. Touches of intense minerality, chocolate and coffee. Very long finish. A powerful and concentrated wine.
 
 
 
 
07 Alemany I Corrio Sot Lefriec. Penedes 2,900
  Merlot, Carinena, Cabernet  
  90+pts RP  
  Dry, soft acidity, medium ti high fine grained tannins. Decant one hour.
     
14
CVNE Cantino Vina Del Oliva Rioja, Alavesa. DOCA. 
3,200
 
96pts Tim Aitken. 94pts Guia Penn. 92pts RP
 
 
Tempranillo.
 
 
Full bodied, complex and elegant with well- integrated oak and fine grained tannins. Rich, ripe black fruit and a long finish.
 
     
13 Atlan & Artisan No 2, Yecla, Spain.  4,400
 
Syrah, Garnacha, Tintorera.
 
 
94pts JS 93pts RP
 
 
25yr old single vineyard. 700m altitude, non-irrigated, hand bottled without filtration.
Mostly Syrah and a whopping 15.5% alcohol.
Very perfumed on the nose with floral notes, aromatic herbs,spices and smoky notes. The palate is full bodied and the flavours are immense with decadent tannins. A hedonistic bomb.
 
     
14 Atlan & Artisan Epistem No 5, Yecla, Spain.  4,400
 
93pts RP 4.5 Vivino
 
 
Single vineyard Monastrell from ungrafted vines at 800m altitude. Full bodied and powerful but quite fruit driven. Lush and satisfying in a hedonistic way. 800 bottles produced.
 
     
12 Clos Mogador, Priorat. DOCa. Cabernet, Grenache, Syrah. 4,900
  98pts RP 97pts  
  The 2012 Clos Mogador is nothing short of spectacular. The nose has notes of herbs, wet slate and graphite. The super -elegant palate offers great acidity & freshness with incredibly layered and delineated flair.  
     

ROSÉ

16
Cibonne Tentation, Cotes de Provence, France.
290
 
Blend of Grenache, Cinsault Syrah and Tibouren.
 
 
Vivino 4.0
 
 
Traditional Cotes De Provence blend with a higher than typical proportion of Tibouren, an historic and extremely rare variety that is said to have been a favourite of Julius Caesar.
 
 
Delicate pink.Pungent red berries and orange pith on the nose and palate. Silky and open knit, finishes smooth and broad with appealing fruity persistence.
 
 
 
 
12 Andeluna 1300 Malbec Rose, Mendoza, Argentina 1,000
  87 Points WE  
     
12 Reserve du President, Gris de Grenache, France 1,200
     
14 Clos Cibonne , Cotes de Provence, Tentations 1,400
  Top 100 wines James Suckling  
     
12 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence, France 1,400
     
14 Jean-Louis Quinson, Cotes De Provence, France 1,400
     
14 Clos Cibonne, Cotes de Provence, La Vignettes 1,700
  93pts IWC  
     
13 Domaine Bunan Mas de la Rouviere 1,900
  Bandol. Provence, France.  
  WS 90pts  
     

THE WHITES

Sauvignon Blanc

16 Villa Maria, Marlborough, Private Bin, NZ 1,150
  16/20 Decanter  
     
14 Matua,Marlborough, NZ 1,200
  Bronze NZ International Wine Show 2014  
     
15 Francis Lurton, Les Fumees Blanches, Languedoc, France. 1,200
 
Crisp and herbal suggesting the cooler vineyards of the south west in its style. Packed with citrus and spice flavours. Refreshing and delicious.
 
     
16 Domaine Adele Rouze, Quincy, Loire Valley. France. 1,300
 
Quincy is characterized by it's freshness and notes of ripe citrus, grapefruit, white flowers and freshly cut herbs. On the palate, this medium-sized bodied wine shows flavours of grapefruit and lime with a touch of citrus pith and a crisp mineralled finish.
 
     
16 Clearwater Cove, Marlborough. NZ.  1,300
  Gold. NZ Aromatic Wine Competition. 2016  
 
Silver. NZ International Wine Show. 2016
 
 
Grapes from the Awatere and Wairau valleys combine to create a wine brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance. Passionfruit and grapefruit on the nose. Sweet fruit characters on the palate with fresh acidity.
 
     
15 The Crossings Marlborough NZ 1,300
  Pure Silver Air NZ Wine Awards 2015  
  Silver IWC London 2015  
  Silver DWWA 2015  
     
17 Soho " Stella " Marlborough. NZ. 1,500
  Blue Gold & Top 100 Sydney International Wine Challenge 2018  
  Gold. NZ International Wine Show 2017  
 
94pts Wine Orbit
 
 
A pungent nose of white currant, wet stone, wildflower and a hint of lychee. Mouth watering acidity, packed full of zesty citrus notes and green figs with a lovely mineral, saline finish.
 
 
   
16 Wairau River, Marlborough, NZ 1,400
  95pts DWWA 2017  
 
Bronze Air NZ Wine Awards 2016
 
 
An elegant wine with intense tropical and stone fruit aromatics. Fine mouth watering acidity on the finish.
 
     
17 Tohu Single vineyard, Marlborough NZ.  1,400
  Gold. NZ New World Wine Awards 2017  
  Gold. Mindus Vini 2017  
 
This single vineyard wine is a unique expression of Tohu's high altitudes in the upper reaches of Marlborough's Awatere Valley.
Displaying aromas of fresh citrus, currant leaf and herbal notes on the nose. A vibrant palate displays green apple, pink grapefruit, sweet limes and capsicum. A touch of zesty minerality leading to a pure and dry finish.
 
     
14 Ad Hoc Strawman Cherubino. Margaret River. Australia 1,400
  94pts JH  
     
12 Marchesi Di Gresy Langhe Sauvignon, Piedmont. Italy.  1,500
  90pts Antoni Galloni  
 
Bright straw-yellow. Peach & pineapple aromas. Excellent purity.
Attractive balance of body & acidity.
 
     
16 Domaine Martin Sancerre Chavignol 1,500
 
From just 3 scant hectares of 35 yr- old parcels in Chavignol, one of the best terroirs in Sancerre. Grown on Chavignol's famous caillottes, the wine is medium bodied, dry, crisp and clean with plenty of limestone & oyster shell. Light touches of gooseberry & fresh grass.
 
     
14 Withers Hill Marlborough NZ 1,500
  Double Gold, San Francisco International wine comp 2015  
  Silver The Spiegelau International wine comp 2015  
     
16 Villa Maria Cellar Selection, Marlborough NZ 1,500
 
Blue-Gold & Top 100 Sydney International Wine Competition 2016
 
  Gold. NZ International Wine Show 2016  
  Gold. Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017  
 
Grapes from the Awatere and Wairau Valley in Marlborough. Powerful and juicy, this is a pure expression of Marlborough SB, bursting with aromas of passion fruit, kaffir lime and gooseberry. Fantastic mid-palate weight and balanced acidity.
 
     
16 Russian Jack, Marlborough NZ. 1,500
  Platinum and 95pts Decanter.  
 
Lively and appealing with striking purity and exceptional length. Dry
 
     
16 Claude Riffault Sancerre "Les Boucauds" Loire, France. 1,600
 
From 10 to 50- year old vines on marls & clays over Kimmeridgian limestone in Sury-en-Vaux. Full bodied & elegant, the wine has a round almost creamy sur-lie texture with very well integrated acidity. The 2015 has power and a serious phenolic and mineral grip.
 
     
15 Francis Blanche Pouilly Fume, Silice, Loire. France.  1,600
  89pts Decanter.  
 
Signature smoky minerality. 35+ year old vines. Lemon zest & white flowers introduces the crisp and firm palate.
 
     
14 Astrolabe, Marlborough NZ 1,600
  91pts Wine Front  
     
14 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes, France 1,650
     
15 Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon, Marlborough.NZ.  1,690
 
96pts RC, 96pts SK, 95pts RC 92pts RP
 
 
From Kevin Judd who was Cloudy Bay's winemaker for 25yrs.
Barrel fermented in used oak.
Hints of struck flint, nectarines and grapefruit. Ripe, medium to full bodied style.Supple, rich and spicy with a core of pear and peach flavours. Bone dry and finishes superbly long.
 
     
12 Giesen, "The Brothers" Marlborough NZ 1,750
  Pure Elite Gold, Air NZ Wine Awards 2013  
     
15 Domaine Henry Pelle, La Croix au Garde.Moroques. France.  1,800
 
This is the Ingrid Bergman of Sancerres - ravishing, polished and effortlessly elegant. Aromatic with a nose and palate showing citrus and floral notes underpinned by a loverly minerality. Hand harvested.
 
     
15 Venica & Venica Ronco del Cero, Collio, Italy.  1,800
 
A complex and layered sauvignon. More peach and tropical fruits- not herbaceous or green. Mineral flavours, lively & zippy acidity. Long finish with great concentration and complexity.
 
     
15 Miani, Fruli Venezia Giulia. Italy.  2,400
  95pt Antonio Galloni  
 
Varietal aromatics make a strong first impression before waves of     intense yellow stone fruit, chamomile, lemon confit, dried flowers & sage develop in the glass. Intense, powerful and remarkably fresh. The 2015 is a must have for Miani fans.
 
     

Chardonnay

16 Villa Maria, East Coast, Private Bin, NZ.  1.150
  Medium bodied, fruit driven, delicate suggestion of oak.  
     
16
Miles From Knowhere, Best Blocks, Margaret River, Australia 
1,300
 
94pts JH
 
 
Layered aromatics of grapefruit, citrus and stone fruit accompanied by nougat, creme brulee, oatmeal and toasted almonds. Excellent fruit weight with a balanced rich
mouth feel.
 
 
 
 
15 Domaine de Begude L'Etoile, Limoux, France.  1,400
  90pts & Silver  DWWA 2016  
 
Classic style, dense and complex but with lifted fruit and long     mineral acidity. Oaked. Organic.
 
     
10 Langmeil, Eden Valley, Barossa, Australia 1,490
     
16
Domaine Begude L'Etoile, Limoux, France. 
1,500
 
Gold DWWA, 2017
 
 
95 pts Decanter.
 
 
Stunning, organic, barrel fermented with 3 months lees stiring followed by a further 12 months in 15% new french oak.
Rich and flavoursome with notes of toasted brioche, ripe red apple and pear complemented by vanilla and butter complexity. A wine that will stand shoulder to shoulder with premium white Burgundy.
 
     
16 Kumeu River Village.Kumeu. NZ. 1,700
  91pts BC. 16.5/20 JR  
 
Whole bunch pressed. 100% malo-lactic fermentation, displaying stonefruit, citrus & nutty nuances. Elegantly styled palate infused with deep fruit flavours. Slick textural mouthfeel with a crisp mineral -edged finish. Very little oak influence.
 
     
14 Cantina Terlano-Kellerei Kreuth Chardonnay. Trentino- Alto Adige, Italy 1,700
 
A style similar to Grand Cru Chablis. Full bodied. Bright acidity, long
flavourful finish.
  94pts JS 94pts Vinous Antonio Galloni.  
     
14 Terlano Chardonnay, Alto Adige. Italy 1,750
  94pts JS, 92pts Vinous 91pts RP  
  Light oak, fine acidity, mineral.  
     
13 Paxton, Thomas Block, McLaren Vale, Australia 1,800
  94 Points JH  
     
14 Kumeu River Estate.  1,850
  93pts JS 91pts Wine Advocate.  
 
Ripe peach, lemon and honeysuckle notes. Medium bodied. Oak is a subtext, it's all about pure fresh fruit.
 
     
11 Kumeu River Estate, NZ 1,850
  90pts WS.  
  90pts S.Tanzer  
     
16 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Arbois "Les Graviers" Jura. France.  2,100
 
Old vine chardonnay from clay and limestone. On the palate, smoky    with leesy minerality. 15% new oak. Biodynamic.
 
     
14 Kumeu River "Coddington" NZ 2,300
 
95pts BC, 93pts Wine Advocate.
 
 
Savoury, struck match undercurrent. A core of lemons, fresh     grapefruit with a touch oy Yuzu. Buttery, medium bodied, acid backbone and long finish. Oaked.
 
     
16 Ochota Barrels Slint Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, Australia 2,300
  Soft, nutty, bright apple and citrus acidity. Flinty texture  
  94pts Wine Front  
     
11 Kumeu River "Coddington ", NZ 2,300
  94pts. J.Suckling.  
  92+pts RP  
     
14 Walter Hansel, Meadows Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma USA.  2,400
  92pts Vinous. 91pts RP  
 
The 2014 is all about richness, power and intensity, both in its sweetness through the middle and more tropically leaning flavours. Mango, pineapple, honey, butter, roasted almonds and dried flowers meld into the textured finish. Structure, great acid and a deep medium to full- bodied mouthfeel.
 
 
   
14 Walter Hansel, Russian River Valley, North Slope. USA.  2,400
  94pts RP, 93pts Antonio Galloni.  
  French clones 95 and 96  
 
Comes from the sandy, rich and fertile Goldridge soils. Plenty of      honeyed brioche, followed by notes of buttery hazelnuts, poached pear, pineapple and citrus oil.
This is French in style but with an almost lavish richness like a top-flight Batard- Montrachet.
 
 
   
16 Moss Wood, Wilyabrup, Margaret River. Australia.  2,400
  Light to medium strawcolour.  
 
Nose has ethereal aromas of lime & blossom sitting over riper fruit characters of peach and nuts. Bright lime, peach and roast cashew flavours on the palate. High acidity and some tannins on the finish     balanced by full and excellent length. Big, rich and long lasting with generous spicy oak flavours.
 
     
14 Kumeu River "Hunting Hill" NZ.  2,400
 
97pts Sam Kim, 96pts BC, 94 pts Wine Advocate
 
 
White peach, spiced apple & Honeyed pear nose with ginger. Oaked, medium bodied, excellent persistence and great minerality.
 
     
14 Kumeu River " Mate's Vineyard" NZ.  2,600
  97pts BC 96pts JS 94+ Wine Advocate  
 
Delivers wonderful intensity with fragrant lemon, orange blossom and hrapefruit aromas plus crushed stone. Medium bodied and great acidity,finishing with excellence.
 
     
14 Arnot Roberts "Trout Gulch" Santa Cruz, USA 2,600
  94 Vinous Antonio Galloni  
  Mineral, tense, vibrant  
     
13 Felton Road Central Otago NZ 2,700
  97pts BC 95pts JS. Lightly oaked  
     
12 Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz USA 3,200
  Medium to full bodied, mineral finish.  
  94+pts Wine Advocate.  
     
13 Pyramid Valley Vineyard,Lion's Tooth, Waikar, Canterbury, NZ 3,700
  96pts BC. 95pts Wine Front. Intensely flavoured, impressive complexity, highly individual wine with incredibly lengthy finish. Unfined and unfiltered. 175 cases produced.
     

Chardonnay - Burgundy

15
Domaine de la Cadette Bourgogne Vezelay, La Chatelaine. 
1,490
 
Organic, estate bottled.
 
 
From the south facing slopes of the Vezelay hills. This part of Burgundy has been producing wine for centuries but estate bottling still represents a relatively recent phenomenon. Grapes are hand harvested and naturally fermented. This is a beautifully textured wine. Clean, clear, very well balanced and of great elegance.
 
     
15 Domaine Montanet-Thoden Vezelay le Galerne, Burgundy. France 1,600
     
14 Domaine Robert Denogent Pouilly Fuisse La Croix VV, Burgundy. France   1,900
  92 Pts BH  
     
13 Thomas Morey St. Aubin 1er Cru AOC Les Castets, Burgundy, France 1,950
     
12 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Mersault 1er Cru La Goutte d'Or 2,900
     
14 Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny Montrachet 3,100
  91pts Tim Atkin 90pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
     
12 Chauve Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chenevottes" 3,200
     
15 Alex Gambal, Puligny Montrachet, Cote de Beaune.  3,500
 
The wine growing area of Puligny Montrachet is renowned especially for its white wines, highly esteemed all over the world. Very expressive, full complex aromas on the nose. Lively on the first taste, enhancing superb freshness and citrus flavours. A delicious finish with a taste of salinity.
 
 
 
 
15
Alex Gambal, Puligny Montrachet, Les Enseigneres,
Cote de Beaune. 
4,200
 
Situated just below the Grand Cru Bienvenues- Batard- Montrachet. Very expressive with complex aromas of white flowers and citrus. Hints of lemon and grapefruit on the palate. Pure style with great length.
 
     

Chablis

15 Bernard Defaix Chablis, Burgundy. 375ml.  1,080
 
Certified Organic. 30year-old vines. The wine is fermented wild and aged on fine lees for 10 months. This is superb, a ripe poised and vibrantly fresh Chablis with juicy nectarine, mixed citrus fruit and a stony pithy freshness running the lenght of the palate. A terrific, super seductive Chablis.
 
     
14 Domaine Testut, Vielles Vignes. 1,700
  Gold. Sommelier Wine Awards UK. 2017  
 
Elegant with a great seam of minerality & notes of apple blossom. Grippy and herbal with pure melon & apple aromas, and a big mineral crescendo.
 
     
14 Domaine Pattes Loup chablis 1,750
  90pts RP  
     
15
Domaine Moreau Naudet, Burgundy.
1,800
 
100% Chardonnay
90pts Decanter. Featured in the top 25 Chablis in the UK, the 2015 is beguiling with a mouth tingling acidity and a persistent focused finished. Pure tangerine, apricot and lemon curd notes on the nose with an underlying stony saline minerality give this wine superb aromatic lift.
 
     
12 Domaine Joseph Faiveley, France 1,800
     
15 Jean-Paul st Benoit Droin  1,800
 
94pts Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak.
 
 
Very fine, linear & pure. Wild fermentation, aged on fine lees without battonage. This has great precision and concentration with a real linear mineral core and a slight saltiness. Shows amazing purity and focus.
 
     
14 Louis Michel, Burgundy, France 2,000
  91 pts Wine Front  
     
15 Domaine Testut 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre.  2,200
 
Prized for its finesse and elegance. Hand harvested 55 yr- Massale Chardonnay clones on calcareous clay. Mineral and perfectly balanced.
 
     
14 Domaine Moreau Naudet Forets, Premier cru, Burgundy. 2,250
 
100% Chardonnay.
94pts Decanter, 92pts Tim Aitken.
Forets is on of the most sought after Lieu-dits of Chablis producing wines. Pure lemon and lime character. Mouth watering zingy acidity and lingering sea-salt and wet pebble on the finish.
 
     
14 Domaine Pattes Beauregard 2,300
  93pts RP  
     
14 Patrick Piuze Grand Cru Bougros 2,900
  95pts TA 94pts WS  
     
14 Jean Paul et Benoit Drion Les Clos Grand cru 3,400
  97pts Tim Aitken 17/20 La Revue du vin de France  
     

Chenin Blanc

15
Domaine Heut Le Mont Moelleux, Loire-Vouvray. France.
2,800
 
96pts RP
 
  100% Chenin Blanc  
 
The apricot/golden coloured Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux shows a very intense, elegant and also subtle bouquet of ripe fruit intermixed with flirty aromas. Dense, piquant, concentrated on the palate. A great tension filled Chenin with grip, persistence and great finesse, with mouthwatering salinity.
 
     
14 Domaine Heut Le Haut Lieu Sec. Loire- Vouvray. France  2,300
 
93pts RP
 
 
100% Chenin Blanc.
 
 
Bright yellow. Pineapple, almond, white flowers and peppercorn on the nose. Creamy in texture, with juicy mango fruit elegantly supported by vibrant acidity. Nicely balanced, refreshingly dry with crisp green apple lingering on the finish.
 
     

Pinot Gris

14 Kellerei Bozen Trentino Alto Adige,Italy 1,300
     
13 Yealands Made Made Series, Marlborough. NZ 1,300
  Blue Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2014  
  Gold, NZ International Wine Show 2014  
     
15 Tohu, Awatere, Single Vineyard, Marlborough, NZ 1,300
  Off dry, elegant  
  Trophy. Sydney IWC 2015  
  Silver. NZ International Wine Show. 2015  
     
15 Wairau River, Marlborough, NZ 1,400
  Gold, Air NZ Wine Awards 2016  
  Silver DWWA & IWC London 2016  
  Assertive lime character, smooth mineral finish  
     

Riesling

09 Domaines Schlumberger les Princes Abbes, France 1,350
     
13 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett Mosel. Germany 1,400
  93Pts WA  
  Semi-dry.  
     
14 Two Hands " The Wolf" Clare Valley, Australia 1,400
  90pts Decanter  
     
15 Bioweingut Zillinger Velue. (Dry) Austria 1,400
     
12 Mount Crawford Eden Valley Single Vineyard, Australia 1,490
  Bronze DWWA 2013  
  Bronze IWC London 2013  
  93pts Tyson Stelzer.  Dry, Delicate.  
     
12 Romerketter Edition Bee Kreutzlay Honigberg Riesling QbA Trocken Mosel. Germany 1,500
  91pts WA  
  Dry  
     
14 Lang & Luber deluxe Rhiengau, Germany 1,600
  Medium dry  
     
15 Grosset, "Alea" Eden Valley, Australia 1,700
  94pts TS 94 pts Wine Front  
  Slight sweetness, just there, not overt.  
     
16 Felton Road Bannockburn, Central Otago. NZ 1,700
  96pts BC.  
 
A serious Riesling with a perfect balance of crisp natural acidity. Low alcohol (9.5%) bright sweetness (63g/L) residual sweetness. Scintillating flavours of lemon meringue, fern, lime juice and fragrant honey. A clean and lively finish.
 
     
14 Domaine Albert Mann, Alsace, France.  1,900
  90pts Antonio Galloni. 90pts JS  
  17/20 JR  
  40yr old vines  
  A mildly funky nose that goes with the purest of winemaking practices.  
  ( No added yeast or Enzimes ) Bone dry, stunning.  
     
15
Koehler- Ruprecht Kallstadter, Saumagen, Spatlese Trocken, Pfalz. Germany. 
2,200
 
90pts CT
 
 
Aromas of apples, sweet spice, ginger, nectarine and vanilla.
Full bodied Riesling, dry with nice acidity and minerality.
 
     
15 Grosset, Polish Hill, Clare Valley Australia 2,250
  97pts JH 97pts Tyson Stelzer  
 
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
 
 
Langston Classification: Exceptional.
 
 
Seriously intense nose.
Crystalline with a great spread of refined fruit. Not a hint of sweetness. Delicacy, grace and understated character define an exceptionally pure and pristine Polish Hill.
 
     
14 Felton Road, Bannockburn,Central Otago NZ 2,300
  95pts BC. Dry  
     

Albarino

15 Zarate Albarino, El Palomar, Galicia, Rias Baixas. Spain.  1,800
 
96pts RP, 95pts Gua Penin, 17.5/20 JR
 
 
100- year old ungrafted vines on granite. Full malolactic fermentaion.   Subtleness, stong minerality. The finish is long fresh and salty.
 
     

Muscat

12 Rosemount O, Hunter Valley, Australia 990
     
13 Grof Degenfeld Tokaji Blanc, Hungary 1,200
  Gold, Vinagora IWC 2014. Semi-dry  
     
07 Domaines Schlumberger les Princes Abbes, France 1,350
     

Dessert Wine

09
Rabl, Chardonnay, Kamptal, Beerenauslese Austria. 
1,700
 
93pts W&S
 
     
15
De Bortoli, Noble One Botrytis Semillon, 375ml. Australia. 
1,800
 
96pts JH
 
 
Lush, rich botrytised Semillon. Elegant, balanced, with flashes of fresh citrus amongst the vibrant cumquat marmalade and juicy acidity.
 
     
12 Marco de Bartoli Bukkuram Sole, Sicily 1,800
  2 glasses 92pts WS  
  Muscat 500ml  
     
12 Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest, Marlborough NZ 1,850
  94 Points Bob Cambell  
  Gold. International Aromatic Wine Competition NZ 2013  
  Gold. NZ International Wine Show 2013  
  Gold. Marlborough Wine Show 2013  
     
06
Chateau Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos
1,870
 
95pts Decanter. 94pts WE 94pts WAS
 
 
Gold IWC London 2014.
 
 
A great vintage for Tokai.
Lovely apricot, cinnamon and exotic fruit on the nose. Rich and silky, but also incredibly pure and vivid with amazing vibrant acidity. Lingering and refined.
 
     
  NV Marco de Bartoli Vecchio Samperi Ventennale, Marsala, Sicily. 500ml. 2,900
  100% Grillo grapes.  
  Full bodied, medium sweetness, perfect with cheese or oven baked fish.
  99pts Vinous Luca Gardini 96pts Doctor Wine.  
  50 Best Italian Wines.  
     
10
Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes AOC 1er grand cru.
3,100
 
19/20 Gault & Millau. 96pts JL
 
 
96pts WE 96pts RP 96pts WS
 
 
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2 stars.
 
 
Chateau Suduiraut is one of only 10 Premier Grand Crus properties in Sauternes and is located next to the legendary Yquem. Intense and luscious with ripe notes of orange peel and pineapple. Crisp acidity with a wonderful depth of crisp citrus and passonfruit flavours.
One if the world's finest dessert wines.
 
     
09 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Arbois Vin Jaune ' La Vasee' 3,200
  17.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve  
  Rich, dry, nutty.  
     
For own wine and champagne, a fee of THB 300 per bottle, or for own spirits a fee of THB 500 per bottle is applied.
AOC Grand Cru Pessac-Leognan.