WINES

Like our food, we have a passion for wine. From dedicated temperature and humidity controlled cellars, our wine list encompasses mroe than 700 different labels in stock to suit all tastes and budgets. 

From Chateau Margaux, Mouton Rothschild and Sassicaia to Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Brunello or Barolo, you will enjoy a great range of wines at every price point.

Our wines by the glass program offers over 50 different wines, including Champagne and sherry. We use Coravin technology to ensure these wines are delivered to you in peak condition.

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Wines By The Glass
CHAMPAGNE
WHITE WINES
RED WINES
ROSÉ
SHERRY
DESSERT
CHAMPAGNE - SPARKLING
THE REDS
Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
France - Burgundy
Malbec
Merlot
Cabernet/Merlot
Grenache
Zinfandel
OTHER INTERESTING BLENDS
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Chile
France
Bordeaux Left Bank
Bordeaux Right Bank
Germany
Hungary
Italy - Arbruzzo
Italy - Basilicata
Italy - Campania
Italy - Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Italy - Marche
Italy - Montepulciano
Italy - Northern, Alto Adige
Italy - Northern, Emilia-Romagna
Italy - Piedmont
Italy - Puglia
Italy - Sardinia
Italy - Sicily
Italy - Tuscany
Italy - Umbria
Italy - Veneto
Lebanon
New Zealand
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
ROSÉ
THE WHITES
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Chardonnay - Burgundy
Chablis
Chenin Blanc
Pinot Gris
Riesling
Albarino
Muscat
Dessert Wine
 

Wines 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. Wines are served at 150ml (5.07) fluid ounces.
 
CHAMPAGNE
 
  Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut. 550
  91WS, 91WE, 90W&S  
  Silver Outstanding IWSC  
  Silver Decanter.  
  Laurent-Perrier's dry style is reflected in this crisp elegant and fine champagne. The character is mineral, taut, with a great burst of citrus and white fruit acidity. A delicious food friendly wine.  
     
WHITE WINES
 
'18 Miles from Knowhere Chardonnay, Margaret River. Australia 250
  Aged for 6 months in French Oak. The bouquet exhibits flinty scents of stone fruit and melon. The palate is crisp with nectarine notes combined with lemon curd and apricot undertones. Warm chicken salad, fish, pork.  
     
'17 Le Bordeaux de Larrivet Haut Brion, France. 260
  91CT  
  80% Sauvignon Blanc 20% Semillon  
  Freshness, ripe juicy citrus fruits, flowers and vanilla. Lively and exuberant.  
  Chicken, veal , seafood.  
     
'18 Fattoria La Rivolta Falanghina del Sannio Campania, Italy 260
  92WE.  
  100% Falanghina  
  On the nose, ripe apple, honeysuckle and tropical fruit. The medium-sized bodied palate offers ripe pear, honeydew and tangerines drop candy. White meats and roasted figs, scallops, prawns and clams.  
     
'16 Petit Caus Pedradura Mass is del Garraf. Spain 260
  Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc.  
  Organic. Mineral scents of crushed rock and white fleshed fruit. Dry and vibrant with lively acidity and perfectly balanced. Aperitif, rice dishes, seafood, salads, semi-mature cheeses.  
     
'18 Menade Verdejo Rueda. Spain 260
  90JS. 3.9 Vivino  
  Verdejo grapes.  
  Verdejo is a very rare and old grape variety bought to the region 1000 years ago. Lots of lemon and lemon rind flavours. Medium bodied, tangy fruit with a lightly waxy finish. Complex and stylish. Grilled and fried fish, calamari, feta, Greek salad.  
     
'16 Viero Rioja. Spain 260
  100% Viero  
  From bush vines 42 to 80 years old. Fermented in French oak. Medium bodied, creamy with lemon, buttery vanilla notes with ripe pears and honey. Dry. Fish, lean meats, poultry, cheese.  
     
'17 Eikendal '"Janina" Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa 260
  Double Gold NWC South Africa 2018  
  4.5 Stars Platter  
  90 Tim Aitken  
  Unoaked  
  Green apple, lemon and fresh pineapple. Nuanced of honey and Orange blossom develop on the palate. A delightful fresh, flinty and lingering finish. Light and delicate dishes such as lightly cooked shellfish, steamed or grilled fish or pasta and risotto dishes.  
     
'17 Pfaff Pinot Gris, Alsace, AOC, France 260
  Gold Medal Concours des Grand Vins de France.  
  Medium to full-time bodied. Off dry. Cold cuts, pate, roast game, poultry, foie gras, smoked fish.  
     
'15 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ 260
  Blue Gold Sydney 2016  
  90pts and # 49 WE Top 100 2016. Oysters, delicate fish,
asparagus, cheese.
 
     
'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 Chignin-Bergeron "Lea Terrasses", Savoie, France 295
  Roussanne  
  90CT  
  A beautifully refined, tenderly floral and succulently peachy wine. Pate, seafood, roast chicken, pork, veal and Asian cuisine.  
     
'16 Thomas Pico Chardonnay. France. 295
  4.0 Vivino Organic/Biodynamic  
  From the Chablis house of Domaine Pattes Loup, this is a lovely Vin de France Chardonnay. Ripe fruit and well balanced. It was aged in tank with no oak and minimal filtration. Bright acidity with lots of roundness on the palate.  
     
'16 Cave de Tain, Crozes Hermitage, Grand Classique, Northern Rhone. France 300
  100% Marsanne  
  RP92, V90 JR16/20  
  A classic Marsanne profile. Asian pear, white peach, blanched almond. Mineral driven acidity with a prolonged finish of limestone and citrus. Dry. Chicken, veal, pork seafood, Asian dishes.  
     
'15 CVNE Monopole, Rioja Classico Blanco 315
  92RP  
  This traditional white is Viura with a dollop of Manzanilla sherry from Sanlucar that adds hints of nuts and spices. Subtle and with some sharpness and chalky sensations on the palate. Very tasty and long. Frittata, pesto, risotto, savoury soups.  
     
'17 Jamshead Roussanne, Yarra, Victoria, Australia 340
  A terrific example of the grape with excellent balance of fleshy texture and vibrant freshness. Pate, roast chicken, pork, Asian cuisine.  
     
'14 Ziereisen Pinot Blanc Lugle. Baden, Germany 350
  Pure, fresh and intense. Lemon flavoured and juicy stone fruit bouquet. Round, fresh and elegant on the palate. Chicken, white fish, soft shell crab.  
     
'15 Mario Schiopetto Pinot Grigio Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giuliani, Italy. 350
  100% Pinot Grigio  
  92JS, 92 Doctor Wine  
  A brilliant producer, Schiopetto is the reference point for just how flavorful, perfumed and compelling dry whites from Fruiti can be. Notes of banana and passion fruit. Medium bodied, dry. Savoury on the palate with gorgeous sharp acidity and intriguing freshness. Pair with mushrooms, seared or grilled fish, chicken or foie gras.  
     
'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. Spicy food, salads, seafood.  
     
'18 Domaine Testut, Vielles Vignes, Burgundy. 360
  3.9 Vivino  
  A complex wine from 40yr old vines. A perfect balance of ripeness and minerality at a great price for the quality.  
     
'16 Stagard Kremstal Riesling, Steiner Gaisberg. Austria 420
  94pts RP, WE 94[LLF]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. Spicy food, foie gras, avocados, smoked meats, rich cheese.  
 
RED WINES
 
'16 Little Yering Shiraz/ Viognier, Victoria, Australia. 250
  3.7 Vivino  
  A charming delicately scented wine with aromas of red fruit, floral notes and a lovely peppery spice. French oak, juicy rich berry fruit with great texture and soft dry tannins. Grilled meats, lamb pasta/ pizza.  
     
'18 Velenosi Montepulciano D'Abbruzzo. Italy. 250
  From the D'Abbruzzo hills, the vineyards are located 200 to 300 meters above sea level. Fruity, with a soft, pleasant, smooth finish. Pasta, pizza, pesto, chorizo, salami.  
     
'16 Schild Estate Merlot, Barossa Australia 260
  Gold AWC 2018  
  Gold Frankfurt International Trophy 2018  
  Bronze DWWA 2018  
  Bronxe IWC 2018  
  Aromas of blackberry and plums with savoury glimpses of licorice and spice. On the palate, dark plums and chocolate. Beef, blue cheese,roast chicken, mushrooms, lamb.  
     
'15 Familia Fernandez, El Vinculo Crianza 260
  90JS.  
  100% Tempranillo from 50yr old vines. Aged 24 months in American oak. Nose of ripe plum cherries and kitsch. Notes of cocoa, and hazelnuts, balsamic and spice with cinnamon overtones. Lasagna, pizza, grilled meats, game, lamb.  
     
'14 Casa Lapostolle "Le Rouge" Rapel Valley, Chile 260
  28% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Carmenere, 22% Merlot, 2% Cab Franc.  
  92IS 90WS  
  Intense and deep red with violet edges. Aromas of red and black fruit, sour cherry and berries along with spicy notes. Elegant with soft tannins. Prosciutto, parmigiano, pork.  
     
'17 Cantine Paradiso Posta Piana Primitivo, Puglia, Italy 260
  100% Primitivo  
  4.2 Vivino  
  Deep purplish hue with a heady nose of fruit and typical spicy notes of the grape variety. The palate is smooth and juicy with good structure. Medium bodied.Pair with tomato based dishes, pizza, earthy vegetables like mushrooms and egg plant and mature and dry cheeses.  
     
'16 Cantina Zaccagnini, Montepulciano, D’Abruzzo. Italy 260
  3.8 Vivino  
  Dark red berry fruit and plum notes on the nose give way to a lush and rich mouthfeel with great structure and a long smooth finish. Pair with pasta, pizza, burgers and roasted meats.  
     
'17 Domaine Bel Air Bourgeuil Jour de Soi. Loire. France 270
  Organic. 100% Cabernet Franc.  
  20yr old vines, manual harvest, indigenous yeasts. Blackberry at, blueberry and floral notes. Supple tannins. Poultry, grilled meats, cheese.  
     
'17 Raul Perez Ultreia St Jacques, Bierzo, Spain 270
  Mencia.  
  93RP 93 Decanter  
  Clean and floral, mostly from old vineyards. This has bright, fresh blueberry and cranberry fruit with a rasp of tannin and a savoury, saline sign off. Medium bodied. Charcuterie, pepper steak, corned beef, BBQ, wild game.  
     
'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. BBQ, Teriyaki, grilled beef, grilled vegetables   
     
'15 Tasca d'Almerita Tascante, Ghiaia Nera. Etena Rosso. Sicily 280
  100% Nerello Mascalese.  
  17/20JR. 3.9 Vivino  
  Grown on the north slope of Mount Etena at an altitude of 600m, This easy drinking Mount Etena red has bright fruit on the nose and palate, followed by a bright minerality and a dry , food friendly finish. Almost Burgundian in style. Beef, pasta lamb, grilled chicken.  
     
'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. Pizza, Mexican, BBQ, Grilled meats.  
     
'15 Ca dei Frati Ronchedone, Lombardy, Italy 290
  80% Marzemino, 10% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 4.2 Vivino  
  Very rich on the nose with hints of red fruit, crushed blueberries, Marasca cherries in alcohol, balsamic and jam aromas. On the palate it is powerful and incisive with fine acidity. Medium to full bodied. Red meats, game, rich pasta, blue cheese, dark chocolate.  
     
'12 Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin, Listrac-Medic France 290
  55% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot 90WE 88RP  
  Aged 12 months in oak. It is a bigger scaled, riper, more concentrated wine with loads of cassis, blackberry, spice box and earth. Medium to full-time bodied, rich and a major success. A sleeper of the vintage. Beef, game, strong flavoured cheeses.  
     
'15 Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 290
  97 Luca Maroniand Top Italian Wines 2019. 92IS  
  Delicate and subtle with smells and flavours of ripe cherries, spices and pencil shavings. Fine acidity and a long finish. Red mate dishes, vegetable and cream soups, mature cheeses.  
     
'15 Cave de Tain Crozes Hermitage, Grand Classique. Northern Rhone. France 295
  Syrah. 93 Decanter, 91RP  
  The 2015 comes from the more granite- influenced, Northern end of the appellation. The quality is impressive. Black raspberries, roasted spice, graphite and leather notions all flow to a rich, chewy, layered Syrah that has ripe tannin and a rock -solid personality. Grilled beef, lamb, veal, stews, bacon, fish.  
     
'17 Domaine Begude, Pinot Noir Esprit, Limoux, France 295
  4.1 Vivino. Organic.  
  At 350m altitude, these Limoux hills are highly suitable for Pinot Noir. This is a refined and classically styled Pinot Noir with seductive cherries and raspberries. Ripe tannins and elegantly structured. Duck, casseroles, game birds.  
     
'15 il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva. Italy 320
  100% Sangiovese.  
  94JS, 92+RP, 92WE, 91WS.  
  Aromas of cherry, plum, earth and mineral. Complex right off the bat. A palate showing tar, minerals, leather, ripe fruit and tobacco. Serious. Rich meat dishes, cured sausage, hard cheeses.  
     
'14 Alemany I Corro Pas Curtei. Spain. 320
  92RP  
  A blend of Merlot with 20% each of Cab Sauv and Carinena. A fresh aromatic and expressive red. Earth and mineral turning more balsamic and aromatic in the glass.  
     
'14 Susana Balbo "Signature" Malbec, Mendoza. Argentina 320
  93pts JS 91+RP  
  Malbec with 5% Petit Verdot.  
  Dark meat, roasted pork, hanger steak, filet, sirloin.  
     
'15 Tenuta delle Terre Nerello Rosso Mt Etna, Sicily. 330
  95WE, 90RP  
  Nerello Mascalese and Nero Mantellato.  
  Old vines, light bodied. Aromas of cherry, raspberries and exotic spice lead the nose on this beautiful red. The juicy palate delivers black cherry, blackberry, licorice and herbs alongside firm, ultra-fin tannins. The elegance of Pinot Noir and the exuberance of Zinfandel.  
  Fish, Chicken, Pork, Cheese.  
     
'17 Richard Rottiers Brouilly, Beaujolais, France 340
  Gamay. 93JS, 91WE, 91RP,  3.9Vivino  
  From 60yr old vines. Ripe Blackberry and juicy black plum. Flavours are warm, generous and lightly structured. Beef, chicken, pork grilled fish. Charcuterie, pork, casseroles, cheese.  
     
'17 Comando G Bruja de Rozas, Madrid, Spain 340
  Grenache. 92WA.  
  From vines, 50-80 yrs old. Hand harvested, natural fermentation. Perfumed and lively with plenty of fruit with a backbone of acidity and fine tannins. Grilled and braised meats, beef cheeks, game.  
     
'15 Tenuta Olim Bauda, Nebbiolo d'Alba, DOC, San Pietro, Piedmont Italy 340
  4.0 Vivino.  
  Ample and complex. The sensations are floral, with fresh with notes of withered rose and violet, wild strawberry, raspberries and cherry jam. Finely marked smooth tannins. Rib eye, prime rib, sausages, duck.  
     
'14 Garage Wine Co, Carignan, Maule Valley, Chile 340
  95RP.  
  From an old dry- farmed vineyard. Incredible freshness with notes of blood Orange peel and wild herbs. Floral, harmonious and elegant. Vibrant acidity, super balanced and incredibly tasty. Turkey, duck, roasted pork, bacon.  
     
'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.
Hanger Steak, filet, lean meats, pork.
 
     
'13 Echeverria Founders Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. Chile 370
  85% Cab Sauv, 10% Syrah, 5% Carmenere.  
  95 Des Cor Cha, 92JS, Silver IWS london.  
  Ruby red. Cherries, plums, strawberries and blackberries on the nose. A fulfilling and soft palate with black pepper and bitter chocolate flavours. Well balanced. Roast and grilled beef, pastas and mature cheese.  
     
'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 wh complex and deep tannins from limestone geology  
     
'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. Beef, chicken, quiche, pork chops, grilled fish, salads.  
     
'14 Atlan & Artisan 8 Vents. Mallorca. Spain 380
  92pts Fallstaff.  
  Merlot/ Cab-Sauv,Manto Negro, Callet blend. Lasagne, beef, lamb, chicken, pepperoni pizza.  
     
'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. Salmon, chicken, pasta, stews.  
 
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. Light pasta and rice, raw and lightly cooked shellfish, grilled fish.  
     
'16 Ata Rangi Summer Rose. New Zealand. 300
  92pts BC 92pts Wine Front  
  55% Merlot from Craggy Range with the remainder Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir from Ata Rangi. Delicate and pristine red florals. Bone dry. Fantastic.  
 
SHERRY
Served at 100ml per glass.
   
  NV Equipo Navazos La Bota 58 de Amontillado. Spain. 380
  95pts GP 93RP 17.5 JR  
  Sourced from a selection of butts (casks) from the Soleras and Criaderas of the Amontillado. Notes of caramel and aromatic herbs. The average age of the wine is 22 years. Extremely dry, rich, long, serious, complex. An excellent aperitif on its own it also works beautifully with cheese spicy Asian foods and crudites.  
     
  NV Equipo Navazos La Bota de Fino 68. 370
  94pts RP 17 JR  
  This wine us for connoisseurs, bottled almost unfiltered to preserve its golden colour and racy character. Dry and nutty. This is a classic. Olives, mild cheese, salami, ham, tapas.  
     
'13 Equipo Navazos, Pedro Ximenez, Casa del Inca. 325
  94pts GP.  
  Raisiny sweet wines but lifting. Great with desserts.  
 
DESSERT
 
'15 Chateau Jolys Cuvee de Jean, Jurancon, France. 315
  91WE.  
  This late harvest wine shows both intense acidity and intense richness. Ripe apricot and candied orange flavours. So fresh and crisp. A perfect aperitif or accompanying rich dishes such as foie gras and cheese.  
     
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CHAMPAGNE - SPARKLING
     
'17 Ruggeri Giustino B, Millesimato Prosecco Superiore Xtra Dry, Valdobbiardene DOCG 1,400
  Awarded the Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso making the Rivetti winery the only one in the world of Prosecco to be awarded the prestigious star award.  
     
  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 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 Brut Reserve 3,000
     
  NV Larmandier Bernier Latitude Exta Brut Blanc de Blancs 3,100
     
  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.  
     
‘06 Billecart Salmon, Cuvee Louis Blanc de Blancs. 7,300
  96 Decanter, 96RP, 96 WE  
  Entirely sourced from top grand cru terroirs of the Cote des Blancs, the 2006 Cuvee Louis offers a generous, rich and chalky bouquet of ripe yellow and white fleshed fruits and vanilla brioche as well as remarkable purity, precision and freshness. Round and endlessly juicy on the palate, this is a highly elegant, seductive and wonderfully balanced Blanc de Blancs. Disgorged in April 2018, after 11 years on the Lees. Oysters, lobster, shellfish, camembert.  
     
'07 Billecart Brut Rose, Cuvee Elisabeth. 9,000
  96RP, 96WA, 17/20JR  
  Displays a beautifully radiant , shimmering orange-salmon colour. The bouquet of this Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay blend is as intense as it is delicate, displaying red and yellow fruit
intertwined with floral, chalky and citrus notes. This is a highly elegant, charming, beautiful Champagne.
 
     
‘02 Billecart Salmon Le Clos Saint Hilaire. 19,500
  98RP 4.6 Vivino  
  Made exclusively from old 100% Pinot Noir vines planted in 1964 on an enclosed one-hectare parcel with complete winemaking facilities on site. Entirely vinified in oak and
discouraged in May 2018, after 15 years on the lees in bottle. This Blanc de Noirs is highly fine and pure on the deep, elegant and spicy nose, with intense mirabelle and apricot flavours. This is a pure, salty, very finessed yet tensioned, complex, mineral
and refreshing Pinot with intense and well -concentrated fruit, a juicy texture and persistent structure. The finish is very long.
Comte, sea bass, lobster, pork, salmon.
 
     
'07 Salon Cuvee 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Champagne. France 19,999
  99WE, 97JS, 97W&S, 96RP, 96V  
  This legendary Champagne, only produced in exceptional years, comes from the village of Le Mesnil in the Cote des Blancs. Made from 200% Chardonnay, it is aged for many years before release. The nose delivers fresh lemon and grapefruit peel, white, stony minerals and very, very fresh and light pastry notes. The palate is super fine, supple and crisp with attractive, dry, salty minerals on the finish that holds super long, fine and focused. Elegant citrus and light brioche to close.  
     
THE REDS
 
Shiraz
 
'17 Te Mata, Hawkes Bay Syrah, NZ. 1,300
  Elegant in presentation, showing primary raspberry fruit, white pepper, red florals and spice.  
     
'14 Parker Coonawarra Estate, Australia 1,300
  90 pts Campbell Mattinson  
     
'17 The Hedonist, McLaren Vale, Australia 1,400
  95 JH. Organic/Biodynamic  
  A delicious silky and smooth shiraz with dark fruit flavours and an intense palate.  
     
'14 Schild Estate, Barossa, Australia 1,450
  Bronze DWWA 2016  
  Bronze IWC London 2016  
     
'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.
 
     
'13 Kaesler Bogan Shiraz, Barossa, Australia 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.  
     
'16 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz, Barossa, Australia 2,200
  93pts HH A delicious Shiraz of balance, elegance and persistence.  
     
'16 Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz. Barossa, Australia. 2,300
  94 HH  
  A rich, elegant wine with aromatic blue fruits, notes of dark chocolate, warm spice and subtle nougat oak. The palate is succulent and plush with velvety tannins giving texture and length. A wine of great power and intensity.  
     
'15 Luke Lambert Syrah, Yarra Valley, Australia 2,300
  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  
     
'16 Betz Cote Patriarch, Yamika Valley, Washington USA. 2,700
  96-98 WA, 95+JD, 94JS  
  Offering up complex aromas of crunchy cassis, violets and pungent black pepper. On the palate, it's medium to full bodied leading with a lavish attack that gives way to a layered, vibrant mid palate with a deep core of crunchy fruit and bright balancing acids. The finish is long and beautifully defined.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz, Barossa, Australia. 2,950
  96RP, 94HH, 19/20 MJ, 4.3Vivino  
  Langton's Classification, Outstanding  
  Dramatic, intense and powerful. Crammed with layers of fruit, complex savoury elements  and rich velvety tannins. Full bodied. A plush wine with classical chocolaty tannins and great persistence. Unfined and unfiltered.  
     
'12 Kaesler Alte Reben, Barossa, Australia 3,700
  From vines planted in 1899.  
  97pts JH 94+RP  
     
'15 Kaesler Old Bastard, Barossa, Australia 4,400
  98JH, 96RP, 95WS, 95WF, 4.3Vivino  
  Langton's Classifications, Outstanding. Hand picked from vineyards planted in 1893. Dark purple, fresh and fruit driven with blueberries, raspberries and blueberries. The palate is a
combination of forrest fruit with blackberries and mulberries. Silky, delicate tannins with good acidity. Full bodied.
 
     
'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
  89TA, 85WE.  
  Spicy notes of white pepper and clove and aromas of red peppers. An outstanding tannic balance makes it pleasant to drink.  
     
'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  
     
'11 Barwang, South Eastern Australia 1,300
  JH 92 pts. Bronze DWWA 2014. bronze IWC, UK 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.  
     
'17 The Hedonist, McLaren Vale, Australia 1,400
  92JH Organic/ Biodynamic.  
  Cassis and blackberries vie for centre stage. It's a brightly fruited wine seasoned with dry herbs, oak spices and plenty of appeal.  
     
'12 Schild Estate, Barossa, Australia 1,400
     
'12 Heartland, Langhorne Creek, Australia 1,400
  92pts Wine Front  
  Bronze, DWWA & IWC London 2014  
     
'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  
     
'07 Haras De Pirque, Albis, Chile. 1,950
  93pts Falstaff 92JS 4.3Vivino  
  71% Cabernet Sauvignon 29%  
  Carmenere. 18mths in oak barrels, the Albis is characterized by aromas of berries and plums complemented by notes of chocolate rounded off with velvety tannins.  
     
'14 Moss Wood, Ribbon Vale, Margaret River, WA 2,200
  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 lengthdark fruits combining with firm tannins and leather and tarry notes. One of the best ever Ribbon Vales.  
     
'10 Mitolo, Serpico, McLaren Vale. Australia. 2,280
  91WS, 90WA, 90JH, 4.2 Vivino  
  Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards 2014.  
  Serpico is made using the same Amarone technique of drying grapes before fermentation. This process concentrates flavours, contributing mid palate plushness, complexity and mouth coating yet silky tannins. Complex and multi-layered.  
     
'14 Odfjell, Odfjell, Maipo Valley- San Antonio Valley. Chile 2,600
  100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Organic.  
  95 TA, 93 RP, 93JS,  4.1 Vivino.  
  From 40-80 yr old vines.  
  Bright ruby in colour with pleasing aromas of black fruits such as blueberries, plums and cherries as well as liquorice. Velvety and persistent on the palate with a lingering finish.  
     
'15 Larry Cherubino 'Cherubino', Margaret River. Australia 2,800
  97JH, 17.5/20JR, 4.3 Vivino  
  Top 100 Australian Wines 2016/17  
  Hand harvested grapes aged for 10 months in oak barrels. Cassis and cigar box aromas full the nose. The palate is full and intense with ripe tannins that give a delicate velvety mouth feel. A dark concentrated Cabernet.  
     
'16 Caymus. Napa. USA. 3,600
  4.6 Vivino  
  Dark scarlet with powerful aromas of sweet ripe cabernet grapes. Brooding to expansive, textural sensations of finely grained cacao tannins. Balanced, rich, expressive and impressively complex.  
     
'17 Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Wilyabrup Margaret River, Australia 3,700
  98JH & Top 100 Wines of 2019  
  Trophy for best cabernet and blends.  
  96WF, 96 Decanter.  
  Aged for 18 months in oak, 40% new. Palate-staining, fresh blackberry and currants with sweet burberry notes followed by suggestions of cedar, bitter chocolate, gravel and earth.  
     
'16 Cullen "Diana Madeline" Wilyabrup, Margaret River. Australia. 3,700
  98JH, 97HH, 18/20JR  
  Very deep, bright purple/red. A rich berry and violet bouquet which us fruit driven, vibrant and fresh. Wonderfully elegant and piercings intense. An outstanding wine.  
     
'08 Philip Togni, Napa. USA 3,800
  93+pts 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.
 
     
'13 Wolf Blass Black Label, McLaren Vale Australia 3,950
  Cab Sauv, Shiraz, Malbec.  
  96HH, 96JH, 94WF  
  This is serious stuff. Inky in the glass with aromas of new leather, black berries, cassis, salt Bush, black peppers and oyster sauce. The palate is firm, powerful, potent and deep.  
     
'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 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.  
     
'15 Georges de Latour BV, Private Reserve, Napa. USA 5,950
  90% Cab Sauv, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec. 98JS, 97JD, 96+WA, 96V  
  Hugely complex, revealing a broad spectrum of briary blackberry, black cherry and currant notes wit nuances of violet and bittersweet chocolate. Muscular tannins support the plush, expansive palate while impeccably balanced acidity adds vibrancy.  
     
'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.  
     
'14 Cardinals, Napa. USA. 11,900
  98RP  
  A stunning nose of cedar wood, cigar tobacco, graphite, creme de cassis and subtle new oak, followed by sensational levels of blackcurrent fruit moving toward blackberries. A wine of great intensity and silky tannins, it is clearly one of the great, great wines of the vintage.  
     
Pinot Noir
 
'14 The Crossings, Marlborough NZ 1,300
  Gold IWSC 2015  
  Gold NZ International Wine Show  
     
'17 Seresin  "Leah" Marlborough. NZ. 1,500
  93 Decanter, 93JG  
  Handpicked, destemmed and fermented in wild yeast. Bright fragrant berry- fruit aromas interlaced with spice and herbal notes. Fine grained tannins and mouth watering acidity. An elegant and understated style.  
     
'14 Huia Vineyards, Rapaura, Marlborough. NZ. 1,600
  4.1Vivino  
  On the nose, notes of spice, violets and dark cherry. The palate is rich and full with plum and dark cherry and savoury notes. A wine of savoury complexity.  
     
'15 Tohu Rore Reserve, NZ 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 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.  
     
'?? Neudorf Tom's Block, Nelson NZ 1,700
  95CD, 94HH,93WF, 18.5+RC, 16.5JR  
  Medium-bodied with dark cherry, plum, berry, spice an anise flavours. Expressive with a savoury character.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Soho "Havana" Marlborough NZ 1,800
  18.5/20RC  
  Moderate dark ruby. The nose is softly full with fragrant darkred berry and cherry aromas. Medium- bodied, the palate has concentrated berry flavours with delicate herb notes, complex minerality and a lingering finish.  
     
'14 Neudorf Tom's Block, Nelson NZ 1,800
  92pts HH. 92Pts Wine Front  
  Dark cherry & red plum fruit. Fleshy fruitiness. A pinot of depth, fine tannins and glassy acidity.  
     
'15 Tongue in Groove 'Cabal Vineyard', Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. NZ 1,900
  95SK, 95RC, 93BC, 93JS  
  Biodynamic, Single Vineyard.  
  Full- bodied, seductive, fragrant and engaging, the nose shows dark fruit, smoked game, cedar, black olive and truffle aromas leading to a silky smooth palate that is fleshy and velvety.  
     
'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.  
     
'11 Weingut Gottaqrdi Mazon, Trentino-Alto Adige. Italy 1,900
  90pts Dr Wine  
  3 Glasses Gambero Rosso  
  Aroma is immediate, elegant, floral & fruity. Fresh & piquant with discreet tannins  
     
'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.  
     
'17 Timo Mayer, Bloody Hill, Yarra Valley, Victoria. Australia 2,200
  4.0 Vivino  
  Small production, single vineyard. Unfined and unfiltered. Cool climate wine with great purity, elegance and intensity. A distinctive earthiness with a cool spice and forest mushroom character on the nose. Bright red fruits, red currants and cherries give the wine a fresh finish.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Two Paddocks, Central Otago, NZ 2,300
  95 Gourmet Traveller, 92JS, 92 WE, 4.0 Vivino  
  Organic, hand harvested. Violet and spicy blackcurrant on the nose. A suave textural palate showing lots of density, complexity and persistence.  
     
'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.  
     
'12 Neudorf Moutere. Nelson. NZ. 2,380
  96 CD, 19/20 Raymond Chan 17/20 JR  
  Attractive, spiced berry and biscuit aromas with an array of sweetly fragrant red flowers and red cherries. The palate is lively, juicy and fresh and delivers an exceptionally elegant and focused array of typical pinot-noir fruit in a approachable, elegant mode.  
     
'16 Burn Cottage, Central Otago. NZ 2,500
  98BC, 19+/20 RC, 95MB, 4.2 Vivino  
  #1 of 98 2016 Central Otago Pinot Noir.  
  Totally seductive, ripe cherry, berry and plum flavours with added complexity from subliminal floral, spice, savoury and herb. The texture is to die for and it has impressive power with a lingering finish that won't quit.  
     
'14 Domaine de la Cote, Santa Rita Hills, California. 2,500
  97pts Decanter & top US wines of 2016. 94pts Vinous Brilliant translucent red color with perfumed flavors of red cherry, all spice and licorice. Soft texture & silky tannins.  
     
'11 Martinborough, Martinborough Terraces 2,600
  94pts Wine Front, 93pts JS, 90+RP  
     
'17 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand 2,700
  96WS, 95BC, 94JS  
  # 12 Top 100 wines of 2018 WS  
  Elegant, fresh and vibrant. Wonderfully perfumed with lavender, white pepper and green tea notes that accentuate the purity of the cherry and raspberry flavours. Polished tannins still some grip on the finish where white truffle and forest floor longer.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.
 
     
'16 Two Paddocks, First Paddock, Central Otago NZ 2,900
  95WS, 95BC, 95GT, 94JS.  
  From 26 year old Clone 5 vines. Hand Harvested, Biodynamic. Medium bodied, velvety, textured expression of a cool climate site in a warm vintage. Matured in 30% New French oak. Bright wild flower, spice and dark red fruit leads to an ethereal mineral driven palate. Great tension, drive and persistence. Only 200 cases made.  
     
'17 Felton Road, Calvert, Central Otago. NZ. 2,900
  94JS, 94WS, 94 W&S, 94CT 4.1 Vivino  
  Impressive fresh, dark cherry, blueberry and violet aromas on the nose. The palate has a very sleek, polished and velvety texture with ample, spiced - blueberry and red cherry flavours delivering a succulent, juicy and long finish. A really stunning pinot.  
     
'16 Two Paddocks The Fusilier, Central Otago. NZ 2,950
  96JS, 96GT, 96BC, 94+WA  
  Wild spice, violet, red fruits and some brooding whole bunch aromatics. A rich textural palate that shows great poise, elegance and density.  
     
'15 Felton Road, Cornish Point, Central Otago. NZ 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.  
     
'09 Dry River, Martinborough, NZ 3,000
  95pts BC  
     
'16 Lingua Franca, The Plow, Oregon. USA. 3,200
  94V, 94 WS.  
  Harmonious and ethereal with delicate complexity offering layered black cherry and raspberry flavours accentuated by black tea hints and whiffs of orange peel and minerals.  
     
'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.  
     
'17 Felton Road Block 5, Central Otago. NZ. 4,900
  100BC, 98HH, 4.5Vivino  
  This is an extraordinary wine. It boasts great purity and power with layer upon layer of subtle flavours that include violets, red rose petal, dark cherry and mixed spices. It's delicate, fragrant and has enormous length.  
     
'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
     
'16 Domaine Caroline Morey, Santenay, Cote de Beaune, 1er Cru "La Comme" 2,600
  4.1 Vivino. 90CT, 89BH  
  Medium clear ruby. Crushed berries and soil, faint mint, pomegranate seeds. A relatively refined mouth feel to the medium weight flavours. Medium acidity with juicy red berry fruit.  
     
'17 Domaine d'Ardhuy, Meursault, Les Pellans, Cote de Beaune. 2,990
  4.2 Vivino  
  A full creamy Meursault with almond, nuts and dried fruit. Ripe and rich with beautiful integration of the wood. Great acidity.  
     
'17 Domaine Berthelemot, Meursault, Les Tillets, Cote de Beaune. 3,200
  Gold DWWA. 96 Decanter. 4.2 Vivino  
  Les Tillets is a Lieu-dit in this most famous of white Burgundy wines. The wine is elegant and mineral with great textural intensity. A broad creamy palate with savoury butter and toast notes balanced by a racy and vivacious finish.  
     
'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  
     
'14 Domaine Pierre Gelin, Fixin, Cote de Nuits 1er Cru "Clos Napoleon" 3,600
  4.2 Vivino 92WS, 90 BH  
  From 60 year old vines, an intensely floral nose displays plenty of exotic tea and spice influences. The sleek, pure and admirably elegant middle weight flavours exhibiting ample
minerality on the vibrant , balanced and beautifully persistent finish.
 
     
'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 Fleurot Larose Clos de la Rocquemaure, Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru 3,850
  4.6 Vivino  
  Beautiful bouquet. Flowers and honey, young and fresh. As close to Grand Cru standard as you can get. Long finish.  
     
'06 Potinet Ampeau Meursault Perrieres 1er Cru 4,600
  4.6Vivino  
  Original Burgundy. Great structure, white fruits, citrus, minerality with great acidity and good length.  
     
'14 Domaine Denis Mortet, Mes Cing Terroirs, Gevrey Chambertin 4,600
  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 Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits St-Georges 1er Cru "Clos des Forets St-Georges 5,500
  93-95RP, 91-94V, 91-94BH  
  A very well defined, quite sensual in style with very pure red berry fruit. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannin, tart red cherry fruit and wild strawberry. This is an outstanding contribution to the vintage, courtesy of winemaker Geraldine Godot.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Arnaud Mortet Gevrey Chambertin, 1er Cru Lavaux, Saint Jaques 6,800
  70-year-old-vines. This is a full, rich and muscular wine with a long memorable finish. A real gem that shows huge potential.  
     
'16 Albert Bichot, Domaine du Clos Frantin, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Malconsorts. Cote de Nuits 7,500
  95JS, 94BH, 17.5/20JR. 4.4Vivino  
  Silver IWC London, 2018.  
  Beautiful crushed roses with an array of fresh raspberries and red cherries as well as light mocha and oak spices. The palate has excellent tannin maturity and depth. This elegant vintage has delivered a wine with real clarity and detail. This is exceptional.  
     
'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.  
     
'09 Maison Leroy Fixin, Cotes de Nuits 8,800
  Fixin is a Burgundy village next to Gevrey Chambertin that produces outstanding wines but is often overlooked. A muscular and massive wine with a velvety texture that seems to go on forever. Dark berry bouquet and supple tannins.  
     
'06 Pascal Lachaux Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, Cotes de Nuits 11,900
  Very impressive, this is Bonnes-Mares at its most exuberant. Bold, rich and brawny, this is a Grand Cru on an impressive scale with a lovely persistent mineral thread running through it.  
     
'15 Domaine Lignier-Michelot Clos de la Roche, Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 13,950
  96RP, 94TA, 94AG 17/20JR  
  The Clos de la Roche combines beautiful soaring aromatics with beautiful pure fruit and a savoury sense of earthiness. Beguiling aromas of black cherry, red plum, violets, exotic
spices and roasted game. Supple palate with layers of minerality on a long driving finish.
 
     
'14 Domaine Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares Grand Cru. Cote de Nuits 14,800
  96WA, 95BH,94V, 18/20B&D,  
  Big and powerful with its mouth coating broad -shouldered flavours that possess plenty of muscle before culminating in an explosive, tightly wound finish that just goes on and on. Quite simply, this is terrific.  
     
'14 Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin-Clos de Beze, Grand Cru 14,800
  95BH, 94+V, 93WA, 4.6Vivino  
  From vineyards planted in 1912 and 1972. Aromas of pomegranate, cranberry and flowers. Fine grained and tightly bound, it's wonderfully precise and complete with an extremely long finish. Needs time.  
     
Malbec
 
'17 Andeluna 1300, Mendoza, Argentina. 1,200
  88WE.  
  Beefy berry aromas give this Malbec up- front strength. Cherry, plum and berry flavours are textbook Malbec.  
     
'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.  
     
'17 Susana Balbo, "Signature" Mendoza, Argentina 1,500
  94TA 4.0Vivino  
  Subtle, scented, beautifully defined blend of Malbec with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Mineral and fresh with understated oak and bags of blueberry and black cherry fruit.  
     
'12 Chateau Haut Montplaisir Prestige Cahors 1,900
  90pts WE  
     
'15 Catena Zapata, Argentino. Mendoza, Argentina. 4,300
  95pts RP, 94WS, 94TA, 94JS  
  This is ripe and heady, very open nd expressive with violets and juicy fruit. Very sense and rich with a velvety texture. A big, energenic and classical malbec from old vines.  
     
'14 Catena Zapata Adrianna, Fortuna Terrae. 4,500
  98pts JS, 96RP, 95 Decanter.  
  From the chalkiest soils at almost 5,000 feet above sea level, this seems to be made of stones rather than grapes such is the intense minerality accompanied by floral details. Very aromatic, spicy black fruit, moderate acidity, rounded and smooth.
Elegant.
 
     
Merlot
 
'15 Taylors Estate, Clare Valley, Australia 1,300
  Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016  
     
'14 Casa Lapostolle cuvee Alexandre, Chile 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.  
     
'17 Ancora Galotta VdP, Mont Sol Rolle, Switzerland 1,800
  Gold. Berlin Wine Trophy 2019  
  Ink colours with aromas of black fruits, especially cherries and blackberries. Nice spice and cloves with a slightly woody note. Gentle and lively on the finish  
     
'14 Moss Wood, Wilyabrup, Ribbon Vale Merlot, Margaret River, Western Australia 2,200
  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
 
'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.  
     
'15 Dashe Cellars, Todd Ranch, Old Vines, Sonoma. USA. 2,400
  90RP 4.1 Vivino  
  Medium to deep garnet purple colour. Pronounced prunes, Black Forrest cake and baked raspberries on the nose with a core of licorice, tar, fragrant earth and Sichcian pepper. Full bodied and a long finish.  
     
'15 Ridge Vineyards,Lytton Springs, Dry Creek Valley. USA 2,500
  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 2,500
  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  
     
'17 Claroscuro Bodega de Arte. Mendoza. 1,300
  100% Cabernet Franc.  
  Intense reddish tones. Spicy and highly complex fruit. Chocolate and sweet aromas from aging in French oak.  
     
'17 El Esteco, Old vines, 1945, Torrontes, Calchaqui Valley. 1,350
  95IWC, 93RP  
  Gold and Trophy IWC London 2018.  
  Fruit from vines planted in 1945. This is floral, elegant and nuanced, insinuating and subtle. The palate is fresh and balanced. This has to be one of the finest Torrontes wines in Argentina, it is just phenomenal.  
     
'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.  
     
'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
 
'15 Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache. McLaren Vale 1,200
  100% Grenache.  
  90WE, 4.2 Vivino.  
  Bright medium-bodied wine. Complex bouquet of black cherries, cinnamon, clove, coffee and vanilla. Black cherry and spice on the palate.  
     
'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  
     
'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.  
     
'13 Grosset Gaia, Clare Valley,South Australia. 2,890
  75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot.  
  97TS, 96WF, 92+RP  
  Subtle floral aromatics with violet notes,  opulent mulberry and brambly blackcurrent flavours. The palate is velvety and silky smooth balanced by very silky tannins. Medium bodied.  
  Magnificently elegant and fragrant. One of the greatest Clare reds of the modern era.  
     
'11 Yarra Yering Dry Red No 1, Bordeaux Blend, Yarra Valley Australia 2,900
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot[LF96JH, 94+RP 4.1 Vivino.  
  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.  
     
'11 Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2, Rhone Blend, Yarra Valley Australia 2,900
  96JH, 94+RP, 4.0 Vivino. Langton's Classifications, Outstanding  
  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.  
     
'17 Penfolds "Bin 389" Cabernet-Shiraz South Australia. 3,400
  96JH, 96JS,94 Decanter.  
  The so-called "Baby Grange". A 51/49% blend from Barossa, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Wrattonbully, matured in American hogsheads and partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. The personality of the vintage is big, bold and welcoming. On the nose, smoky, spicy cedar and liquorice aromas are highly perfumed and intense. The palate is richly concentrated with opulent cassis and blackberry fruit. Powerful yet silky, super long and smooth.  
     
'16 Cullen, Diana Madeline, Margaret River, Australia 3,700
  98JH, 97HH, 18/20 JR  
  93%Cab Sauv, 5% Merlot 1% Malbec and Petit Verdot.  
  Deep purple/red with a lovely elegant blueberry, violet aromas. The palate is refined and beautifully flavoured. Medium to fullbodied. An outstanding wine.  
     
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 ) 2,100
  95pts Falstaff 94pts¬†RP  
     
'11 Weingut Knoll Gruner Veltiner, Vinothek, Wachau 2,900
  96pts Falstaff. Dry  
     
Chile
 
'14 Garage Wine Co, Truguilemu vineyard, Carignan field-blend. Maule Valley. 1,600
  95pts RP, 93ST  
  Carignan with smidgens of Mataro and Pais, from an old dryfarmed vineyard. Incredible freshness with notes of blood orange peel and wild herbs. The palate is elegant and shows vibrant acidity, is super balanced and incredibly tasty.  
     
'15 Garage Wine Co, Lot 70, San Juan de Pirque Vineyard, Cabernet Franc. 1,600
  93pts WA. Vivino 4.1  
  Small production from 700 meter elevation. 3060 bottles produced. Native yeast. A very refined Cabernet Franc. Intense, spicy wine with aromas and flavours of cherry , red currant and violet along with smoky mineral notes on the finish. The texture is rich and refreshing.  
     
'15 Garage Wine Co, Lot 71, San Juan de Pirque Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 1,600
  95pts Descorchados  
  91pts RP Vivino 4.1  
  Small production, 2,453 bottles, native yeast, neutral barrels. Mountain grown at 976 meters. Ruby dark cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries and soft spice. The palate is soft and fresh. Hues of blueberries, soft spice with hints of black cherry and liquorice. Full bodied.  
     
'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 Odfjell Aliara, Central Valley 1,990
  65% Carignan, 20% Syrah 15% Malbec.  
  94TA, 94JS  
  Attractive and intense on the nose with floral notes of Jasmine and roses. The palate is sophisticated, intense and juicy, complemented by chocolate, coffee and tobacco leaves. Long finish with ripe and velvety tannins.  
     
'14 Odfjell, Odfjell, Maipo Valley- San Antonio Valley. Chile 2,600
  100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Organic.  
  95 TA, 93 RP, 93JS, 4.1 Vivino.  
  From 40-80 yr old vines. Bright ruby in colour with pleasing aromas of black fruits such as blueberries, plums and cherries as well as liquorice. Velvety and persistent on the palate with a lingering finish.  
     
'13 Vina Gonzalez Bastias Salvaje, Maule Valley 2,600
  200yr vines, hand pressed, organic.  
  Black Moscatel, Pias.  
     
'15 Montes Purple Angel, Colchagua Valley 2,990
  92%Carmenere, 8% Petit Verdot.  
  99JS, 94TA, 4.5 Vivino.  
  This is perhaps the greatest Purpul Angel ever. Full bodied, right and comprised with an amazing texture and density. Fine tannins that are silky and polished.  
     
'12 Emiliana Ge, Colchagua Valley 3,200
  92pts RP Biodynamic. 47%Carmenere, 38%Syrah, 15% Cab-Sauce. 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
 
'14 Domaines Chiroulet, Les Terres Blanches, Gascony 1,300
  Gros-Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni blanc old vines  
     
'15 Domaine des Enfants Le Jouet 1,350
  Southern Rhone Red  
  Blend. Grenache, Carignan, Lladoner Pelut.  
     
'15 Chateau Dallau, Bordeaux Superiore. 1,400
  75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon  
  Gold, Lyon 2017  
  90RP 4.0 Vivino  
  Situated in the commune of Saint Denis de Bile just south -west of Lalande -de-Pomerol. The predominance of Merlot shows here with ripe plum and red cherry aromas with a touch of sousbois. The palate is generous, there is richness lent by oak, finishing with warm spice and gentle tannins.  
     
'16 Chignin-Bergeron "Lea Terrasses" Savoie 1,480
  90CT  
  Roussanne, known here as Bergeron. Savoie's first vineyards were planted by the Romans in the 2nd Century AD. The Quenard family carry on the tradition of growing grapes on near-vertical heaps of rocky rubble that is the Coteau de Tormery. This is a beautifully refined, tenderly floral and succulently peachy wine, born from pure stone.  
     
'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.  
     
'14 Domaine Pinon Vouvray Sec Tuffo. Loire 1,500
  Chenin Blanc
Expressive aromas of fresh stone fruit.
Mineral with great acidity.
Dry.
 
     
'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.  
     
'17 Anne Sophie Dubois Fleurie Alchimiste, Gamay. Beaujolais 1,600
  From soils that are highlygranitic. Dark berries fruits tempered by mineral and black tea nuances. Seamless and very elegant.  
     
'16 Domaine Richard Rottiers, Moulin A Vent. 1,700
  100% Gamay  
  94WE, 92V, 17/20 JR  
  Medium bodied, organic grapes. A perfumed and elegant nose from vines that are between 40-80 years old. It has structure, tannins and concentration as well as richness, powerful blackberry flavours and good acidity.  
     
'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.  
     
'14 Domaine Robert Denogent Cuvee Jules Chauvet, Beaujolais 1,700
  Gamay.  
  87pts RP  
  A clean and fresh bouquet with raspberry and blackcurrent scents. Well defined and showing fine minerality. The palate is well balanced.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'11 Domanine du Pesquier Gigondas, Rhone 1,700
  90 Pts S Tanzer  
     
'16 Rotem and Mounir Saouma Cotes du Rhone, Inopia, Villages. 1,790
  Mainly Grenache with a small amount of Mourvedre, Counoise, Syrah and Cincault.  
  Like his Chateauneuf du Pape's, Mounir's Inepia exhibits tremendous finesse and balance. Silky, elegant with transparent and pure red fruit flavours and aromas.  
     
'15 Domaine Philippe Alliet Chinon 1,800
  100% Cabernet Franc.  
  91pt and top 100 wines Wine Spectator 2015.  
  Round, juicy and perfectly ripe. Lovely cherry pit, damson plum
and violet notes. Very pure from start to finish.
 
     
'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.  
     
'15 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Arbois Trousseau, Jura 1,800
  Trousseau (Bastardo) Grapes  
     
'13 Domaine des Enfants, I'Enfants, Perdue Cotes Catalanes 1,800
  92pts RP  
  Grenache, Carignan, Syrah. 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.  
     
'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.  
     
'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 Santa Duc, Gigondas Aux Lieux Dits. Rhone 2,200
  91pts RP 91pts Antonio Galloni  
  Whole bunch fermentation. Has terrific provencal character in its sweet black 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.  
     
'16 Santa Duc Les Gigondas Aux Lieux-Dits. 2,200
  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault  
  Unfiltered.  
  4.0 Vivino 93WS 91CT 90RP  
  Nose of red fruit jam, herbs and good plum fruits. The palate is suavely textured with round tannins and a soft, fleshy finish.  
     
'12 Bernard Baudry Chinon AOC La Croix Boissee, Loire 2,300
  93pts WA 92pts Vinous Antonio Galloni  
     
'14 Domaine Philippe Alliet 'L'Husserie' Chinon. Loire. 2,400
  100% Cabernet Franc.  
  18/20 Bettane & Desseauve 92,WS.  
  From a premier slope in Cravant- les Coteaux. The nose is full, complex and defined a pure and elegant profile with notes of red berries and light pepper. Medium bodied, refreshing and refined with firm tannins.  
     
'15 Domaine Coursodon "L'Olivae" Northern Rhone. 2,500
  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.  
     
'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  
     
'15 Domaine Roche-Audrain, Chateauneuf du Pape. Rhone. 2,600
  94RP, 4.3Vivino  
  Biodynamic. This 100% old vine Grenache from Sandy soils of the Cristiano low-fat was determined, vilified in concrete and aged in demi-maids. The result is a delicious richly textured, dark fruitless wine with tinged of spice and a long velvety finish. Medium bodied. Very nice  
     
'14 Domaine Charvin, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone 2,600
  93pts RP  
  Bright acidity, solid concentration, elegent lengthy feel.  
     
'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 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
  Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc  
  Full bodied, ripe layered, voluptuously textured.  
  92pts RP  
     
'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.  
     
'09 Cave de Tain Hermitage Rouge Grand Classique. Rhone 3,100
  17.5JR, 92WS, 91V, 4.1 Vivino  
  Gold Concourse des Grand Vins de France  
  Silver IWS 2013. Silver Outstanding IW&S 2012  
  Expressive nose of cocoa, fresh black fruits, liquorice and vanilla. Silky palate, elegant, powerfully structured with fine tannins.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Santa Duc Chateauneuf du Pape, Le Pied de Baud 3,300
  97-99JD, 96-99RP  
  Biodynamic  
  The Pied de Baud comes from a tiny single-hectare old vine plot surrounded by forest. Full bodied yet positively light, airy and elegant. Dried spices and liquorice notes provide complexity to the cherry and plum fruit, wrapped together in a lovely, long, silky finish.  
     
'15 Domaine Stephane Ogier, Condrieu, Les Viellies Vignes de Jaques Vernay. Rhone 3,300
  97pts RP.  
  Full bodied richness, vibrant acidity & purity and a sensational finish.  
     
'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.  
     
'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  
     
'15 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vielles Vignes. 3,800
  95RP, 94V, 17+JR  
  Organic  
  Brilliant purple with a highly perfumed nose displaying mineral - tinged black and blue fruit and potpourri. The palate offers boysenberry, candied liquorice and violet flavours with juicy acidity.  
     
'16 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vielles Vignes. 3,800
  Organic  
  97D, 95RP, 94V, 17.5JR 93-95JD  
  Lavender and raspberry on the nose with excellent aromatic freshness and definition. A very classic full bodied expression of Cornas. It's dense and ripe, defined by serrated tannins, keen acidity and a mouth coating character.  
     
'16 Rotem and Mounir, Saouma Ominia, Chateauneuf du Pape. 3,950
  97WS, 94-96V. 4.0 Vivino  
  A complex, expansive bouquet of ripe red and blue fruits, cola and Moroccan spices. The palate offers raspberry, boysenberry and spice cake flavours. A spine of smoky minerality adds lift and structure and energizes the extremely long finish.  
     
'16 Rene Rostaing, Cote Rotie, La Landonne. Rhone 4,600
  97Decanter, 97RP, 96JD, 96V  
  A paragon of excellence, it's medium to full bodied and silky from start to finish. Powerful, ripe black fruits, smoked meats, peppery herbs, tobacco and beef blood. Beautifully concentrated, layered and structured.  
     
'98 Paul Avril Clos Dr Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 6,700
  98 Decanter, 96WS, 18/20 JR  
  Very plum in colour, aromas of spices, sweet earth and a touch of black cherry amongst the strawberry and plum fruits. It's silky on the full-bodied palate, with sweet fruit and some gentle balsamic notes.  
     
'12 Domaine Stephane Ogier, Cote Rotie, La Belle Helene. Rhone 11,900
  98pts RP  
  Masculine, full bodied, powerful, sensationally concentrated & balanced.  
     
'15 Stephane Ogier "Lancement" Cote Rotie. 13,600
  100JD, 99JL, 97V  
  Flowers, rocks,liquorice and Xmas spice explode in your face along with all that ripe, dense, dark red fruit. On the palate, the wine is powerful, gracefully elegant and strong. The tannins are refined, ripe, soft and polished.  
  The finish sticks with you for at least 60 seconds! Only 4 barrels produced.   
     
Bordeaux Left Bank
 
'10 Chateau Fontesteau, Cru Bourgeois, AOC Haut-Medoc 1,500
  90pts WE  
  Gold, Mindus Vindi, 2012  
     
'09 Chateau Haut Bergey, Pessac-Leognan 2,400
  94RP, 93JS  
  Just over 50% Cab Sauv, the balance Merlot. One of the best over- achieving, value priced wines in Pessac-Leognan. Full bodied and pure with sweet tannins.  
     
'09 Chateau Haute Bergey, Pessac-Leognan. 2,400
  94RP, 93JS, 92ST.  
  1 Star Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2012  
  1 Star Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2013  
  A blend of just over 50% Cab Sauv and the balance Merlot. Notes of scorched earth/charcoal, black currents and ripe cherries. Full bodied with sweet tannins. This is an under the radar high quality claret.  
     
'10 Chateau de Fieuzal, Pessac-Leognan. 2,900
  45% Cab-Sauv, 40% Merlot, 10%Cab Franc, 5% Petit Verdot.  
  97G&G, 17/20JR, 93WE  
  2 Stars Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2014  
  A sleek, ripe driven wine with raspberry, black currant and plastics- soaked plum notes at the core, lined with toast, panache and tobacco hints. Restrained, stylish and delicious.  
     
'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.  
     
'10 Chateau Gloria, Saint- Julien. 3,700
  66% Cab Sauv, 28%Merlot,6%Petit Verdot.  
  95RP, 93WA, 17/20JR  
  1 Star Le Guide Hachette des Vins  
  Chateau Gloria is a lighter, elegant style of Saint Julien. Densely packed and bright with a fine grained texture to the flavours of cassis, black cherry, liquorice and chocolate. This is
a juicy well proportioned, sensationally concentrated, super ripe Gloria. A superb and generous vintage.
 
     
'10 Chateau De Fieuzal, Pressac-Leognan 3,700
  93pts WE  
  92pts James Suckling  
     
'16 Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Margaux 4,100
  96AG, 95Dec, 94WE  
  The 2016 Prieure-Lichine is all class. Floral, silky and nuanced to the core. A very saucy, polished Margaux.  
     
'2016 Rotem and Mounir Saouma, Magis, Chateauneuf du pape BLANC  
  Grenache blanc.  
  95-97 Decanter. 95-97JD. 4.3 Vivino  
  White peach fruits, honeysuckle, toasted brioche with crushed rock like minerality. Medium to full bodied, concentrated yet exceedingly elegant with beautiful tension and purity.  
     
'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.
 
     
'10 Chateau Saint-Pierre, Saint Julien. 4,800
  97DC, 97JD, 97RP, 96JMQ.  
  2 Stars Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2014  
  Bronze, Decanter World Wine Awards 2013  
  A blend of 78% Cab Sauv and 22% Merlot has resulted in a wine of great power, stature, gravitas and density. Purple black with a brilliant nose of creme de cassis, espresso roast, black berries, truffles and liquorice. Full bodied, extremely powerful with abundant sweet tannin.  
     
'05 Chateau Lascombes, Margaux. 5,600
  52%Cab- Sauv, 45% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot.  
  96G&G, 95RP, 94AG 4.4 Vivino  
  A gorgeous example of Lascombes. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple colour. Spring flowers, blueberries, black berries, creosote and graphite. Full-bodied, silky but noticeable tannins and a stunning 45+ second finish. A brilliant modern style Margaux.  
     
'12 Chateau D'Issan Margaux 5,600
  95pts RP  
  2 Stars Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2016  
     
'16 Chateau Brane - Cantenac, Margaux 6,200
  70% Cab Sauv, 27%Merlot, 2% Cab-Franc, 1% Carmenere, 98RP  
  Divine pure blackberry and blueberry bouquet. Medium bodied palate with fine tannin, silky smooth texture and a superb bead of acidity. If you have a penchant for traditional claret, it really doesn't come better than this.  
     
'09 Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan 6,400
  97JS, 95WE, 95RP, 17.5JR  
  64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot. Aromas of blackberries and lemon rind. Full bodied with soft and velvety tannins with a bright fruity finish. Refund and
beautiful.pure fruit, layered, so classy and complex. Brilliant.
 
     
'15 Chateau Leoville Barton, St-Julien, Grand Cru. 6,500
  97 WE, 96 JS, 95 RP, 18/20 JR  
  Deep crimson, very fresh and zesty. Now this is a mineral wine. Elegant, medium- bodied, really rather glorious actually.  
     
'16 Chateau Smith- Haut- Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 6,600
  99JD, 97JS, 96RP, 95AG  
  A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Semillon. Matured in 50% new oak. Deep -layered and powerful, yet also vibrant, it has sensational notes of crushed
citrus, liquid rock, white flowers, line pith and moneyed grapefruit. It shows the classic, balanced side of the vintage offering thrilling depth and concentration and is a tourde force in white Bordeaux. Gorgeous grace and complexity.
 
     
'16 Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Saint- Julien. 6,800
  62% Cab-Sauv, 26% Merlot, balance Petit Verdot and Cab- Franc  
  98DC, 98JD,97RP, 97V, 97JS, 97WS  
  Brilliantly concentrated, full bodied, opulent beast of a wine offering a heavenly bouquet of creme de cassis, black currents, smoked earth, tobacco leaf and crushed rock. Perfectly balanced with masses of polished tannins, no hard edges and a fabulous finish.  
     
'15 Rotem & Mounir Saouma, Arioso, Chateauneuf du Pape 6,980
  98WS, 97JD, 93-96V, 4.4 Vivino  
  Lifted aromas of red and black cherry, raspberry liqueur, wild strawberries, anise, lavender, wild flowers, dried orange peel and a hint of cured meat. Full-bodied with extremely fine grained and sweet tannins. This is a blockbuster.  
     
'15 Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan. 7,000
  53% Merlot 46% Cabernet Sauvignon  
  99JS, 97JD, 96RP, 95JL, 95WE  
  Showing amazing depth of fruit with fabulous polish and length. Full-bodied, electric acidity, very integrated with refined tannins.  
     
'16 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte rouge Pessac-Leognan. 7,500
  98RP, 98JS, 98AG, 98WE, 98WS, 98D  
  18/20 JR  
  65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.  
  Sensuous scents of warm black cherries, blackberry pie, star anise, cigar box, truffles and crushed rocks. Medium to full-time bodied, rich and seductive. Extremely expressive and beguiling.  
     
'15 Chateau Rauzan- Segla Margaux. 7,700
  63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.  
  98JD 98JL 97RP 97JS 96AG  
  Incredibly polished and silky on the palate, the wine is deep, concentrated and luscious. Full bodied, the wine offers purity of fruit, energy and complexity. The finish remains with you for at least 50seconds!  
     
'16 Chateau Beychevelle, Saint Julien 7,750
  47% Cab Sauv, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cab- Franc.  
  96V, 96JD, 95WA  
  Stunning bouquet of vibrant blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with crushed stone and rose petals. Medium - bodied with supple tannins. An electrifying 2016.  
     
'15 Chateau Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan. 7,800
  63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% each Petit Verdit and Cabernet Franc.  
  99JS, 97RP, 97JL, 96WS, 96WE  
  2 Stars Le Guide Hachette des Vins.  
  A wonderful wine of great impact and rich, grippy tannins. Offering a huge nose of chocolatey dark fruits, roasted herbs, graphite and flowers. A big, rich, opulent beauty.  
     
'16 Chateau Calon-Segur. Saint- Estephe. 8,100
  98JS, 97JD, 97V, 96RP, 96DC  
  60% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that spent a full 20 months in all new French oak. A monumental wine in the making. Superb aromas of crushed berries, violets and sandalwood. Perfectly integrated acidity, thrilling depth and purity of fruit with a great, great finish.  
     
'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 18 months 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.  
     
'15 Chateau Dueru- Beaucaillou, Saint Julien 10,700
  95%Cab-Sauv, 5% Merlot  
  98AG, 97Dec, 97WA, 97JS, 97WE  
  The 2015 Dueru- Beaucaillou is phenomenally great. Inky, powerful and explosive. Creme de Cassis, blackberry jam, smoke and leather with muscular tannins.  
     
'09 Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Grand Cru, Pauillac. 10,700
  97 Falstaff, 97 Decanter 18/20 JR  
  96JL  
  Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2013. 3 Stars.  
  The 2009 Pichon just exudes gorgeous ripe, damson and burberry fruit blending seamlessly with the fantastic silky, supple, fine grained tannins. This is elegance personified. A truly great wine.  
     
'14 Chateau Pontet Canet, Pauillac MAGNUM 11,800
  98JS, 96JD, 95+AG.17/20JR  
  Classic Cabernet Sauvignon nose of cassis. Lovely purity and depth with a silky texture that caresses the palate. Medium bodied. An extremely fine wine, almost in a class of its own.  
     
'15 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Grand Vin, St- Julien. 11,800
  85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot  
  99JD, 99WE, 98+RP, 98V, 98JS  
  An arresting bouquet of very intense blackberry, blueberry and oyster shells. Medium to full- bodied palate with svelte tannin, a fine line of acidity and a mineral driven finish.  
     
'03 Chateau Montrose, Saint -Estephe 12,700
  Le Guide Hachette des Vins,2007. 2 Stars.  
  99pts RP 99pts Jeff Leve.  
     
'16 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases, Grand Cru, St-Julien. 15,990
  100WA, 100JD, 100DC, 19/20JR  
  75%Cabernet Sauvignon,14% Merlot, 11%Cabernet Franc.  
  A unique Las Cases that harkens back to some of the great classics such as 1985 or 1986. With its solid backbone of tannins and a walnut, licorice and blackcurrant character. Full and powerful. Put simply the 2016 Las Cases is a total stunner.  
     
'14 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Grand Cru. 23,000
  99 JS, 97V, 97 JD, 18.5/20 JR  
  Relatively deep garnet. Very intense nose. Quite dramatic and very Mouton with spiciness and ripe fruit plus acid and tannin. Exotic and pure Mouton, this is utterly seductive. A wine without a hair out of place.  
     
'16 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac. MAGNUM. 63,850
  100RP, 100JS, 100V, 100JD  
  The 2016 Ch. Mouton Rothschild is a truly profound, magical blockbuster wine in every sense. A bouquet of thick black fruits licorice and black truffle. It hits the palate with a mammoth amount of fruit with a thrilling sense of minerality. Powerful, profound wine.  
     
Bordeaux Right Bank
 
'15 Chateau Tenein, Bordeaux Superiore. 1,500
  Biodynamic.  
  Le Guide Hachette des Vins 1 star. 3.9 Vivino.  
  55% Merlot, 25% Cab Sauv, 20% Cab Franc.  
  Rich and complex with spiced notes. Nose with hints of blackcurrent, raspberries and prune. Elegant backbone with roundness and a lingering finish.  
     
'15 Chateau Carignan Prima Premieres, Cotes de Bordeaux. 1,600
  100% Merlot.  
  93Falstaff, 93JS, 93-94GV 4.1Vivino  
  Black currants, chocolate and violets flow through to a full bodied, well rounded wine with silky tannins. Beautiful Merlot from old vines.  
     
'09 Chateau La Rouselle, Fronsac. 2,200
  91JL, 91CT, 17/20 La Revue du Vin de France. 4.0 Vivino.  
  65% Merlot, 35% Cab Franc.  
  Deeply coloured wine offers liquorice, coffee bean, black cherry, liqueur and mineral scents. Rich in texture, concentrated with round tannins, the wine ends with a long sweet intense wave of blackberry, jam, fennel and espresso bean.  
     
'09 Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac. 2,300
  Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv.  
  93TO, 93RP, 92JL, 91-93WE, 90WS.  
  A charming, dense ruby red offering lots of ripe merlot fruit intermingled with hints of charcoal, black currants and ripe cherries. Full bodied, pure and nicely textured and layered.  
     
'14 Chateau Faugeres, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. 2,300
  85% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc 5% Cab Sauv  
  95AG, 94JS, 92RP  
  Incredible aromas off Blackberries, blueberries, red plum and juniper berry. Medium bodied with fine tannins.  
     
'15 Chateau Laroque Grand Cru, St-Emilion. 2,700
  95JS, 94WE, 93AG 4.0 Vivino  
  #85 top 100 Bordeaux 2015 JS.  
  Attractive bouquet with dark black cherries, cassis and violets,with attractive expressive merlot. The palate is medium bodied with fine-grain tannin, well judged acidity with black fruit, a touch of truffle and a pleasant saline finish.  
     
'96 Domaine de Viaud Lalande Pomerol 2,850
  Merlot  
  Elegant and savoury in a classical Bordeaux style. Perfectly bottle aged Bordeaux from a producer usually only accessible to those within the inner circle of French private wine buyers.  
     
'10 Chateau Barde Haut, Saint- Emilion, Grand Cru. 2,900
  83% Cabernet Sauvignon  
  93Falstaff, 93ST, 93WS, 92RP  
  2 Stars, Le Guide Hachette des Bins 2014  
  Loads of blueberry and black cherry with hints of herbs, liquorice and incense. Full bodied with sweet tannins. Almost raisine. Velvety and intense.  
     
'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.  
     
'09 Chateau La Dominique, Saint - Emilion Grand Cru. 3,500
  Supple tannin with loads of spicy fruitcake, licorice, cassis & kirsch-like notes. Full bodied with beautiful richness, purity and depth.  
  95pts RP, 95pts HH  
  2 stars Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2013  
     
'10 Chateau Croix de Gay,Pomerol 3,700
  94pts Gilbert& Gaillard.  
  94pts Falstaff Magazin  
     
'10 Chateau La Confession, Saint- Emilion 4,600
  93pts Huon Hooke  
  93pts Jeff Leve  
     
'08 Domaine De L'Aurage, Cites de Castillon 5,200
  MAGNUM  
  90JL  
  Lots of cassis, kitsch, fennel and coffee notes. The sophomore vintage for this juicy, ripe up front wine that ends with a soft round, red plum finish.  
     
'12 Chateau Le Dome Grand Cru, St-Emilion. 6,200
  80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot.  
  95RP, 95WE, 94+AG  
  Dense ruby, purple colour. Plenty of raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with spring flower notes. Medium bodied with stunning elegance, purity and minerality.  
     
'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  
     
'12 Chateau L'Evangile, Pomerol. 7,600
  93% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc  
  96NM, 95JS, 94RP.17.5/20 JR  
  The 2012 is an outstanding effort displaying copious quantities of black raspberry and Blackberry fruit intermixed with hints of camphor, black truffles and subtle new oak. Opulent, round and generously endowed with impressive purity. Consistently one of the finest wines of Pomerol.  
     
'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.  
     
'11 Vieux Chateau Certain. Pomerol 11,000
  96pts James Suckling  
  96 points WE  
  96 points Tim Atkin  
     
'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.  
     
'10 Chateau Pavie, St Emilion, Grand Cru. 19,400
  100 RP, 98 Falstaff, 19.5/20 B&D  
  Blackish crimson. Juicy, clean and fresh. Lots of mineral character. Great balance and potential. Dry appetising finish, masses of ripe tannin and a long finish. Proper!  
     
'15 Chateau Angelus Grand Cru, St-Emilion. 19,500
  99JS, 99JL, 98Decanter, 97RP  
  This shows the purity of Angelus. Full bodied, very fine and intense, yet exquisitely delicate with wonderful freshness. Super silky tannins and an epically long perfumed finish. This Angelus is a real head turner.  
     
'16 Chateau Angelus, Grand Cru Classe A, Saint Emilion 19,700
  100WE, 99JS, 99JL 98+WA, 98AG  
  The 2016 is a total stunner. Soaring aromatics and layers of bright vibrant fruit. The tannins are almost impossibly refined. Pomegranate, blood orange, raspberry jam, wild flowers and mocha are some of the many notes that race through the 2016. All the elements fall into place in an exquisite Saint Emilion that is clearly one of the wines of the year.  
     
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
 
'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 wood, prune and plum. A wine full of character with a full and decisive licorice finish.  
     
'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 - Friuli-Venezia Giulia
     
'15 Venica Petris Malvasia 1,500
  Malvasia Grape. Very complex bouquet of fruit & flowers with sage & orange peel. Good flavour ersistence & balanced acidity. Suggestions: Asparagus and shell fish.  
     
'13 Volpe Pasini, Focus Merlot DOC. 2,100
  4.2 Vivino. 92JS, 92 Falstaff 92 LM, 90V  
  2 glasses Gambero Rosso  
  Vivid full ruby. Bright and fresh on the nose and on the palate, savory and juicy nuances of dark plum, coffee, mint and cocoa. Finishes crisp and vibrantly fruity.  
     
'16 Mario Schiopetto Friulano M Collio DOC. 3,700
  95% Friulano, 5% Riesling.  
  98JS, 98 Dr Wine.  
  Extremely Smokey on the nose with flint and gunpowder. Dried apple, lemon and pear character. Full bodied, dense and powerful, yet lively and dancing on the palate. One of Italy's top whites from vines planted in 1954.  
     
Italy - Marche
 
'15 Velenosi 'Roggio del Filare' Rosso Piceno, Superiore. 1,700
  70%Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese.  
  97 Luca Maroni. 3 Glasses Gambero Rosso.  
  # 6 top 100 wines Italy.  
  Medium to full bodied. Aromas of wild berries, blackberries and cherries. A wine of great structure and expression. Complex, well balanced with a lingering finish.  
     
Italy - Montepulciano
 
'18 Velenosi Montepulciano D'Abbruzzo 1,300
  From the D'Abruzzo hills, the vineyards are located 200 to 300 meters above sea level. Nose of strawberries and raspberries. Fruity with a soft, pleasant, smooth finish.  
     
'16 Cantina Zaccagnini, Montepulciano, D'Abruzzo. Italy 1,300
  3.8 Vivino  
  Dark red berry fruit and plum notes on the nose give way to a lush and rich mouthfeel with great structure and a long smooth finish. Pair with pasta, pizza, burgers and roasted meats.  
     
'17 Poggio Anima Samael Montepulciano, d'Abruzzo 1,300
  92WF, 3.8 Vivino  
  This 100% Montepulciano wine comes from an organically farmed single vineyard in Chieti in southern Italy. Ricardo and ripe black cherries, cacao, all framed by light fine tannins. Punches well above its weight.  
     
'16 Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 1,360
  Rich and ripe cherry fruit along with attractive spicy smoky notes. Fleshy and full with surprising depth and length.  
  Roasted meats, pasta, pizza.  
     
'15 Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Marina Cvetic 1,790
  92WE, 90WS, 4.2Vivino  
  This wine provides a blend of Montepulciano grapes in purity from 8 Municipalities. Vilified in traditional blunt, the Marina Cvetic expresses the fundamental characteristics of the grape varieties with fruity and floral notes in perfect balance, followed by a long finish with notes of cocoa beans.  
     
'14 Masciarelli Terre Aquilane Merlot IGT "Marina Cvetic " d'Abruzzo 1,990
  100% Merlot.  
  91Luca Maroni, 90VP, 90JS, 90JD  
  12 months in oak barrels, at least 24 months in bottle. Ripe red fruits and flowers, full bodied with a vanilla finish. Lamb, grilled meats, mature cheese.  
     
'12 Masciarelli Villa Gemma, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2,800
  93WE. #93 WE Top 100 Wines. 4.2  
  Vivino.  
  Deep ruby red, ripe red fruits, dried fruit, spices cocoa, black pepper, liquorice. Roast lamb, red meats, strong cheese, chocolate.  
     
Italy - Northern, Alto Adige
     
'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, wich layers 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 - Piedmont
     
'12 La Spinetta Brico Quaglia Moscato d' Asti DOP 1,200
     
'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.  
     
'15 Elvio Cogno Barbera d'Alba Bricco Dei Merli 1,750
  91+pts RP  
  This was a terrific vintage for Barbera. 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 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio Coste della Sesia Rosso 2,100
  Vinous. " Bold, powerful, intense".  
     
'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  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'04 Azelia di Luigi Scavino Bricco Fiasco, Barolo DOCG 3,000
  94pts WA 93pts WS  
     
'16 Giacomo Bologna Braida Bricco Uccellone, d'Asti DOCG 3,200
  94CT, 93JS, 4.3Vivino  
  Notes of red berries, mint and vanilla. The bouquet is rich and aromatic with a remarkable intensity and multifaceted concentration. The wine is full bodied with a persistent long finish.  
     
'14 Sottimano, Pajore, Barbaresco. 3,200
  Nebbiolo  
  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.  
     
'09 Marchesi di Gresy, Barbaresco, Martinenga 3,300
  92WE, 91RP, 91AG, 17+JR 4.3 Vivino  
  Savoury and classy nose. Shy on the palate with a gentle mouthful and succulent cherry and spice. Great balance with wonderful, tactile tannin, dried fruit and cherry notes on a long finish.  
     
'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.  
     
'15 Giacomo Bologna Braida Ai Suma, Barbera d'Asti DOCG. 3,500
  92JS. 4.4 Vivino  
  The Ai Sums is only produced in the best vintages and is produced from very late harvested grapes. Cherry, mixed berries, vanilla, liquorice and cocoa. Good acidity and persistent.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'10 Tenuta Cisa Asinari, Marchesi di Gresy, Camp Gros, Martinenga Barbaresco 4,900
  97WA, 95AG, 17+JR 4.4 Vivino  
  Only produced in exceptional  vintages, the Martinenga vineyard is considered by many to be the best single vineyard in Barbaresco. Ethereal, herbal cherry on the nose. Succulent cherry on the palate with a hint of cassis. Elegant and muscular on the finish.  
     
'08 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG 5,400
  98pts Vinous Antonio Galloni 96pts RP  
     
'89 Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 16,800
  96pts RP  
     
Italy - Puglia
     
'17 Cantine Paradiso Posta Piana Primitivo, Puglia, Italy 1,300
  100% Primitivo  
  4.2 Vivino  
  Deep purplish hue with a heady nose of fruit and typical spicy notes of the grape variety. The palate is smooth and juicy with good structure. Medium bodied.Pair with tomato based dishes, pizza, earthy vegetables like mushrooms and egg plant and mature and dry cheeses.  
     
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 dei Nuraghi IGT 2,100
  94pts JS 92pts V.Antonio 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.
 
     
Italy - Sicily
     
'15 Tasca d'Almerita Tascante, Ghiaia Nera. Etena Rosso. Sicily 1,400
  100% Nerello Mascalese.  
  17/20JR. 3.9 Vivino  
  Grown on the north slope of Mount Etena at an altitude of 600m, This easy drinking Mount Etena red has bright fruit on the nose and palate, followed by a bright minerality and a dry , food friendly finish. Almost Burgundian in style. Beef, pasta lamb, grilled chicken.  
     
'15 Feudo Maccari Saia. 1,700
  94pts JS , 91 RP, 4.1 Vivino  
  Beautiful aromas of tile, spice, Mediterranean herbs and oyster shell. Full-bodied, firm and silky tannins. Lovely length and texture.  
     
'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.  
     
'13 Argiolas Isola Dei 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 - Tuscany
     
'10 Tenuta Cantagallo Chianti Montalcino Riserva DOCG 1,300
     
'09 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio, IGT 1,440
  91 Points RP  
     
'15 Montepeloso A Quo. IGT. 1,500
  94JS, 90CT, 4.1 Vivino  
  Montepulciano, Cab Sav, Sangiovese, Marselan, Alicante Bouschet.  
  A rich and layered red with chocolate, spice and hints of grilled meat. Full bodied with depth and wonderful length.  
     
'11 Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 1,560
  WS90 pts. Gold Mundus Vini 2015. Gold San Francisco IWC  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'07 Monteti IGT 1,600
  Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv  
  92 Points Parker  
     
'16 Poderi Sapaio 'Valpolo' Bolgheri DOC 1,850
  70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 15% Merlot  
  94JS, 92WA, 92WS  
  Bright blueberries, blackcurrent, citrus, crushed stones, violets, dried sage, ash and cedar. Full- bodied, firm polished tannins punctuated by vibrant acidity.  
     
'15 Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 1,850
  92pts Wine Advocate. 90 Decanter.  
  This is a smooth and silky Sangiovese that glides clean over the palate with strength and intensity. Bright cherry, blueberry and herbal accents with wild sage and rosemary character the finish.  
     
'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.  
     
'14 Le Ragnaie Rosso di Monitalcino 1,990
  91AG, 90WA.  
  2014 was a difficult vintage. Ricardo made the decision to declassify 100% of his Brunello fruit and 75% of his Rossi di Montalcino Grapes were used from Le Ragnaie, VV, Loreto
and Petroso vineyards. The resulting wine is elegant and feminine. Notes of pomegranate, rose petals, tree bark and cranberries. Light bodied with soft but persistent tannins. Beautifully balanced with a long finish. Lovely.
 
     
'12 Trinoro Le Cupole Rosso Toscana IGT 2,100
  55% Cab Franc, 27% Merlot, 17% Cab Sauv 1% Petit Verdot.  
  93 WE, 92 AG, 92 Falstaff  
  A beautifully hedonistic nose displaying Morello cherries, roasted herbs and exotic spice notes. Tremendously complex, balanced with an impressive structure and a warm lingering finish.  
     
'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.  
     
'13 Felsina Beradenga, Rancia, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2,300
  96+pts Vinous, 95 RP, 94 D  
  A dark, moody and sophisticated wine. Wonderfully bright and lifted from start to finish. Dark red cherry, plum, rose petal, herb and liquorice are some of the signatures  
     
'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.  
     
'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.
 
     
'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.  
     
'11 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico  Gran selzione, DOCG 2,500
  95pts Suckling  
  94pts Antonio Galloni  
     
'14 Podere Forte Petruccino Orcia 2,600
  Merlot- Sangiovese  
  Complex, elegant.  
     
'15 Isole e Olena, Collezione Private Syrah. 2,700
  97 Antonio Galloni  
  Inky red/ purplish. Berry fruit, mint, new oak lavender, spice and liquorice notes. An exuberant, potent Syrah endowed with superb richness and textural resonance.  
     
'11 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Toscana Centrale IGT 3,000
  95 pts RP  
  95 pts JS  
  95 pts WS  
     
'13 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. 3,200
  100% Sangiovese.  
  94RP, 94JS, 93WS.  
  The 2013 is a fine, elegant wine that wraps smoothly around the palate. The wine is redolent of dark fruit, spice, balsamic herb, licorice and pressed flowers. Loads of varietal character.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana IGT. 3,700
  Sangiovese  
  97+Antonio Galloni  
  Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice and new leather. 20 mths in French Oak with a bit less than 30% new oak and a few months in cask prior to bottling. The 2016 is shaping up to be another magnificent wine. This is a super impressive showing.  
     
'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.  
     
'13 Montevertine le Pergole Torte 4,800
  100% Sangiovese  
  98pts RP  
  95-97pts Antonio Galloni  
     
'10 Montepeloso Gabbro. IGT. 4,850
  95V, 92JS, 4.4Vivino  
  100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  
  A wine with lots of dark berry character such as blueberries and blackberries. Full- bodied, silky tannins and a chewy finish.  
     
'11 Montepeloso Gabbro. IGT. 4,850
  96JS, 95RP, 4.4Vivino  
  100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  
  A decadent, rich and inviting wine from start to finish. The wine is endowed with a brilliant sense of energy and vitality. Dark fruit and spice are merged seamlessly.  The wine is smooth, supple and impeccable.  
     
'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)  
     
'16 Petrolo Galatrona, Merlot. 4,900
  98RP, 98JS, 96W&S, 95 WS  
  Pure Merlot from a 25 Acre plot planted in the 1990s. Powerful, dense and layered, the 2016 brings together serious fruit intensity. Full bodied yet tight and linear. Wonderful drive and depth.  
     
'16 Montevertine "Le Pergole Torte" 4,950
  97AG, 96-98 WA 4.5 Vivino  
  Sangiovese  
  Sourced from the estates oldest vines between 30 and 50 years old. Deep, powerful and resonant with great textural richness and perfume. The 2015 is critically ripe and flamboyant, not to mention utterly captivating.  
     
'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.  
     
'12 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 5,600
  96 JS, 95RP, 95WS, 4.5 Vivino  
  The 2012 Riserva is a dark and brooding Sangiovese that flaunts it's depth, sophistication and balanced weight. The fruit is thick and powerful and the wines textural richness is polished and beautiful.  
     
'13 Tenuta Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 5,600
  Sangiovese 85% Cab-Sauv 10% Cab-Franc 5%  
  96pts WA 96pts Wine Front  
     
'11 Castello di Ama, Vigneto La Casuccia, Chianti Classico Grand Selezione. 5,900
  80% Sangiovese 20% Merlot.  
  97JS, 96AG, 95 Falstaff.  
  Deep, very luminous ruby red. Multi layered, full-time volumed nose of fruit ranging through wild cherry, tobacco leaf, black liquorice and mint. Superb richness and elegance in the mouth, excelling in depth and balance. Sweet silky tannins.  
     
'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.  
     
'15 Argentiera DOC Bolgheri Superiore. MAGNUM 8,700
  50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.  
  99JS, 97 Falstaff, 96 Guida Oro 4.4 Vivino.  
  Gold. Sommelier Wine Awards.  
  Delightful nose of creme de cassis and mixed spice. Full bodied, super polished tannins, a long finish and electric acidity.  
     
'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.  
     
'12 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Madonna del Piano. 9,000
  Sangiovese.  
  98JS  
  Earthy aromas of thyme, truffle, scorched earth and dark berry on the nose. The palate offers ripe black plum, pipe tobacco, licorice and nutmeg set against firm tannins.  
     
'10 Pian dell'Orino Bassolino di Sopra, Brunello di Montalcino 9,000
  100pts RP  
     
'07 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Madonna del Piano. 9,500
  Sangiovese  
  98WE, 98JS, 96V  
  #29 of Top 100 wines 2013 WE.  
  Here's an unforgettable wine that absolutely makes the case for 2007 being one of the best vintages of late in Montalcino. A super finesse wine. The style is rich and Dewey textured.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiors 9,950
  51% Cabernet Sauv, 27% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot.  
  Aged 20 months in 70% new French Oak. Saturated purple colour. Serious intensity of cassis, black cherry, graphite and spring flower aromas. Full- bodied multi dimensional on the palate. It has thrilling purity of fruit, ample tannins and a great, great finish  
     
'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 Ornellaia "IL Carisma" Bolgheri Superiore. 10,900
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot.  
  98JS, 98V, 97WS. 4.5 Vivino  
  A dream wine with magnificent balance. Bright raspberry jam, mint, white flowers and pomegranate are some of the many notes that punctuate the finish in a memorable Ornellaia that will go down among the great vintages.  
     
'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    
     
'14 Cantina Pra Morandina Valpolicella 1,800
  Corvina,Corvinone,Rondinella.  
  Un-oaked, fragrant,licorice and cherry characters.  
  92pts JS. Bronze 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.  
     
'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  
     
Lebanon
     
'14 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, NZ 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.  
     
'16 Te Mata Coleraine, Hawkes Bay. NZ 3,200
  51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2%Cabernet Franc.  
  97WF, 96BC, 4.2 Vivino  
  A head spinning array of violet, red and black fruits,gentle spiced biscuit, oak, green olive and lead pencil. It's mediumbodied, succulent, yet firm with toothsome tannin.  
     
'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  
     
'12 Quinta da Fronteira Douro Grande Reserve. 2,200
  Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz & Touriga Franca grapes.  
  92pts WE 91pts RP  
  Deep purple colour with lush aromas of black fruit black peppr, 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
     
'14 Sardie Family, Treinspoor, Swartland 1,700
  Tinta Barroca.  
  96pts RP, 92WE, Vivino 4.0  
  Lucid red color, it has a captivating bouquet with raspberry, cranberry leaf and tobacco aromas. The palate has firm tannins and the acidity is beautifully judged with killer salinity and minerality on the finish.  
     
'16 Kanonkop Estate Pinotage, Stellenbosch. 1,895
  94TA, 4.2 Vivino  
  From vineyards that vary in age from 20 to 50 years. A very pretty nose with top notes of flowers and fanboys before red and black fruit, vanilla and spice. The palate shows pure fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins- layers of flavour and lovely balance.  
     
'14 Sardie Family, Columella 2,950
  96pts RP  
  Syrah-Mourvedre. 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 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.  
     
'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  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Teso La Monja, Romanico Toro. 1,400
  93JS, 92RP, 91GP  
  Nose of blackberry and cassis to go with graphite, scorched earth and liquorice aromas. Ripe, full-bodied and concentrated, this 100% Tinto de Toro offers terrific depth and purity. Great with powerful food.  
     
'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  
     
'14 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 CVNE Monopole, Rioja Classico Blanco 1,500
  92RP  
  This traditional white is Viura with a dollop of Manzanilla sherry from Sanlucar that adds hints of nuts and spices. Subtle and with some sharpness and chalky sensations on the palate. Very tasty and long.  
     
'15 Casa Castillo El Molar, Murcia. 1,500
  Garnacha, 100% full clusters. The wine is rich and aromatic with aromas of dry flowers and aromatic herbs. Ultra fine tannins.  
  92-93pts RP, 93 pts Guia Pennin  
     
'11 Bodegas Roda Sela, Rioja DOCa 1,500
  Trempranillo, Graciano  
  92pts Wine Front, 91pts RP  
  Bronze IWC 2014  
     
'17 Alemany I Coro Cargol Treu Vi. Penedes 1,450
  4.0 Vivino  
  Carle-lo grapes. Lovely aromas of white flowers, citrus, hints of smoke and elegant mineral undertones. On the palate, notes of pears, smoke, dry flowers and vanilla. Long salty finish.  
     
'14 Vide Vila de Porrera Priorat. 1,560
  70% Carinena 30% Garnaxta.  
  92V  
  Aged for 12mths in French oak barrels plus 3-4 years in bottle.  
  Incredible structure, minerality and length from 100yr old vines.  
     
'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  
     
'16 Gorka Izagirre, Txakoli de Bizhara. 1,670
  91GP, 90 Decanter.  
  Gold, Sommeliers Wine Awards UK 2017. Aged on Lees with no oak influence. Mouthwatering, zesty, beautifully taut, super dry, super fresh and very long.  
     
'13 Atlan & Artisan, Epistem No 3, Yecla 1,700
  Monastrell & Garnacha Tintorera  
  92 pts RP  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'15 Zarate Albarino El Palomar, Galicia, Rias Baixas 1,800
  95pts Guia Penin.  
  Single vineyard. Complex & lively. From ungrafted 100yr old vines grown on granite 100% Malolactic fermentation  
     
'12 Bodegas Roda Sela, Rioja DOCa 1,800
  90pts RP.  
  Medium bodied, dry, elegant and balanced, polished tannins.  
     
'10 Niepoort Ladredo Tinto, Ribeira Sacra 1,900
  93pts RP 17.5/20 El Mundo Vino  
  Mencia & Grenache  
  Lifted incense spice courses through supple mineral strewn red fruited palate. Medium bodied, fine tannins. Good concentration with definition.  
     
'08 Valenciso Reserva, Rioja 1,900
  Tempranillo  
  Decanter 96pts and Decanter Wine of the Year  
  96pts Tim Atkin  
  93pts RP  
     
'11 Valenciso Rioja Reserva 1,900
  100% Tempranillo.  
  95TA, 93DC, 92WA, 92JS. 4.1Vivino  
  This tiny Domaine makes one, single red, a Rioja Reserva from old vine Tempranillo from mature low yielding vineyards and aged exclusively in French Oak. Much sought after in top restaurants such as El Bulli and across the world. Black fruit, liquorice, ink and leather in a quite powerful and ripe vintage. Medium-sized bodied, abundant fine grained tannins and a long dry finish.  
     
'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 Vinyes Domenech Furvus Montsant. Catalunya. 2,100
  Grenache.  
  GP93 Vivino 4.1  
  Silver DWWA 2016  
  From one of the oldest vineyards in Capcanes at an altitude of 450-500m with very old vine Grenache. Highlights balsamic aromas, fennel, rosemary, thyme, as well as blueberries and currant. Fine fresh acidity. Tannins are polished and elegant.  
     
'13 CVNE Vinedos del Cortino, Reserva Rioja. DOCA. 2,100
  92pts 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 & Raul Perez, Bierzo, Calderera 2,250
  93pts RP. #13 James Suckling top 100 Spanish wines 2016. Mencia grapes. Medium bodied, spicy, delicate & velvety.  
     
'15 Oliviere Riviere Ganko, 2,300
  50% Granacha- Mazuelo  
  95pts JS, 94+ RP, 93 WE  
  Organic, from 60 year-old vines.  
  Hand harvested, whole cluster. The nose of the 2015 Ganko is spectacular. The palate follows a similar path of seriousness and minerality with a stoney dry sensation. This is simply phenomenal.  
     
'16 Paul Perez Ultreia elegant Rapolao, Bierzo 2,400
  Mencia, Grenache, Tintorera Bastardo, Dona Blanca.  
  96Decanter, 95+RP, 17JR, 4.5 Vivino  
  Hand harvested, fermented in 65-litre vats with whole stalks. Unfined and unfiltered. Aromatics of black liquorice, grated cocoa, mountain herbs and mandarin peel. The palate stands out for its elegance.  
  Medium bodied. Small production.  
     
'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  
     
'11 Clos d'Argon, Tinto, Catalunya 2,500
  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.  
     
'14 Casa Castillo Pie Franco, Murcia. 2,600
  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.  
  94pts RP, 94 Pts Guia Pennin  
     
'16 Aalto Ribera del Duero. 2,650
  Tempranillo.  
  93-95 RP 4.3 Vivino  
  A concentrated wine, generously soaked, round, lush with a great combination of power and elegance. One of the finest Aalto's in recent times.  
     
'05 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia, Blanco Reserva. Rioja. 2,700
  Malvasia Riojana, Vicera grapes.  
  95 RP, 94 GP, 4.2 Vivino.  
  The 2005 Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva is a fine and elegant wine inspired by the vineyards of Graves in Bordeaux. From limestone-rich soils, it has aromas of hay, straw, honey, chamomile and dried flowers. A round and powerful palate with pungent flowers.  
     
'16 Bodegas Ausas, Interpretacion, Ribera del Duero. 2,900
  Tempranillo.  
  95WA, 95TA  
  From over 40 year old head pruned vines on sand, clay and limestone at 900m altitude. A chalky backbone of fine grained tannins coated by fruit and berries and perfectly integrated oak. There is good freshness and a rare combination of power and superb balance.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Ausas Bodega y Vinedo Interpretacion, Ribero del Deuro. 2,950
  95 RP 95 Decantalo  
  Tempranillo  
  From 40yr old head pruned vines on sand, clay and limestone soils at 900m in altitude.  
  The wine shows the character of Rivera, a chalky backbone of fine grained tannins coated by fruit and berries with perfectly integrated oak. A rare combination of elegance, power and superb balance.  
     
'16 Bodegas El Nido 'Clio', Jumilla 2,950
  70% old vine Monastrell 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.  
  4.5 Vivino 92RP  
  Aged in French and American oak. Opaque purple with an expressive nose of underbrush, briar and blueberry. A plush opulent wine with great density of fruit and savoury flavours. A powerful decadent wine.  
     
'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.  
     
'14 Bodegas Muga Torre Muga, Rioja. 3,250
  96JD, 96JS, 94RP, 4.2 Vivino  
  Tempranillo  
  Very perfumed. Deep purple with aromas of ripe, dark fruit, spicy notes of black pepper, graphite and thick undergrowth. Smooth soft tannins on the palate. Elegant with balanced acidity.  
     
'07 Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva. 3,700
  Tempranillo.  
  96 JS, 95 RP, 4.3 Vivino  
  Gold & 95 Decanter.  
  Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo aged in American oak barrels for 4 years. Balanced and elegant with fine grained and fully resolved tannins and great acidity. Polished and silky.  
     
'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. 4,990
  Cabernet, Grenache, Syrah.  
  98RP, 97GP, 95GR, 95 WE and #69, Top 100 wines 2017  
  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.  
     
'05 Vega-Sicilia Unico, Ribera del Duero 16,800
  Tempranillo with 6% Cab Sauv.  
  99GR, 97V, 96RP 18/20 JR  
  Sweet and leathery on the nose. There's a firm grip even though the tannins are resolved. Deep and firm and incredibly long. Powerful but at the same time elegant with fine grained tannins.  
     
ROSÉ
     
'14 Clos Cibonne , Cotes de Provence, Tentations 1,400
  Top 100 wines James Suckling  
     
'17 Whispering Angel Rose, Cotes de Provence. France 1,450
  4.1Vivino, 92U.S., 91Decanter.  
  Strawberry and cream character with loads of minerality in the form of slate and chalk.  Medium bodied, a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Rolls, Syrah and Tibouren that's supremely drinkable.  
     
'16 Ata Rangi, Summer Rose. NZ 1,500
  92pts BC 92pts Wine Front.  
  55% Merlot from Craggy Range with the remainder Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir from Ata Rangi. Delicate and pristine red florals. Bone dry. Fantastic.  
     
'16 Clos Cibonne, Cotes de Provence, La Vignettes 1,860
  93W&S, 93 Vinous, 93JG  
  90% Tibouren, 10% Grenache.  
  Very fine and delicate with tangerine, spices and fine hernias well as a faint hint of cream alongside the delicateredcherryand cranberry fruit. There's abit of grip and fine acidity. Such delicacy and purity.  
     
'13 Domaine Bunan Mas de la Rouviere 1,900
  Bandol. Provence, France.  
  WS 90pts  
     
THE WHITES
 
Sauvignon Blanc
 
'17 Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Calcute 1,300
  16.5/20 JR, 3.9 Vivino.  
  Aromas of smoke, white flowers and lemon rind. Flavours of limes and lemons, white flowers, pepper. Crisp and lively.  
     
'13 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 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  
     
'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 Seresin Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ. 1,450
  92BC,92Wine Front, 90WA, 16.5/20JR.  
  An unusual Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Wild yeast, a quarter fermented in oak and the blend from 2 Vineyards includes 7% Semillon. This wine is halfway between Marlborough and Leognan in Bordeaux. More depth than the average Sauvignon. Vibrant, juicy and refreshing.  
     
'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 Russian Jack, Marlborough NZ 1,500
  Platinum and 95pts Decanter.  
  Lively and appealing with striking purity and exceptional length. Dry  
     
'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.  
     
'14 Withers Hill Marlborough NZ 1,500
  Double Gold, San Francisco International wine comp 2015  
  Silver The Spiegelau International wine comp 2015  
     
'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.  
     
'14 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes, France 1,650
     
'16 Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon. Marlborough. NZ 1,800
  #44 Top 100 NZ Wines.  
  19/20 Raymond Chan, 94JS, 93WS.  
  From Kevin Judd, Cloudy Bay's winemaker for 25yrs. Vibrant, fragrant and generous with honeysuckle, lemongrass and fresh ginger notes that mingle with grapefruit and pear flavours. Impressive for the intensity, carefully layered texture, and the elegant and sustained finish. Great with roast fish.  
     
'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 Alexander Brain La Lavee, Pouilly Fume, Loire, France 2,200
  90CT  
  From calcareous soils on clay-silky-sandy earth.  A rich Pouilly Fume with notes of honey and quince. Balanced and intense.  
     
'15 Alexander Brain Pouilly Fume, Pierre Precieuse. Loire, France 2,300
  4.0 Vivino  
  A wonderfully rich and full bodied Pouilly Fume. A rich mouthful of stone and tropical fruits. Lots of fresh mineralogy and a long finish.  
     
Chardonnay
     
'16 Villa Maria, East Coast, Private Bin, NZ 1,150
  Medium bodied, fruit driven, delicate suggestion of oak.  
     
'17 Eikendal '"Janina" Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 1,300
  Double Gold NWC South Africa 2018  
  4.5 Stars Platter  
  90 Tim Aitken  
  Unpacked  
  Green apple, lemon and fresh pineapple. Nuanced of honey and Orange blossom develop on the palate. A delightful fresh, flinty and lingering finish. Light and delicate dishes such as lightly cooked shellfish, steamed or grilled fish or pasta and risotto dishes.  
     
'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.  
     
'17 Domaine de Begude Terrior, 11300, Limoux. France. 1,400
  16/20 JR  
  Unoaked. Quite rich alluring nose with a suggestion of extract but freshness too. Clean and pleasing already. Should give enormous early pleasure.  
     
'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.  
     
'17 Neudorf, Rosies Block, Nelson NZ 1,750
  94WF, 19/20JC, 91 Decanter.  
  The nose is soft and elegantly packed with aromas of yellow storefronts with completing mealy notes. Medium-sized full bodied, the palate has elegantly concentrated rich and succulent flavours of stone fruit, citrus and tropical fruits layered with creamy and nutty oak. A complex and detailed chardonnay with lacy acidity and a long crisp finish.  
     
'16 Kumeu River Estate, NZ 1,850
  91pts WA. 18.5/20 Raymond Chan  
  This shows good volume with elegance, unfolding citrus fruit and spicy oak. Medium -full bodied, the wine has drive and carries a full, strong lingering finish of citrus and nuts.  
     
'16 Miles From Nowhere, Best Blocks, Margaret River, Australia 2,100
  87 Points WE  
     
'17 Lingua Franca, Avni, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA. 2,200
  4.2 Vivino  
  The aroma is complex with layers of lemongrass, honeycomb, citrus and spice. On the palate, the wine is silky, round and supple with a long mouthwatering finish.  
     
'16 Ochota Barrels Slint Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, Australia 2,300
  Soft, nutty, bright apple and citrus acidity. Flinty texture  
  94pts Wine Front  
     
'16 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Arbois "Les Graviers" Jura. France 2,400
  Old vine chardonnay from clay and limestone. On the palate, smoky with leesy minerality. 15% new oak. Biodynamic.  
     
'15 Miani, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. 2,400
  95pts V. 4.4 Vivino  
  Intense yellow stone fruit, chamomile, lemon Confit, dried flowers and safe develop in the Glass. Intense, powerful and remarkably fresh. A must have for Miani fans.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'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.  
     
'16 Stephane Tissot, Arbois, Les Graviers, Jura. France 2,450
  Biodynamic.  
  97DC, 93RP, Vivino 4.2.  
  Synonymous with low-intervention, terroir driven Jura wines. Heaviest is a varietal chardonnay from Arbois showing notes of tart pear, lemon and mineral - driven, white flower undertones. Abundant mineral notes and tight acidity.  
     
'16 Lingua Franca, Bunker Hill, Willamette Valley, Oregon. USA. 2,600
  94WS. #34 Top 100 wines 2018.  
  Mineral, smoke, herbs on the nose. It has a distinctly lifted flavour and intensity. A lasting finish of citrus, herbs and white flowers concluding with a flinty mouthwatering minerality.  
     
'16 Kumeu River "Coddington ", NZ 2,600
  93pts WA 18.5/20 Raymond Chan.  
  Good breadth and depth of ripe yellow storefronts, peaches and citrus. This is an expression of elegance with underlying richness. Medium-Full bodied, elegantly rich and plush with nutty, spicy oak richness.  
     
'14 Arnot Roberts "Trout Gulch" Santa Cruz, USA 2,600
  94 Vinous Antonio Galloni  
  Mineral, tense, vibrant  
     
'17 Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay, NZ. 2,700
  Biodynamic  
  97BC, 4.1 Vivino  
  From all Mendoza clones, 23 year old vines. 16 months in seasoned French oak allows peach, orange blossom, toasted but and brioche characters to take centre stage. A restrained and complex wine supported by delicious, fine almost salty acidity.  
     
'13 Felton Road Central Otago NZ 2,700
  97pts BC 95pts JS. Lightly oaked  
     
'16 Kumeu River " Mate's Vineyard" NZ 2,800
  94pts WA 19+/20 Raymond Chan  
  A nose of ripe white and yellow stonefruits, nectarines, peaches and citrus harmoniously entwined with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is stylishly rich, balanced by fine lacy acidity. Elegant.  
     
'13 Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz USA 3,200
  95pts RP. 95pts Vinous  
  Barrel fermented. Rich layered and creamy. The 2013 exudes depth. An exceptional, racy chardonnay, impeccably balanced  
     
'17 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay, Nelson. NZ 3,300
  97BC, 96CD, 4.4Vivino  
  Complex and enticing bouquet with aromas of Californian peach and vanilla spiced wood. Sweet grapefruit, Lees and gun- flint, a gentle toasty layer and minerality. Dry, full-bodied, complex with very appealing flavours and textures.  
     
'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 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.  
     
'17 Domaine de la Cadette Bourgogne Vezelay, La Chatelaine. 1,600
  3.9 Vivino. Organic.  
  Juicy and chalky Chardonnay from the satellite region between Chablis and Cote d'Or.  
     
'17 Terres Dorees Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay. Burgundy, France 1,600
  91JS  
  Organic  
  Bottled with zero oak, this is rich and full with a terrific mineral finish. A lot of white fruit on the nose, the palate is fairly sleek and very pristine with oyster-shell character and a lively and elegant finish. This wine exceeds its category.  
     
'17 Domaine Montanet- Thoden -Vezelay, le Galerne 1,600
  4.0 Vivino, 90CT  
  A blend of many parcels from across the Vezelay appellation. The result is a fine balanced Chardonnay, expressing the right amount of fruit, crisp acidity and limestone minerality that reminds you precisely where the wine is from.  
     
'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
     
'16 Verget, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Sous le Puit, Cote de Beaune. 3,000
  100% Chardonnay.  
  89RP,  4.5 Vivino  
  Aromas of white flowers, ripe citrus fruit and blanched almonds. On the palate, medium to full bodied, and elegant with a stony open knit profile  
     
'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
     
'16 Pierre-Yves Colin- Morey Merusalt 1er Cru "Charmes" 5,560
  90-93 V, 90-93 BH, 90-92RP. 4.1 Vivino.  
  Only a single one-year-old 500-Liter barrel of this juice. Tight primary flavours of peach and white peach.Rich and pliant on entry, powerful and energetic in the middle.  
     
'16 Lucien le Moine La Romanee, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, Core de Beaune. 6,600
  95V  
  Bright yellow. Aromas of spices, coconut, and creme brulee au Citron. At once creamy and zesty on the palate, delivering a subtle earthy complexity lifted by line blossom. Finishes very dry and classic. Utterly captivating with shocking freshness and floral lift.  
     
'15 Domaine Jean Francois Coche Dury Meursault. Cote de Beaune. 16,500
  The Coche style emphasizes crystalline focus, energy and tension. Flattering aromas of blossoms coupled with precision and great intensity on the palate. Certainly a mythical wine with a cult status unmatched by the rest.  
     
Chablis
     
'17 Bernard Defaix Burgundy. 1,700
  100% Chardonnay.  
  93 Decanter 16.5 JR  
  It has come - hither flavours of pear and citrus with a creamy mid-sized palate texture and supporting acidity. Stony, smoky.  
     
'18 Domaine Testut, Vielles Vignes, Burgundy. 1,700
  3.9 Vivino  
  A complex wine from 40yr old vines. A perfect balance of ripeness and minerality at a great price for the quality.  
     
'17 Barton & Guestier, Burgundy. 1,800
  3.9 Vivino  
  Aromatic nose mixing seductive pear and apricot aromas with delicate mineral notes. Fresh and lively on the palate with a nice long mineral finish.  
     
'15 Jean-Paul et 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.  
     
'15 Domaine Goisot Coteaux a'Auxerre Gueules De Loup 1,800
  92pts RP 92V 4.1 Vivino  
  Hand harvested 40yr old vines.  
  Elegant bouquet with scents of marmalade, orange rind, mirabelle and Jasmine that is quite complex and detailed. The palate is well balanced with a keen line of acidity and a light touch of lemongrass on the finish. This is a spanking glorious wine from Saint- Bris finest.  
     
'12 Domaine Joseph Faiveley, France 1,800
     
'15 Domaine Pattes Loup, Burgundy. 2,100
  91pts RP, 90 BH, 4.0 Vivino  
  It's pale yellow colour is the gateway to an elegant sensory experience with aromas of white flowers and chalk. On the palate the attack is full of citrus fruit flavours. Complex and rich, perfectly expressing the distinct characteristics of the renowned terrior.  
     
'16 Domaine Testut 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre. 2,200
  93 BH, 17/20 JR  
  Hand harvested from 58yr old vines.  
  Powerful and complex the Montee de Tonnerre is often quoted as the best 1er Cru in Chablis. Elegant, crisp and delicate.  
     
'17 Patrick Piuze 1er Cru Butteaux. 2,600
  94 RP, 94 Decanter  
  Notes of lemon oil and iodine. A deep medium to full-bodied wine with an elegant glossy attack, a firm core and a pure, chalky, mineral finish.  
     
'15 Domaine Pattes 1er Cru Beauregard, Burgundy. 2,800
  94pts RP, 92 BH, 92 IWC.  
  The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Beauregard is stunning and a text book example of a cool slow maturing site excelling in a warmer vintage. The wine unfurl in the glass with aromas of green apple, citrus blossom and oystershell. Full bodied, tangy palate with an incredible marriage of texture and acidity. The finish is long, stony and beautifully delineated.  
     
'14 Patrick Piuze Grand Cru Bougros 2,900
  95pts TA 94pts WS  
     
'17 Domaine D'Ardhuy Meursault, Les Pellans, Cote de Beaune 3,100
  4.2 Vivino  
  A full creamy wine with almonds and dried fruit on the nose and palate. Ripe and rich with beautiful integration of the wood. The calcareous soil ensures a good balance and fine acids.  
     
'17 Bernard Defaix, Grand Cru Bougros. 3,100
  95 Decanter 93 BH  
  From the higher part of Bougros, next to Preuses, so is typically tangy and fresh. Struck match and patisserie notes with a rich, leesy core. Big-bodied flavours with a moderately dry and saline-inflected finish.  
     
'17 Domaine Berthelemot Meursault Les Tillets, Cote de Beaune 3,300
  96 and Gold, DWWA 2019.  
  Les Tillets is a lieu-dit in this most famous of white Burgundy villages. The wine is elegant and mineral with great textural intensity and a broad creamy palate.  
     
'15 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis, 1er Cru Butteaux. 3,300
  96RP, 95JG, 4.0 Vivino  
  Dense and textured with hints of pith and quince as well as bright citrus fruit. This is real precision and focus with beautiful acidity and lovely density.  
     
'17 Patrick Piuze, Grand Cru, Blanchots. 3,300
  94 JG, 93 RP  
  The 2017 Blanchots is quite exotic with notes of orange blossom, peaches and honey comb. Full bodied, rich and textural with lovely salinity and succulent acids.  
     
'15 Domaine Testut Grenouille Grand Cru 3,300
  91pts BH, 91 Vinous  
  Dry. From a small plot of only 0.31ha planted with 50 year-old Massale selection.
This is a bold and powerful wine with a backbone of minerality that ensures perfect balance.
 
     
'14 Jean Paul et Benoit Drion Les Clos Grand cru 3,400
  97pts Tim Aitken 17/20 La Revue du vin de France  
     
'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.  
     
'14 La Chablisienne Chateau Grenouilles, Grand Cru 4,200
  95WE, 92RP, 4.2 Vivino  
  Gold. IWSC London 2018  
  This is, an excellent Chablis with long aging potential. The intensity and purity of the fruit is a delight. Showing strong wood aging flavours, it also boasts a tight mineral acidity and crispness.  
     
'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.  
     
'17 Patrick Piuze, Grand Cru Les Preuses. 4,800
  96 RP, 95 BH  
  The Aristocrat! From 35yr old vines grown in limestone and clay soil. Notes of citrus oil, mandarin, dried white flowers and oyster shell. Full-bodied, deep and complete, superb concentration, tangy acids and a long saline finish.  
     
Chenin Blanc
     
'15 Domaine Heut Le Mont Moelleux, Loire-Vouvray 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.  
     
Pinot Gris
     
'14 Kellerei Bozen Trentino Alto Adige,Italy 1,300
     
'15 Tohu, Awatere, Single Vineyard, Marlborough, NZ 1,300
  Off dry, elegant  
  Trophy. Sydney IWC 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  
     
'15 Neudorf Dry Moutere. Nelson. NZ 1,600
  95pts BC  
  Delicate with lime zest. Chalky & Mineral. Dry but not austere.  
     
'14 Lang & Luber deluxe Rhiengau, Germany  
  Medium dry  
     
'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.  
     
'15 Grosset, "Alea" Eden Valley, Australia 1,700
  94pts TS 94 pts Wine Front  
  Slight sweetness, just there, not overt.  
     
'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 Domaine Testut 1ers 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.  
     
'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  
     
'13 Marc Kreydenweiss, Wiebelsberg Grand Cru, Alsace, France. 2,400
  95RP, 4.1 Vivino. Dry  
  The 2013 Grand Cru Wiebelsberg opens with a clear, fresh and pure stony nose that shows leather aromas along with herbal and crushed stone flavours. On the palate it is a clear, fresh and crystalline riesling with mouthwatering salinity.  
     
'16 Van Volxem Goldberg , Grosse Lage, Mosel, Germany. 2,500
  94RP, 18/20JR. Dry  
  Intense and perfectly ripe stone fruit bouquet along with very fine slate aromas. Crystalline, fresh and pretty dry but nevertheless, lush and aromatic on the palate. This is a tight yet elegant and remarkably fine Goldberg with vital acidity and purity.  
     
'16 Josef Leitz, Berg Rosenek Katerloch, Grosse Lage. Rheingau. Germany. 2,600
  95RP, 17.5 JR. Dry  
  Flinty, pure and precise but also perfectly ripe and intense. This is a rich and lush yet elegant, piquant and expressive Riesling with dramatic mineral tension and grip on the palate. The finish is complex, tight and endlessly salty.  
     
'18 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger, Mosel Germany. Mosel, Germany.  2,950
  92JS, 17.5JR. Semi-Dry  
  Effusive aromas of white fruits and blossoms draw you into this very elegant and polished SAAR Riesling. The racy acidity beautifully balances with a touch of sweetness. Super straight steely finish.  
     
'17 Van Volxem  GottesfuB, Alte Reben, Grosse Lage. 3,300
  95RP, 18.5JR. Dry.  
  Ripe bright fruit on the nose. The palate is lush and intense. The finish is dry, long with a delicate raciness.  
     
'17 Van Volxem Scharzhofberger P, Grosse Lage, Mosel, Germany. 3,600
  95+RP, 18+JR. Dry  
  The 2017 displays a luminous citrus yellow colour and opens with an enormous concentration of perfectly ripe fruit intertwined with salty notes. Highly finessed and sophisticated palate. This is a highly elegant Riesling with a very nice grip. A great Scharzhofberger.  
     
'15 Donnhoff, Dellchen Grosses Gewachs. Nahe. Germany. 4,300
  97RP, 97JS, 19JR Dry  
  The new Miss World of white wines is Cornelius Donnhoffs Dellchen. A ravishing nose of wild roses and white peach leaves no possibility of doubt. Total purity. The finish is super filigree and super long.  
     
Albarino
     
'16 Zarate Albarino, El Palomar, Rias Baixas, Spain. 1,800
  95pts GP, 17/20 JR 4.3 Vivino  
  El Palomar is a 0.36ha plot where centenary wines settle on one of the oldest estates documented in Rias Baixas. Hand harvested, long and soft pressing in order to get low yields. Really refreshing with depth and intensity. It has mineral expression and lots of delicious citrus notes, intense and right in the palate. Very expressive and lively.  
     
Muscat
     
'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
     
'15 Chateau Jolys Cuvee de Jean, Jurancon, France. 750ml. 1,500
  91WE.  
  This late harvest wine shows both intense acidity and intense richness. Ripe apricot and candied orange flavours. So fresh and crisp. A perfect aperitif or accompanying rich dishes such as foie gras and cheese.  
     
'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 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.   
     
'96 Quinta Do Portal, Portal Moscatel Reserva 750ml Portugal. 1,950
  Gold Decanter 2016  
  Gold IWC 2018  
  Silver DWWA 2017  
  Silver IWC 2016  
  Very full bodied sweet wine brimming over with candied and dried fruits. Killer acidity with a fresh and complex persistent finish.  
     
  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.  
     
'09 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Arbois Vin Jaune ' La Vasee' 3,200
  17.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve  
  Rich, dry, nutty.  
     
'09 Domaine Huet Vouvray, Cuvee Constance, Moelleux, Loire, France 7,590
  99WE, 98JG, 98WS, 97NM, 96RP.  
  Creamed fig, ginger, glazed pear. Even more concentrated than the superb 2009 Premiere Trie, this is outstanding. It has great concentration and elegance. The wine is touched by Botrytis. Made from just shrivelling grapes, this is sweet Vouvray at its magnificent best. One of the greatest sweet wines of the world.  
     
'16 Chateau d'Yquem 750ml. Sauternes. France. 18,500
  98-99JS, 98B&D, 95-97RP, 18.5/20JR  
  The 2016 d'Yuem is a magical wine. It manages to express richness while avoiding excess heaviness. Pineapple, Orange marmalade, exotic flowers and spice all blossom in the glass. There is a real sense of phenolic richness and overall viscosity to the 2016 that adds to the wines singular personality.  
     
  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.
Prices subject to change without notice.