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This fine Chardonnay possesses a rich creamy and toasty structure. The distinct pear, hazelnut & honey flavours make it a deliciously appealing wine.
The intensity and pungency of the core fruit is phenomenal. A sip of this legend will make you feel glad to be alive.
Smooth and full-bodied. On the palate with spicy flavours of dark berried fruit, velvety tannins and a long lingering finish.
Full-bodied Merlot, bright raspberry red colour with berry-like characteristics.
Slightly sweet in style and very refreshing, it has fresh fruit characters of raspberries and ripe apples. Delicious with salmon & summer salads.
The aroma of the Ned Pinot Rosé offers up a classic bouquet of red berries and cream, enriched by a broader element of tree-ripened persimmon with high toned, rose tinged top notes. The palate is neatly rounded, with a fleshy mouthful with that same creamy, summer berry fruits running through its core; all neatly balanced with bright, crisp acidity.
This is an extremely clean, bright and forceful Prosecco, finished totally dry yet packed with fresh Prosecco fruit. White peaches and nectarines focus the fruit with great zeal.
One of the Grande Marque Champagne Houses, Taittinger consistently produces some of the finest Champagnes available – full bodied with plenty of fruit matched by soft balancing acidity.
The Lady Rosé from Duval Leroy reveals aromas of stewed wild strawberries. A touch of acidity teases the taste buds and then a deep vinosity spreads, typical for good rosé. A right balance between freshness and softness.
Exquisite champagne, dry & beautifully poised with fresh citrus & richer notes of biscuit & bread.
The bouquet spirals through sweet, bright floral tones & the lively minerality, so typical of Dom Pérignon, then notes of candied fruit plants, the incredible freshness of camphor leaf & the dark hints of spices & liquorice root.
Vibrant aromatic notes of lemongrass and Kaffir lime zest leap from the glass, leaving you in no doubt this is classic Waihopai Sauvignon Blanc. The citrus fuelled aromatic thread that dominates the nose, carries through to the palate with concentrated flavours of mandarin and mushky pink grapefruit.
BOLAND CELLAR FIVE CLIMATE CHARDONNAY, South Africa £19.95
The wine is a clear, bright, pale straw colour. Fresh, clean, delicate and fruity nose, it reveals attractive pear nuances accompanied by subtle hints of butter and toast along with additional suggestions of pineapple and lime as it opens in the glass. Light to medium-bodied, it is soft, round and supple on the palate, revealing a solid core of ripe fruit. Well-crafted and easy to enjoy, it all comes together nicely on a clean lingering finish.
Deep, bright gold. Super attractive nose with waves of tropical fruits, citrus and honeysuckle backing. Rich and full in the mouth with deep flavours and crisp acidity. All in fresh, youthful mode. Guava, granadilla and some mango with lots of citrus. Flavours seem to be endless as with everlasting finish. Great balance and keen texture. Delightful now yet will develop well.
Organically made without oak from a small quality ridven Chablis estate. It displays soft, youthful fruit with mineral notes & a crisp, clean finish.
A nose of pear drop blossom and nectarine. Lovely purity of fruit with a smooth finish.
A nose of lemon & fresh herbs & a palate that adds jasmine & a stony undertone.
This wine has a powerful, aromatic expression of white peach and dry apricot on the nose. The touch of vanilla is a sign of controlled ageing in cask. On the palate, the attack is dominated by the structure and fat of the Chardonnay, and the finish, by the freshness and elegance of Petit Manseng. A wonderful off-dry wine, remarkably well-balanced.
This vineyard was planted in 1974 by John Marris and is officially the oldest surviving vineyard in Marlborough. These old vines start to give wines with more mineral characteristics – like Sancerre only on steroids.
Pale, yellow with green hints. Aromas of exotic fruits, white flowers and citrus fruits. Wonderful complexity with notes of peach and apricot, this wine displays excellent freshness and length.
Probably the best wine to compliment a good steak. There is plenty of red berry fruit as well as good weight on the brambly red fruit finish.
A beautiful fruit-driven Rioja. Soft and juicy strawberry and vanilla. Scented fruit delivery with a hint of toasted oak.
With sandalwood, sweet caramelised oak and dusty blackberry on the nose, this shows all the youthful exuberance
In this classic Australian blend, Shiraz provides fleshy fruit, spice and middle palate weight, and the Cabernet Sauvignon provides a sturdy tannin backbone, structure and texture…a perfect synergy of two prominent Australian red varieties.
Complex & structured wine from the internationally acclaimed Vieux Telegraphe estate. Rich & spicy with bright raspberry & kirsch liqueur.
The strapping character of the wine is its fruit-filled nose & palate, redolent of plums, damsons & red fruits.
Light to medium bodied yet with lots of finesse & style. Perfumed red fruit aromas accompany a palate of strawberry & blackcurrant.
Delicate aromas of plum & morello cherry – juicy & enjoyable.
Deep-crimson purple; the full range of plum, dark chocolate, spice and licorice run through bouquet and palate alike; mix-master tannins and oak have been blended in on the palate.
Full-bodied and richly fruit in the mouth, it has very lively acid and a medium to firm level of fine-grained tannins, finishing long.
A dark-coloured, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in wood, it holds flavours of plum and berry fruits balanced with a fresh acidity. This is a wine for aging, its structure a powerful statement.
An elegant, harmonious wine with power, great fruit & a long finish.
Earthy plum, cherry & red berry fruit, hints of vanilla from sensitive use of oak & a fresh but juicy finish.
Very deep garnet red. Very intense and persistent with notes of cherry and blackcurrant, herbs, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa, liquorice and hints of mineral. Great structure, good balance between alcohol and freshness, velvety tannins, very persistent with a long finish, ready to drink, or can well be aged for long. Excellent with rich first courses, red meat and with medium and long-seasoned cheese.
Family run estate based in Santenay producing fantastically flavoursome yet refined Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir grapes are harvested by hand at a parsimonious yield of 45 hectolitres per hectare. The average age of the vines is 40 years. After fermentation the wine spends 15 months in oak barrels.
This merlot has a beautiful silky mouth-feel, lush plummy fruit and an awesome finish. Nice and light on the old alcohol, too!
Deep ruby red, the aroma is full of red fruits and hints of spice, with a pleasant balsamic note.
A wine that includes aromas such as notes of jasmine & jalapeno along with citrus & tropical fruit including pink grapefruit & pineapple. The refreshing well-balanced, perfectly integrated palate shows impressive acidity & quite a long finish for a Sauvignon Blanc.
A pleasing estate bottled red wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, full-bodied & showing plenty of ripe red fruit tastes.
A youthful, expressive wine with a clean & fruity palate offering ripe tannins that blend perfectly with the soft sweet tones delivered by its nine months in barrel. Great with roast meats.
This is actually made at one of the most famous Sauterne producers. Starts off sweet but finishes nice and clean. Fabulous stuff.
(Add a dash Chambord or Aperol – £1.00 extra)