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Wine Menu _April 2007_

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									                                                            WHITE WINE
     We hope you find the wine list of interest, if you would like any assistance in choosing a wine please ask.

      [1] DRY ▪ [2] DRY / MEDIUM ▪ [3] MEDIUM ▪ [4] MEDIUM / SWEET ▪ [5] SWEET                                                   GLASS       BOTTLE
                                                                                                                                 175 ml
1     YALUMBA The ‘Y' Series      SAUVIGNON BLANC 2007 [1] 11%                                ADELAIDE        S. AUSTRALIA      £4.00        £14.50
      Fresh, zesty and deliciously intense with flavours of passion fruit and a hint of grassiness.
      It finishes with lingering and refreshing natural acidity.

2     TERRAZAS CHARDONNAY            2006 (Reserva) [3] 14%                                 MENDOZA            ARGENTINA        £4.00        £15.00
      Aromas of butterscotch, citrus and vanilla extract. This Chardonnay is refreshingly acidic, with an unctuous and long finish.

3     YALUMBA The ‘Y' Series   PINOT GRIGIO 2007 [2] 13% limited release                     ADELAIDE         S. AUSTRALIA      £4.50        £15.50
      Aromatic hints of rose petal, lychee and apple blossom. The palate abounds with fresh flavours which lead to a long fruity finish. The
      savoury textures of this wine make it a perfect accompaniment to food.

4     CAPE MENTELLE    SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON 2007 [2] 13.5%                           MARGARET RIVER      W. AUSTRALIA                    £17.50
      Heady aromas of lemon blossom and thyme are enhanced by a hint of sweet orange sherbet. The full, textured palate displays grilled
      asparagus, a flamboyant squeeze of citrus and a hint of dried herbs, finishing long and focused with vibrant, cleansing acidity.

5     BALTHASAR RESS  RIESLING 2006 [5] 10%                                                RHEINGAU          GERMANY            £5.00        £18.00
      A rich, complex Riesling now developing mature oily characteristics, but retaining a good balancing acidity

6     CAPE MENTELLE CHARDONNAY            2004 [2] 14.0%                                 MARGARET RIVER      W. AUSTRALIA                    £23.00
      Pale gold in appearance. Aromas of nectarines and figs combined with the sweet spice of ginger nut biscuits greet the nose. The palate
      opens with flavours of poached pears. The mid-palate has refined peaches and cream and a lingering finish resonating with crisp lemon
      zest.

7     CLOUDY BAY   SAUVIGNON BLANC 2007 [2] 13.5%                                        MARLBOROUGH          NEW ZEALAND                    £28.00
      Pale straw green in colour and enticingly fragrant, the 2007 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is reminiscent of a fresh summer fruit salsa - ripe
      peach, passion fruit, mango and juicy citrus - sprinkled with fresh fennel and a dash of Pastis. The palate is rich and succulent, with a zesty
      citrus and apple-sherbet acidity that leads to a long, lingering, and characteristically crisp finish.

8     CLOUDY BAY   SAUVIGNON BLANC TE KOKO 2004 [3] 13.5%                                MARLBOROUGH          NEW ZEALAND                    £38.00
      An alluring and exotic mix of mango and pineapple infused with herbal notes of thyme and sage fades to traces of fresh ginger and smoky
      oak. Seamlessly integrated after three years in the cellar, the full-bodied palate shows vibrant citrus flavours layered over a mealy, pistachio
      nuttiness, deftly finished by the merest influence of oak.




                                                             ROSE WINE
      [1] DRY ▪ [2] DRY / MEDIUM ▪ [3] MEDIUM ▪ [4] MEDIUM / SWEET ▪ [5] SWEET                                                   GLASS       BOTTLE
                                                                                                                                 175 ml
9     YALUMBA The ‘Y' Series   SANGIOVESE 2006 [4] 13%                                       ADELAIDE         S. AUSTRALIA      £4.00        £14.50
      With a fine ruby colour, this wine has exotic aromas of raspberries, strawberries and cream. It opens to a fine dense body of wine with a
      soft texture that is long and beautifully balanced.

10    GUADO AL TASSO   Rosato di Bolgheri SCALABRONE 2006 [2] 11.5%                          TUSCANY              ITALY                      £21.00
      Elegant and well structured, with clean herbaceous fruit flavours and long mineral finish. The perfect ‘food Rose’.

11    ENATE   CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 [2] 13.0%                                            SOMANTANO              SPAIN                      £24.00
      It’s powerful and remarkably fruity bouquet highlights the scents of the grape (bilberries, strawberry and pepper). Full bodied, the balancing
      acid gives this wine a lively and supple character. This wine has shown continuity collecting 3 consecutive Golden Bacchus awards for Best
      Spanish Rosé. Its evolution on the palate gives a long flavoursome finish accentuated by varietal aromas.
                                                              RED WINE
     [A] LIGHT ▪ [B] LIGHT / MEDIUM ▪ [C] MEDIUM ▪ [D] MEDIUM / FULL ▪ [E] FULL BODIED                                            GLASS           BOTTLE
                                                                                                                                  175 ml
12   YALUMBA The ‘Y' Series    MERLOT 2005 [C] 13.5%                                           ADELAIDE         S. AUSTRALIA      £4.00       £14.50
     The colour is mid red with purple edges. The 2005 Y Series Merlot has a very expressive nose with redcurrants, violets and Turkish delight.
     The palate is round and succulent with enough fine tannins to keep the balance. The wine finishes with hints of dark chocolate. A medium-
     bodied wine to be enjoyed with lamb chops cooked on a smoky grill.

13   TERRAZAS MALBEC        2006 (Reserva) [D] 14%                                             MENDOZA             ARGENTINA      £4.00       £15.00
     Plum colour with red reflections. Subtle notes of violets and black cherries with a background of vanilla oak.
     Very full, highly concentrated yet vibrant in the mouth. This wine has intriguing complexity and great length.

14   RUITERSVLEI   PINOTAGE 2007 [B] 13.5%                                                       PAARL          SOUTH AFRICA                  £15.50
     Sweet red fruits and savoury wild herbs give this wine a punchy palate and an expressive character.

15   YALUMBA The ‘Y' Series    SHIRAZ / VIOGNIER 2005 [C] 13.5%                                ADELAIDE         S. AUSTRALIA      £4.50       £15.50
     Bright and youthful, full of spices, liquorice and plum fruits with subtle hints of Viognier emphasised by soft jam of fresh purple grape.
     A spicy, savoury and silky wine with a lingering finish.

16   ARESTI Family collection CARMENERE            2001[D] 13.5%                                CURICO               CHILE                    £17.00
     Intense and dark red colour. It presents wild fruit, spices and floral notes. The palate reminds us of gooseberry, wild strawberry and truffle.
     Exceptional structure and complexity.

17   TERRAZAS CABERNET          SAUVIGNON 2003 (Reserva) [E] 14%                               MENDOZA             ARGENTINA                  £18.00
     The aroma is a hallmark of berries, cassis, black cherries, strawberries and raspberry jam! Tight structure, robust body with a sleek and
     persistent finish.

18   ARESTI Family collection   MERLOT 2001[E] 13.0%                                            CURICO               CHILE                    £18.50
     Wine of exceptional structure and complexity. Intense violet-red colour, on the nose it presents black berries, plum and vanilla aromas in
     combination with mocha coffee.

19   SEBASTIANI   ZINFANDEL 2005 [C] 14%                                                  CALIFORNIA             USA                          £18.50
     Full, black cherry fruit aromas complemented by hints of black pepper, tobacco and spice and a soft rich finish.

20   YALUMBA Organic SHIRAZ        2005[D] 14%                                                 ADELAIDE         S. AUSTRALIA                  £19.00
     The wine is deep purple in colour and shows a complex rich, ripe black fruit nose.
     The palate is dense but soft with dark fruits, lots of weight and texture and lingering sweet oak flavours.

21   ONDARRE RIOJA      2004    [D] 13.0%                                                        RIOJA               SPAIN                    £20.00
     Big concentrated fruit, well balanced with a smooth texture and a well-structured and persistent finish.

                                                                                              MARGARET
22   CAPE MENTELLE   CABERNET MERLOT 2005 [D] 14.5%                                             RIVER
                                                                                                                W. AUSTRALIA                  £20.00
     Deep crimson appearance with a nose that displays characteristic redcurrant and tobacco aromas laced with plum, vanilla, nutmeg and
     cloves. The palate is medium to full-bodied. It opens with dark plums, cherries and redcurrants developing into sweet paprika and dark
     chocolate. The fine-grained, slatey tannins frame a well integrated and balanced palate with excellent length and persistence.

23   CLOUDY BAY    PINOT NOIR 2006 [B] 14%                                                  MARLBOROUGH         NEW ZEALAND                   £21.00
     Opulent aromas of dark plums and cardamom spice are enhanced by the earthy scent of liquorice and hints of smoky oak. The palate is
     highly concentrated with flavours of black cherry and red berry flavours supported by silky tannins through to a long and generous finish.
                                                                                              MARGARET
24   CAPE MENTELLE   SHIRAZ 2003 [D] 14.5%                                                      RIVER
                                                                                                                W. AUSTRALIA                  £22.00
     Violet aromas develop into lush plums, coffee and tobacco. Delicious mocha flavours cascade over the mid-palate complemented by white
     pepper and cardamom. The tannins are fine and powdery showing excellent persistence on a long and complex palate.

25   BODEGAS VALDEMAR Conde Valdemar Garnacha           RIOJA 1999        [C] 13.5%              RIOJA               SPAIN                    £26.00
     Ruby in colour, with an intense aroma of strawberries, raspberries and rich homemade jams. On the palate, balanced acidity with great
     roundness and smoothness, very rich and fruity with a remarkable persistence. (Reserva)

26   HAAN MERLOT       CABERNET FRANC 2005 [D] 14.5%                                           ADELAIDE         S. AUSTRALIA                  £27.00
     An intense depth of aroma is achieved by blending these two varieties. There are upfront plums and wild berry fruits from the Merlot,
     balanced with a soft, herbal forest floor aroma from the Cabernet Franc. The palate structure is soft and silky with generous fruit flavour that
     is balanced with spicy French oak tannins extending the palate length.
                                                            RESERVE WINES
          The wines listed below are some favourites we have selected from our own private cellar. Enjoy!

27   LEEUWIN ESTATE     Art Series CHARDONNAY 2003 [2] 14%                                        MARGARET RIVER         W. AUSTRALIA                       £60.00
     Rich, ripe and seamless…has real elegance. It plays its citrussy pineapple, guava, pear and spice flavours over a polished frame, letting them linger
     effortlessly…

28   LEEUWIN ESTATE     Art Series CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 [D] 14%                                MARGARET RIVER         W. AUSTRALIA                       £35.00
     Strong colour; powerful, focused and concentrated blackcurrant & blackberry fruit, with lingering tannins to underwrite a long life.
     One of the very best ever under this label!

29   CAPE MENTELLE     CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 [E] 15.0%                                          MARGARET RIVER         W. AUSTRALIA                       £45.00
     Deep brick red. Layer upon layer of aromas gives the wine that ponderous quality that keeps you coming back for a second sniff to see what else is there.
     The palate is densely packed with dark berries, plum and mocha. It’s well structured tannins and supple textures are all beautifully balanced with a complex
     array of flavours that carry the length of the palate.

30   GRGICH HILLS     ZINFANDEL 2002 [C] 14.5%                                                        CALIFORNIA               USA                          £46.00
     This Zinfandel displays wonderful varietal aromas of jammy blackberry and raspberry complemented by black pepper and cloves.
     These flavours carry through to the palate, joined by spice and a hint of leather. The full-bodied fruit is balanced by ripe tannins and brisk acidity – the key
     to a food-friendly wine. The spice and black pepper make this Zinfandel a wonderful complement to almost anything on the grill, along with roast pork
     tenderloin or pasta. Enjoy!

31   SMITH & HOOPER Limited Edition MERLOT               2002 [D] 13.5%                            WRATTONBULLY           S. AUSTRALIA                      £65.00
     Smith & Hooper Limited Release Merlot 2002 shows medium depth colour with a garnet crimson hue. The early impression on the nose is of savoury and
     sage opening to chocolate, cedar and fruitcake. The palate is medium to full bodied with a forward fruit sweetness enlivened by some oak spice and warm
     berry fruits. The wine finishes with suppleness and soft tannins.

32   VASSE FELIX Heytesbury       CAB SAV / SHIRAZ 2002 [D] 13.5%                                    COWARAMUP            W.AUSTRALIA                       £75.00
     Deep purple and red hues with underlying blueberry and cassis flavours combine with the earthy and dusty savoury oak characters that envelope this full
     bodied wine. Leafy, herbaceous edges provide intense varietal and regional characteristics.

33   YALUMBA The Octavius Barossa Old Vine              SHIRAZ 2000 [E] 13.5%                         ANGASTON            S. AUSTRALIA                     £100.00
     Dense, plummy red in colour. Delicious sweet fruits of the forest aromas dominate the nose with hints of white pepper and vanillin, complimented by fine
     smoky toasted oak overtones. The palate is big, rich and sweet, with fleshy plums and long lingering liquorice flavour supported by intense tannins to finish.

34   JIM BARRY The McRae Wood          SHIRAZ 2004 [E] 15.5%                                        CLARE VALLEY          S. AUSTRALIA                      £55.00
     This is a big, full-bodied Shiraz, showing colours of inky, deep red and purple hues. The nose displays ripe red/black fruit aromas, floral notes,
     strawberries, black cherry, raspberry, sweet fruity oak, charry and black pepper. The palate is rich and concentrated, with plummy, liquorice, cherry,
     blackberry and some charry, toasty oak. The tannins are finely grained and well integrated.

35   JIM BARRY The McRae Wood          SHIRAZ 2003 [E] 15.5%                                        CLARE VALLEY          S. AUSTRALIA                      £80.00
     The wine shows colours of vibrant crimson red/violet. The nose displays intense black cherry and plum fruit with underlying mocha. The palate is rich and
     concentrated, with well integrated tannins which are firm, yet fine. Flavours of blackberries, plums and espresso coffee characters abound and the wine
     shows good length, finishing with finesse.

36   JIM BARRY The McRae Wood Museum Release                 SHIRAZ 1998 [E] 13.5%                  CLARE VALLEY          S. AUSTRALIA                      £95.00
     Deep brick red in colour, subtle oak with plums, blackberry and a hint of mint. The palate is rich and soft with ripe berry fruits, supple tannins, liquorice and
     well balanced oak.

37   JIM BARRY The ARMAGH          SHIRAZ 2004 [E] 15.0%                                            CLARE VALLEY          S. AUSTRALIA                     £145.00
     The 2004 Armagh is black-purple in colour. It displays a nose of lifted, aromatic, blueberry/blackberry cassis, cedary oak, spice and complex, underlying
     savoury characters. The palate is huge and dense, with fully integrated oak, yet still featuring complex fruits of plum, blackcurrant, blackberry and black
     cherry. It shows deep, brooding consistency, with the flavour and texture of chocolate fudge cake.




                                                            FORTIFIED WINE
                                                                                                                                               GLASS         BOTTLE
38   YALUMBA MUSEUM         MUSCAT [E] [5] 18%                                                   ADELAIDE       S. AUSTRALIA       £4.00 £16.00
     This luscious dessert wine is deep amber to tawny in colour, with the classic perfumed aroma of the Muscat grape – rose petal, ginger and
     orange peel, with a hint of raisined fruit. The palate has a soft, luscious texture, and is richly flavoured displaying a balance of fruit and aged
     characters. The finish is full and rich with raisined fruits and spices lingering in the aftertaste.
                                                     CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING
                                                                                                                                                          GLASS           BOTTLE

 39      MOET & CHANDON        BRUT IMPERIAL NV                                                                  EPERNAY              FRANCE             £6.00           £30.00
         Complete, generous and dynamic, Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial is widely regarded as one of the most stylish champagnes on the market.
         A fine and well balanced champagne.

 40      VEUVE CLICQUOT       NV YELLOW LABEL                                                                      REIMS              FRANCE                             £35.00
         Powerful and well structured, with an exquisite balance of style, Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label bears the hallmark of the most radiant
         luxury champagne house, combining the best of tradition with the excitement of modernity.

 41      MOET & CHANDON        BRUT ROSE NV                                                                      EPERNAY              FRANCE             £8.00           £40.00
         Sheer fruit and deliciously moreish, Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Rosé is sensational as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to any meal.

 42      MOET & CHANDON        BRUT IMPERIAL 2000                                                                EPERNAY              FRANCE            £11.00           £55.00
         Like the arrival of the new century which brought with it an explosion of splendour, excitement and pleasure, Moët & Chandon Grand
         Vintage 2000, the sixty-seventh since the launch of the first Vintage in 1842, is assertive, complex and mature, distinguished yet delightfully
         spirited and mischievous.

 43      VEUVE CLICQUOT       ROSE RESERVE 2000                                                                    REIMS              FRANCE                             £70.00
         This wine, with a brilliant salmon pink colour, is voluptuous and velvety. Marries beautifully with food. If kept for 10 to 15 years, it can
         develop complexity and aromatic richness.

 44      MOET & CHANDON        DOM PERIGNON 1999                                                                 EPERNAY              FRANCE                            £100.00
         Created only in the finest years, Dom Pérignon is the ultimate expression of Champagne at its very best. The 1999 is full of life, with a fresh
         nose that dances through a spiral of aromas and reaching a state of complex fullness in the mouth.

 45      MOET & CHANDON        DOM PERIGNON ROSE 1996                                                            EPERNAY              FRANCE                            £225.00
         The 1996 vintage has all the inimitable traits of Dom Pérignon Rosé. It has the light heartedness, vivacity and vibrancy of the Pinot Noir
         grape while still maintaining the balance between the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that is unique to the Dom Pérignon style. Dom Pérignon
         Rosé is the jewel of Dom Pérignon.

 46      LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 1999                                                               REIMS           FRANCE                    £300.00
         The jewel of the House of Louis Roederer is Cristal, created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II. This is champagne at its finest, as inspired today
         as it has always been the embodiment of elegance and purity. Cristal is made according to the strictest criteria, based on a drastic process
         of selection applying to the vintage, the cru, the village, the grapes and finally the wines. Only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the
         House's 10 most celebrated crus are used in the production of this legendary cuvée. Hazelnuts and cream, walnuts and brioche – this is a
         precocious, strutting and very fine wine.




                                                              In 1446, Jean and Nicolas Moët were made nobles by King
                                                                Charles VII: thus was born the famous dynasty that later     When Father Pierre Pérignon took over as cellar master at
                                                               was to give its name to the greatest chapter in the history    the Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers in 1668, his avowed
In 1772, Philippe Clicquot founded a wine-making business        of champagne. In 1743, one of the descendants of the        goal was “to make the best wine in the world”. For a young
  under the name Clicquot. In 1798, his son François, who      Moët brothers, Claude Moët, who had been a wine trader            monk just 30 years old, it took a visionary spirit and
 had taken over the family enterprise, married Barbe Nicole       in Epernay since the early 18th century, founded the           exceptional audacity to set such lofty ambitions. He
   Ponsardin. At the time of François' death in 1805, the      Maison Moët. His grandson, Jean Rémy Moët, a visionary        succeeded in transforming the history of wine and is known
     young 27-year-old widow decided to continue her           with a pioneering spirit, transformed this company into the           today as the spiritual father of champagne.
   husband’s legacy. A woman of vision, she became the         world's leading luxury brand which, for over two and a half
driving force behind the prestige and success of the brand,   centuries now, has been the veritable embodiment, around
  which in 1810 was renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.                    the world, of the genius of champagne.
                                          THE WORLDS LEADING COGNAC HOUSE
                          THE HOUSE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1765 BY RICHARD HENNESSY, AN IRISHMAN.
           SINCE 1800, SEVEN GENERATIONS OF THE FILLIOUX FAMILY HAVE WORKED AS HENNESSY MASTER BLENDERS.
                                    TODAY, YANN FILLIOUX CONTINUES THIS TRADITION.
           HENNESSY HAVE THE LARGEST AND OLDEST RESERVE OF AGED EAUX-DE-VIE OF ANY SINGLE COGNAC HOUSE

Cognac is made exclusively from grapes. It comes from a clearly defined region of France, around the town of Cognac. Its outstanding environment
is unique in the world. With its chalky, stony soil and sunny temperate climate the region is perfect for vine growing. The traditional vineyard of the
cognac region is divided into six growing areas (crus in French), each with its different characteristics. To ensure the exceptional quality of its
cognacs, Hennessy uses only eaux-de-vie from the first four crus - those which have the best topsoil and very chalky subsoil. A great Hennessy
cognac is the result of many eaux-de-vie of different origins and ages, and with various characteristics, that are assembled over time by the master
blender.
                                                                                                                                                25ml
        VS                                                                                                                                      £3.50
        In 1865, Maurice Hennessy, determined to devise a universally recognised classification, created a system which would be adopted by the
        entire profession. This is the origin of the ‘Three Stars’ Cognac now called ‘VS’ (Very Special). Hennessy VS is a blend of over 40 eaux-de-
        vie from the four premier Cognac regions or ‘Crus’ selected for their liveliness and full body, and is aged for between 3 and 8 years.
        Hennessy VS is characterised by a pronounced aroma of oak followed by a light aroma of hazelnuts. It has a rich and floral taste on the
        palate, notably red berries and persistent hints of vanilla. Hennessy VS is traditionally drunk after a meal, but is also popular for long drinks,
        with water, soda, or dry ginger ale.

        FINE DE COGNAC                                                                                                                          £4.00
        A fine and delicate VSOP (Very Special old Pale), harmoniously composed of 50-60 eaux-de-vie aged for between 4 and 10 years. Sourced
        mainly from the Fins Bois region, one of the four Grand Crus of Cognac. VSOP is aged in old barrels to retain its aromatic qualities. On the
        palate aromas develop into brioche and grilled almonds, with a rich finale of spices and honey

        XO                                                                                                                                      £8.00
        In 1870, Maurice Hennessy created XO (Extra Old), reserved solely for the consumption of his family and close friends. However, XO is
        composed of several hundred eaux de vie originating from the regions’ four premier crus (Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne,
        Borderies, and Fins Bois) and aged for a period of 10 to 30 years. Hennessy XO would not be XO without the famous bottle which is easily
        recognisable as being decorated with vine shoots. Hennessy XO remains the original, the authentic, the recognised symbol of a great
        traditional Cognac.

        PARADIS                                                                                                                                £25.00
        Hennessy Paradis is the product of successive blends of several hundred eaux-de-vie aged for between 25 and 130 years and brought to
        their peak by succeeding generations of Cellar Masters from the Fillioux family. Coppery gold in colour, beautiful tear reminiscent of old
        concentrated cognacs the texture is soft and velvety. A rich and complex cognac aroma. Spicy notes are softened by a floral aroma
        expressing finesse and elegance. Slight hints of cardamom and cinnamon, with aromas of crystallised fruit following the fragrance of dry
        roses. In perfect harmony on the palate, mellow and round, with exceptional persistence. Its character, finesse and delicate ‘rancio’ flavours
        give it a wonderful balance.

        RICHARD                                                                                                                                £75.00
        With the aim of giving his legacy to future generations, Richard Hennessy decided to set aside his most exceptional cognacs for his
        successors. Since 1745, ‘Richard’ has combined all the qualities of a truly classic cognac. Presented in an exquisite decanter, ‘Richard’ is
        one of the purest cognacs available, blended from a select number of the world’s finest and oldest (up to 200 years) eaux-de-vie.

        ELLIPSE                                                                                                                               £165.00
        Since 1800, each of the seven successive Hennessy master blenders have descended from the Fillioux family. Each blender carefully
        noted the most exceptional eaux-de-vie and highlighted it in his prized tasting notebook. These seven eaux-de-vie, and the Hennessy
        tradition of excellence, have given rise to Hennessy ellipse, a superb cognac with subtle balanced aromas that Hennessy has chosen to
        offer to devotees of rare cognacs.

								
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