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									                            Champagne
Bin   Vintage Description                     Glass           Bottle

Champagne
200 NV Clarkes Own Label – Brut               £5.95
     £25.95
201 NV Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale -Brut      Half-
Bottle         £17.95
202 NV Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale- Brut 4* Decanter
Highly Recommended £32.25
203 NV Billecart - Salmon, Brut – Reserve 4* Decanter
Highly Recommended £32.50
204 NV Taittinger - Brut                      -
     £38.95
205 NV Veuve Cliquot-Ponsardin - Yellow Label - Brut
     -         £42.00
206 NV Bollinger - Special Cuvee - Brut               -
               £45.75

Vintage Champagne
212 96‟ Taittinger - Brut Vintage          -         -
     £47.25
215 98‟ Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve, Mis En Cave
5* Decanter Award £48.75
213 96‟ Dom Perignon - Brut Great Vintage
Medal Winner      £96.95
214 88‟ Krug, Brut                 One Of The Best Vintages
Made      £150.**
Champagne Rose
220 NV Jean Moutardier - Rose                         -       -
     £29.50
221 NV Billecart-Salmon - Brut Rose                       Excellent
Value        £48.00
222 NV Laurent Perrier - Brut                             Almost Cult
Status   £65.00

Sparkling Wines
231 NV Saumur Brut - Laperriere - France
    £4.95        £19.75
232 NV Cloudy Bay - Pelorus - New Zealand
           One of the Most Famous Names in Wine.
      Great Value     £22.00

Sweet Wines
370 02‟ „The Miranda‟ - Raisined Muscat - Australia
        £4.25        £15.95
      371 03‟ Paul Cluver- Elgin, South Africa - Late Harvest
      Riesling    Half Bottle £16.95**
      372 03‟ Elysium- Andrew Quady - California - Black
      Muscat        Half Bottle     £17.95**
      373 01‟ Muscat Beaumes de Venise - France
      Full Bottle   £22.75
                           Key; ** = Rare & Excellent

      Rose Wines
      151 03‟ Chateau du Vieux Parc - Rose
          £17.95
                Light rosé wine, perfect for summer days with soft
      fruits & clean finish.

      152 02‟ Chateau du Seuil – Grand Vin De Bordeaux - Rose
              £18.95**
                An Excellent Fruity, aromatic Wine. Limited Release From
      an Award Winning Welsh Wine
                Maker Who has taken Bordeaux by storm. A Few Strings
           were pulled to get it.
                 If the stated Vintage is unavailable, then the next closest Vintage will be supplied.




                                       White Wines
Bin   Vintage

110   02‟ Las Casas Del Toqui – Semillon – Rapel Valley
      – Chile        £16.95
           Produced exclusively from 70yr old vines, this wine has
      aromas of peach, pear & dry fruit.
           On the palate it is generous, elegant with long lasting
      freshness

111   03‟ Danzante – Pinot Grigio – Delle Venezie -
      Italy              £19.95
                Robert Mondavi has come up with a winner. When most other
                makers are struggling this year
                he comes up with this. Dry, crisp & fruity. Typical Pinot
                character.


112   03‟ KANU - Chenin Blanc – Stellenbosch -South
      Africa              £20.95
                Winner of the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for this Wine
                & Recently Best S.A Chenin
                By Wine Magazine. Powerful, Almost Spiced Tropical Character.
                Finish Keeps Going & Going

113   02‟ Paul Cluver Estate, Elgin - Chardonnay -
      South Africa           £21.95
           Award winning Chardonnay bursting with aromas of citrus &
      oatmeal whilst the palate combines
           Ripe undertones of barley sugar & hints of lime marmalade.
124    01‟ StoneHaven - Chardonnay - Limestone Coast-
       Australia          £26.95
            Decanter Voted „Best In The World‟ For Its Price Range –
            Overall Winner of the International Trophy - Decanter. Wow,
            do I find them for you or what!! This is a Limited Vineyard
            Release & we‟re talking Limited. Beating over 2000 other
            winerys. It has a lovely maturity to it. Bright yellow, some
            evolution & moving to the secondary fruit with honey & toast.
            The honey fruit really comes thru with good balance &
            acidity. Drinking great now.. Its Big…
                 (Recommended)

114    03‟ Chablis – Gloire de Chablis – J. Moreau -
       France             £20.95
            Chablis‟s most famous house, this is classic Chablis. Dry,
            flinty & elegant. Classic.

115    01‟ Chablis 1er Cru-Les Fourneaux- Jean-Pierre
       Grossot- France        £27.95
            Lively, fruity flavours with a hint of spice on the nose &
            honey richness on the palate,
            Counter balanced by minerally character. Made by one of the
            established stars of this Appellation

116    03‟ Villa Maria - Clifford Bay Reserve-Sauvignon
       Blanc - Marlborough    £23.00
            This one I did not find, it was brought to my attention by a
            Master of Wine and by tasting it …
            Yes they know their stuff. Full fruit, apples, grassy with
            incredible concentration      (Gold Medal)
            You may have heard of Villa Maria but „ Clifford Bay‟   ha..
            thought not…

117    03‟ Cloudy Bay - Sauvignon Blanc- Marlborough -
       New Zealand    £39.95
            One of the most famous & sort after Sauvignons in the world.
            Get it while you can..
            Intense Fruit, yet Elegant, Aromatic & Crisp Acidity. A True
            Distinctive Character (Simons Choice)

127   01‟ Cloudy Bay - Chardonnay - Marlborough - New
Zealand           £39.95
             Wow, What a Chardonnay, from one of the most famous & sought
after Vineyards in the world.
             It takes me years to get these wines. Grown in Ideal
             conditions the vines grow intensely flavoured fruit. This is
             a complex, full bodied wine with ripe fruit & subtle smoky
             oak overtones.
                                                               (Simons
                                                          Choice)
118    03‟ Sancerre - Domaine Franck Millet - France
            £24.95
            5 STAR Decanter Award, Wine of the Year. This wine is dry,
            elegant with full gooseberry
            character. Showing a full ripe flavour with excellent balance
            & concentration. Lovely Finish
Whites Continued…
119   01‟ Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru –Les Perrierres-
      Gerard Chavy       £49.00
          4 STAR Decanter Highly Recommended, Wines of the Year. A top-
          class producer, this wine sells out before it comes out, a
          hard wine to find. Toasty, Creamy, Big & Full but
          Concentrated with Rich
          Ripe Fruit. Excellent. Listed as „One of the Best‟. Should
          retail at £69.00         (Best Value)

120   02‟ Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru -“Les Vergers”-
      Bernard Moreau £47.50
           This wonderful 02‟ vintage is rich with great complex
      intensity to the finish.           Simons Pick

121   99‟ Corton Charlemagne - Grand Cru – Chevalier
                     £67.85
          This Grand Cru is aromatic, creamy and has a unique depth of
          favour with well-balanced acidity & Fruit, which I found very
          hard to beat. Claude‟s status is well deserved
          Obviously you don‟t need my help if you‟re picking this

122   01‟ Vouvray- Demi Sec- Domaine Guy Saget - France
                          £19.95
           Classic medium dry Loire white with a floral & honeysuckle
      Aroma. Flavours of apple
           & honey. Great with any of our starters.

123   02‟ Pouilly Fume – Domaine Chatelain - France
                     £22.95
          The most distinguished Sauvignon from the Loire. Flowery
          Bouquet with Great Depth of Fruit & Fantastic Concentration
          on the Palate. Finishing Clean, Crisp, Long with a Little
          Citrus

125   02‟ Montagny -1er Cru Montcuchot- Caves Des
      Vignerons de Buxy £22.50
           An often overlooked & under-rated part of S. Burgundy. Which
      is good for us as it
           keeps the price down. This fine example is unoaked, with
      clean ripe fruit & a hint
           of vanilla & nut.
      Excellent Value

126   01‟ Meursault -1er Cru - Tillets- Jobard Morey
          - France           £30.00
          This is one of the few little gems in Burgundy to be
          discovered. Tucked away deep in the heart of Burgundy,
          producing small yields to ensure concentration.
          An outstanding example of what this region has to offer.
                        My Dads Favourite

                     White Wines by the Glass
Bin   Vintage        Description                                            175ml              250ml         Bottle

100             NV   Clarkes Own Label                                                         £3.55
  £4.55              £13.55
                Country Wine. Easy drinking, Dry, Crisp & Clean.

101       04‟ Norte Chico – Chardonnay – Chile                                                               £3.55
      £4.55       £13.55
                A Nice Full Bodied Chardonnay with a Lovely Floral Bouquet.
                With no Oak you really get the full Refreshing Fruit Flavours
                & Lingering Finish

103             03‟ Cortese, dell‟Alto Monteferrato - Italy
  £3.75             £4.95      £14.80
                This wine is unoaked, clean, crisp with a zesty lemon finish.
                Will give any top Pinto Grigio a run for its money.

104             03‟ Sauvignon Blanc - Vin de Pays - France
  £3.65             £4.85      £14.25
           Domaine Vigne Lourac is a Zesty, Crisp & Dry wine with Full,
      Ripe Fruit Aromas
           & a Grassy, Gooseberry, Lemony Tang on the Palette
                     If the stated Vintage is unavailable, then the next closest Vintage will be supplied.


                                       Red Wines
Bin   Vintage

310   01‟ Glen Carlou – Tortoise Hill – Paarl - South
      Africa             £21.95
           Made from the Grapes Merlot, Shiraz & Zinfandel. Matured
           14months in French &
           American Oak. Spicy with up front fruit, tasting of wild-
      berries with a chocolate aroma
           Glen Carlou Has Awards Out The Ying Yang But This Is The Wine
      Makers Personal Baby.

311   02‟ Salento Primitivo – Cantina due Palme – Italy
                                       £17.95
                This Primitivo has luscious spicy aromas & flavours with
                velvety tannins on the finish
                which makes for easy smooth drinking right out the bottle.

312   01‟ Amberley – Cabernet/Merlot – Margaret River,
      Australia      £21.95
           4 Star Decanter Highly Recommended. The relatively cool
      climate of the Margaret River,
           ensures a slow, even ripening of the Grapes with leads to
      greater elegance & complexity
           in the wine. Warm Red & Dark fruits, Spicy aromas & elegant
      juicy finish        Quite Classy

313   98‟ Beringer - Cabernet Sauvignon -                                                    Napa Valley
      - California       £26.00
                Multi-Award Winning Estate. This is a real powerhouse loaded
                with rich, chocolaty, blackcurrant fruit from a winery that
                is going from strength to strength. Hard Act to Follow After
          The 97‟s But Is Drinking Well If you like Ballsy & Fruity
          then..Wow

314   03‟ Montes „Limited Selection‟ Alpalta Vineyard
      - Chile            £20.95
          4 Star Decanter Highly Recommended. 70% Cabernet/30%
          Carmenere – Colchagua Valley
          The Carmenere grape is a revelation for Chile, producing
          glorious rich flavours difficult to find elsewhere. Aged in
          French Oak a great example of the pure, fruit driven style of
          Chiles best.                            One Of Ours Most
          Popular Wines & Fantastic Value
315   01‟ Merlot - Chateau des Gravieres – Graves –
      Bordeaux           £20.95
          This „collection prestige‟ is Merlot dominated, aged in
          barrique, has good balance with fine fruit
          & deep colour. The tannins are extremely well balanced.

316   02‟ Malbec – Finca El Retiro – Mendoza -
      Argentina              £18.95
          4 Star Decanter Highly Recommended. We Ran this wine as a
          special for a couple of months & the feed back was so good
          its made the list. Ripe Fruit, Fine Tannins, Black Cherry,
          Liquorice
          make this very approachable & easy to drink.

317   02‟ Heartland Shiraz – Wirrega Estates, Limecoast
      - Australia    £19.95
          Australian Winemaker of the Year   . The Aroma is of Spicy
          Chocolate & Berry Fruit with Subtle shades of oak, whle the
          Palate Displays Big Flavours with soft Tannins & Overtones of
          Pepper & Plums.

318   01‟ Crozes Hermitage – L‟Domaine Combier - Rhone
                      £22.95
           Rich & Spicy on the Nose with an under-lying Savoury Quality.
      On the Palate it is Ripe
           with Soft Tannins & a Long, Smooth, Velvety Finish

319   01‟ Cotes du Rhone –Marcel Guigal - France
                      £20.95
          Guigal has been described as “this planet‟s greatest
          winemaker”& I tend to agree with the critics. This is I think
          is one of the best Cotes du Rhone on the market. Peppery red
          fruits with a warm spicy texture & long rich finish.

320   01‟ Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde – Marcel Guigal -
      France         £56.00
          The highly regarded Marcel Guigal believes in low yields, old
          vines & allowing grapes and the „terroir‟ their own freedom –
          this ethos has led to wines of outstanding complexity &
          ageing potential. The addition of 4% Viognier to 96% Syrah
          brings elegance & subtlety to this powerful, concentrated
          red, which is full of fruit, mainly strawberry.
          Highly Recommended
                  If the stated Vintage is unavailable, then the next closest Vintage will be supplied.
Red Wines Continued…
Bin   Vintage
321   01‟ Leasingham Bin 61 Shiraz – Claire Valley -
      Australia          £23.50
                Decanter World Wine Award – Gold Medal & In The Top Wines Of
                The World For Its Price Point. Big, liquoricy nose. Nice,
                rich & juicy, intense blackberry fruit. Spicy, ripe,
                succulent, juicy fruit characters, good balance. Rich &
                intense

322   00‟ Cinchona – RainForest, Vin de Pays - France
                          £20.95
                4 Star Decanter Highly Recommended. Packed with Ripe Fruit &
                a punchy kick of Liquorice.The nose is dominated by
                Raspberries with hints of Spice & Wild Herbs.The complexity
                of the palate is driven by Silky tannins with Liquorice &
                Mocha Coffee.50p given to the rainforest with every bottle

323   03‟ Bodegas Ochoa – Olita, Navarra – Spain
                          £19.95
                02  the first vintage released. A 50/50 blend of Graciano &
                        Garnacha which sees 4 months
                of oak. It has Raspberries, Mulberries on the nose & Rich
                        juicy Blackberry fruit on the Palate
                Plenty of weight & Length, with a touch of Sweetness.
                               Very Impressive

324   00‟ Marques de Riscal              - Reserva – Rioja – Spain
                          £24.95
                Tempranillo & Mazuelo with at least two years ageing in
                        American Oak. It‟s silky-smooth
                with vanilla overtones , subtle intergrated oak & great
                        elegance. Riscal is renowned
                for his commitment to quality. Always winning the Awards &
                        for good reason

325   95‟ Imperial Gran Reserva – CVNE - Haro – Rioja
      Alta - Spain       £37.00
           Supremely complex & elegant. Handpicked from Haro & Alta then
      matured 3 years in the
           barrel then 3 more in the bottle. Rich & deep with great
      smoothness, intensity & flavour
                          Hands Down Winner of our Top of the Tops of
      Rioja Dinner - Fantastic
326   01‟ Bourgogne - Pinot              Noir - Vignernons de Buxy -
      France         £22.00
                Buxy is one of the most impressive Co-operatives anywhere in
                France. Full of flavoursome
                Red Fruits such as Strawberries, Raspberries and a little
                Cherry on the Palate.
                Very Impressive for a French Pinot or any Pinot at this Price

327   02‟ Givry 1er Cru–Grandes Vignes-                  Parize-
      Burgundy           £26.00
                Laurent Parize is the sixth generation of his family to
                produce wonderful Givry. The wine
                 is aged in barrique & has a wonderful rich but sweet fruit
                finish.             Recommended
328     02‟   Chateauneuf du Pape -                Les Grandes Serres
      - Rhone         £26.95
            A blend of Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre from old, low
           yielding vines.
           Big, classic spicy aromas, black & red fruit flavours with a
      long smoky finish    Excellent Vintage

330   01‟ Gaia Estate - Agiorgitiko - Nemea - Greece
                               £45.00
                Winner of the Decanter International World Wine Award for
                Best Single Varietal. Ranked in
                the Top Twelve Best in Show from over 18.000 wines Including
                All the Heavy Weights.
                Tasting Notes Are; Good Youthful, Aromatic, Aggressive Nose
                with French Oak.
                Great Complexity, Lovely Length. Great Fruit. Elegant & Very
                Classy.        Just Try & Find It

331   01‟ Barbaresco „Basarin‟-Azienda Angelo Negro e
      figli - Italy          £49.00 Decanter Best Wine In The
      World Award 2004 – 5 Stars. This Classic red made from the
      Nebbiolo
           grape has red fruit, leather, tar & roses aromas accompanied
           by sweet fruit & firm tannins with an amazing balanced finish


350   99‟ Castello di Brolio - Chianti Classico Riserva
      - Italia           £57.00
           Decanter Best Wine of the Year Award -5 Stars (Only 5 wines in
           the world were awarded this status)
           Very concentrated fruit aromas. Soft & round, balanced oak,
      lovely body with complexity. Fruitcake

         *I don‟t know a lot about Italian wines, so I just got the Two
                           Best & Rarest I could find*


                For the “Big Boys”
Bin   Vintage
353   02‟ Cloudy Bay- Pinot Noir – Marlbourgh - New
      Zealand        £47.00
                The rarest & most sought after from Cloudy Bay. It seems
                these days everyone makes S/B and Chardonnay to an excellent
                standard, but only people with huge balls even try with Pinot
                Noir, Causing the worlds best winemakers in the world to give
                up their profession.
                Simply, it puts Burgundies to shame. Soft & Elegant, with
                Beautiful Fruit. Almost the Master Piece

355   97‟ Balmoral- Rosemount - McLaren Vale - Syrah-
      Australia          £49.99
           The Flagship of Rosemount. Plum, blackberry, cloves, spices,
           American oak, deep rich
           Colour & flavours with a long lingering finish. Made from 50
      –100 year vines.         Recommended
352   97‟ Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion – Pessec-Leognan
      - Graves       £46.00
          (Clarke & Spurrier) “This is one of the great Chateaux of
          Graves”. 97‟is one of the best years for this Chateau.
          Grassy & coffee scented to begin with but a delight of
          toasted nuts & cream to finish.
351   94‟ Chateau Calon Segur – 3 eme Cru Classe- St
      Estephe        £61.00      This Chateau has consistently
      impressed. Very Worthy of its Classe & Ranked very
           highly by all those in the know. This 94 is an early maturing
      vintage & ready to drink.
           Theses wines are meaty, sturdy & more robust in colour than
      those of the Medoc. Good Vintage

354   82‟ Chateau Margaux - Grand Cru - Bordeaux
                     £595.00
           One of the most famous wines in the world & one of its finest
      years ever.
           Margaux with this vintage is proberly one of the hardest
           wines in the world to find.
            Oz Clarke; “The most beautifully sculpted, the most
           fragrantly perfumed and the most consistently excellent great
           wine”.
           Spurrier‟s; “Perhaps the most harmonious of any Premier Grand
           Cru”. 98 points Wine Spectator
          Magnums
      01‟ Chateau du Cedre, Le Prestige, Cahors -
      France      Magnum £55.00
          Winner of the Decanter International Award for Best Single
          Grape Variety. Wow, best in the world at this price!! Classic
          ripe colours, Warm, Rich, almost firey aromas of deep fruit &
          minerals. Lush, deep, richly finished palate with earthy
          depths & hints of tar & violet.

      96‟ Stonestreet – „Legacy‟- Magnum - Alexander
      Valley – California    £395.00
          The Jewel in the Kendall Jackson crown. This Meritage is the
          Flagship wine from Stonestreet.
          The Legacy is sold out & is so highly allocated that it never
          hardly goes on the market.
           Bordeaux style, Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc. It is hugh
          with tremdous fruit, great tannins & one long, long, long
          finish. Was given a 94 points Wine Spectator.

      89‟ Chateau Mouton Rothschild - Magnum - Pauillac
      – France       £395.00
          Tasting Note By The Legend Patrick Dussert-Gerber
          “A remarkable vintage, a very great wine of exceptional charm
          in which the greatest refinement possible combines with a
          lingeringly creamy palate. A wellspring of aromas”
          If You Could Find This Wine Anywhere On a Wine list In The
          Whole Of England It Would Be Priced Between £500 - £900
               96-98 points Wine Spectator                   ( This Is
          The Baby)
      91‟ Harlen Estate – Magnum - Napa Valley –
      California                 £1350.00
                The Cult Wine of California. No you can‟t buy this anywhere.
                This wine stirs up bidding frenzies on the auction circuit
                world wide & yes this bottle is going in to auction in
                November, so if money is no problem, then this is likely to
                be the only time you will have the chance to try it. The 91‟
                vintage is now just about ready to drink. Bordeaux blend of
                Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
                Displaying depth and concentration indicative of a rigorous
                selection of fruit, classic winemaking and heaps of new
                French oak. 98 points Wine Spectator. Robert Parker: “Wow,
                Wow, Wow”




                  Red Wines by the Glass
Bin   Vintage       Description                    175ml       250ml       Bottle


300   03‟ Clarkes Own Label                                £3.55           £4.55
                    £13.55
           Country Wine. Red berry nose, Soft spicy flavours & supple
      tannins.

301   03‟ Willow Glen - Cabernet/Shiraz – Australia £3.55
                    £4.55             £13.55
           A warm, smooth pleasing peppery blend with ripe berry
      flavours.

304   03‟ Norte Chico - Merlot – Chile                                 £3.95
                £4.95             £14.85
                An easy drinking Merlot, with plumy flavours & smooth finish.

303   03‟ Rioja           Alavesa -Javier San Pedro– Spain                 £3.95
                    £4.95             £14.85
           Light & smooth with concentrated red fruit & spice on the
      palate very good value
           for money from an exemplary winemaker.

302   03‟ Cote du Rhone – Brusset – France                             £4.00
                £5.25             £15.75
           This Rhone is deliciously spicy with fantastic colour, fruit
      & a long
           smooth finish with very little tannins.


           If the stated Vintage is unavailable, then the next closest
      Vintage will be supplied.




Cognac / Armagnac / Calvados / Port
Hennessy - Fine
           £4.95
Hennessy   X.O - Nothing to say except “ Top of its Class”
                        £6.95

Domaine De Ouardere – Vieille Reserve – Armagnac
               £5.25

Henri d‟Osne - VSOP – Calvados
           £5.25

Portal 1996 – L.B.V
           £4.25

Sambucca
           £3.00

Black Sambucca
           £3.50

								
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