Huia, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2012
Joseph Mellot, Les Collinettes, Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France, 2011
Bronze (2010) International Wine Challenge, 2011
Domaine Jean Defaix, Chablis, Burgundy, France, 2011
Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards, 2012
~Fruity & Aromatic White Wines ~
The nature of these grapes with a little bit of spiciness & little wood interference makes for easy-drinking, fresh wines. Great with lightly spiced dishes. Perfect with Asian food & great with white meats, smoked fish & even black pudding.
Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2012Sauvignon Blanc
~Full-bodied, Smooth & Nutty White Wines ~
These wines are so intriguing; you could almost accuse them as being red. Thus, you can match them with slightly richer dishes, heavier sauces & bigger meats. The bigger the oak, the better the match is with meats & big sauces. Why not try one of the Chardonnays with our breast of lamb, pork chop or even the corned beef hash?
Kleine Zalze, Vineyard Selection, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape,
South Africa, 2011
Gold (2010) Decanter World Wine Awards, 2011
Caruso & Minini, Terre di Guimara, Marsala, Sicily, Italy, 2011
“It’s a cracking wine. Listed after my visit to Sicily in 2010,” - George Bergier
Les Combes, Côtes du Ventoux, Rhône Valley, France, 2010
Grenache, Viognier, Clairette
Stone Barn, California, USA 2011
“California at its best, in the style of southern Burgundy,” - George Bergier
Hungerford Hill, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, 2009 Sémillon
Silver (2009) Decanter World Wine Awards, 2011
Domaine Rodet, Château du Mercey, Burgundy, France, 2008
Commended – IWC 2011
Domaine Rolly Gassman, Alsace, France, 2007
“Wine for the connoisseur. What a character Rolly Gassman is. He can’t speak a
word of English; however his wines speak for him.” - George Bergier
Domaine Rijckaert, Les Sarres, Côtes du Jura, Jura, France, 2009Chardonnay
Terrazas de Los Andes, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina, 2010
Domaine Jean Thomas, St Véran, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France, 2010
Domaine Trouillet, Pouilly-Fuissé, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France, 2010 Chardonnay
Petaluma, Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia, 2009 Chardonnay
Gold - Decanter Awards, 2012
Domaine des Marronniers, Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, Burgundy,
Domaine Pierre Morey, Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2004
“I’d have to say it’s my favourite wine on the whole current list.” - George Bergier
~Light, Lively & Fruity Red Wines ~ These wines are lovely & simple and can be matched with white meat dishes such as our ham hock & smoked chicken terrine, pork chop or Turkey Christmas dinner. Perfect lunchtime drinking.
Berri Estate, South Eastern Australia, Australia, 2012
Caruso & Minini, Terre di Guimara, Marsala, Sicily, Italy, 2011
Robert Skalli, Reserve, Île de Beauté, Vin de Pays Portes de la Méditerranée,
Mommessin, Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2010
Villa Belvedere, Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Veneto, Italy, 2010
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
“Fruity & flavoursome without being overpowering - with northern Italian flavours.
I’d say this is a lovely Christmas wine.” - George Bergier
~Supple, Fragrant & Earthy Red Wines ~
These wines have a wonderful earthy flavour to them; whether that be a hint of spice or maybe even
a touch of soil, they are all complex. Dishes with a lot of delicate components or rich sauces will suit them rather wonderfully.
Grape varieties include: Cariñena, Dornfelder, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Nero d’Avola, Pinotage, Pinot Noir, Rondo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo
Condesa de Leganza, Crianza, La Mancha, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, 2010
Legato, Sicily, Italy, 2011
Poderi dal Nespoli, Fico Grande, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, 2011
Miguel Torres, Mas Rabell, Penedès, Catalunya, Spain, 2008
Durbanville Hills, Durbanville, Tygerberg, Coastal Region, Western Cape,
South Africa, 2010
Bronze (2008) International Wine Challenge, 2011
St. Cosme, Little James, Vin de Pays d’Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, NV
Tim Adams, Bluey’s Rock, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia, 2009
Alain Jaume & Fils, Haut du Brun, Côtes du Rhône, Rhône Valley,
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
“A wine for the brave. It carries a big punch: rich & spicy but still easy drinking.”
Sharpham, Estate Selection, Devon, England, 2011
Bookers Vineyard, Dark Harvest, Sussex, England, 2009
Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards, 2009 - Commended
IWSC—Bronze, 2009, 2003
Domaine Roux Père et Fils, La Moutonnière, Burgundy, France, 2010
Bouchard Aîné et Fils, Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Peuillets, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2006
~Intense & Powerful Red Wines ~ These wines will pack a punch. That is a guarantee. When it comes to matching food & wine, the most important factor, more crucial than flavours or colours, is the weight of the wine. Big wines, like these, need big dishes, packed with flavours & depth, not to mention big portions. Think along the lines of
a roast beef or lamb dinner, steak & kidney pudding or maybe the cheese-board.
Fattoria di Basciano, Chianti Rufina, Tuscany, Italy, 2010 Sangiovese
Catena, San Carlos, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina, 2010 Cabernet Franc
“This blew our socks off at the last tasting. Amazing intensity, rich flavours &
complexity.” - George Bergier
Terrazas de Los Andes, Selection, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina, 2009 Malbec
Miguel Torres, Mas la Plana, Penedès, Catalunya, Spain, 2007
International Wine Challenge, 2007 Silver
Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 Gold Medal
~Rich & Velvety Red Wines ~
These wines have the lot: power, flavour, texture & the ability to leave you rosy cheeked. You could say that these are the perfect Christmas wines, should you need warming up after an evening around the markets. We recommend that you try these wines with big flavour dishes & sauces.
Luis Felipe Edwards, Lot 40, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile, 2012
Silver-Sommelier Awards 2012
Blackstone, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2009
Kleine Rust, Fairtrade, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape,
South Africa, 2011
Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Collines de Laure, Rhône Valley, France, 2010
Gold (2009) International Wine Challenge, 2011
Château Bonnet, Reserve, Bordeaux, France, 2008
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Flagstone, The Music Room, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape,
South Africa, 2010
Angelo Veglio, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2008
Bolla, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2008
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
Robert Skalli, La Tiare du Pape, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley,
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Bronze– Decanter World Wine Awards, 2011
St. Hallett, Blackwell, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, 2008
“A real corker. It’s mind blowing. Almost treacle-like. You’ve got to try it.” GB
Gold - Decanter, 2012
Viñedos del Contino, Contino, Reserva, Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2006
Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
Man o’ War, Dreadnought, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009
Gold (2008) International Wine Challenge, 2011
Gold & Best New Zealand Syrah Trophy (2009) International Wine Challenge, 2011
~Rosé Wines ~
Rosé is big wine news. The success story of the last five years. They’re increasingly popular. We have to say they’re increasingly very good. But the million dollar question is, why the massive increase in popularity? Guess what? It’s also partly down to global warming: chilled rosé is perfect in hotter weather. It’s lovely to drink on its own. It’s also a great companion with foods, particularly al fresco dining. Rosé works well with foods that suit both white and red wines. We say: give rosé a try and make your own mind up.
Salmon, hard cheese, cold meats, light sauce dishes, summer fruit desserts
Collezione Marchesini, Veneto, Italy, 2012
£3.20 per 125ml £4.75 per 175ml £6.40 per 250ml
Bodegas Corral, Don Jacobo, Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2011
Commended– IWC 2011
£3.85 per 125ml £5.75 per 175ml £7.70 per 250ml
Robert Mondavi, Twin Oaks, California, USA, 2011
£4.00 per 125ml £6.00 per 175ml £8.00 per 250ml
Rosé de l’Hospitalet, Vin de Pays d’Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon,
£4.50 per 125ml £6.75 per 175ml £9.00 per 250ml
~Dessert Wines ~
In this section, it isn't necessarily a case of pairing sweet on sweet. Each of these dessert wines has a slightly different flavour profile, so we’ve taken a little bit of time to recommend the desserts that we feel match up rather nicely to your pudding.
Nederburg, Noble Late Harvest, Western Cape, South Africa, 2010
Chenin Blanc, Muscat
Dark chocolate marquise, apple bakewell tart, cheeseboard
Regional Trophy, Decanter, 2011
Els Pyreneus, Maury, Languedoc-Rousillon, France, 2011
Grenache Noir , Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris
Manchester Tart with coconut ice-cream, burnt egg custard & ginger biscuits.
Château du Seuil, Cérons, Bordeaux, France, 2009
Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Apple bakewell tart with toffee ice cream, caramelised apple sponge with brandy custard.
Hidalgo, Triana, Jerez, Spain, NV
Caramelised apple sponge, home-made ice-creams.
Commended, Decanter, 2011
Royal Tokaji, Blue Label, 5 Puttonyos, Tokaji, Hungary, 2008
Furmint, Harslevelu, Sarga Muskotaly
Black & blue cheesecake, dark chocolate marquise.
Château Pierre-Bise, Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France, 2001 Chenin Blanc
Chocolate parfait, lime zest posset with chocolate shortbread
£23.50 per 375 ml bottle
£8.35 per 125ml
£3.65 per 50ml
£24.45 per 375 ml bottle
£8.65 per 125ml
£3.75 per 50ml
£25.45 per 500 ml bottle
£6.90 per 125ml
£3.05 per 50ml
£27.45 per 500 ml bottle
£7.50 per 125ml
£3.25 per 50ml
£29.45 per 500 ml bottle
£7.90 per 125ml
£3.45 per 50ml
£29.50 per 500 ml bottle
£7.90 per 125ml
£3.45 per 50ml
£30.45 per 500 ml bottle
£8.15 per 125ml
£3.55 per 50ml
~Port Selection ~ We believe that Port should be a drink savoured at the end of an epic meal, & what better way to enjoy than with our carefully crafted cheese-board. The Ports cover different styles, suiting every
Grahams, LBV, 2007
Grahams ports are know for their richness, depth of flavour and
powerful, attractive bouquet.
Gold Decanter, 2011
Sandemans, 20 Year Old Tawny
Stands out for its length, freshness & fabulous finish.
Gold International Wine Challenge, 2011
Dows, Quinta do Bomfin, 2001
Vanilla scented oak, mulberries & winter fruit cake. Perfectly harmonious.
Silver, International Wine Challenge, 2011
£35.50 per bottle
£2.90 per 50ml
£55.50 per bottle
£4.20 per 50ml
£56.50 per bottle
£4.30 per 50ml
~Bin End Wines – Whites ~ Bin end wines are special purchases, where stocks are limited. They are the end of lines and particular vintages from wholesalers and specialist importers. Because of this they are often
exceptional value. George chooses wines which tickle his fancy: Top wines from top producers -
personal favourites. The section includes some very fine and rare wines. Well worth a look or
a personal recommendation. He’s included a few notes to inform your selection. These cover
a much broader price range than the standard list. They’re also one of the things which make the Chop House different. As the Dutch say, ’op is op.’ When they’re gone, they’re gone.
Wente, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, USA, 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
A French emigrant, Louis Mel travelled the western United States in the 1870’s seeking a place to make wines to rival the great French Crus. He found the ideal home in the Livermore Valley. Acquiring Sauvignon Blanc cuttings from the Marquis de Lur-Saluces, owner of the famed Chateau d’ Yquem, he planted them in his vineyards. The Wente family acquired the Louis Mel estate in the 1930’s, where the descendants of these vines, located in the southern Livermore Valley, live in gravel and loam soils similar to the terroir of their native Bordeaux.
Montauchot, Montagny 1er Cru la Buxynoise, Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France, 2008
The smart buyer’s Chassagne Montrachet. Louis Latour is a well-known négociant who also owns 124 acres of some of the best vineyards in Burgundy. He’s made a little Chardonnay classic here: buttery, nutty, apple-like fruit with a touch of acidity.
Dellas Frères, La Galopine, Condrieu, Rhône Valley, France, 2006
Dellas Frères, founded in 1835, are famous for their great red wines, but here they give us an interesting 100% Viognier—beautifully silky, well balanced, & gorgeous with aromas of apricots & white flowers. The wine has lots of depth & exhibits great minerality with a mouth-watering finish, achieved without oak adornment. “I love Viognier with tasty fish like trout & mackerel.” GB
Domaine des Maillettes, Grande Réserve, Pouilly Fuissé, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France, 2010
This is an exceptional value premium white Burgundy, from a small, single domain,
old-vines estate which is passionate about producing high quality wine. It has fresh, ripefruit, with defined minerality, finesse & good length which makes it perfect with charcuterie, white meat & all fish including ones with sauces.
Louis Jadot, Puligny Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2007
Chardonnay The Grand Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet are regarded as some of the best in the world, let alone Burgundy. Bright gold in colour, long flavour, succulent & intense. A great wine from a great producer, it has all the hallmarks of a truly world class Chardonnay. Odd though it may seem, this wine represents great value. “I just love this wine!” GB.
~Bin Ends Wines – Reds ~
Trapiche, Broquel, Mendoza, Argentina, 2006
Very elegant example of Cabernet Sauvingnon. Made in classic style so you could easily confused it with Bordeaux. Soft, complex and very long aftertaste. Rich, perfumed, with a good balance between depth and power. Aromas of cassis and raspberry jam. On your palate you can spot a lovely touch of smoke, roasted pepper and chocolate.
The most popular grape variety in the world from arguably the best wine region in Argentina. This wine tastes as it was made for chop houses – big and powerful enough to go perfectly well with all chops. It is like a fruit bomb – blackcurrant, blueberry, blackberry with black plums. Full and round with velvety tannins and a long aftertaste.
Gaston Hochar, Château Musar Mosaic, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2010 Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon
Château Musar was established in the Bekaa Valley in 1930 by Gaston Hochar, although it has been run by his two sons Serge & Ronald since 1959. Just north of Beirut, this location was ravaged by civil war & placed demands on the family that most winemakers do not experience. Battle raged around the vines throughout the 1983 harvest & Serge had to be smuggled in by a small boat to make his wine. Similar conditions were endured in 1988 & 1989. Deep scarlet in colour, the nose displays mature red cherry, blackcurrant, tropical fruit & violets. On the palate, the velvety soft tannins reveal ripe red cherries, pear & blackberries, mixed with peppery cinnamon spice & chocolate on the long finish. A nice match for our corned beef hash, liver & bacon or sausages & mash.
Wente, Crane Ridge, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California,
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Even though there is only Merlot grape variety mentioned on a bottle there is some Cabernet Sauvignon added to give a wine a backbone and a little more structure. Deep garnet colour with a crimson cast fruits, vanilla, wet clay, and brown spice aromas follow through to a supple, lightly tannic entry and a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body. Flavours of blackberries, blackcurrants (from Cabernet Sauvignon) brown spice, and plums lead to a moderately tannic fade with nice grip.
“Richard Mayson, the owner of this winery & a really good friend of mine, is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on Port & Madeira. Made in Southern Portugal from the Aragonez grape, in very small quantities, this is their answer to Spain’s Tempranillo.” In fact, George believes this is his best wine. It’s really BIG. A peppery, spicy, massivelyfull-bodied wine, perfect with meat dishes & heavy sauces. Once tasted, you will come back to it again & again.
Kendall Jackson, Vintner’s Reserve, California, USA, 2005
Once you taste a glass of this wine it invites you to taste another glass. Great wine, smooth taste with hints of blueberry, mocha as well as black cherry & star anise.
Well structured, complex & elegant. I met Mrs Jackson in April 2012 & very impressed with the high quality of their wines & production values.
Murrieta’s Well, Meritage, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, USA, 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
The word Meritage in American wine terminology means “red Bordeaux blend”, which also reflects the spirit of the members of the Meritage Association, formed in 1988, a group of American vintners making wines from the traditional “noble” Bordeaux varieties. This wine is aged for 12 months in French & American oak. We get dark fruit & earth on the palate with a smooth & long finish.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2010 - Bronze
Azienda Agricola COS, Cerasuolo Di Vittoria, Sicily, Italy, 2009
Nero d’Avola, Frappato
Azienda Agricola COS was founded in 1980 by three friends who wanted to go over what had been the work of their ancestors. They have always followed the principles of biodynamic viticulture, to help find a balance & harmony with nature in producing this charming wine. This area is so good at producing wine that is has the enviable distinction of becoming the first DOCG appellation on the island. This is an elegant wine, striking a beautiful balance between its complexity & intensity, blending such notes as raspberry, blueberry, violet, tobacco & vanilla. Pleasingly crisp, slightly tannic & with a great body & intense finish.
Bodegas Corral, Don Jacobo, Reserva, Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2004 Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo
Rioja produces Spain's flagship red wines. Don Jacobo is not the most popular wine from Rioja in UK (yet) but in Spain it’s a star. You can find it on most wine lists at Michelin star establishments. A wine spends about 25 months in oak barrels in cool cellars before being bottled and then aged for 2 more years. It is traditional in style with the developed fruit you would expect from a mature Rioja from one of the region's better producers.
Castello di Bossi, Corbaia, Tuscany, 2003
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
The estate’s 2003 Corbaia is a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet aged for two years in small French oak barrels. It is a gorgeous, full-bodied effort packed with dark fruit, cassis, liquorice and balsamic notes that flow from the glass, showing outstanding length and fine overall balance, with the Sangiovese providing the acidity that keeps the wine fresh. The fruit is still vibrant and the tannins youthful, so another few years of cellaring seem to be called for. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
Jancis Robinson 18/20
Robert Parker 92/100
Decanter World Wine Awards 2007 - bronze
Gaston Hochar, Château Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2003
Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
The legendary Lebanese wine from the legendary winemaker who lost only two (yes, just two) vintages to the long-running civil war. No one can say that the Hochar family are not truly dedicated to their craft. French farmers might be militant sometimes, but they don’t really compare to Hezbollah, do they? This is one of their best vintages & features their most appealing blend. “I know because I’ve tasted them all back to 1985” GB. The perfect match for all lamb dishes, from Shepherds Pie to rack of lamb.
Domaines Bouyer, Clos de la Cure, Grand Cru, Saint-Émillion, Bordeaux, France, 2008
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
The estate Clos de la Cure represents more than seven generations of viticultural heritage. It was first planted in the Middle Ages. This complex wine is opaque in colour and shows aromas of sweet blackcurrant leaf and a hint of cedar on the nose. Superb structure with solid, tight tannins and a long satisfying finish. The vineyard shares the same soil structure as one of the most famous Châteaux from Saint-Émillion – Cheval Blanc. Gravel and clay with a proportion of iron-rich deposits – which gives an idea of its pedigree.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - commended
Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Domaine de Baron’Arques, Limoux, France, 2004 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Grenache, Malbec
This is intended to become the Opus One of France. Its Bordeaux-style blend is very deep & dark with a violet tint, opens on fresh blackberry & bilberry aromas with touches of strawberry & cherry. Round & smooth in the mouth, it has a rich, well-rounded structure & a silky mid-palate, elegantly combining distinguished tannins with generous flavours. The highly expressive finish, full, powerful & pleasantly textured, is characteristic of a wine with considerable potential. George tasted this vintage last Christmas. It is obviously now reaching its peak. “It was simply stunning.”Part of a barrel exclusively reserved by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild for the
Bottle (75cl): £50.00 Magnum (150cl): £120.00 Jeroboam (500cl): £400.00
Domaine Louis Latour, Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Les Chaillotts, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2006
Louis Latour, legendary négociant-éleveur of the Côte-d’Or, has a reputation for
producing some of the most elegant wines in Burgundy. This Premier Cru Aloxe-Corton does not disappoint. As mentioned, this wine is elegant & silky with a hint of the oak ageing it had the pleasure of being subjected to. On the nose we get earthy tones, even a hint of forest floor blended nicely with red fruits. The palate does not disappoint either with red currant, cherry and strawberry flavours working effortlessly alongside the balanced acidity, slight minerality & nice, smooth tannins.
Domaine Louis Latour, Corton Grand Cru, Clos de la Vigne au Saint, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 1998
This wine had lasted wonderfully well. Mid ruby with a very pale rim. A wonderfully balanced and complex wine with a ripe cherry colour and a delicious aroma of red fruits along with more spicy notes that highlight the wine's natural elegance. It contains finely crafted tannins with a beautiful structure combined with a subtle hint of vanilla oak, resulting in a long and polished finish.
Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France, 1989
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Starting with a deep garnet, almost browning colour, this wine from an exceptional
vintage gives us cedar, warm red fruits, vanilla & hint of vanilla on the nose, followed by a brilliantly balanced, rich smooth finish. Lovely tannins balanced nicely with lovely fruit, this wine is worth every penny, and more. Get in quick as I’ve only managed to reserve a handful of bottles of this wonderful elixir.
~Champagne & Sparkling Wines ~ While Monty Python argued over what the Romans did for Britain (actually Judea), there is no disputing what they did for the towns of the Champagne Region. They came, they saw & they mined the area’s chalk. And they left behind them miles of underground galleries & cellars which now house millions of bottles of this exquisite elixir. The Champagne is divided into five sub-regions: Côtes de Blancs; Montagne de Reims; Vallée de la Marne; Côtes de Sezanne & the Aube. Every listed house has vineyards in these sub-regions & grows three permitted grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier. Once the grapes are harvested towards the end of September or beginning of October, wines are made & must remain in the Roman cellars for at least three years. After this extended rest in the cellars, Champagne reaches our tables; soenjoy it in good company. This is the most sociable of drinks after all.
Champagne Mercier, Brut, Epernay, NV
Mercier, Brut Rosé, Epernay, NV
G.H. Mumm, Reims, NV
Veuve Clicquot, Yellow Label, Reims, NV
Bollinger, Special Cuvée, Aÿ, NV
Veuve Clicquot, Rosé, Reims, NV
Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc, Reims, NV
Ruinart, Rosé, Reims, NV
Bollinger, La Grande Année, Aÿ, 2004
Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Brut, Epernay, 2003
Krug, Grand Cuvée, Reims, NV
Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Brut Rosé, Epernay, 2000
Carr Taylor is unique amongst British sparkling wines. We like it because it’s as good as any comparably-priced champagne, with its own very distinctive (let’s call it English) flavour. The fruit notes are quite exquisite. It’s a very good fizz, with nice little bubbles from, yes, East Sussex. George reckons that if you didn’t know this wasn’t French, you wouldn’t ask. Since the vineyard was founded, it has won over 130 awards including:
International Wine Challenge Bronze Medal, Gold Medal - The British Bottlers’ Institute
Cloudy Bay, Pelorus, Brut, Marlborough, New Zealand, NV
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Balfour, Brut Rosé, Kent, England, 2008
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
A beautiful example of an English rosé, this wine has a wonderful colour to it.
The palate begins with a creamy mousse which opens into a light fruitiness. Excellent balance of fruit & acidity which makes this a serious contender for one of the top wines
in the country.