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Every week, we showcase and open a special bottle of wine for you to sample, hand-picked by our sommelier team.
Each wine has been chosen for its prestige and critical acclaim, available by the glass at cost price offering you the opportunity to broaden your vinous horizons.
Saint Julien, Château Talbot, 4eme Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France, 1996
£35 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price £250.00
Pairs well with our delicious saddle of Oxfordshire lamb
To start the month of June, I have selected one of Bordeaux’s most exciting appellations on one of the 1990’s finest vintages.
The blend consists of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon which bring structure and power, 26% Merlot giving the wine a gentle feminine touch and the rest of Petit Verdot to uplift the spiciness of the wine.
The wine develops notes of forest floor, earth, black truffle and tobacco as well as an incredible ripeness of fruit. The minerality of the terroir is reflected on the palate and gives it a velvety and suave palate
Deutz, Cuvée William Deutz, Brut, Champagne, France, 1999
£35 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price £237.00
Pairs well with our Quail’s breast to start or with our Cumbrian pork tenderloin as a main course.
This week we’ll be showcasing a beautifully mature Champagne. Cuvée William Deutz is, alongside Amour de Deutz, one of Deutz’s top cuvée. It is made from a blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier.
The high portion of Pinot Noir gives an ample palate with a beautiful vinosity, the Chardonnay brings some delicateness to the blend with hints of toasted brioche and roasted hazelnuts and the Pinot Meunier adds to the structure of the wine.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Château de Beaucastel, Vieilles Vignes, Rhône Valley, France, 2001
£40 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price - £274.00.
Pairs well with our Devonshire cod, cauliflower and spiced coconut cream
Tonight, you will have the great opportunity to taste one of the greatest white wine from the Rhône Valley. This wine is exclusively made from 100% Roussanne from a minimum of 75 years old and only 50% of the wine had a contact with oak.
Côteaux du Languedoc Domaine Peyre Rose, Clos des Cistes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 1996
£30 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price £435.00
Pairs well with our roasted Aylesbury duck breast course
This week, you’ll have the opportunity to taste one of the Languedoc’s finest wine from Magnum. The vines are grown on limestone which gives the wine an incredible minerality. The Syrah is like no other, the varietal shows these hints of crushed black pepper and dark cherries but with an incredible delicateness.
The palate is velvety but with a great concentration and structure. 1998 was also a great vintage for Syrah as it was a warm year in France.