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Every weekend, 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.
2009 Chablis 1er Cru, Forêt, Francois Raveneau, Burgundy
£40 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price: £245
Francois Raveneau established his estate in 1948 and started to be seen as one of the finest Chablis producers during the 1970s.
The great care used to produce the wines includes an entirely manual harvest, which makes it one of the only five estates in Chablis to do so! The estate is composed of around 9.5 hectares and about 90% of the vineyards are located on either Chablis Grand Cru or Chablis Premier Cru appellation. The 2009 vintage shows a great chalky minerality followed by a complex touch of toasty and creamy notes due to the oak ageing, alongside some lovely ripe white fruit and citrus notes. One of the greatest white wines I have ever tasted was the 1994 vintage of of Domaine Francois Raveneau’s Premier Cru Chabli, this wine would make an exquisite paring with our scallops dish.
Please reserve your glass with reception before 7pm on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October 2015
2007 Flowers, Chardonnay, Camp Meeting Ridge, Sonoma Coast, California
£30 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price: £215.00
Tonight we will be showcasing one of California's most acclaimed Chardonnays! To me, Flowers produces some of California’s best Chardonnay. The Camp Meeting Ridge vineyard was planted in 1991 and is considered by the estate itself as producing the most exciting and interesting Chardonnay. The wine undergoes fermentation and ageing in French oak barrel of which only 35% new to retain a certain freshness and minerality.
2007 is often regarded as one of California’s best vintage and this wine is a great example.
The nose offers complex aromas of fresh hazelnut and almond, ripe yellow peach, pear, as well as confit lemon peel. The palate is rich, creamy with some toasty notes, sweet spices like vanilla and cinnamon. It is long and amazingly well balanced. I would suggest this excellent Chardonnay with our Halibut dish.
Please reserve your glass with reception before 7pm on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th October 2015